antiquing on the coast
This past weekend, we packed up the car with the fur kids and headed to the coast for a little R&R. Cannon Beach is our favorite spot to hang out but I do like to drive south a little ways for a stroll through Wheeler Station Antiques.
Wheeler is a town that you’ll miss if you blink so be sure to keep your eyes out for it as you drive down Hwy 101 since it’s worth a stop. There are several antique shops but Wheeler Station Antiques is my favorite since it’s large in size and offers a wide range of vendors and price points.
The mall itself is a maze of little rooms and hallways, including an upstairs, and throughout there are creaky and uneven floors. I’ve been often enough now that I pretty much know the layout but it’s a fun place to get lost in!
The vendors all have their own speciality and you’ll find everything from beach related items like glass floats, netting and brightly colored buoys to bottle collections, vintage toys and everything in between.
I thought I’d share a few of the things that caught my eye this past weekend. For some reason, I was drawn to vintage toys – there’s something so cute about miniature versions of the real thing!
When editing the photos for this post, I noticed I had photographed lots of red things – this trend continued into kitchenalia, of which I found tons:
The preponderance of red must have been due to the fact that it’s just a week after Valentine’s Day – which is probably what made me snap pics of these flirts:
One of my favorite booths was in the back where they had collection some gorgeous primitives and Americana. This trunk is absolutely stunning!
I had a hard time leaving this cute dog statue behind but in the end brought home the cement garden ornament instead:
I even found a few European treasures to add to my Attic Antics inventory, including a very pretty Droste cocoa tin from Holland along with a transferware dish and botanical prints from France. So I managed to be productive while taking time off – that’s the best kind of work: when it doesn’t feel like work at all!