Thursday, February 7, 2013

Welcome To Magpie Antiques and All Things Inspiring

  P1010019l1 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
Suite D
Ripon, California
(209) 599-4545
shop hours:
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. 
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If you are making a day of antiquing, there are several other antique stores within close proximity to Magpie. 

They are:
The Antique Warehouse (five minutes away – go south on Hwy 99 from Ripon)
5351 Pirrone Road (take the Hammett Road Exit off HWY 99)
Salida, California
(209) 545-9460
hours:  Monday-Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM

Antique Avenue
Manteca, California
(209) 239-7879
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!


primrosesattic said...

It all looks so beautiful. I wish I could visit... Good Luck with your new venture.

Debby said...

I am glad that you are okay. So glad that you hubby has a new job. I'm sad that you are all the way across the country and I can't come visit that huge new store. I see lots of thins I would have to take hoe with me. Good luck in your newest space. It looks great.

Susan said...

This store looks wonderful! I wish that it wasn't such a long trek, from my home in MN. :)

You were the very 1st blog that I subscribed to, several years ago, and I do miss your updates. Life can get very busy, though, and I wish you well. Take care~

Vee said...

Wonderful to see you back, though I didn't check on you when I really should have! (I'm trying to allow my blogging buddies to have a life of their own.) Looks as if you have been incredibly busy with this new venture. Wishing you and all those in the business all the best in this challenging business climate. I know one thing, I'd love to wander through with my money not so closely clenched to my chest. I do love all the vignettes that you gals have worked so hard on...just lovely! And I love how you've promoted other businesses near you, too.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I was just thinking about you! So glad to hear things are going well. What a wonderful place! I would love to shop there. So many wonderful things.

Stacey said...

Looks like a wonderful collection of stuff. :) Glad you are doing well. Yay for your husband!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Wow, Becky, the store looks fabulous! I am so sorry I wasn't able to make it last weekend BUT it is going on my must go visit list!!!!!

Will I be running into you on Sunday?


20 North Ora said...

Sweet Becky - The store looks amazing. I'm going to surprise you sometime and just show up!! (Not really - I'd let you know ahead of time). There are so many neat things in there I'd love to have. Did you make the cute little baskets out of old quilts? That looks like your work.

So good to hear from you.


Brenda Pruitt said...

I love the crazy quilt woman's body and all the red and white quilted items. I sure wish I was in CA.

Simply Shelley said...

Such eye candy.....thanks for sharing dear friend....blessings

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Oh, Becky, this was a FEAST for the eyes!! Congratulations on being part of a wonderful new shop! I just wish I lived closer so I could visit in person. Now back to gaze at the treasures one more time......


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fabulous store! I've missed you! Take care! Hugs!

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

Becky, it looks like I'll be treating myself to a roadtrip this summer! And I love the magpie name--so very appropriate for some of us (ahem).

Pondside said...

One hour - just one hour in there - please! What a great place. Congratulations on this new venture. I'm so glad that all is well and that you are busy with a fun new venture!

Jules said...

I knew you were getting set up, so I forgive you for the lack of fresh blog posts for me to oooh and ahhh over. Oh my goodness, what great eye candy. Those pictures are just inspiring. I so wanted to stop by on our way through Ripon on Super Bowl Sunday. Too bad I was voted down by the rest of the family. Next time I will overrule ... I am the queen of my car, right??? Can't wait to see you again... xoxo jules

Perfectly Printed said...

It's lovely!! Your shop is really not too far from where I am....maybe a day trip!!


Denise said...

I have been so wondering where you were.. I sent you some pictures of the new fire place with the same tiles as yours and never heard back..did you get them? Let me know and I will resend... I have been sick since Nov.7th and I am a bit worn out... Been to a couple of Dr and they are idiots... but I seem to be doing ok... Glad to see you here and that you are well...... I so love your pictures and wish I were there to see it in person...

Chenille Cottage said...

Praise the Lord for your husband's new job. God answers prayers! I'm so happy for you.

Oh, what a delightful treasure trove of antique goodies. I could spend hours and a whole lot of money in your friends shop. How I love the dots of red throughout.

Have a great weekend, Becky!
Carolynn xoxo

Unknown said...

SO HAPPY your back!!!!!! I couldn't figure out how to email you, or I would have. I missed your blog so much! I love that antique mall, awesome!!!! To bad I live way out in Indiana....anyway, again, happy your back safe and sound.........

Pat said...

Becky, Well, I'm so glad to hear you are OK. And, though you have been working really hard...I know you have also had FUN! Loved seeing all the stuff in the new store and wish you lots of success there. ENJOY it all and glad to see you back posting in your own special way. pat

marie said...

Magpie looks like a wonderful the little red and white quilted (hanging) pillows.

Good to see post from you Becky!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Be still my heart! Wow, what an amazing store full of so much eye candy. I'm happy to hear that you're doing well Becky:-)
I will definitely be visiting the new store soon...and bringing my truck!

Kathleen Grace said...

So I prod you to blog and then it takes me days to even say hello, you see how I am! Lol
You have no idea how much I want to show up here and dig through all these little treasures. I love the wicker table with wood top, the big clock face, so many pretty things! I think that dark haired southern belle on the tim walking her little dog looks an aweful lot like you:>)

Art and Sand said...

I am from Ventura and I have no idea where Salida, Ripon or Manteca are. I must locate them on a map because your photos make me want to visit the shop.

WendyBee said...

Your pictures make me drool.

humphreycumfycushion said...

Wow! what an amazing treasure trove of a place - would love to be locked in there for a couple of weeks!!

Mimi Sue said...

Looks like a great store! Next time we're in Patterson we'll make time to visit for sure. Mimi

Linda said...

Wonderful and enticing pictures of what has been keeping you busy!! I can't wait to drive up 99 in early summer to see this beautiful store! Thanks for sharing.

Lynn(e) said...

I just visited Magpie for the first time today and I LOVE IT!!! Susie at Divine Decor (also in Ripon) told us about the store and we scooted over there right after lunch. I just love all things vintage and Magpie was WONDERFUL!!!! I met Belinda, Janet and Ann who are all sweethearts! I will be back soon!!!

KayteeJane said...

Wow! Everything looks so beautiful. I could spend hours there. Your handmade items are delicious! Wish the store was in PA!