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Hummingbird Antiques


Antique lovers will want to shop several small antique stores on a visit to Plumas County. Antique collectors will love Plumas County for its abundance and variety of quaint shops. You can make a day of shopping by strolling Main Streets or driving rural highways offering treasure hunting opportunities in each community. You’ll find items ranging from the 1850s through the 1950s at these stores, many of which are housed in historic buildings or located amid stunning forest scenery. Some specialize in furniture or home furnishings, while others combine antiques with Americana, gifts, and secondhand treasures. Antique buffs also can expect to find books, primitives, model trains and logging and mining equipment that reflect Plumas County’s earliest industries. The Indian Valley area is a great place to start, featuring stores in both Crescent Mills and Greenville. It’s walking distance between the six shops in Greenville, located along Hwy. 89 and Main Street. You’ll discover furniture, sports memorabilia, Western, Native American and nautical items, Depression glassware, McCoy pottery, vintage clothing, linens and china, dolls, jewelry and more. Many of the stores encompass Greenville’s Historic Walking Tour, and are housed in historic buildings, including a 1905 former saloon. Maps and brochures describing the antique shopping and the town’s history are available in kiosks around town and in visitor centers. In Quincy, shoppers can check out a couple of stores that specialize in antiques, jewelry, home accessories, glassware and collectable artwork or come for the Marketplace Antiques and Collectibles Fair on June 29, 2013.

The Eastern Plumas area offers a half dozen stores located in the towns of Beckwourth, Portola, Graeagle and Clio. Surround yourself in nostalgia by browsing in unique buildings that were once schoolhouses and general stores. In addition, antique lovers should make plans to attend a three-day Antiques Show and Sale held each year over Labor Day weekend in Graeagle. The town of Chester also has a couple of stores on its Main Street that carry antiques and collectibles. Store hours and days of opening vary, and some have limited hours during winter. It’s best to call first. For those seeking more information, call one of the local visitor centers listed on page 10.

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71573 Hwy. 70, Blairsden CA 96103 (4 Miles West of Portola)

The Hummingbird Antiques & Collectibles

Specializing in California and Other Pottery Crockery, Kitchenware, Dishes, Rockingham, Sewing Paraphernalia, Bottles, Miscellany 71993 Hwy. 70 3 Miles West of Portola, CA

530/832-0104 Barbara Delano



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