Primrose Antiques & Gifts


Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the winds long to play with your hair.

– Khalil Gibran


If you’re a regular visitor to Primrose you know how much we love all things related to home decorating, gardening and nesting, especially when it comes to blending antique and vintage treasures with newer items. We also love helping you find that perfect gift for special occasions, weddings, or those ‘just because’ situations.  

However, now that summer is here our Primrose girls have just one word of advice – it’s time to go outside and play!  It’s time to head outside for dining and entertaining.  Time to lace up your hiking boots and have an adventure!  Time to pour yourself a big cool drink, settle into your favorite garden chair and lose yourself in a good book. In other words, it’s time to jump into summer!

If this ‘go outside’ idea sounds appealing but you need a little nudge, swing by Primrose. We stepped outside our usual ‘dreamy’ look and had fun gathering and displaying items to help you find your summer groove.  For example, we have…

  • One-of-a-kind vintage items that are sure to spark a nostalgic summer memory

  • Nature-themed games, journals, note cards, and puzzles

  • Picnic supplies, including vintage picnic baskets, melamine plates and serving bowls, table linens, paper napkins, and picnic blankets and vintage quilts

  • Sun hats and sunscreen with aloe vera (and no oxybenzone, PABA, gluten, or parabens, and it’s cruelty free)

  • And of course, a fabulous selection of summer books!  Here are just a few examples…

    • Pacific Northwest field guides for Birds, Butterflies, Wildflowers, and Natural History

    • Northwest hiking guides for the North Cascades, Central Cascades and Olympic Peninsula, as well as “Hikes with Kids” and “The Creaky Knees Guide”

    • Gardening books on a wide variety of subjects – vintage roses, cut flowers, bees, butterfly gardens, and so many more

    • Summer cookbooks for all sorts of occasions – grilling, al fresco dining and entertaining, picnicking, camping, boating, cooking and baking with seasonal fruits and veggies, and recipes for special beverages and cocktails

    • Fun books for pleasure reading, including classics like ‘Roughing It’ by Mark Twain and ‘The Call of the Wild’ by Jack London. We also have signed books by local authors, including ‘Eliza Waite’ by Ashley E. Sweeney and ‘Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden’ by Erin Benzakein  

Your summer is waiting and we wish you all the best – flip-flop tan lines, berry stains on your fingers, and a few new scuff marks on your hiking boots.  Viva la Summer!!