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Faded Elegance
1116 First St, Snohomish, 360-568-5333; fadedelegancestyle.blogspot.com
It’s okay if you came in last place; you can buy a trophy at the Snohomish home store. Not a prize hog? Craft nights allow shoppers to create their own tchotchkes with vintage touches, like a paperweight made from old French books or maps. 

1860 – Swiss Rifle Club of San Francisco trophy, $178

 

 

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Owly’s Wayside Nest
24252 Hwy 101, Hoodsport, owlys.com
Not all antiques are relics; some find new life, as with the vintage barware and clocks made from old game boards at this Hood Canal shop.

1965 – Operation game clock, $32 



 

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Gilman Gallery
625 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, 425-369-2416
Owners claim to make shopping fun—the offering of fresh cookies and coffee renders that an understatement. More than 100 dealers share the recently refurbished space, which has been an antique mall since the 1980s.

1920s – Shelley art deco china set, $355

 

 

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The Vintage Violet
1521 Second St, Marysville, 360-653-3538
Not everything is vintage, but everything is pretty at the Marysville store devoted to romantic, elegant, and “shabby chic” jewelry and home decor pieces.

1912 – Hairbrush, $45 

 

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Haystack Antiques
144 105th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-455-1515; haystackantiques.com
With an emphasis on careful curating and an uncluttered shopping experience, the Bellevue store is less like a haystack and more like its logo, a needle—the small treasure in a pile of stuff.

1930s – Salesman's miniature pajama sample, $48

 


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Treasure Island
17722 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, 206-463-2083 
There are so many riches to plunder on this island, the spoils spread to the patio outside the red-roofed shop. Inside shelves are crowded but orderly, and a small dog named Marty serves as mascot.

c.1950 – Linden clock reproduction $85

 

 


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Rosa Mundi’s Antiques and Interiors
14525 148th Ave NE, Ste 122, Woodinville, 425-806-1732; rosamundis.com
New housewares share space with antique jewelry, engraved silverware, and curios in a store adjacent to Woodinville’s wine-tasting nexus.

1910s – Early Williamson corkscrew, $85


Published: October 2013