When you love to pick antiques there aren't too many places you won't go.
One great spot to shop is in Stratford, Connecticut. It's an easy trip straight down I-95 and the huge Stratford Antique Center is just off the highway. One thing I love to find is a shop that is multi dealer so that I get a range of things to pick from as well as competitive pricing.
This shop has about 200 dealers who each have a different aesthetic. I found early American paintings, garden ornaments, English pine pieces, victorian, lighting and primitives. As they say . . . something for everyone.
The fun of this kind of multi dealer shop is that you can spend hours there. It's filled with lots of inventory and many dealers constantly bringing in fresh items. I love the mix of pieces that they offer and if I'm going to spend the day antiquing I'm looking for a destination where I can get the most finds.
Connecticut is filled with great spots to shop but this is definitely on my hit list when I'm traveling through the area. Worth it!