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{Travel & Leisure} An Afternoon at the Antique Store

Liz and I recently spent the afternoon browsing through Long Beach Peninsula Trading Post; which is brimming with hand selected antiques….and it literally took us almost all afternoon to search through the delightful selection!

 

A warm hello from proprietor, Bob Hill, made us feel instantly at home. We started on the left and walked into the “library” complete with a working pellet stove.

The two story building is efficiently and lovingly organized into themes for ease of finding your treasure. It was apparent that Bob and wife, Brenda, truly take pride in the pieces which they select to fill their store. Every corner had unique treasures to discover.

Giant clam shells and vintage glass floats decorate part of the ‘Nautical’ library section.

Vintage clam shells and glass floats

 

This piece immediately grabbed our attention… a wood cabinet from 1808; which apparently was made for the King of Prussia according to the inscription on the inside of the door. The detail work is phenomenal in person.

 

An 1808 antique cabinet

 

 

A shabby chic “room” was filled with lovely pieces such as milk glass, porcelain pitchers, hurricane lamps, and vintage quilts. I instantly fell in love with the chair pictured on the back wall – isn’t it cute?

 

A shabby chic room in the antique store

 

Antique serving pieces

 

Vintage wood floats, oil paintings and other nautical treasures were ready to take home!

 

Wood floats and more!

 

A mercury glass orb and other fun items caught our eye…

 

Lots of antique treasures

 

An awesome display which showcases the Long Beach Peninsula’s crabbing & fishing industry…

Crabbing and fishing are a way of life on the Long Beach Peninsula

 

A vintage sailor suit would really make a cute nautical accent in someones cottage.  It would be adorable framed as art!

 

Vintage Sailor Uniform

 

This was our favorite display case…can you guess why? It was filled with vintage glass floats, coral and some nautical brass collectibles. The lighting wasn’t the best so they looked WAY better in person.

 

Glass Float Display Case

 

Vintage glass floats in netting hung from the ceiling too!

 

Vintage Glass Floats

 

You know how I love vintage bottles so I HAD to get a photo of some of their selection.

 

Antique bottles

 

Evidently oyster can labels are highly collectible…we had no idea, did you?

 

Collectible Oyster Can Labels

 

We had a great time digging through old Life magazines, drooling over lots of antique furniture and clothing, crystal, military memorabilia and so much more. Give Bob and Brenda a visit if you’re ever in Southwest Washington…you’ll be glad you did!

Long Beach Peninsula Trading Post
Antiques, Collectibles, Books & Furniture
22604 Pacific Highway
Ocean Park, WA 98640
360-665-3611
Open Monday through Sunday 10am-5pm

 

 

 

 

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