The first time I spotted the flashy white horse and buggy outfit in the parking lot of Tumalo Feed Co., I did a double-take. It isn’t every day you see a horse-drawn carriage parked in town (even Tumalo). But then again, that’s the idea: It made me look and wonder, “What the heck is that doing there?”
Upon closer inspection, I discovered a number of out-of-the-ordinary vintage finds nearby. The sign atop the building that once housed my office (when I worked for RE/MAX) now announces ‘Wagon and Freight Company.” But that’s not where we are; this is actually home to the Tumalo Peddlers Market –- a cottage full of interesting antiques and old-time curiosities –- and then some: The small outbuilding next door is also fully stocked with unusual vintage goodies.
The shop is the handiwork of Jon Christensen, who previously owned Pickers n’ Peddlars in downtown Tumalo (across the highway). It’s an offshoot of the seasonal Peddlers Market that Christensen started in the Tumalo Feed Company parking lot last summer (it runs the second Saturday of the summer months, from 8 am- 3 pm).
A number of vendors rent space in the two buildings and offer a diverse selection of rustic collectibles. For the antiques aficionado, it’s a noteworthy addition.
Check it out!
DETAILS, DETAILS: The store, which is located at 64619 Highway 20, is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 am-6 pm. The summertime parking-lot flea markets are the second Saturday of the month through September from 8 am-3 pm. 541-948-9094.
Here are a few more photos of the market:
About the Author
Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE, is a Central Oregon-based real estate professional who specializes in listing and selling homes, especially in Sisters, Tumalo, Bend and Redmond.