Favorite Colorado Town for Vintage & Antiques
Listen closely. I’m about to share one of my favorite Colorado locations to shop for vintage and antique treasures! You’ll need to head south on I-25 and commit to driving about ninety minutes outside the greater Denver metro area. But don’t worry—even if you have to endure construction delays between Castle Rock and Colorado Springs, I promise it will be worth it. Put on your favorite playlist or podcast and prepare to be amazed.
Florence is in eastern Fremont County, sitting on the southern banks of the Arkansas River. Measuring just over four square miles, the former railroad town features a quaint two-block Main Street, where you’ll find over a dozen antique shops with a wide variety of merchandise to tempt you.
Vintage Winter Charm
I love going there on a warm summer day and meandering between shops with a cold drink in hand. But my recent November visit was just as relaxing and filled with Holiday cheer. Beautifully decorated shop windows featured winter vignettes overflowing with antique sleds, skates, tree ornaments, yard décor, and seasonal tableware. Some shops glittered with silver and gold accents, while others featured a clean, mid-century style. Colorado Rustic is a favorite look, of course, and the warm feel of vintage wool blankets, plaid shirts, and cozy cabin décor wraps you up like a warm fire on a dark winter night.
Where to Eat in Florence
And I’m happy to report that Florence also boasts plenty of places to eat and drink when you need a break from shopping. You’ll find several coffee shops, Mexican food, steak, sushi, Indian cuisine, and a great little café called Aspen Leaf Café and Bakery. We stopped in for a late lunch of veggie burgers and giant homemade brownies, which gave us the stamina to continue exploring. I came home with several great finds: an oversized antique jar that’s perfect as a vase, a rustic wooden doll bed I’ll use as a display piece, and some perfectly tattered black and white photos to add to my collection.
It’s truly an authentic Colorado experience, and there’s still plenty of time to head south and do some holiday shopping in Florence. As all intrepid antique geeks know, you can’t guarantee.
SHOP VINTAGE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
We’re hosting seven Denver Vintage and Antique Sellers bring you a special Collectors Holiday Market pop-up shop. Each vendor has a special collection of antique treasures. Including Vintage Holiday Decor, Antique Furniture, Fine Art, Antiques, Native American Collectibles, Glassware, and Gifts
Collectors Holiday Market
Friday & Saturday | 11am-3pm
December 6-7 | December 13-14 | December 20-21
8800 W 14th Avenue in Lakewood