Are you a shabby chic, upcyle shopper? Did you know there’s a whole sisterhood of shops in Nevada County that have a great selection of either recycled, refurbished or fun collectables? I went on a bit of a tour, to learn more about some of these treasure troves. Our first stop was to Elegant Salvage in Chicago Park. Jeri Dean’s love of upcycling furniture led her to create an entire store dedicated to individual pieces, collectables and fun housewares. (The Outside Inn’s Tour of Nevada City Room has the most fabulous bicycle chair from the shop). Look for work by locals Alucina Design and Green Mosaics. Elegant Salvage is open Thursday-Sunday and hopes to have a grand opening party sometime this fall.
Next up on the tour was Jane, “Design Made Simple”, by Denise Wilson. Her small shop is located off South Auburn Street in Grass Valley at 704 Whitting Street. Her aesthetic is less shabby-chic and more international. Check out her parking lot sale this Saturday, September 7th from 9am-3pm to see what she’s got, plus additional recycled furniture from local vendors. And last, but definitely not least, I popped in to visit Bonnie at Junk in My Trunk in her new location on Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley. She describes her shop as “Eclectic, vintage and new shabby, and definitely not your grandmother’s antiques.” For an affordable gift, a fun item for your home or perhaps just the right color of chalk paint, stop in a visit her stop, she’s open 7 days a week. Mark you calendar for the upcoming Sweet Pickins Outdoor Vintage Market on Saturday, October 19th.And there’s more! If you want to make a grand tour stop by Green Light or Jody B’s. And that doesn’t even cover the thrift stores, vintage clothing shops (Love The Parlour and Enid and Edgar in Nevada City, to name a few) or any of the local crafters who don’t have store fronts… And don’t forget to check out the upcoming Vintage Blowout Street Fair in Nevada City next Friday night on York Street. Happy shopping! Who did I forget? Feel free to leave a comment on this blog post on your recommendation for the Nevada County upcycle/vintage/shabby-chic tour.
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