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Prairie Farmhouse is a boutique store in Albany, Oregon run by Gini Christie, who owned and operated Peabody’s Antiques in Albany for 17 years, and has over 30 years experience in antiques. She is excited to reopen this store with her daughters Ashley and McKenzie.

The store will be a mix of one-of-a-kind antiques with new clothing and unique jewelry lines, plus home accessories you can’t find anywhere else. It is a great opportunity for shoppers to find a gift for themselves, their friends and their home.

The boutique also features artisans from the Pacific Northwest along with fun clothing and jewelry lines from small, family owned companies. 

 

"We carry what we love and what we'd have in our own home."


Our building

Prairie Farmhouse is proud to make its home in the historic Dannals Blacksmith Shop, founded by Oscar Dannals in 1897.

Besides running his own business, and being a busy father of five, Oscar was an active member of the Albany community. He was a prominent member of the Elks and a devoted public servant; he served as a city council member from 1896-1906. 

One of his sons, Clyde, shared his passion for smithing and took over as owner when Oscar died in 1915. Clyde continued to run the shop, with the help of his brother James, until it closed in 1942.

The building changed hands a few times, but if you look closely you’ll see that many of the original elements of the building’s blacksmith roots can still be seen, like the horseshoe rings in the west wall and the soot stained rafters. 


Our family was able to buy the building back in 1994 and operated Peabody’s Antiques here until 2011. We’re excited to reopen our doors as Prairie Farmhouse in May 2019. We like to think that Oscar would be excited his great-granddaughter and great-great-granddaughters have kept the building in the family.


 

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