Cori Lee’s business card contains a definition of serendipity — “the art of making happy discoveries.”
She recently opened a new business in Washougal, The Serendipity Shop, which contains a wide array of goods.
Some of the items have been ‘discovered’ by Lee, at storage unit auctions.
“I’m always adding new stuff,” she said.
There is a ‘book nook,’ with toys, books and Play Station and PS2 games. Vinyl records range from Bill Cosby to Led Zeppelin.
There are globes and keyboards, a guitar and telescope, along with ‘My Little Pony’ figures, Beanie Babies, dolls from around the world, fishing lures and reels and a variety of tools.
Lee accepts some items on consignment.
Vintage items, such as kaleidoscopes, are available to purchase.
“I like to call it ‘eclectic,’” Lee said. “Eclectic is on the cool side — things you don’t know about.”
She describes a small safe that is a replica of a P.O. Box as “a working novelty item.”
The Serendipity Shop sells clothing for men, women and children, as well as shoes and purses.
Items for the kitchen include glassware, dishes, a blender, crock pot and several microwaves.
Future plans for the store include the addition of display shelves upstairs and a children’s play area on the main floor.
The Serendipity Shop is located at 3020 Evergreen Way. For more information, call 984-0280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.