Fans of one-of-a-kind home goods agree the hunt knows no season — the drive to discover something unexpected blazes even in the chilliest months. Fortunately, the South Michigan Shore remains a vibrant destination for designers, collectors, and DIY-ers throughout the year.

Find unique objects that tell the story of your space with this curated winter shopping guide. Offerings amongst shops are as diverse as the wonderful people who collect them.

Shops are listed in an easy loop that begins 10 minutes from downtown New Buffalo.

Canoe at Trilogy Antiques & Designs in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Trilogy Antiques & Design

Browse ‘historical esoterica’ collected and styled by a select group of dealers with a shared appreciation for unique forms and stories. Primitive, modern, architectural, and Americana all get equal play here, producing inspired contrasts as you make your way through stalls.

Thursday, Friday & Monday, 12–5 | Saturday, 11–6 | Sunday, 11–5
19 S Elm Street
Three Oaks, Michigan
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Figurative mid-century painting and vintage home good at Hancock + Hancock in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Hancock + Hancock

Architect and designer John and Nina Hancock’s collection of primarily mid-century modern furniture, lighting, art, and objects discovered while on the hunt for client projects.

Saturday & Sunday, 11–5
beginning in March: Friday–Monday, 11–5
9 S Elm Street
Three Oaks, Michigan
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Colorful textiles and antique furnishings at Mazet Antiques in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Mazet Antiques

Mecca for textile fans, Mazet is home to a beautiful collection of antique Persian and Turkish rugs, embroidery, and upholstery. Owner Suzanne Frahm’s original pillow designs are a particular draw, in addition to vintage art, furniture, and objects.

Thursday–Monday, 12–5
1 Oak Street
Three Oaks, Michigan
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Red print upholstered chair and china cabinet at Catalpa Antiques in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Catalpa Antiques

An elegant collection of French and English antiques with a focus on all things dining and culinary. Your search for rustic vintage cutting boards and patina’d copper cookware ends here.

Thursday–Monday, 11–5
22 N Elm Street
Three Oaks, Michigan
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Vintage dining set surrounded by antiques at Poppy Hill Vintage in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Poppy Hill Vintage

A vast collection of vintage Americana – everything from classic vinyl to cottage furnishings – styled with warmth and humor. A picker’s paradise where the hard part’s been done for you.

Thursday–Monday, 11–5
22 N Elm Street
Three Oaks, Michigan
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A collection of gilt frames at Blue Moon Vintage Market in Three Oaks, Michigan.

Blue Moon Vintage Market

Over 6,000 square feet of inventively-styled vintage, primitive, architectural, and industrial finds sourced by pickers from across the country. A separate salvage room offers barn wood, doors, windows, shutters, light fixtures, hardware, and more.

Friday–Sunday, fourth weekend of the month, 10–5
16860 Three Oaks Road
Three Oaks, Michigan
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Handcrafted linen clothing, books, and vintage textiles and furnishings at Sojourn in Sawyer, Michigan.

Sojourn

A destination for handcrafts by some of the country’s most talented artisans and designers. Vintage finds and contemporary studio work blend seamlessly in this light, airy, beautifully merchandised space.

Saturday & Sunday, 12–5
beginning in April: Friday–Sunday, 12–5
12908 Red Arrow Hwy
Sawyer, Michigan
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Vintage ceramics on an old green bakers rack with contemporary art in the light-filled gallery space at Judith Racht Gallery in Harbert, Michigan.

Judith Racht Gallery

Gallerist Judith Racht describes her collection as contemporary and folk art, midcentury modern furniture, and objects of interest. Explore fine art curated with humble, frequently unexpected objects that demonstrate ‘good is good’ — Racht’s characteristically unpretentious maxim.

Saturday & Sunday, 11–5
13689 Prairie Road
Harbert, Michigan
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Vintage living room vignette at Alchemy Antiques in Harbert, Michigan.

Alchemy Antiques

Housed in a cleverly repurposed bank building, find beautiful, rare, often curious examples of vintage and antique art and design. Owner Brandon Nelson culls premier estates and markets to present a collection with an impressive following among top designers.

Friday, 12–5 | Saturday, 11–6 | Sunday, 11–5
13696 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, Michigan
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Framed botanicals, farmhouse-stye light fixtures and an assortment of vintage furnishings at The Plum Tree in Union Pier, Michigan.

The Plum Tree

Tucked into the woods off Red Arrow Hwy, this sweet little cottage is home to a collection of English farmhouse antiques, American primitive furnishings, and art. Owner Pat Rodeghier’s folk paintings are a particular delight.

Saturday & Sunday, 12–5
16337 Red Arrow Hwy
Union Pier, Michigan
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Contemporary furnishings mixed with vintage accessories in the light-filled showroom of Mix & Mingle in New Buffalo, Michigan.

Mix & Mingle

Designer Jason Whalen’s retail outpost reflects his eclectic aesthetic. Find a mix of modern, primitive, and traditional furnishings, contemporary art, and surprising one-of-a-kind accessories.

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 11–5
19169 US Hwy 12
New Buffalo, Michigan
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images by Jodi Bodtke and Jess Dant

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