Where Do You Find Your Treasures?
It’s the question I’m often asked by guests, especially after visiting our Historic Reed House. There are so many treasures to discover within the house, room after room.
Our guests often don’t know that items within one of our houses are vintage or antique. Can you spot the vintage items in the photo (below) at our Oceanside Cabin?
I love to create eclectic decor. It’s something I learned from my parents, who built and decorated our original family Manzanita vacation home. Back then, most antiques were very inexpensive; it was an economical way to furnish a house. Eventually they came to enjoy combining the old with the new.
I’ve used this technique most obviously in our newest Manzanita vacation rental, The Historic Reed House. This century old original Manzanita beach house created a perfect setting for unique treasures, both in the actual remodeled structure, the fixtures, and the decor.
So What Are Our Top Picks for Favorite North Coast Antique shops?
#1 – Astoria Vintage Hardware.
Our hands down favorite for vintage and antique finds (photo above). The owners Paul Tuter and Becky Johnson are wizards. Paul creates and imagines and Becky is tops at design. Not only that, they and their shop elves are more helpful that most of us deserve. Are you looking for just the right treasure? Put them on the hunt. Need help or advice? They’re the ones to call.
Have you been drooling over the vintage trend adopted by Restoration Hardware and the like? Astoria Vintage Hardware was at the forefront. They’ve got the originals, and at a fraction of the price.
Most of the fantastic pieces in our Historic Reed House came from Astoria Vintage Hardware. We’re forever grateful — and diehard fans!
#2 – Sesame + Lilies.
(Photo above). I have a very short list of shops I don’t miss when visiting Cannon Beach, and Sesame + Lilies is one of them. I covet almost everything in their delightful store from antique and vintage pieces, custom furniture, artwork, artisan soaps and lotions, jewelry, objects d’art, rain boots and books, to cashmere everything.
Two floors of lusciousness. Actually, I’m thinking of moving in!
If you appreciate eclectic decor don’t miss visiting this shop.
#3 – Found.
(Photo above). Another Cannon Beach favorite, Found is a mix of vintage, some antiques, and arts and craftsmanship from coast locals. For instance, we’re currently crushing on the glass float light fixtures from local Jim Hannen (his work is also available at Astoria Vintage Hardware).
Be sure to stop by Found. You’ll love poking around their store.
These shops are just a few of my favorites. We’re very lucky to have many creative, independent businesses on the north coast.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my favorite spots for Antiquing on the North Oregon Coast!
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