Sunday, July 18, 2010

Antiques Ogunquit, Blacksmiths' Mall

I have this beautiful antique silver wine decanter that I bought at an auction. I always pour wine from that.                       
Paul Lynde

The southern Maine coast towns are dotted with antique and group shops from York to Arundel. In Ogunquit village centre, close to Ogunquit Beach Inn is the Blacksmiths' Antique Mall. This group shop originally was a livery station, and a place where horses would get shoed. The Hutchins family has been running this property since 1840. Seventh generation brother and sister,  David & Joanie manage and operate this high volume group shop with their children.

I am often looking for a piece of furniture for the B&B. The first place I visit is this antique mall.

There are cases with estate jewelry, depression glass, McCoy pottery, ephemera, paintings, collectibles, objet d'art and furniture. You never know what you might find! There are over 80 dealers at this antique mall. 
The shop is a cornucopia of Americana, from classic to kitsch items. Well worth a visit if you are in Ogunquit!
The Details:
The Blacksmiths' Antique Mall
166 Main Street ( US Route One)
Ogunquit, ME 03907-0795
Telephone 207 646 9643
David Hutchins
Joan Hutchins Bannister

Staff is friendly and helpful, and prices vary from dealer to dealer.


In the Summer seven days a week  9am to 4.50pm
Autumn hours vary. Call for details
MasterCard and Visa accepted.
Items vary from Antiques, collectibles, decoratives, estate items, antique garments and mid century items!
Interesting trivia:
Paul Lynde was a frequent visitor to Ogunquit, and would also perform at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Many locals claim that Paul was exactly how he was on TV, hilarious! Paul would visit the Front Porch Piano Bar, and wear a rain coat and rain hat, on summer days! He would walk through town with his standard poodle and admire the flowers and Marginal Way. Paul also shopped all the curio shops in the Ogunquit area.....


  1. Being in my late forties visiting the Blacksmiths' Mall is almost like returning to my childhood in the 1960's...I often wander around in awe, seeing things we just don't see anymore. Its like being in a flashback or dream, floor ashtrays, formica tables, costume jewels, cigarette holders. On one visit, last fall I believe, one vendor had a fox stole...heads and all. As our host will tell we visit Ogunquit usually twice a year and alway stop here and buy some object of art. A must do in Ogunquit.

  2. Too Funny Andrew! The Dealer who is selling the Fox Stole is a friend of ours, Danny. Its true, walking through the Antique Market is entering a time machine!