We’ve got some BIG NEWS to share!!! Jordy, aka Duct Tape and Denim’s social media consultant and jill-of-all-trades, is getting married! The big day for her and Jonathan will be August 16. So expect to see a lot of wedding planning, diy, and prep posts between now and then. We don’t have much time!
Bikeman and I drove up to Chico to visit them this weekend. I thought we were going to help her pack to move into her new apartment. But we spent the whole time eating and shopping in Chico instead! Oh, well…
Every time I post photos on Facebook or Instagram I have people asking me where the shops are and if I know of any good places to shop near them. So I’ve added a tab called “Vintage Markets/Travel” to my blog menu. Here you can find all our posts to the shops we’ve visited and photographed.
Shopping in Chico
Our first stop Friday was Orange Street Consignment, 15,000 square feet packed with everything from vintage glassware, antique furniture, moose heads, turquoise fridge and stove, and even a giant statue of “David” with an apron! I guess the statue offended someone so they decided to cover him up. And I love the look on Jonny’s face when Bikeman found a priceless antique bedpan. He wanted to turn it into a planter but we talked him out of it.
The next stop was Nantucket Home. It’s not an antique store but it does have a lot of vintage inspired items. We weren’t expecting to find a shop like this in Chico. They describe themselves on their website like this, “We are Ralph Lauren, Shabby Chic & Thomas O’Brien all rolled into one.” They had some pretty expensive items but it was a great place to get ideas. We still found a few things we could afford. (Some bridesmaid’s gifts so we can’t show you yet.)
Jordy had told us several times about the Tea Bar & Fusion Cafe. Friday night we finally got to go try them out. It reminded me of and Asian version of Chipotle. You get to pick between a wrap or a bowl, your meat, sauce, and just about anything you want. You end up with a very personalized meal!
We saw a sign for the Paradise Scrapbook Boutique just a few doors down from the Tea Bar. The guys went in with us but only stayed a few minutes. They went back out and talked phones while we shopped. I’m sure we were only in there a few minutes…lol. This shop had the cutest displays! I wanted to take a picture of everything. I loved how she uses vintage items, like this old fridge, to display scrapbook supplies.
Saturday morning we went to an amazing barn sale, found a vintage sale just a few miles away (Chico Antiques & Design Faire), then went on up the mountain to Paradise. There are LOTS of antique shops there but we only had time for one before lunch. I didn’t take any photos. My hands were too full with the ELEVEN pairs of salt shakers that I found for one of my custom wholesale orders that I’m working on!
‘Til the next shopping trip,