Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Small town antiquing

We have some lovely small towns near our home in SW Washington and it's always a nice relaxing getaway to visit them. We love to go antiquing, so we went to one of our nearby favorites, Camas Antiques just 20 minutes away from us in Camas, WA. 

Downtown is small, population is around 20,000 here, but it is a very pretty place. I've always loved the Liberty theatre, we've seen movies here a few times, usually second run features.  I don't have any photos of the interior which is quite pretty as well, especially with the plush purple seating.This theatre has been well maintained and was built in 1927. The antique store is located next door. 

Love the neon signs on these old theatres. Lots of pretty greenery still in late September. 

This lovely fountain is in the downtown square with a memorial plaque dedicated to 9/11 victims. I like the simple brick wall behind it and the statue of the young girl too. You can get a glimpse of how narrow the streets are here. Pretty shops nearby. 

Onward to the antiques. I've been loving hutches lately, since I need one for our dining area, so I was focusing on those during our visit, among other things. None of the booths were too cluttered, which makes it easier to find what you're looking for. 

Love the lace lampshade and picture frames. 

 One of my favorite things in the shop was this lovely barn wood style door with french writing. Love the grape motif on the urn too. Lots of pretty things in here. 

This black cupboard with the unique tins inside caught my eye. I've never really liked black for home decor, but I do like this cupboard, also the vintage movie poster on top. 

Local vintage type signs for Lacamas Lake, a small lake in the area. I really like the welcome signs of the vintage speedboat, deer and the suitably spooky Lacamas Lake monster sign. Hubby liked the metal animal sculptures with the fans inside. Well, they are different. 

I also liked the faux brick Mt Hood sign and the fishing basket. A pretty bird chandy is on the upper left. 

I love vintage trays, this one is rather small of the coca cola lady, would love a larger version of this one. Pretty hair accessories for your vanity. 

I can see this old cabinet in a farmhouse kitchen, very primitive look 

I really like the warmth of wood in this hutch. I would need something smaller, but very similar in style. Nice large area to display all your dishes.

Pretty gardening booth. The fence with birds and hooks is really cute. Especially like the open suitcases with displays inside.

I wanted to add a pic of this booth because I love the alphabet letters with the birds. I might go back another time and get a couple of those. I held back since hubby was with me and I wasn't sure where I would put them.  It can be a good thing to have your guy with you since it cuts down on impulse buys!

Here's another booth that tempted me because I love vintage suitcases and shutters. It's interesting how some things appeal to us more than others. Some times it just triggers a pleasant memory and other times we just love it for whatever reason. 

 I know that cotton bolls have been popular in blogland for awhile now. I've really liked the displays I've seen by fellow bloggers. These were all intertwined together.  I'm not sure if they are a trendy thing or here to stay. Cute fall things on the shelves. 

Some of these fall  ribbons are so pretty they could be an accent on your wall, maybe. Really like the pheasant ribbon and wall tapestry. 

A lot of fun things in this booth. Love the croquet balls and Artic boy water cooler. Vintage typewriters are always fun and love the clocks. Notice the rather creepy vintage eye poster reflected in the mirror above the typewriter. 

I'll end my little antique tour with this rather quirky owl plaque. I thought it was so cute and such pretty detail. I didn't buy anything this trip, but I was certainly tempted.  Love antiquing in the fall. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You are so right about husbands curbing the spending. My husband can only take a few minutes in any kind of shop.

    What a cute town and lovely shops.

  2. I love stores like this one--looks like a fun town too!

  3. A pleasant way to spend the day, I see sooo many things I'd like to bring home with me!
    Next time you'll have to sneak off alone, LOL!

  4. I love antique shopping, but I hardly ever get to go -- thanks for the virtual tour! :)

  5. Loved the tour - especially the pictures of the movie house. That owl plaque is a great inspiration piece.

  6. I love small towns which are often very quaint. Great antique the gardeners booth.
    Mary Alice

  7. What a fabulous place to shop. We don't really have any stores like that here....or not that we know about! Hugs, Diane


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