Lincoln City Antiques Week Becomes Oregon Coast Treasure Center This February
Posted 1/16/22 5:10 PM PST
By the staff of the Oregon Coast Beach Connection
(Lincoln City, Oregon) – Every February, Lincoln City, a coastal city in central Oregon, celebrates all that’s old and maybe a little crusty: its thriving antique scene. All of the city’s antique stores come together for a ten-day event called Lincoln City Antique & Collectibles Week, where citywide sales and special events – plus unique inventory – merge into one. gargantuan festival of fun finds.
This year’s event will take place from February 12-21 and will include exclusive offers at participating stores.
Several years ago, Lincoln City was named one of the great unknown places for antiques in the United States, which led it to no longer be unknown but to become the go-to destination on the East Coast. Oregon for all that old stuff. Lincoln City is home to a wide variety of vintage shops and second-hand bookstores. The town itself is rather new in a way, coming together in the early sixties when five pioneer villages voted to unite, uniting Oceanlake, Taft, Cutler City, DeLake and Nelscott into one town of 7 1/2 mile called Lincoln. City. Yet there remains plenty of old-fashioned architecture in each of these small towns, reminding everyone of a distant Oregon coast, sometimes more than 100 years old.
Started by June Minor of the historic Rocking Horse Mall in 1991, Antiques and Collectibles Week was a celebration of elegant reminders of the past, nearly forgotten pieces of childhood, and the thrill of the hunt. Originally opened as the OceanLake Pavilion Dance Hall in 1920, the Rocking Horse Mall is now run by his son Rick Minor and features two floors of antiques including glassware, pottery, vintage furniture, dollhouse miniatures and beach treasures.
“We are thrilled to see our antique and collectibles stores once again come together to present an unforgettable week of new treasures (for you) as well as unexpected surprises at every turn,” said Ed Dreistadt, director of ‘Explore Lincoln City. “Antiques are a great way to learn about history, relive fond memories, and bring something special into your home.”
The North Lincoln County Historical Museum will also feature an exhibit called ‘Float Odyssey,’ where guests can see the journey of unique collectible fishing floats that made it to the Oregon Coast, including where they’ve been. manufactured, their specifications, how far they traveled and who found them. The museum will also host “Tank Identification Day,” where visitors can bring in their tanks and have on-site experts identify them on Saturday, February 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Local antique store Granny’s Attic will also be showcasing an important piece of Lincoln City history to visitors: an original table from the beloved (and greatly missed) local restaurant Pixie Kitchen. A popular stop for families when visiting Lincoln City, Pixie Kitchen was a landmark for coastal visitors for thirty years before closing its doors in 1985.
Some of the local businesses participating in Antiques and Collectibles Week this year include: Little Antique Mall, Sue Bear’s Attic, Coastal Treasures, 101 Inspirations, Prehistoric, Sea Hag Antiques, Carrousel by the Beach, Rocking Horse Antique Mall, Granny’s Attic, Coast Clocks, Nelscott House Antiques and Shops at Street Car Village.
For more information on Antique & Collectibles Week, you can visit their page.
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