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The South Sound has plenty of antiquing options. Photo credit: Stock photo

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We know the thrill of hunting and searching for the perfect antique can be a lot of fun. Especially when you see it and instantly know the perfect spot in your house for the piece - bingo! We've compiled a list of all the antique shops to explore locally. 

Sanford and Son Antiques is a unique antique shop that can be found on Antique Row on Broadway in Tacoma. At this shop you can find antiques dating all the way  back to the 13th/14th century and all the way up to funky artifacts of the 70's.

SANFORD AND SON ANTIQUES, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 743 Broadway Tacoma, 253.272.0334.

Pacific Run Antique Mall, located on Pacific Ave. in Tacoma, is an indoor antique market with multiple vendors offering a wide range of antiques. Furniture, housewares, decor and collectibles can all be found at the market. 

PACIFIC RUN ANTIQUE MALL, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday; 10228 Pacific Ave. S Tacoma, 253.539.0117.

South Tacoma Antique Mall, located on South Tacoma Way, features a collection of over a hundred antique dealers. Everything from auto goods to art, furniture, jewelry and much more. Bonus, if you have something you've been dying to find you can let them know and if one of their antique dealers finds it they will give you a call. 

SOUTH TACOMA ANTIQUE MALL, open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 8219 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, 253.584.0500,

Vessel Vintage Collective, located on Antique Row in Tacoma, specializes in midcentury furniture and decor. Their decor is also available for rent if you're looking to stage a space or a photoshoot. The rental is for three days and is 25% off the retail value of the piece. It's important to note this shop is only open by appointments Monday-Wednesday with regular store hours the other days of the week. 

VESSEL VINTAGE COLLECTIVE, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday; 760 Broadway, Tacoma, 253.272.2070,

Courtyard Antiques and Home Décor, located in Olympia, has over 10,000 square feet of antique goodies. This two-story antique shop features furniture, gifts and home decor for your house or garden.

COURTYARD VINTAGE COLLECTIVE, open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 705 4th Ave. E, Olympia, 360.352.3864,

Second Hand Rose, located in Yelm, is another antique and collectables paradise with tons of fun finds that can be dug for. Please note they are only open Friday-Sunday.

SECOND HAND ROSE ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES,open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday-Sunday, 9243 Yelm Hwy. SE, Olympia, 360.459.0954.

Lighthouse Antiques & Crafts, on Pacific Ave. in Olympia, is another great place to discover antiques. Many of the rooms are themed accordingly with the items that can be found in it, and we guarantee you will probably walk away with at least one treasure. 

LIGHTHOUSE ANTIQUES & CRAFTS,open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 2921 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia, 360.943.5194.

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