Friday, August 24, 2012

You have to visit Vintage Hardware in Astoria Oregon!

Hi all,
A few weeks ago my husband and I took a road trip to Idaho to visit friends and thought we'd make a vacation out of it at the same time. Idaho, Seattle Washington and Astoria Oregon were our stopping spots.
 We loved it all but my fav was Astoria, it's a quaint little town right on the border of Oregon and Washington right along the Columbia river. It's the last stopping point that the explorers Lewis and Clark took while making their way west in 1805. We stayed at the Cannery Pier Hotel, which used to be the old cannery and is now a gorgeous upscale hotel, if you ever are in the area, you must stay here!!!

Our view every day and night

sunset view from our balcony

so romantic
mural art on old cannery building in Astoria

This was our view every day!
While enjoying this sleepy historical town, I discovered one of the most amazing stores I've ever been too, I'm not kidding! I could of hung out for hours in this place and would of if I hadn't run out of funds lol!
It is called "Vintage Hardware" and it is a crafter/artists dream! Every old rusty piece of hardware you can think of resides within this historic vintage buildings walls. Along side of vintage tin, ancient blueprints, old door knobs, peeling painted wood columns and much more then I could ever list, resides wonderful new home decor, lamps, pillows and furniture. I probably looked like a complete fool as my mouth hung open in awe as I perused each room. But I didn't care because this place caused my mind to be blown with it's reclaimed and repurposed treasures and gave me ideas galore of things I could create at home. The store creators are Paul and Becky and I declare them super amazing for creating this beautiful, unique venue!
If you are ever in this neck of the woods (sea) you must stop in and shop and take in the cool architecture.
Make sure you visit this place! if you are in Astoria


more treasures.....

the architecture in this bldg is amazing!

a recyclers paradise

I'll take one of each

Vintage beauty

this is the ceiling, covered in burlap with added window panes and doors!

who would of thought? so cool!

Hope you enjoyed all the photos, as much as I enjoyed taking them.( the store clerk was so friendly and let me click away)
I'll talk to you all soon,


earthwirehead said...

I'm so happy to read about someone else's Astoria experience. My wife & I vacation frequently in the Pacific Northwest, and as much as we love pretty much everything from Sitka to Portland, we've basically fallen in love with Astoria. I just before we can buy a house there before too many other people discover that little town for treasure it is.

starrynightimpressions said...

I was thinking the same thing earthwirehead! The houses are really lovely, needing work but it would be a great project and the results would be a wonderful house near the sea. Hope you really do get to live that dream :)

French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

Oh, I love Astoria! It's gorgeous. I haven't been in years, but it looks like I should get back there pronto. So many beautiful treasures to find! :)

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