Independence is turning corners in a beautiful way.
To begin with, The City of Independence is the official end of the Oregon Trail. It is a historic district. They also have a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization boosting and beautifying the city.
Independence boasts a number of architectural styles from the past, and has won grants to revitalize. Including on Main Street. A new hotel is going in. An original Main Street building is getting restored and converted to a micro brew pub. There is a book seller. A vintage clock dealer, and most important for us – there are two new antique and vintage shops to visit as well.
Same As It Never Was Vintage is located on the corner of Main and D Street.
Look for the yellow bicycle out front and for the shabby chic, coastal cottage, vintage and antique finds inside! This shop changes inventory often so you should visit often just to look. You’ll find antique furniture, hand selected vintage clothing, jewelry, painted furniture, artisan decor pieces, and shabby chic items, too.
There are lots of wall decor items including some made by local artists. We saw a wall clock with the face made from the brightly painted numerals found on license plates. There are lamps and mirrors to decorate with as well. We saw a tall, open and painted shabby chic hutch with lower cabinet doors that was perfectly converted for a baby’s things.
There is also a periodic flea market that the shop sponsors right on Main Street, so call ahead and don’t miss out.
Around the block is Timeless Antiques & More.
Timeless Antiques & More is located at 281 S. Second Street. This place keeps expanding, too. It is worth repeat visits since you can also pop into Same As It Never Was when you’re there. There is plenty of vintage, antique, victorian, and shabby chic furniture. We even saw a contemporary glass table for grilling season. There are decor options everywhere you look to work into your home’s style. Even select pieces of vintage clothing, too.
There is also an entire wall of cases filled with treasures to see at the back of the mall. Its topped with a plethora of glowing lamps with shades that nearly cover the cases from one side of the showroom to the other.
You’ll find jewelry, art pottery, the odd dairy milk can, travel trunks, mirrors, pictures and wall decor. Like country charm? Timeless Antiques & More has it in loads! Guess you’ll just have to go to Independence and visit the two newest shops in town and see it all for yourself