Where to Find Antiques and Oddities Around Seattle
If you’re looking to furnish your home with eccentric and unusual conversation pieces, add these stores to your shopping list. Find taxidermy, medical antiques and fraternal order ephemera at The Belfry (309A Third Ave. S; 206.682.2951; thebelfryoddities.com) in Pioneer Square. Owners Christian and Jessica Harding have a keen eye for the eerie, spooky and downright unearthly.
Also in Pioneer Square is the stalwart Laguna Pottery (116 S Washington St.; 206.682.6162; lagunapottery.com): a vital resource for vintage American pottery from iconic names such as Bauer, Russel Wright, Heath and Zeisel.
If your taste has a more masculine bent, Ludlow Home on Phinney Ridge (7315 Greenwood Ave. N; 206.429.5081; ludlowco.com) offers davenports reupholstered in canvas or denim, vintage antlers and other found objects that new owners James Peeken and Briana Forslund curate with a keen and stylish eye.
Haystack Antiques (Bellevue, 144 105th Ave. NE; 425.455.1515; haystackantiques.com) is the Eastside’s answer to chic antiquing, with 25 dealers, including heavy hitters Kassie Keith and Susan Wheeler.
Head to haystack home (Kirkland, 702 Market St.; 425.803.2121; Facebook “Haystack Home Store”) for new items sprinkled in amongst the vintage.
Antique malls provide untold opportunities for treasure hunting, and Pacific Galleries Antiques and Auction House in SoDo (241 S Lander St.; 206.441.9990; pacgal.com) is the granddaddy of them all with 30,000 square feet of showrooms curated by some of the finest pickers and dealers in town. Head to the very back of the building to shop vintage and antiques on a grand scale in designer Mathew Laney’s soaring, magical shop, M. Culbert Home, filled with carefully curated lighting, furniture and an impressive collection of rhinestone jewelry. For absolutely great deals, visit the mall’s Saturday Marché, a seasonal French-inspired indoor/outdoor flea market, when the weather warms up.
Lesser known treasure bay landing in Burien (13424 First Ave. S; 206.877.3878; treasurebaymall.com) is well worth the trip south to prowl through the booths of more than 90 vendors, whose stalls are filled with booty from bygone eras.