Time After Time fills every space in a two-story 1874 historic house in the center of Oregon’s thriving “Antiques Capital.” The tiny village of Aurora, Oregon was the state’s First National Historic District and is known for its charming East Coast style architecture as exemplified by the Old Aurora Colony Museum complex and eighteen 19th century buildings housing antiques stores, specialty shops and eateries. The building was the Colony blacksmith’s home and is still true to its original Colony design (but with the thankful addition of full heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer).
You’ll find two floors of authentic antiques, with vintage and vintage-inspired goods, from old sewing notions, ladies hats and gloves to large country cupboards brought from the East Coast. Advertising, primitives and architectural items are presented on the first floor by Aurora Mills Architectural, one of the nation’s most active salvage retailers and located down the street in Aurora. Upstairs additional dealers offer antiques including furniture, kitchen, glassware and vintage decor.
Located halfway between Portland and Salem, the town of Aurora is open all year and is a destination for antiques lovers from all over the world. Aurora was selected by MSNBC.com as one of the “top ten antiquing towns in the US” and by travelchannel.com as one of eight of “America’s Best Antique Shopping” cities. It was recently listed as Oregon’s top antiques destination by House Beautiful and Country Living magazines.