Hunt For Vintage Treasures on Tybee Island
Antiquing, collecting, junking — whatever you choose to call it, Tybee Island is the place to pick up unique items from bygone eras. When you visit this laid-back island, antiquing suddenly becomes treasure hunting, and you never know what you’ll happen upon! Here are our picks for local shops with vintage finds.
This gem is among the first businesses that come into view when entering Tybee Island. The colorful “upcycled” artwork fills the front lawn and grabs the attentions of passersby immediately. The back room, however, is where you’ll find antiques of all sorts. Mannequin hands and arms, skeleton keys, vintage signs, bottles and glassware, typewriters– the list never ends. The staff even jokes that they find new things in their shop every day.
This sunny shop is the crossroads where old meets new. Half of the store is full of gifts and housewares, while the other half is dedicated to several of the “sisters” and their oldies-but-goodies. Find old Tybee advertisements, books with faded pages, and dishes that haven’t been used in ages. Be sure to check out their back room, too, for discounted knick-knacks!
Owned by a community of local artists, repurposed antiques are created here. Shopkeepers can be found painting on the front porch, and they’re more than happy to help you search for an old piece that’s just right. From mermaid paintings framed by recycled wood belonging to an old barn, to sculptures and wind chimes fashioned out of genuine silver utensils, this funky shopping experience truly embodies the spirit of Tybee Island.
Jess Brannen is Visit Tybee’s Social Media Coordinator. She graduated from Armstrong State University with her BA in English and Professional Communications. Jess is a Savannah native and loves playing with Sir Charles Barkley, her neurotic golden retriever, and watching reruns of Martha Stewart’s cooking shows while eating chocolate.