Before I begin to tell you about a WONDERFUL new antique store that just opened its doors on February 3rd, let me begin this post by thanking everyone who has been checking up on me to see if I was ok. Guess since I haven’t posted since December 9th, it may have appeared that something was amiss. Yea, some recent events in our life have been difficult for our family, but God hears our prayers and provides – and my hubby got a new job!
Behind the scenes here at SCD’s has been a bit of flurry the past few months with this-that-and-the-other going on, and being my own boss has its rewards, but one of my least favorite things is to have to ask for help to do the heavy parts of the business. I’ve been in transition from one store to another and my days have been filled with all of the nuances of maintaining spaces at the shops and then setting up at a totally new space to sell my vintage findings and handmade items.
But enough of all that, let me share with you about Magpie Antiques! And yes, I have a space there! (Hence no Becky on the bloggy!) I feel so blessed to have been invited and am loving the whole experience as well. (Thank you, Janet!!)
My friend and fellow antique dealer, Janet Dyk, has been dreaming of opening her own antique store for quite some time. Janet is quite involved in many things in her community and has been an antique collector for 8 years and has been selling antiques at Antique Avenue in Manteca, California for 3 years. You can read more about Janet by clicking HERE. (And yes, that is my mug in the picture.)
Janet has been hard at work for over six months in search for the perfect spot to open her store. Once she found the place to call Magpie home, she then invited 13 of us to be a part of the Magpie family. Each of us have our own style for our individual corners in the store, however our wares melds together beautifully with a wonderful mix of vintage jewelry, up cycled furniture and lighting fixtures, linens, kitchenalia, old books, burlap pillows and pennants, antique furniture, handmade repurposed jewelry, seasonal scarves, cottage style furniture, primitives, antique toys and holiday collectibles, farmhouse style pieces, galvanized pieces, metal baskets, wood crates, old laces, buttons, trims, and garden adornments (just to name a few!) Janet’s daughter-in-law, Megan Dyk, is the owner of Farmington Flowers and will provide fresh flowers for purchase in the store every day. Valentine bouquets are available for purchase right now. Megan also does vintage weddings as well. For more information on Megan, you can go to her Facebook page HERE.
So come along for a little virtual tour of
Magpie Antiques and All Things Inspiring.
If you would like to experience the store in person, here is the information:
Magpie Antiques and All Things Inspiring
140 S. Walnut
Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 5:30 PM
If you are coming from Highway 99 (north or south), you can take the Ripon “MAIN Street” exit and go west towards town. Magpie is located on the corner of First and Walnut. If you stop by, let us know if you read about us on my blog.
If you are making a day of antiquing, there are several other antique stores within close proximity to Magpie.
The Antique Warehouse (five minutes away – go south on Hwy 99 from Ripon)
5351 Pirrone Road (take the Hammett Road Exit off HWY 99)
hours: Monday-Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM
They have recently moved, so be sure to call for their new address and store hours.
To whet your appetite, Main Street Ripon, which is just around the corner from Magpie, has a nice variety of restaurants within walking distance – from Pizza, BBQ, Mexican food and a few coffee houses. For the very best chocolate croissants, visit Burgess Bakery! They are the best I have ever had!! There are also some other wonderful places to shop along Main Street as well. How about just making a day of shopping and eating? Sounds good to me and hope to see you at Magpie sometime! (I still have my space at The Antique Warehouse, so between the two stores, our paths may cross at some point).
Thanks again to all of you who have sent me wellness check emails! I love you all and do miss my blogging friends. When things settle down and I stop whirling around like the Tasmanian Devil or a Dervish, then I can get back on the blogging track. Till then….hugs, love and best wishes from me to you!