Antiques abound in the Valley
October 2, 2008 · Updated 11:29 PM
A unique gift. A fascinating piece of art. The flour canister that
reminds you of your grandma's kitchen. All of these items and more can likely
be found in one of the many antique stores in the Snoqualmie Valley.
From Duvall to North Bend, several dozen antique stores with
their own flair and style welcome customers and browsers alike.
With the growing popularity of rustic peeling-paint furniture
and items with yesteryear charm, antique stores' prices are very
competitive with their newly manufactured counterparts. And buyers will never
be bored looking at the same merchandise because the inventory
Take the time to explore the many interesting antique stores of
At the edge of downtown is Tuxedo's
Junction, 15918 Main St., (425) 788-9678, which
specializes in furniture, glass, boomer toys, "rusty-crusties" (old plows, etc.),
and cast iron and architectural items. The store is named after owners Don
and Jill Lawrence's Boston Terrier who passed away in January. Tuxedo
II, however, is carrying on the name. Also in the store is DTT's
Espresso, which serves espresso, hot chocolate, hot dogs, muffins, chips and
other goodies. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Friday. 11 a.m. - 6
p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Across the street is Old Memories, 15925 Main St., (425)
788-7508, a two-story shop that is actually much larger than it appears from the
outside. They have a wide selection of jewelry, reference books,
collectibles, furniture, glass, tools and new
fiesta ware. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Farther along the main road is Country
Collections, 15525 Main St., (425) 788-2939, which sells a
variety of furniture, including dining room tables, chests, chairs,
glassware, books, clothes, dishes and more. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
Several doors down is McCoy's Mercantile, 15515 Main St.,
(425) 788-7920, which sells gift items, beads, taxidermy, reproductions
and furniture. Store hours are Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 5
p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Located just outside of downtown Duvall is Northwest
Antiquities, 27327 N.E. Big Rock Road, (425)
788-7520, which deals with watches, clocks, watch fobs, antique guns
and tons of miscellaneous items. Store hours are by appointment only.
In the heart of downtown, Rosebuds, 4475 Tolt Ave., (425)
333-6895, is located in the old Tolt State Bank. Hot items are antique
cabinets, chairs, hall trees and curio cabinets. The store also sells gift items,
gourmet chocolate and 250 herbs and spices that are housed in the old
bank vault. There is a tea room in Rosebuds, as well. Call to reserve a
time for high tea. Store hours are Tuesday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 3 p.m.
On the other end of the main street is Raisa's
Antiques, 4768 Tolt Ave., which specializes in
quality antiques including Haviland/Limoge china, cut glass and
original oak, walnut and mahogany furniture in excellent shape from the 1840s
to 1920s. Raisa's Antiques has no set store hours.
Located across the Snoqualmie River in downtown is
Mr. Garry's Garage Sale, 33511 Redmond-Fall City Road, (425) 222-5768.
Mr. Garry's specializes in "stuff." Customers can sing along to oldies
while they search for that perfect treasure. Artwork, collectibles, clothing,
furniture and records are only a portion of what can be found at this fun stop
in Fall City.
About one mile out of town is Lamp House
Antiques, 7231 Lake Alice Road S.E., (425)
222-7888, which specializes in lamps, garden decor, furniture, glassware and
decorative items. Hours are Friday through Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Also on the outskirts of downtown is Jerry's Basement
Sale, 4416 331st Ave. S.E., (425) 222-5886. The store is stocked full of
Depression glass, knickknacks, animal figurines, pottery, Fire King, salt and
pepper shakers, and a whole lot of miscellaneous items. Store hours are
Friday noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call ahead for
Stonecroft Gallery, 8606 Preston-Fall City Road, (425)
222-7687, features antique furniture and collectibles. There is also a large
array of candles, soap, jewelry, garden and gift items handmade by local
artists. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call ahead for special summer hours.
Located behind the Snoqualmie Train Depot is
Flying Frog Antiques & Collectibles, 38601
King St., (425) 888-9776, which specializes in the ever-popular Star Wars
toys, collectibles, fossils, furniture, glassware and a lot of neat stuff.
Store hours are Thursday through Tuesday 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Main Street Junction, 110 Main Ave. S., (425) 888-1171, has
Victorian and country antiques, collectibles, gifts, linens and
glassware. Store hours are Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Along the main road in town is The Snoqualmie Valley
Antique Company, 116 W. North Bend Way, (425) 888-5900. It features
everything from fine china, crystal and silverware to furniture, oil lamps, books
and more. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:30 p.m.
Just a few doors down is Shoebox
Antiques, 108 W. North Bend Way, (425) 888-4949, which has an
eclectic display of glassware; Fire King; pottery; railroad, sporting, and
fishing items; old advertising signs; kitchenware and more. In addition
to selling antiques, the owner also repairs old lamps and sells lamp
shades. Shoebox Antiques stocks mainly small items that seem to say, "Look at
me. I'm cool." Store hours are Wednesday through Sunday noon to 5:30
p.m., but they are sometimes closed for antique shows and buying trips.
One mile east is Bad Girl Antiques, 42901 S.E. North Bend
Way, (425) 888-1902, who provide "retail therapy for wayward women."
The 4,000-square foot store specializes in quality furniture,
pottery, "mantiques" (antiques for those of
the male persuasion), china, fine glass, vintage collectibles, uniques and
dolls. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and
Sundays noon to 6 p.m.
Farther east is This Old House Antiques, 43424 S.E. North
Bend Way, (425) 888-6090, which is located in a home built in the 1920s.
Inside, you'll find pottery, quilts, glassware and "a little bit of everything."
The owner just returned from a huge buying trip in the Midwest, stocking
the store with furniture and lots of miscellaneous antiques. Store hours
are Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.