DeeAnn Thomas opened It’s All Good in Purdy in December 2016 after a career spanning 18 years in shopping malls. Her 840-square-foot store is easy to spot; it’s just behind the antique red truck with a sign on it near the roadside.
Most of the merchandise sells in a range from a few dollars up to about $250. Thomas said her items are “priced to sell” since she doesn’t like to dust them over and over.
The store specializes in what antique aficionados would call “smalls,” or items that can be carried out of the store by a person and fit easily in a car. In many ways, it is an antiques and a collectibles store, and there are also many tools and yard art of interest.
Thomas left the mall-type antique shop career to have a store of her own so that she could become better acquainted with her customers and structure her inventory to meet their needs. She has “want lists” of her customers’ desires and is on the lookout for those items while she is searching for inventory at garage and estate sales.
The store has a broad spectrum of items, ranging from new items made by local artists to various objects from the 19th and 20th centuries. They are all in very good condition and clean.
Given the area’s maritime heritage, there is also a selection of fishing and boating items as well as glass, Native American items and many other surprises not normally found in antique shops. Items are grouped into interest areas, such as her “guy stuff” and glass area. There are even toys for the younger set.
It’s All Good is located at 14803 Purdy Drive NW in Gig Harbor. Store hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, go to the It’s All Good Facebook page or call 253-303-2830.