I recently visited Seattle, Washington for the first time on a vacation with my best friend. Of course, there are many sights to see- Museums, the Space Needle, and can't forget Pike's Place, but my heart belongs with the old, the antiquated, the one-of-a-kind piece that only exists in that particular store at that moment. Luckily, we were able to dedicate a day to exploring various neighborhoods and I plotted the Vintage hot-spots like oases in a desert.
Note: These "stops" are not intended to be a route followed in order, public transportation is needed as some of the destinations are not within walking distance.
FIRST STOP: DIVA DOLLZ
|Their gorgeous "pin-up" business card|
Diva Dollz is located in historic Pioneer Square
SECOND STOP: LE FROCK
STOP #3: AREA 51
|In walking distance to Le Frock, this store specializes in new and old Vintage Modern Furniture|
|One of the display windows at Area 51|
Some items for sale- taken from their online store
|Vintage Tugboat Search Light $900|
How f*cking cool is this!
Talk about not only a conversation piece, but very original to have this in your home, hopefully you won't get blinded when you turn it on.
|Bathurst Cabinet $1595|
I chose this picture because of the drawing on the wall. It captures the essence of the store's artsy, yet scientific feel. I love diagrams.
|Classic Danish Modern Credenza- $1200|
One of these days I will own one and an amazing house to put it in!
You can quote me on that
|New Factory Pallet Coffee Table- $595|
I love the asymmetry and originality of this piece, reminds me of a wagon
STOP #4: THE VUTIQUE
|Winner of most original and stylish Business card:|
This is pictured on the outside of a card sized envelope
This store is in walking distance to Area 51 and Le Frock
STOP #5: STREAMLINER DINER
Are you hungry yet?
|Located on Bainbridge Island|
Of course, when there is a retro looking diner, I am pulled to it like a magnet and have to stop in!
STOP #6: FREMONT VINTAGE MALL
|Tons and I mean TONS of vintage stuff. My eyes were so overwhelmed, I couldn't decide what to buy!|
|From the street level..this is what you see..a doorway with a long staircase underground..ooh!|
So, of course we investigated! The walls down the stairwell are covered in cartoonish paintings and once you reach the bottom..oh my! Vintage heaven!
|I snuck this picture...shhh!|
The store is more like a warehouse with multiple levels of vintage-ness.
From Pyrex dishes, ashtrays, housewares, albums, clothes, more clothes, knick-knacks, jewelry, furniture, this store has it all.
STOP #7: VINTAGE ANGEL COMPANY
fell flat....was closed when we arrived..boo :(
|Has a very appealing sign though!!!|