A new antiques shopping find

Antique oil cans at Switzer's Vintage Decor in Chilliwack, BC Canada

Yesterday I head into town to drop off some paperwork at my accountant’s. I then also moseyed on around town taking a small detour.

I had full intentions to visit a local greenhouse, but right there in the same parking lot, this big, beautiful sign reeled me in!

Antique shopping at Switzer's Vintage Decor in Chilliwack, BC Canada-001

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Oh my goodness. 

Where have you been all my junk’in life?

Antique shopping at Switzer's Vintage Decor in Chilliwack, BC Canada

This store location has been a few different entities over the years, however I had no idea that switzer’s existed. It’s a store filled to the brim with antiques and vintage-inspired replications. Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff!

Switzer’s Vintage Decor is located in Chilliwack, British Columbia Canada, right next to Minter Country Gardens.

I get asked where I love to shop in my area all the time. So for the travellers out there, here’s a new one I’m adding to my own arsenal!

Antique shopping in Canada is there, however not in abundance by any means. I still dream of heading down south to the World’s Longest Yard Sale (read my stories HERE) one day again.

Until then, this was a very unexpected and happy surprise.

Care for a little tour?

(need I even ask?)

Antique wire baskets at Switzer's Vintage Decor in Chilliwack, BC Canada

There was loads of antique shopping outdoors and in. This collection of wire baskets was a great way to start things off.

Vintage mason jars for sale at Switzer's Vintage Decor in Chilliwack, BC Canada

I have a small collection of antique mason jars already, however I always love looking to see the types I don’t have.

Aren’t these beautiful? I’ll take them all please.

Vintage inspired metal look upholstered ottoman at Switzer's Vintage Decor in Chilliwack, BC Canada

This fun ottoman completely threw me.

From a short distance I thought it was metal, but it ended up being upholstered. Great reproduction piece with all the antique bin feels!

Stacked vintage luggage at Switzer's Vintage Decor in Chilliwack, BC Canada

Stacked luggage for the win! Those round ones on the bottom sure are unique!

Scrabble tiles for sale at Switzer's Vintage Decor in Chilliwack, BC Canada

And if you’re looking for a scrabble tile fix, they have those too. In abundance.

Round vintage crate with stamped markings at Switzer's Vintage Decor in Chilliwack, BC Canada

But I continue to be secretly drawn to any kind of crate-ish piece. I loved this round barrel style with some marketing label still attached.

Toilet Tank vintage crate advertising sign at Switzer's Vintage Decor in Chilliwack, BC Canada

And this chunk of toilet tank crate made me smile… don’t see that every day!

Multi drawer old dresser at Switzer's Vintage Decor in Chilliwack, BC Canada

Now THIS piece I could find a home for right this second! All those decadent rustic drawers would be perfect for sewing room storage…

Mini one foot vintage toboggan at Switzer's Vintage Decor in Chilliwack, BC Canada

Gasp… have you ever seen a one-foot toboggan before? Well now you can say you have!

Frys Pure Cocoa vintage metal sign at Switzer's Vintage Decor in Chilliwack, BC Canada

I adore any authentic metal antique signage and this beauty Frys Pure Cocoa sign wore this perfect pop of blue.

Colourful vintage-inspired new coffee mugs in a white vintage cupboard at Switzer's Vintage Decor in Chilliwack, BC Canada

And I’d gladly take this cupboard. I’ve always dreamed of a free-standing styled kitchen with a mixture of different pieces side-by-side (one day!) and this place would indeed fit part of that bill.

So if you’re ever in the area, I recommend adding this stop to your visits!

While I didn’t pick anything up this round, I know where to go now when the desire hits!

Now that was one worthwhile accountant trip….


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Other lower mainland shopping haunts I love:

 

The Back Porch

Fort Langley

Granny and Grumpa’s

The Happy Picker

Rusty’s

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  1. Fun, fun, shop you found. My favorite antique and junk shopping is at First Monday Trade Days, Canton, Texas. Is about 15 miles from me. Held monthly. Enjoy ur blog.

  2. Donna,

    My kinda place. A good thing I live many miles away. We have 4 antique stores in our town. You did not say what you bought? The footstool is awesome. Have never seen anything like it, or the big rounded suitcase on top of the others.

  3. All the years I’ve driven to the lower mainland and not once have I stopped at junk markets. Thank you for this list, Donna because I’ll definitely be checking them out. Have you ever been to Lois Lane Warehouse in Kelowna? I urge you to check it out during your next visit to the Okanagan. Pack a lunch!