Seaside Stories

Antiquing in Seaside

July 19, 2011 | by Becky Jensen

Antiquing is a serious hobby and passion for many people. One of my favorite television shows, American Pickers on the History Channel, proves this. These two “pickers” go all over the nation looking through people’s collections, homes, garages, etc. to find antiques to sell (and sometimes keep for themselves). It’s a great show because it really educates the viewer on the rich historical significance behind antiques. Antiques can give us insight into how people lived, what was important to them and more insight into our history as a country (it’s a wonderful show!).

I love collecting children’s books so I’ve looked through many bookshops for just the perfect book, but I decided to do some antiquing in Seaside to see if I could find a new title to add to my collection. There are so many great shops in Seaside but I ended up at The Seaside Antique Mall, which is a block west of Highway 101 (between Roosevelt and Holladay) at 726 Broadway.

The Seaside Antique Mall has everything! Over 60 dealers occupy the expansive space that includes nearly 90 different collections. The mall features displays of American & European furniture; collectable glass, china and pottery; toys, books and jewelry. You’ll also find old magazines, photos and vintage advertisements – always very fun to look through. I found a wonderful little Mother Goose story to add to my collection of children’s books.

There are other great antique stores in Seaside to check out as well! China Collection at 402 Broadway, Cottage & Castles,located at 501 S. Holladay, and Seaside Antiques, positioned just east of Highway 101 at 1005 Broadway Street, are just a few.

Antiquing is an adventure. You have to be willing to lurk in dark corners, sift through garage sales and have an optimistic hope that you will find something in your search. Seaside is a great starting point and you can have a whole antiquing adventure right up to Astoria if you want a whole day dedicated to your search. Weekends are also a wonderful times for yard sales so be willing to stop and check them out (they usually want cash so make sure you visit your local ATM before you head out on your trip). I found a great silver candelabra today at a yard sale for just eight dollars! I felt just like a treasure hunter sifting through various items on sale.

The wonderful thing about antique stores is that they constantly update their wares so you can always check back to find new treasures to add to your collection.

Whatever you’re looking for remember to bring a sense of adventure, an open mind and allow yourself to enjoy your search for the perfect piece! Happy Hunting antiquers!

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