Something old can become new again at Pickers Northwest, an antique business that opened in April.
Located with a group of shops that share the site of the El Pueblito Family Mexican restaurant at 3226 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor, Pickers Northwest is filled with unique items that have been rediscovered by owners Sherry and Ken Millsap.
The pair has hand-picked items from estate sales and garage sales, and they’ve added some from their personal collections to carry the inventory.
“We try to keep our items vintage and antique,” said Sam Maus, Sherry Millsap’s mother who works part-time at the shop. “We also take consignment.”
A grand opening, scheduled for Oct. 12, will celebrate the business, and refreshments will be provided for customers.
“We’ve always liked this business, and we always wanted to start something in Gig Harbor,” Ken Millsap said.
The Millsaps’ hobby of buying collectible antiques has been a passion for many years. The couple wanted a storefront to sell their finds, and they chose the historic downtown location.
“They had more than they knew what to do with,” Maus said.
The shop offers sturdy metal toys that includes everything from cars to planes and other types of collectibles. There is furniture, model ships, vending machines and a broad selection of individual items.
The Millsaps look to carry items that appeal to young, old or closet collectors. Neon signs, clocks and stained glass are some specialty items customers request.
They also enjoy tracking down particular finds.
“People ask us to look for things, and we try to find them when we’re out and about,” Sherry said. “We’ve always enjoyed antiques. It’s just something fun we do.”
“We’re trying to find things where people haven’t been to find items,” Ken added. “We like barns, and we try to bring in new things every day.”
Sherry said they try to keep their prices reasonable.
“We want to make people feel comfortable when they come in,” she said.
For more information, email pickersnorthwest@ ymail.com.