Hidden Treasures on Main in Wilsonville
By KRISTIN NEMETH/Community Columnist
On a bright sunny afternoon, you can drive down Main Street in Wilsonville and see bold and cheerful colors, quaint and unique furniture on the sidewalk, a beautiful spring flag flowing in the breeze, and people strolling in and out of a brick store front. The sights catch the eye from any angle.
Sammy’s Antiques and Consignment sits on the corner of Main Street and Highway 25 in Wilsonville. With a flair for unique and antique consignment, it holds as much history as it does hidden treasures.
It was originally opened in mid-2013, by longtime Wilsonville resident, Sammy McEwen. Unfortunately, before that dream could be completely seen through, Mr. McEwen passed away.
A week prior to his death, he spoke with now owner, Patti Scarver, about taking the over the store and keeping the dream alive, to which she has.
Patti recalls Sammy’s words to her, “He would talk about how folks have to come through here (Wilsonville) to get just about anywhere and now I really know what he was telling me was so true. I really didn’t realize how right he was, but I’ve had people come into my store from as far away as California, Pittsburg, Florida, Denver, Wyoming, Carolinas and all the surrounding states and really from all over the country,” Patti said.
People love taking back roads and seeing things. Many times I think Sammy was right! Wilsonville is the place to be. It is a great place for me and my store. I love the community here and can’t think of any other place I would want to be as a resident or a business owner,” she added.
Patti is overjoyed when she speaks about her store, her customers and her love for the community. “God is so good to us all. All we have to do is give it to him to handle. I never dreamed I would have a store, but if you let God work He will give you more than you ever imagined,” she said. “I must say, I wish Mr. Sammy was still with us to see it. I know he’s watching, I’m sure of it.”
Go see for yourself all of the history and love of the community is this store front. Sammy’s is open Wednesday- Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.