A passion for the past

 Denise Johnson, owner of El & Em in Battle Ground, has added three reconditioned vintage trailers to her shop space since last fall. Viki Eierdam 

Denise Johnson, owner of El & Em in Battle Ground, has added three reconditioned vintage trailers to her shop space since last fall. Viki Eierdam 

There was a time when pre-owned was passé, but upcycling has been in vogue for a few years now and retailers with an eye for flair are doing their part to keep the movement trending. All over Clark County, shoppers can find vintage stores where a mix of old and new make attractive bedfellows and the displays are inviting enough to replicate at home (Read the full story in The Messenger).