About Us


  What started as a hobby and something to do on weekends for Martha and Barry Bernath, turned into a full time job for Barry. Going to auctions, Looking through friends and families barns and attics looking for interesting finds to sell on the internet, turned into a passion for them both. 

When Barry had the opportunity to sell his company after 20 years and purchase an old grocery store in Middleton, Michigan to open the antique store they dreamed of having, the dream became a reality.



What was once the Curtis Grocery Store, an 8,000 square foot two storing building became the new Carriage House Furniture and Antiques. The building was built in 1911 by Dr. O’Neil and is believed to be the oldest building in downtown Middleton. With the old tin ceiling, wooden floors and great history – a new business was started.


We both agreed that it wasn’t going to be a consignment shop filled with “new” old items or an antique mall, but a true antique store. The vast majority of our inventory is from the 1800’s and early 1900’s with a couple of items from the 1700’s. We work with some of the best collectors to maintain this standard. 


  One of the most prized pieces (sold only recently) was a chair that was in the 1892 and 1896 Republican National Convention and was in the Executive office of President McKinley. We also have an extensive collection of Victorian Furniture – beautifully hand carved pieces that you don’t find any more. Many visitors to our store have said it is like walking into a museum and we encourage you to come and pay us a visit or follow us on Facebook.

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Better yet, see us in person!

We love to help our customers discover amazing antiques and beautiful furniture, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Carriage House Furniture and Antiques

116 N Newton St. Middleton, MI 48856

Contact us at carriagehouse@frontier.com or (989) 292-2965

Hours (Temporarily Closed)

Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

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