At the base of the Oregon Coast Range lies my lovely little town, Forest Grove. Surrounded by rolling vineyards, Christmas tree farms, filbert orchards, centuries old oak trees, and field after field of crops and nurseries, it is hard to imagine that the downtown of Portland is just 25 miles away. Here the pace is a bit slower, the neighbors are known, and many a couple walk hand in hand when the evening approaches.
We have our own quaint Theatre in the Grove, where you can enjoy an evening’s live performance of small-town theater, and in the summer, a section of our Main Street is closed each Wednesday evening for a charming and delicious farmers market. The small but renowned Pacific University, founded in 1849, provides the background for this charming college town.
Just across the street from our beautiful university is my favorite Forest Grove treasure of all, Corner Antiques & Collectibles. As I have said in previous blogs, Corner Antiques is my home away from home in antique stores. I don’t imagine there are many tablescapes, dinner parties or vignettes in my home that don’t showcase treasures from the store. So I thought, since you will frequently be seeing antiques from the store, today I would take you on a tour of the place I find so charming.
Upon entering Corner Antiques, you will find yourself in a lobby with antiques aplenty, artfully arranged in a display that changes monthly. There are coffee, tea, and cookies as well for your enjoyment. Karen, the owner, is incredibly knowledgeable in antiques and is often there to greet you with a friendly hello and any assistance you might require. Without further ado, let’s just take a peek inside the store.
Corner Antiques has a marvelous collection of White Ironstone from tea pots, and platters to stunning soup tureens.
I love the selection of beautiful, vintage dishes and glassware.
There are over 40 talented vendors and consignors that maintain sections in the store. It is delightful to see their displays as they re-arrange and freshen them up on weekly bases.
In all my antiques travels I have never seen such a lovely display of vintage salts!
Can a person have too many salts and pepper shakers? I think not!
Monterey California Furniture-so charming!
Love these oil Lamps with the antlers!
Darling silver plated compote for only $14.00. So many great vintage items for amazing prices!
What a fun nautical display!
There is a large variety of vintage sewing notions throughout the store.
Throughout the store you will find many wonderful finds; from Industrial, Primitives, Victorian, Mid-Century, Architectural, Vintage fashion, Jewelry, Silver, Linens, Books, and many, many more unique gifts.
Fiesta Ware-“ It’s all the rage!”
Bring your husband or children along to the store, they will even find something for them:)
Yesterday I went to see an amazing movie, Mortal Instruments, and I kid you not, a hotel bell just like this one was in one of the scenes. Of course, even with all the action going on in the movie, I had to notice the bell, more than the characters of the movie :)
There is something for everyone; pieces from the 1800’s to current repurposed items.
So if one day you find yourself with a bit of spare time, take a drive up to my town. Stop by Corner Antiques and find a treasure of your own, and you’ll discover for yourself why I think this is one of the most amazing antique stores around!
The trip will be well worth the drive. If you are coming from the big city, I highly recommend you take Jackson School Road exit off Sunset Highway, go left (south), and then turn right on Old Scotch Church Road where you will pass this charming church and cemetery on the right.
After the church, just stay on that road until you intersect with highway 47, where you will then turn left (south), then at Highway 8, turn right and travel right into our town. See you soon!