The World Works seeks local artists and consigners

Eclectic shop carries a little bit of almost everything

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Pam Zolotko has opened The World Works, in downtown Camas. The business, which relocated from Vancouver, carries gifts, vintage military items, jewelry, memorabilia, furniture, home decor and "re-purposed" art. Consignment opportunities are available.

The owner of a shop that recently opened in downtown Camas has a global perspective.

Pam Zolotko, owner of The World Works, sells a variety of items from many countries. They include “safari decor,” such as African masks and elephant-shaped carvings.

The business specializes in consignment and resale items.

“It’s an eclectic store,” Zolotko said.

There are some antiques as well as items from different continents “so that different cultures are represented,” she added. “I sell a lot of globes.”

The current inventory includes vintage doll furniture, books, lava lamps, antique glassware and nautical decor such as desktop sailboats and lighthouses. There are also kites, garden art, model ships, collectible figurines and World War II helmets.

A vintage rocking horse from 1949, record albums with songs sung by the Andrew Sisters and a wind up, transportable “picnic Victrola” make The World Works an interesting place to visit.

Handcrafted items include guitars created out of recycled cigar boxes by Alan Matta, of Vancouver. There are also balsa wood model airplanes that fly.

“I’m looking for local artists,” Zolotko said.

That includes individuals who make jewelry.

The shop has M&M’s, Betty Boop and Jelly Belly dispensers and other collectibles. There is “Fudge Fix” fudge in flavors such as dark chocolate and peanut butter swirl, as well as “Daisy Maiz” cheese popcorn and kettle corn.

Zolotko is seeking suppliers of additional food items to carry.

She and a friend, David Simmons, opened the shop July 1.

“There has been a really good response,” Zolotko said.

“I just like the location and the area,” she added. “I like the hometown feel of it.”

Consignment opportunities and spaces for lease are available at the shop, and Zolotko can assist with the process of selling items on eBay.

The World Works, 319 N.E. Cedar St, in downtown Camas, is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information, call (360) 550-6854.