Antique shopping has a new destination

July 14, 2015

Gilman Gallery opens in a new space

By Greg Farrar

By Greg Farrar Sandy Marshall models a tiara, one of the many items featured in her space at Gilman Gallery.

Darlene Cohen is a hands-on business owner.

You are as likely to find her directing movers handling precious antiques as you are to see her carefully setting up displays in Gilman Gallery’s new home. Read more

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Hunt for treasure at the senior center

October 1, 2013

Volunteers are at work preparing the Issaquah Valley Senior Center for its biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual White Elephant Sale.

The center is 35 years old, and Executive Director Courtney Jaren said something like the White Elephant Sale has gone on from the beginning to supplement the budget. This is her fourth year overseeing the event.

Jaren said the sale is “a little more of a treasure trove than a garage sale. We have people in their 80s and 90s who are downsizing from an entire lifetime of collecting and donate items to the sale. Everything being sold is a donation.”

She said the most unusual thing she has seen at the sale was a vintage, antique Frederick & Nelson hand-carved, three-drawer bureau with the tag still on it.

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