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Stepping Into For Old Times Sake Antiques is a Step Back in Time.

It’s one of the most unique, locally-owned antique shops on the East Coast with nearly 4,000 square feet of inventory and multiple dealers and consigners.

Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Wake Forest, the 1920s building has its original creaky floors, squeaky doors and a white tin ceiling.

Golden-age music plays while shoppers meander through the two floors of rare, authentic antique and vintage merchandise. Customers will find antiques, vintage items, furniture, collectibles, primitives, home décor and so much more.

Husband and wife Phil and Laura Cashwell opened the store in 2009. During their 30+ years of marriage, they’ve enjoyed antiquing together and turned their passion into a business.  They invite you to stop in to browse For Old Times Sake Antiques’ award-winning, ever-changing array of vintage pieces, antiques and what-nots!


Open Sunday’s Thru Christmas!

Well, hard to believe that it’s that time of the year again — time is truly going by so fast — seems like last Christmas was only a few months ago and here we are again in the last quarter of the year!!!  Kind of sad that time rolls by faster and... read more

Old Times’ Tales: “The Boy Who Wore the Uniform”

Here is a short story written by our dear friend, David Leone, about an old photo that he found in our shop – enjoy!! Old Times’ Tales (this is a work of fiction)   “The Boy in the Uniform” The photograph of the Jimmy Palucci was among a collection... read more

The Case of the Pink Chaise…..

Most of the time items in antique shops, including furniture, are hard to find and may even be one of a kind now.  Therefore, if you see a piece that you really like, don’t hesitate — go ahead and get it as soon as you can because it never fails —... read more

Painting Antique Furniture

I am a huge fan of painted antique furniture but I will ONLY paint an antique if it is really in bad shape as far as finish etc. OR if it has already been painted.  I just painted this antique Hoosier cabinet as it really needed some love.  Hope you like it –... read more

Patriotism and the Red, White and Blue!!

What a great Country we live in – the land of the free and the home of the brave!!  It’s time to bring out the American flags and banners and celebrate with all things red, white and blue!!  Our Country has a rich history and we have some great examples... read more

Thinking Outside of the Box

Spring time is here and spring fever has hit–we’re all ready to get outside and do some yard work and some outdoor decorating! Outdoor rooms or spaces are really hot right now — so much fun to decorate a porch, patio, deck or just a space in your... read more