I took a long overdue trip to Washington to my parent’s house on the Olympic Peninsula. I love the area because of the beautiful natural environment and all the trees. Daily life on the Peninsula seems slower, and it’s a good place to unwind and gather your thoughts.
Whenever, I travel I’m always hoping to find the mother load of long lost vintage treasures. Of course it usually doesn’t happen like that and most great collections of antique stores have been long before discovered by others. With that being said, if you’re ever in Washington and looking for antique and vintage items, Snohomish is a great place to start. The main shopping street is bordered by two bridges and the town has a very historic country feel.
There are many antique stores in Snohomish, and their shelves are lined with rows and rows of antique and vintage glassware, home décor, toys, and paintings galore. The picture below was taken at the Antique Gallery.
Don’t get me wrong I love antique stores, but my favorite kind of shop has an eclectic mix of vintage, antique, and new items. I’m really into the whole shabby chic thing, and Snohomish has several stores right up my alley. The 2 pictures below were taken at a store called “Joy Works.”
The next 2 pictures were taken at a store called “Sweet Bee.”
Talk about inspiration! I love looking at all the different shop owners’ individual styles and preferences. Maybe just maybe, one day I will have a shop of my own. For now, I will continue hunting and gathering and selling my personal collection at my online store “Violet.”