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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. For Old Times Sake Antiques is nestled in the heart of historic downtown Wake Forest. The 1920’s building it occupies has its original creaky floors, squeaky doors and a white tin ceiling.

Golden-age music plays while shoppers meander through the 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.


Spring With Easter Bunnies

Easter is here already and we have had a beautiful Spring to usher it in — the world around our Town of Wake Forest, NC has turned into fresh spring colors with trees coming out and pretty flowers popping up everywhere – my friend, Cindy, decorated the our... read more

Time Flies!!!!!

It’s so hard to believe that here we are at almost the end of February, 2017 – it was just Christmas!!  Last year is a blur and I imagine that it will be the same for this year.  Having an antique shop and being surrounded by the past day after day it... read more

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