When you visit, be sure to congratulate gracious Dorothy Lancaster and her daughter Toni Scolari on their 20th year in business. These women know their customers and have tailored their inventory to please. Each month they feature the work of a local artist along with stacks of dishes, quilts, milk glass and mid-century bric-a-brac. Be sure and find the children's section in the back for a trip down memory lane and the chance to once again own that toy or book you once loved.
1026 Main St., Fortuna, CA 95540 • 707-725-3003 • Monday – Saturday 11a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sunday
Antique Depot's 18 independent vendors qualify it as the largest antique "mall" in Humboldt County. New owner Jason Preyer has made sure there is definitely something here for everyone — whether it's the 1.5-pint Amish butterprint turquoise and white Pyrex bowl to complete Grandma's set, or your very own restored glass globed gasoline pump. (There's even a reproduction gasoline pump featured as a prize on The Price Is Right.) Jewelry, sporting goods, linens, tabletop and kitchen items from every era abound and vintage toys and old photographs are specialties. "Like" the shop on Facebook for updates and notable items.
1122 Main St., Fortuna, CA 95540 • 707-725-5503 • Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
The Victorian village of Ferndale, surrounded by verdant dairy farmland is a must-see and Antiques & More is a must-stop. Nancy Trujillo has gathered some of the most eccentric and eclectic vendors in the area for her shop in a large historic building on the corner of Main and Shaw. Look for crazy, cool, steampunky one-of-a-kind electrified assemblages by Richard Spencer, fabulous handmade and up-cycled hats from milliner Holly Garbutt, gorgeous shabby chic by Victoria Blaise, amazing Lucite handbags, saddles and tack, books, jewelry and more.
580 Main St., Ferndale, CA 95536 • 707-502-8005 • Friday – Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday – Wednesday noon to 6 p.m., closed Thursday