We are a real store filling every space in a two story 1874 historic house in the center of Oregon’s thriving “Antiques Capital.” The tiny village of Aurora, Oregon was the state’s First National Historic District and is known for its charming East Coast style architecture as exemplified by the Old Aurora Colony Museum complex and eighteen 19th century buildings housing antiques stores, specialty shops and eateries. Our building was the Colony blacksmith’s home and is still true to its original Colony design (but with the thankful addition of full heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer)!
Aurora is a popular tourist destination located on old Highway 99E (Pacific Highway South) and is easily accessed from Interstate 5. Halfway between Portland and Salem, the state capital, the town is open all year to visitors and is a destination for antiques lovers from all over the country. Aurora was selected by MSNBC.com as one of the “top ten antiquing towns in the US” and by travelchannel.com as one of eight of “America’s Best Antique Shopping” cities. It was recently listed as Oregon’s top antiques destination by House Beautiful and Country Living magazines.
Inside you’ll find two floors of vintage and vintage-inspired goods, from old sewing notions, ladies hats & gloves to large country cupboards brought to us from the East Coast. Advertising, primitives and architectural items are presented on the first floor by Aurora Mills Architectural, one of the nation’s most active salvage retailers and located down the street in Aurora. Upstairs our three dealers present collectable kitchen items, colorful vintage decor items and 1860 Farmhouse, a curated collection of country primitives including furniture, soft goods and pottery.
Our popular back porch is a light-filled “ladies favorite” gift and decor magnet that changes with the seasons and holidays. Our opening home page is a weekly blog of what’s new and colorful. Lines include April Cornell linens, Crabtree & Evelyn, Pre de Provence, Michel Design Works, Harney & Sons fine teas, Punch Studio paper goods, Katherine’s Collection, Bethany Lowe, Sweet Romance jewelry and many more new artisans you might not have come across before.
Friendly service and open every day, please make our shop a “must see” when visiting Oregon!