Vintage Shopping: Old Becomes New in Frederick County, Maryland

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Is it time for a time for reinvention? Frederick County, Maryland, has a great selection of vintage shops with enough inspiration and one-of-a-kind finds to give your surroundings a fresh jumpstart!

Looking for a row of movie theater seats? Check. How about an antique scoreboard? Ring it up. Those are the kinds of fun finds you’re likely to discover at Great Stuff by Paul. Vintage globes and maps for the history lover in your life? Done and done. The store’s two locations in Frederick both get high marks for customer service, and, if you’re lucky, Paul will be there to share some stories while you shop.

Great Stuff by Paul - Antiques
257 E. Sixth St. & 10 N. Carroll St.
Frederick, MD 21701
301-631-5340 | 888-729-4548


Old meets new at Silk & Burlap in downtown Frederick. Its new, modern clothing will tempt you to fill any empty space in your closet, and the upcycled furniture and vintage-inspired fixtures will have everyone who visits your home demanding to know where you’ve been shopping. Prepare to throw some killer parties with the treasures you’ll find in the kitchen area.

Silk & Burlap
28 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701


You’ll love a trip down memory lane to relive your childhood at Dancing Bear Toys, where modern (battery-free) toys share the shelves with the classics. Introduce your kids to your old favorites, such as sock monkeys, Rock ‘em, Sock ‘em Robots and Tiddlywinks. The nostalgic selection at Dancing Bear means parents might have more fun than kids, but everyone will leave happy.

Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts
15 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701


Is your home getting a makeover in the New Year? If character is what you’re after, Repurposed and Refined is where you want to shop. Upcycled furnishings such as dressers, hutches and tables look fresh while maintaining vintage elements. Does the task of redecorating sound like more than you can handle? No worries: Expert room redesign services are offered.

Repurposed and Refined
217 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701


For some people, the thrill is in the hunt, and antiquing is no exception. As the largest antique mall in the Frederick area, Emmitsburg Antique Mall can host as many as 120 vendors, and with some digging and a lot of patience, you can leave with some great trinkets and tchotchkes. You might find memorabilia, glassware, books, clothing, toys, jewelry, collectibles … the list goes on and on. Clear your day and come see for yourself.

Emmitsburg Antique Mall
1 Chesapeake Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727