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Sooz Rusty Nail Phone Booth

If you have comments, question, and suggestions, I'm happy to help. I'm always buying vintage, salvaged, and repurposed goods. If you're not sure if I might like your things, please take at look at my Instagram feed or Facebook page (@soozrsutynail) to get an idea of the items I carry in the shop. If you have something you think I'll be interested in, have a general question or want me to find a specific item for you, fill in the form with as much detail as possible and I'll get back to you ASAP!



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WASHAWAY NO MORE: The eerie story of North Cove

In 2018, before settling on the North Beach we put an offer on the most adorable, small, round-ish house we’d ever seen. Stocked with remnants of a simple mid-century modern life, Phyllis whose husband hand-built it, lived there until 2017 when she passed away at the ripe old age of...

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glass floats on grays harbor beaches

Secrets from 1977; Finding Glass Floats on Grays Harbor Beaches

From time to time, we find and buy small hoards of glass floats for the shop. They sell fast and visitors are always amazed when we get into conversations about the abundance of glass floats on Grays Harbor beaches still being found, to this day. If you know when and...

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Coastal Crow

Talking Crows on the Washington Coast? Who said that!

Over the summer, I was chatting with Boaz Backus, the chainsaw carver guy who built Ocean City Marketplace in 1995, and son of woodcarving pioneer (and my friend) Judy McVay.   Boaz doesn’t live along the Washington Coast anymore but his legacy lives on in stories; about saving Dorothy Anderson’s...

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Signs are Art: The Silent Impact of Judy McVay

My dad, Jim Mason (1943 – 2014)  was a self-taught cartoonist who practiced drawing Mickey Mouse and other characters in the margins of his homework starting in Kindergarten. Later, he put himself through graduate school as a sign painter and eventually he became one of only a handful of Art...

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