WADE CREEK HOUSE ANTIQUES opened in 2007. Located in an old 1940's home, we have expanded many times so there are many areas for you to browse. Located on an acre in Estacada, Oregon, your children can visit with our chickens (yes, we sell eggs) as you look around.


We are much more than an antiques store. We host community fundraisers, have two
OUTDOOR VINTAGE MARKETS every summer and hold classes and workshops throughout the year. You can find details BELOW.

OUR VENDORS LOVE TO SHOP FOR YOU. They specialize in old, rusty, antique,
primitive, vintage, recycled, revived, repurposed, salvaged, scavenged, chippy, farm, collectibles, indoor and outdoor d├ęcor. Come and see what they have found
for you!!

OPEN DAILY

SUMMER HOURS April - October
Monday - Saturday 10a - 6p and Sunday 11a - 5p

WINTER HOURS - November - March
Monday - Saturday 10a - 5p and SUNDAY 11a - 5p.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Oooo Oooo...

Oooo Oooo!  How could I have missed these two cake carriers.  I guess when you have multiple vendors, there is something in so many nooks and crannies.  This one with the flowers is sooo sweet!  Would love it on my counter and would enjoy just looking at it but as a lamp shade, even better!

 
This one has such great colors too... just a little touch of steel wool
to remove that rusty spot and voila - great patina!

 
 
So much fun.... I need to look for more... to make one of these!
 
 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A RE-PURPOSE IDEA...


This lamp is so cool....


 
 

and we have some cake carriers so you can make one of your own...

 
CAN YOU IMAGINE?
 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Beekeeping 101 - a wonderful class!

Yesterday we were treated to a wonderful class about bees.  David gave us such great information I feel like I know what to do next to take care of the bees at Wade Creek House.  I feel like I learned so much. 


 
We made new friends from Gladstone, Newberg, Beavercreek, Estacada, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Damascus, SW Portland  and beyond.  Thanks for being part of this class, for sharing your beekeeping experiences and for asking great questions. 
 
 

Our hive was also visited.... this was a hive that I got from a friend and I had planned to sell.  The bees had other ideas.  The bees like this hive as David removed a swarm last year and then another group moved in.  They love the flowers, lavender, and other flowering plants around.  We looked in to see if they survived the cold winter.



This little hive needs another box which it will get this spring.  This fall when I showed David the box, it was so full that David brought another smaller box to give them some room, they were having trouble finding room for themselves.  The good part of that was that the bees had lots of food for the winter.
 



When he first opened the box, I could really tell that much of the contents of the hive had been consumed and there in the middle were our bees.... alive!!  You could still see more honey stores,   the bees appeared to be in good shape.....  they survived the winter!!
 


 
Bees are so amazing!
 

 
Thank you again David and Vonda Reinhold.... the bees and I appreciate you and look forward to this Spring when we add onto their home.
 
 
 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Today is beekeeping class day.  I am so excited.  David is experienced, enthusiastic, and passionate about bees and I am looking forward to learning about backyard beekeeping.   We are even going to have a look at my bees (the ones that moved into a hive I had for sale) to see how they fared over the winter.  We still have openings so if you have time this morning, class starts at 10:30 and is $20.  There is still time to join us.







The only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you're a bee...The only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey....and the only reason for making honey is so I can eat it.  ~ Winnie the Pooh in A.A. Milne's 'The House at Pooh Corner'

Thursday, February 20, 2014

IMAGINATION

Handkerchiefs are beautiful, functional, multi-purpose, and fun.  We have lots of them.....


 
and there are so many uses...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In imagination, there is no limitation....
author unknown
 

Monday, February 17, 2014


We had a fun time with Tammy and Leanne this weekend... look what they made!  It was great that they could make the rescheduled class.


 

And speaking of classes..  This coming Saturday, February 22 at 10:30a, is our Beginning Backyard Beekeeping class.  I am so excited.... I will be there.  Last year I picked up a bee hive box at a sale and brought it to the shop to sell... guess what.... we have a nice hive of bees.  Now I am going to learn from David Reinhold, local beekeeper, on how to start a box the right way, how to keep my bees healthy and happy and how to process the honey.  Come join me and bring your questions. Cost is $20.  There is a limit to class size so call in and reserve your spot.
 
 

 You are somebody's reason to smile....

 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

SATURDAY

I am working at the shop this week-end...taking down Valentine's Day and putting up something new.  Stop by and have a free cup of coffee... I would love to see you.  Nikki still has room in her Wood Barn Quilt class which starts at 10:30 this am ...  a great way to start your week-end!

You can check on the baby chicks... they are growing.  I think we got lucky and have two baby girl chicks..

Friday, February 14, 2014

VALENTINE and BIRTHDAY WISHES

 
 
Our Valentine for you.....
 
 
AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my wonderful brother - a Valentine's Day baby
I hope you have a wonderful day!
 
 

 
It was nice growing up with someone like you - someone to lean on, someone to count on... someone to tell on!  ~Author Unknown

Thursday, February 13, 2014

ONE DAY AWAY.....



Valentine's Day is tomorrow...  I have a simple gift idea for you...
 
Something personal, something simple, something lasting..
 
Take one of Riley's Soy Candles and write your message on the side.  Use a paint pen, which we have at the shop for you to use there, and personalize your message. 
Like I said.. simple, personal, and lasting. 


 
 
 
 
 
And don't forget... Nikki's Wood Barn Quilt class was rescheduled to this weekend, February 15th.  10:30a - 1p, everything included, $35.  Bring a paint shirt.  
There are still openings so call a friend and come play with us....
 
 
 
 "Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning." -Author Unknown

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY


 
 
Only 2 days until Valentine's Day.  We have many wonderful items that would make your Valentine smile.  From a vintage cooler for his man cave to lovely candles and jewelry for her.  And if you just can't decide, we have Gift Certificates.  I used this gift guide at Christmas and thought it might be helpful again....

 

 LAST MINUTE GIFT GUIDE
for Valentine's Day 

FOR THE GUYS - shop signs, vintage popular mechanics, vintage tools, cowboy hats, nice bench, vintage car parts, military, cool old gauges coolers, and shop stuff

FOR THE GALS - jewelry, candles, lotions, soaps, vintage kitchen, cool shelves, fun decor, handmade scarfs,  vintage aprons,  

FOR THE YOUNG - vintage toys, games, cute bedroom accessory pieces, vintage style hair tie-backs, old metal trucks, crocheted baby hats, booties, blankets

FOR THE GARDENER - vintage garden books, old floral frogs, watering cans, plant stands, vintage pots

FOR THE READER - many cool vintage and antique books

FOR THE BEST FRIEND -  collectibles, rustic decor, vintage kitchen, fun repurposed items,  gift certificate to use together

FOR THE BABYSITTER - wool felted handbags, scarfs

FOR THE NEIGHBOR - handmade soaps, specialty decor, lovely soy candles

FOR THE CHICKEN LOVER - many cool chicken collectibles

FOR THE ANIMAL LOVER - many animal collectibles

 FOR THE QUILTER/SEWER - vintage thread spools, treadle sewing machine, sewing shears, vintage fabric, dress form

 

Lots to choose from...
OPEN MONDAY - SATURDAY 10a - 5p
and SUNDAY 11a - 5p

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

TUESDAY

The shop is OPEN TODAY and the countdown to Valentine's Day has begun.  Only 3 days before that special day.  

A new shipment of goats milk soaps and lotions has arrived with some new lovely scents...  this always makes a great gift for someone special.  That is just one idea.... our shop is filled with many great one-of-a-kind, unique gifts.

Valentine's Day -  Remember, it's not just for couples, it's to celebrate love in all forms.  Love is all around you.

Monday, February 10, 2014

MONDAY

 
The schools are closed, the parking lot is icy, and it is raining at 28 degrees
 so we are closed again today.... 
 please be safe!  Thanks for the pic Nikki!
 
Need another idea to do yourself or with your children?
Have you made your Valentine cards yet?
Today's the day.
 
 
 
I took two more pages out of the book I use for crafts, a brown paper grocery bag, an  old Christmas card, and I have letter stamps.   OH, and a glue stick.
 
 
For the cover I cut my book page to size and decorated.  Letter stamps are so fun... if you don't have them you can cut out letters, use crayons,  a marker..  If you don't have letter stamps, take your 40% coupon to Michaels a get some... I use mine all the time.  I love them and my grandsons love them too.
 
 
 
 
 
For the inside, I cut my brown paper bag to size and did the same.
Use any paper, wrapping paper,  construction paper.   I used an old Christmas card so it wasn't so flimsy but if you have some heavier paper or construction paper, you can skip that step.. 

 
And the kids have lots of small valentines to make for school..
this will give them something fun to do today after they are done playing outside in the snow.
 
I hope you always find a reason to smile......


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday





Foggy, icy, snowy, cold..... yep, we are closed again today.



Banners are fun and you can be so creative adding ribbons, stenciled letters, stamps, the list is endless.  But being stuck at home I just used a page out of an old book that I use for crafts, a brown paper grocery bag &  string.






 
 
 
 
This banner by Mirtillo on etsy..
 
My childhood may be over, but that doesn't mean playtime is.  ~Ron Olson
 



Saturday, February 8, 2014

Saturday....




Listening to the weather, it looks like the shop will be closed thru Monday.  Here is another  craft ideas to keep you entertained while you are enjoying your time at home .....   this one just takes newspaper, or an old magazine
 

 

Valentine Heart Garland using newspaper

Make  4x4ish newspaper squares.

Fold the squares in half.

Cut half a heart shape on the fold of the paper (see photo)

 
Cut another heart out from the center of the heart.  

So they can intertwine, cut anywhere along the heart (I cut along the fold on the bottom).

Intertwine the heart onto another one like a chain and then seal the cut with a small piece of tape.

Take another heart outline and repeat the step till the heart chain is the length you want.

Creativity is messy..... I am very creative
    author unknown

Friday, February 7, 2014

A fun, easy project..

Still snowing... the shop will be closed again tomorrow...  Saturday, February 8th

Need a fun project while at home?  Make a valentine heart out of an embroidery hoop, fabric, & buttons.  Snugly put any scrap fabric in embroidery hoop, make outline of heart and fill with buttons.  Would be cute  hanging on your wall, in your window, anywhere.



Please be safe, warm, and appreciate each day.

Snowmen fall from heaven....... unassembled. Unknown

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thursday..

The shop is closed and due to the weather will be closed Friday. I will keep you posted about Saturday. Get home & stay safe.

Our hearts go out to the family of the Clackamas County weighmaster who was killed this am nearby. We saw firsthand the intensity of the manhunt taking place around us today. We wish them a safe and quick resolution to their search.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Class rescheduled


The winter weather is here..... Nikki decided that it is best to reschedule her Wood Barn Quilt Class to next weekend - Saturday, February 15th.  So if this weekend wasn't a good one for you even before the weather got here,  there are still some openings.  So join us .. next weekend.

One of my favorites..


Saturday, February 8th....    10:30a - 1p     $35
Join Nikki as she walks you through the process to complete your own wood barn quilt.  These wonderful wood quilts are abundant in the Midwest and are gaining popularity across the country. 
 
You see them on barns, coops, and sheds throughout the countryside and now they are moving inside as art in your entry or family rooms.  Nikki will provide you will EVERYTHING you need to create one 24" x 24" barn quilt using three colors.  We have dozens of quilt patterns  and a variety of paint colors to choose from and but if you have something special you are welcome to bring your own.  Bring a paint shirt.  Limited class space. 

Go the extra extra mile -it's never crowded!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Jim and Tracy's Adventure


The Gilbert House
 
Many of you know Jim and Tracy from The Wade Creek House... Jim with his passion for  militaria and Tracy for her passion with everything else.  This love of the old, vintage, unique have lead them on another adventure.  They recently had the opportunity to take over an antique shop in Redmond, Oregon and make it their own.  Another old house, The Gilbert House built in 1929, will have its Grand Opening this weekend.  Located at 203 SW 6th Street, the shop will be open Friday from 11a - 5p with the Grand Opening Saturday from 11a -  5p.   They would love to see you.   Thankfully, they will still have a booth at The Wade Creek House....for now.