“By all these lovely tokens, September days are here. With summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.”
– Helen Hunt Jackson

As we welcome the arrival of September, we can already feel the changing of the seasons. Quiet foggy mornings melt into sunny afternoons, but there’s a crisp coolness in the air. Even the sunlight is different, alternating between vibrant and diffused. It’s a time of transition that feels both energizing and peaceful. Perhaps it’s this juxtaposition that makes this month so indescribably delightful?

Here in Primrose, there’s also a change in the air. It’s still cozy and colorful with a charming mixture of new, vintage, and antique items, but we have expanded our offerings. For instance, we now carry more culinary items, like ‘Thai for Two’ dinner kits, soup and scone mixes, and all sorts of yummy goodies for charcuterie boards, like crackers, cheese, pepper jelly, and salami.

We have also made some changes in how we do our buying and are excited to be bringing in more items from small companies, many of which are locally made, organic, small-batch, Fair Trade, and eco-friendly. Here are just a few examples:

Delicious preserves and shrub mixes from Orcas Island, made in small batches from locally sourced, organic heirloom fruits

Small-batch jams and jellies from Anacortes. Extremely yummy and incredibly close; the jars are often still warm when they are hand-delivered to us!

Signed copies of all three of the beautiful and informative books from this amazing flower farm and seed company here in Skagit Valley. The books were all written by Floret’s founder, beloved flower farmer, and floral designer, Erin Benzakein.

Hand-poured, two-wick candles from Whidbey Island. These beauties have been recently reformulated and now use creamy coconut-apricot wax that is renewably sourced and made without dyes, additives, paraffin, toxic chemicals, or animal products.

Deeply moisturizing, natural body creams from Sedro-Woolley

Hand creams, soaps, and scrubs with ‘good for your skin’ ingredients

Plant-based, natural skincare from the Lake Chelan area. We love this company, especially their incredible foamy handsoaps!

Beautiful indoor/outdoor solar and plug-in hanging lanterns from Bellingham
We hope you will join us as we welcome the glorious month of September!


A promise of the unexpected…on Etsy!

Fall is right around the corner and many of us are starting to add seasonal touches to our homes and porches. Adding special vintage and antique items is a wonderful way to add a bit of historic flare.

Visit our Primrose Antiques Etsy shop and choose hand-curated, hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind items 24-hours a day.