Weathered Cottage makes the new old

Now in the downtown waterfront on Harborview Drive, the Weathered Cottage specializes in antiques and housewares

Staff writerMay 28, 2014 

Stacie Hannah fully admits that sometimes she’s sad to see items sold in her shop.

“I fall in love with certain pieces,” she said.

Hannah owns The Weathered Cottage with her husband, Bill. The store moved to 3306 Harborview Drive in May. It’s the former location of Daddy-O’s Skateboards, but the Hannahs have brought their keen hands to the interior decor.

What was once a cement floor is now hardwood. Wooden panels also line the walls. Antique furniture, restored by the Hannahs, serve as displays.

“I’ve always loved antiques; I’m incredibly sentimental,” Stacie Hannah said. “So I love things with a history and a story and a past.

“And I’m an admitted shopaholic,” she added.

The Hannahs travel throughout the region searching for antiques. They pull antiques from estate sales and auctions. They also take consignment items that fit with the style of the store.

Stacie Hannah describes the Weathered Cottage as having a French Country style. But there’s more than antiques inside.

The store sells Soapy Bliss, a brand of cupcake shaped soaps made in Puyallup. This year, the soaps were featured in gift bags at the Oscars.

Another popular item is Maison Blanche paint. While Stacie and Bill Hannah can restore pieces, there’s also a real emphasis on do-it-yourself work. The paint is a big seller, Stacie Hannah said.

The Weathered Cottage first opened in late 2012 at 7700 Pioneer Way. The new shop opened its doors May 3 and Stacie Hannah said it will have events to tie in with the Maritime Gig Festival.

The foot traffic and the style of the space has been a boon for the store, she said.

“It certainly fits us better than our last place because it’s an older building,” she said.

Karen Miller: 253-358-4155 karen.miller @gateline.com Twitter: @Gateway_Karen

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