Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Looking for Antiques & Treasures in the Yakima Valley?

Antique: (Latin: antiquus; old); an old collectable item. It is collected or desirable because of its age, rarity, condition, utility, or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era in human society. Antiques are usually objects which show some degree of craftsmanship or a certain attention to design. They are bought at antique shops, or passed down as an estate. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the Yakima Valley you will find many unique antique shops, offering numerous treasure hunting finds. As you enter the Yakima Valley, Precision Fruit & Antiques off I-82E Exit 29, is a bargain shoppers delight. You will find unusual items as well as produce in season, wines and specialty food products. Precision Fruit has seasonal hours.

The city of Yakima is host to a large number of antique shops; Yesterday's Village houses over 75 separate small unique shops. Take Exit 33B to Yakima Avenue.
As you drive west on Yakima Avenue, this store is located just over the railroad tracks. Turn right into the parking lot, the entrance to Yesterday's Village is on the left in the large brick building.

Continuing west on Yakima Avenue, there are four antique shops on the right side of the street between fifth and seventh avenues. Pieces of the Past, Memories on the Avenue, Attic Clutter, and Talk of the Town are the places for hours of fun searching for unusual antique items.

Churchill's Books has been in operation in the Yakima Valley since 1937 and is a must for every book lover to visit. Spend time perusing the selection of unique books at 125 S 2nd Street and don't forget to pet the resident cat.

Union Gap is a city well known by, "Shopoholics," for the Valley Mall, surrounding retail stores and those searching for antique shops. Take Exit 36 to Valley Mall Blvd, turn left onto Main Street for Gap Treasures, Somewhere in Time, and Time Travelers.

The city of Prosser antique shops are located off Exit 80, I-82 E, turn right, Bonnie's Vine & Gift Shop is on the left side of the street as you drive toward the historic downtown. Each of these shops are located on Sixth Street in the historic downtown; Dairy Farm Antiques featuring antiques and collectibles, Sixth Street Gift & Art Gallery, with local artisan created gifts, jewelry, gourmet foods and art. The Rustic Rooster is a quaint shop featuring antiques, home decor, and collectibles.