The Yakima Valley has become quite a delight for local “antiquers.” In fact, a drive down Yakima Avenue’s “antique row” will have you eyeballing each and every sidewalk display along the way.
From the annual Clayson Farm Antique show to the dealer-filled mini-malls, collectors are mapping out their routes and making a day of antiquing.
Here are some of our “must-visit” favorites…
Pieces of the Past
507 W. Yakima Ave., Yakima
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-5:30pm;
Pieces of the Past shop owner, Pam Fadness, has an eye for design. Her lovely little boutique, located on Yakima Avenue, carries an ecclectic blend of shabby chic, vintage and antiques — displayed much like something you’d see in a magazine.
The shop also carries local artist Lisa Souers’ industrial-inspired jewerly designs, children’s collectibles and vintage for men.
Fadness’ perfectly-placed vignettes will have you inspired and ready to decorate for fall.
5703 Tieton Drive, Yakima
Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or
by appointment. (Occasionally open on
Tuesday and Wednesday during summer)
Located in a three-bedroom farm house on the west side of Yakima, Antiques Etc. is a haven of unique collectibles.
The shop is owned by the mother/daugther duo, Marie and Tami Dorsett, who have run their business out of the old home for more than 22 years. It includes a large basement, a sunny porch and a huge lot, and is overflowing with rusty yard art, primitive gifts and country wares. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, you’ll step into another room full of furnishings and trinkets.
From the inside out, this decorator’s dream is well-worth the drive west.
315 W. Yakima Ave., Yakima
Hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Shop owner, Ron Morton, recently joined downtown Yakima’s antique row — opening the doors to 15 thousand square feet of antiquities. Shoppers are often surprised by the size. With three levels and 60 vendors, the variety is almost endless.
In addition to the collectibles, you can snack while you shop. He’s added a soda shop, where you can buy homemade fudge, hotdogs and soda pop.
But you’ll need ample time to make your way through Morton’s. So if you’re dedicating a day to antiquing, you’ll surely want this shop on your list of stops.
15 W. Yakima Ave., Yakima
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-6 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Having opened their doors 27 years ago, Yesterday’s Village is one of the oldest antique stores in Yakima. They have between 70 and 80 vendors, selling everything from antiques and vintage to a variety of new and used collectibles.
The adjacent lot, known as Track 29, will soon be replaced with a parking lot, but Yesterday’s Village is here to stay. Access to the shop and parking will soon be easier than ever.
Yesterday’s Village is not only favored by the locals, employees say tourists enjoy it too.
Country Garden Antiques
6451 Yakima Valley Highway, Wapato
Hours: Open by chance or appointment
Located in the carriage house of the Old Sawyer House — a magnificent piece of residential architecture — Country Garden Antiques takes visitors back in time.
Once a year, shop owners Pat and Fred Erickson travel to England in search of antique country furnishings to fill their shop. Also specializing in Whichford terracotta pottery, Victorian jewelry, Bridgewater dinnerware and unique garden accessories, customers come from near and far for its array of antiques.
Situated in the heart of the Valley’s wine country in Wapato, the antique shop has become a popular stop while wine tasting.