April 13, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Shopping
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Any time friends come to town and want to do a bit of shopping, I always tell them about the Olde Creek Store on 10th Street, one block south of the Mile O Post. This is one of the most popular stores downtown.
People even come from neighboring towns to shop there because the merchandise is so unique.
The store is reminiscent of an old fashioned mercantile stuffed with a blend of the hottest trends in home décor and personal fashion along side great antiques.
I recently went in looking for a gift basket for friends and ended up buying a bunch of stuff for myself as well.
They have a huge collection of cast iron reproduction hardware. I found a chickadee towel bar and a set of kitchen drawer pulls that I have never seen before.
The next area I checked out was the bath and linens. I fell in love with the Egyptian cotton towels and the tablecloths.
They have really unique clothing and accessories too from around the world.
I had to walk by the big jewelry display on my way to the antiques, and although jewelry didn't fit for the gift basket, I found a wonderful sterling silver bracelet for my pile.
My friend collects antique dinnerware, and I chose a great Royal Dalton teacup that I know she will love and a 1955 Webster's Dictionary in great shape for their collection of antique books.
A couple of stained glass candleholders for me, a sterling silver picture frame and wicker basket for them and I was done.
Tina, the woman behind the counter, decorated the basket and gifts with beautiful tissue and ribbon.
When you come to Dawson Creek, make sure you give your self plenty of time to poke around this store...