If you’re anything like me, you never miss an opportunity to shop for a thrifted find, no matter where you might be. Our 2 week Puget Sound boating trip last month was a great opportunity for vintage shopping at stores around the Pacific Northwest that I normally don’t get a chance to visit.
We went to many different towns while on our boat trip and found several local antique stores and quaint shops that offered vintage goods.
Read along as I share some of my favorite shops while on our vacation and the vintage finds I brought home with me.
If you’re looking for a good deal on antiques or vintage home decor, some of the best places to check out are flea markets, antique malls, second hand stores, or even your local thrift store.
These types of places are few and far between when you’re on a boat and your shopping opportunities are only within walking distance.
So this post is less about getting the best deal and more about visiting vintage shops in some great waterside towns. They were fun to shop at, full of inspiration, and where I paid more than I wanted to most of the time.
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Saltwater Antiques: Poulsbo, WA.
When it comes to Puget Sound vintage shopping, this is one of my favorite stores for vintage treasure. Their Facebook profile states: “2000 sq ft of Vintage finds, Antiques, architecture, beach and farmhouse style. Espresso bar and truffles to keep you happy while shopping”.
I have NEVER left Saltwater Antiques without a car full of amazing vintage pieces. There are definitely some good deals here and some of the most unique pieces I’ve ever found.
How sweet is that mirror?
If you’re looking for a galvanized bucket, watering can, or even a vintage crock, they’ve got you covered.
I took this piece home!
I was told it’s one of those rolling carts used for carrying groceries back in the day. This would be one of those items that I paid way too much for (I even erased the price from the picture because of the embarrassment).
But…I LOVE it! My plan is to fill it with my vintage croquet mallets or beach towels on the deck.
Do you remember the vintage columns we added to the opening in our home, between our kitchen and living room? I found those here. Actually, it was just one column that we cut in half.
I think next month’s vintage post will have to be about all the vintage finds from this shop and how I’ve used them.
I’ve always wanted a scale like this. But when you live in a 1600-square-foot cottage, it’s one of those pieces you come to visit and admire instead.
Isn’t this antique dresser gorgeous? I wish I had room for it.
This refrigerator works!
I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that this is a wonderful place that has some great antique and vintage pieces just ready to be taken home with you.
In addition to the vintage cart, I brought home a white vintage stool, a mirror, a glass cloche, some ceiling tins, and a little shutter to hang on the wall.
Details Home and Garden: Poulsbo, WA
I didn’t have to walk far to reach my next destination. In fact, Details Home and Garden is literally next door.
When it comes to Puget Sound vintage shopping, this shop has a completely different vibe.
They do a great job mixing the most unique vintage items with new pieces. And it works well! This is such a great place for inspiration. I have gotten so many home decor ideas here, especially at Christmas!
The waterfront stores in Poulsbo have the most wonderful annual event to kick off the holiday season that I try to never miss.
I absolutely love the white vintage cabinet with the yellow pots.
I come to Poulsbo at least once a season.
We come here by boat, but it’s only an hour or so away from home so my girlfriends and I spend the day shopping and having lunch every so often.
And every time I visit this shop it looks completely different. The owner is the best at merchandising, displaying items, and of course, finding the most unique vintage furniture pieces.
Don’t you just love this one with all the drawers? I believe he found this piece at Round Top.
I bought my white buffet/cabinet in the living room, with the copper top, here a couple of years ago and am in love with how it changed the entire look of the space.
So if you’re looking for a vintage dining room table, a dresser, or a cabinet, you’ll find some pretty incredible ones here.
If you’re looking for a thrift store deal though, this is not the place you’ll find one. But as I said, there are some amazing one-of-a-kind pieces here.
In addition to the vintage pieces, Details Home and Garden carries other things as well such as candles, dish and glassware, cards, books and so much more.
How cute is that blue vintage cabinet in the corner? Or the white dresser to the right of it?
I saw more than the usual vintage wicker pieces on this trip. If only I had room to take this white wicker rocker home.
Or this pretty piece?
Red Plantation: Poulsbo, WA.
Another wonderful place in Pouslbo is Red Plantation.
This shop was here way before the other two I just shared with you. It’s a treasure trove of vintage home decor as well as some new items offered by different vendors.
This hanging basket may look familiar. I bought the one hanging in my living room from this store.
Don’t you just love these glass bottles? And how about this dreamy vintage cabinet?
Funk and Junk Antiques: Friday Harbor, WA.
Next up on the Puget Sound vintage shopping trip is an antique shop in Friday Harbor, located in the San Juan Islands. We found Funk and Junk Antiques completely by surprise.
This is one of those antique shops that had a little bit of everything. Crocks, enamel pots, fishing baskets, and even some vintage clothing.
Here’s a little section out back with vintage chairs and some garden tools.
I loved the table here to the right but it would have been quite a workout carrying it to the marina so I passed on it.
There were plenty of great things here but nothing I couldn’t live without, and the prices were on the high side.
But we did have a good time checking everything out and it was a charming building.
Nasty Jacks: La Conner, WA.
The final vintage stop on our boat tour was Nasty Jacks in La Conner. We always make a trip to this quaint little town when heading to the San Juans.
I’m dating myself when I say that I remember getting to take a ride on the horse or elephant, or whatever was in front of the grocery store as a kid, but only if I had been good. This brought back a lot of childhood memories.
The 12,000-square-foot shop is where you can buy antiques, vintage records, and a small selection of home decor vintage pieces.
As you can see, this shop is known for its vintage and antique furniture. So if you’re looking for big pieces, they have some great things.
If you want smaller home decor items, there really isn’t much of a selection.
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I hope you enjoyed following along on our vintage shopping tour around Puget Sound. We really did find some great things along the way.
Each month my friends and I get together to bring you our favorite thrift store finds, vintage tips, and flea market ideas. Be sure to click the links below to see their blog posts for this month.
Until next time,
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