By Ashley Christie
I was nine months old the first time I went to Brimfield, Massachusetts with my mom and gramy looking for antiques. I don’t remember much about the trip but I can tell you it wasn’t my last. Antiques and retail have always been a family business for us.
I spent most of my weekends growing up running around flea markets up and down the Willamette Valley, practicing my math by writing up customer receipts and counting back change. My summer vacations were road trips to antique shows across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
As I grew older I tried to break away, forge my own path, but I always end up coming back. Our newest family venture, in our hometown of Jefferson, is a little different. We still have those one-of-a-kind antiques but we’ve mixed in lots of new and unique clothing, jewelry, and home accessory lines that you can’t find in the area.
The store features items from Pacific Northwest artisans along with items from small, family owned companies. We’ve got a little of everything: shirts, bags, pajamas, socks, soaps and lotions, shoes and flip flops, books, pillows, blankets, baby gifts, the list goes on.
Our inventory is always changing; we like to mix it up. You’ll always find something for everyone in the family, and you’ll always find something different.
Prairie Farmhouse, operated with my mom and sister, is a great opportunity for shoppers to find something for themselves, their friends and their home. We carry what we love and have in our own home. And it feels good to be in a small town with a strong, growing community.
We’re open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and we’re located at 210 Church Street; in the renovated Jefferson Feed Store. We’re online at prairiefarmhouse.com or you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @PrFarmhouse to learn more.