Nouveaux Riches--if you know your French--is the perfect name for this two-floor antique store housed in an 1850s bank building. If you're a fan of television shows like American Pickers, you'll get a kick out of exploring all of the diverse antiques Elaine Clark has assembled in this befitting space. Why wrap up new toys, when you can delight a child this holiday season with a classic game or plaything from the past: perhaps one that reminds you of your own childhood? Nouveaux Riches is also a source for vintage clothing and jewelry if you'd like to make a statement at holiday parties, for nostalgic holiday decorations and for antique furnishings and accents for your home.
Antique lovers will also want to be sure to visit Country Antiques, 250 Ward Hill Road, Phillipston, Massachusetts, 978-249-7517. Nancy MacEwen's adorable little shop reflects her eye for quality, her keen sense of trends and her desire to encourage a new generation to purchase and cherish antiques.