The change in seasons is apparent! Leaves have fallen, darker morning and evening skys, and a chill in the air. Time to hunker down on house projects and get cozy for the coming colder weather. We are enjoying the change in seasons and looking forward to holiday decorating! Pumpkins, bales of straw, gourds, and winter pansies out in our front entrance...lovin' the fall.
The next Second Saturday is coming up, November 13, and we're looking forward to showcasing a couple of new vendors! We are anticipating wonderful Thanksgiving time at home, and always anxious and happy to have friends and family stop by the shop and check us out.
Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but we will soon give you a sneak peak of ideas for Christmas decorating and getting the spirit. Stay Tuned!!!
Who we are...
- The Rusty Pelican
- 701 9th Street, Benton City, Washington, United States
- Laura has a passion and love for merchandising and design. Little did Robert (her husband) know he would come home to a newly designed home almost daily. Mix that with with an old service station built in 1935, a group of creative family and friends that have the same passions. Well you have some great and crazy things going on... Meet the family. Margaret and Michelle (laura's sister and niece) have an antique business "Two French Hens". The live in the seattle area. Al has a real passion for Oak! He finds and beautifies american oak furniture. Susan dba as "Found" has a real eye for Bohemian funk. Ric or "Trader Ric" and his partner Sean love glassware. There isn't a thing Ric doesn't know about glass. Dottie and her Hubby live in Oregon and have the love of "cowboy." Kind of a lace and barbed wire thing or Romantic ranch. Our newest Family member "Terry" (she also lives in Seattle) deals with textiles. They are truly an added benefit to the shop. So there we are! Please come see us soon. We are hunting and finding treasures to help you make your home and garden unique!
October 19, 2010
Laura and all at the Rusty Pelican want to thank you for making our Grand Opening such a success...we had a blast! It was great to see so many good friends and customers in one day, and we so appreciated everyone's praises of the shop. The shop was filled to brimming and it was exciting to have you all there to shop, browse and just enjoy our new place. The several outside vendors enjoyed the day and we appreciate their participation in Rusty's big day. More to come soon. Thanks again...Laura and all.
October 7, 2010
The Rusty Pelican Antique Market Grand Opening in Benton City
The Rusty Pelican has moved to new digs in Benton City. After five years in the Uptown Mall in Richland, the Rusty Pelican is opening nearly 3,000 square feet of newly designed space, with an amazing array of unique, antique and desirable treasures. Laura Wacenske, owner, has put together a great shop…fabulous antique oak furniture, mingled with funky finds, glassware, period pieces, jewelry, and vintage accessories for home decor. The new shop also has an outdoor venue where Second Saturday Markets will offer customers a once-a-month opportunity to see other vendors showcase an even wider array of vintage finds and repurposed antiques. Fill all your antique decor shopping needs under one large roof…Stop by the shop on Saturday, October 9, and enjoy our Grand Opening Celebration!
October 1, 2010
Our Grand Opening is just one week away and we are so excited! The back room at Rusty’s is taking shape…2,000 additional square feet furnished with fabulous finds…you will be amazed at the transformation. We have filled it with fine antiques and furnishings, funky and esoteric pieces with a bohemian twist, vintage home and garden. Whether you are looking for a particular piece of furniture, or you just want the perfect accessory, we have it…. furniture, rugs, lamps, pictures, unique objects d’ art and more. And we are focusing on our three days open, Thur, Fri & Sat, so that we can keep our inventory replenished; we are constantly changing and updating our merchandise, you will find new and interesting items each time you come. And remember, we will have vendors in our Outdoor Antique Market on Second Saturday’s including October 9! Who knows what treasures they will bring! See you soon at the Grand Opening, October 9!