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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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Wade Creek House Bees & HONEY!

This is the story of the bees in the garden at The Wade Creek House..... 

Last year I found a bee box in the back of a friend's shed.  I was interested in bees myself but knew nothing so brought it to the shop to sell.  One day a cloud of bees appeared and made that box their home.  That is when I met David Reinhold.. a local beekeeper.  He came and got the swarm and brought the empty box back.  After that I noticed that bees still were going in and out of the box.  A gal I knew looked in and said that other bees were just cleaning and that there were no bees calling that box home.  I watched them all summer "cleaning" and in September I talked to David and wondered if there could be bees in the box after all.  He said to look inside.  That sounded a bit scary for the "I know nothing about bees" person.  But I got brave and lifted the lid.  That box was FULL of honey and bees.  So full that there was really no room for the bees.  David came over and brought another small box to give them space to live.  They survived the winter and in the spring I decided to set up a real bee hive.  David taught a class at the shop in March and has helped me along the way.  Well it is harvest time, nothing I have done before, so I called David.  He came over with a bee suit and tools and asked me if I wanted him to do it or did I want to try it.  He would walk me through the process.  So...





 



 





 
Being our first year and with the amount of bees to feed over the winter, David suggested we do not take out much honey.  Some of the frames in the top box were not full  so we only got about 2 quarts of honey... not enough to sell at the shop.   IT IS AMAZING!!  BUT NEXT YEAR!  We are splitting this hive in the spring and adding another so fingers crossed we will have honey in the shop next year. Can't wait! 
 
P.S.  A bee suit is on my Christmas wish list...
 
 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

HEARTBROKEN...


Many people know that the new place in town, The Mason Jar, was decorated with many items purchased at The Wade Creek House.  You can check out our post from the end of July to refresh your memory.  So when a sign went on the door of The Mason Jar a few days ago, we were asked about it. We don't know the story about the closure but what I do know is that about 3 - 4 months ago, a friendly couple came to town.  They came from out of state and wanted to start a business in the area.  They came to look at Oregon City but fell in love with Estacada.  They had a dream, a vision of what they wanted to do and set out to make that dream a reality.  We got to know them very well as they purchased many items from The Wade Creek House.  They opened their doors the end of July.  Color, energy, life flowed from those doors.  You were greeted by name, you felt welcomed, you were drawn to that positive energy.  You looked down the street and your eye was drawn their way.  They became involved in the community.   They had plans.  Then something happened.  The Mason Jar is closed.  I don't know details but can't begin to  imagine leaving anything you put so much of your heart into.  I feel heartbroken thinking of the effort and enthusiasm that Amy and Mark brought to Estacada that is now gone.   If you are reading this Mark or Amy, you are missed by so many.

Monday, August 25, 2014

MY MUST HAVES...

I told you I would share with you what I bought so here it is.  NORMALLY, I am shopping for our customers but things were different this time.  The things I was finding were things that I loved and wanted to keep for myself.   Here are my special finds from very wonderful vendors...
 
 
 
Not sure where to start.  I got a wonderful late 1800's to early 1900's trunk soon to be used as a coffee table with hiding space for the grandkids toys, a great old garden cart, and the red triangle looking thing is an old metal snow sled, 1950's, to be used as decoration this winter.  An awesome old wool military blanket with the date 1952 stitched in along with a military insignia... that is an important date for me, some cool old 1914 books which I love, and an old handmade wood bowl which is already filled with produce from my garden.  This old feed sack is going to be used as a back cushion for our outdoor chairs. 
See.. these items were needed, right?


Oh, and I got this for my husband.... I thought it was very cool.  The clock works and it lights up... it will look so great in his shop. 

 
 
 Looking back through the pictures I took, I thought I would share a few other fun pictures..

 
This is Wendy, another member of Wade Creek House doing a bit of shopping.  The wheelbarrow she bought was helpful for some of her items... these are just a few!
 



What was cute when I first saw this family was that they were all carrying the chair.  Teamwork!

 
This is Pat Reneau, the winner of our $25 gift certificate.  She brought her sisters (at least they acted like sisters) who helped her spend it!

 
And finally, this is the band... known as 211.  They made the day even more festive.  Everyone had a great time listening to them.
 
So our next market is
SEPTEMBER 20TH
 
SAVE THE DATE - LAST MARKET OF THE SUMMER!
Still time to be a vendor... give us a call!
 
Live life to the fullest!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A WONDERFUL DAY...

WHAT AN AMAZING DAY!!  Tomorrow I will show you what I bought but tonight I just wanted to share this end of the day picture.  Hollis, one of our youngest members of The Wade Creek House was tuckered.  Imagine being able to curl up in a chair to sleep...like a cat.  It was truly a wonderful day.  Meeting new friends and connecting with old.  Can't get any better than that!


 
Thank you Wade Creekers and coordinator Nikki Mantei for all your efforts - as I have said many times.... it takes a village.  Thank you to our fabulous vendors who brought us such amazing stuff.  I am always in awe at the rarity of the finds and how they know just what I like.  Thank you Joe Daddy's BBQ for coming to our rescue and serving us amazing food and thank you to Estacada Harvest Market for donating ice to keep our drinks cool.  To our band, 211, (part of the Mossy Rock Ramblers) who I could listen to for hours... thank you for keeping the day festive and fun.  If I missed thanking you, I didn't mean to miss you but if I could curl up like Hollis, that would be me.....
 
Keep smiling....

MARKET MORNING...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING.... THE WADE CREEK HOUSE OUTDOOR VINTAGE MARKET IS OPEN...    This was this morning before opening at 8am..  we are open til 5....stop by!



 
 












 
Keep smiling...


Friday, August 22, 2014

A BIG DAY AND A BIGGER ONE TOMORROW....

PAT RENEAU..... YOU ARE THE WINNER OF OUR $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE!!   CONGRATULATIONS!!! You can pick it up tomorrow..... or any day after. 

We have been very busy today....  Along with meeting many of our market vendors that took advantage of being able to set up today, we now  have a new food vendor.... JOE DADDY'S BBQ.  At the last minute Lew's Drive In was unable to make it.  We are very excited to be able to have Joe Daddy's BBQ here.  Check out his Facebook page and give him a like.  He is scheduled every Saturday but was able to pull together some of his folks to help us out.  Thank you so much Joe Daddy!

While some of the vendors were setting up, I was able to sneak a peek...  Some are keeping us in suspense until tomorrow.  It is going to be a great day!!








SO JOIN US.... MARKET OPENS AT 8!
The Ramblers will be here with live music!!
 
SEE YOU THEN!!
 
 
There is nothing like a new day for a new beginning..
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GETTING READY FOR THE MARKET

As you can see below, we are getting a few things together to bring to our OUTDOOR VINTAGE MARKET this Saturday, August 23rd.  We hope you will join us.  We have some wonderful vendors who bring great finds at terrific prices.  Open at 8am - The Mason Jar will be there with coffee, Lews Drive-In will be there with everything else.  THERE IS STILLTIME TO SIGN UP TO BE A VENDOR  - give us a call  503-630-7556.

Now head over to our Facebook page for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate..



 




Something wonderful is about to happen....

Friday, August 15, 2014

OUR NEW DIY - Vintage Weddings

OUTDOOR VINTAGE MARKET COUNTDOWN... 8 MORE DAYS....


As most of you know, we devote the entry of The Wade Creek House to fun "Do It Yourself" projects.  We have pictures, samples, and supplies for you to "DIY."  Carrie has some great ideas for those of you planning a wedding using vintage, repurposed items.  Do you have a wedding to plan?  We can help.  We all love vintage weddings and our love to repurpose  makes it fun and easy.  Stop by and be inspired.  Here are a few fun ideas but there are more....






 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 


 Lots of fabulous things to use for centerpieces, alters, photo booths etc. Do you know someone getting married?  Send them in...


I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,
He said one that would make me his wife to the end.
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ONE THING I LOVE

August 23rd OUTDOOR VINTAGE MARKET countdown.... 11 days and counting

I have a thing for old galvanized wash tubs.... round ones, square ones, oval ones, big ones, small ones.  We have several at the shop right now... it is hard not to bring more home!

 
And whenever I pick up a new one, I tell people how handy they are... what do you think?
 


 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
See, they are very handy.....