Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Antique Gardener–A Must Visit When In Sutter Creek, California

antique gardner store front

I would bet that if I asked you what your favorite place to shop is, you could list quite a few.  We all have those stores that we shop at the most.  A grocery store, a favorite clothing boutique, a favorite space in an antique mall or a darling shop that is filled with wonderful items that tug at your heart. One of my favorite stores is in a town about an hour and a half from home.  It is The Antique Gardener in Sutter Creek, California.  Sutter Creek is a historic gold mining town and has an abundance of wonderful shops to spend a day meandering through.

The Antique Gardener is owned and operated by the creative genius, Aimee Peterson.  The historic building is the perfect setting for Aimee’s antique and vintage home and garden collections.  Out in the “back yard” are plants for sale along with other items to use outside.  As you stroll through the store you will be treated to creative vignettes, scents of fresh lavender and soaps and below your feet the old floors will give a little squeak now and then.  A charming place indeed to while away some time and to find that perfect treasure to take home.

From watering cans to old chippy green paint shutters – to linens, rusty metal tables and chairs – soaps, plants and yard stakes….French linen pillows, grain sack pillows…..well, you will see as you scroll through the photos.

cabinet drawer
flower box
grass tin
green shutters

seed box
table setting_1
watering cans_1
patio brick
reds cab
red bike
store card_1

The Antique Gardener is located at:
80 Main Street
Sutter Creek, California
phone:  (209) 267-5551
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Stacey said...

Looks like fun! There's something about shops that incorporate live just sweetens the atmosphere.

NanaNor's said...

Happy Sunday, You are making me miss living in northern Ca. I've probably gone to this store years ago, but it definitely reminds me of stores in Angels Camp and Murphy. Now I'm wanting to hop a plane and come stay in the Sierra's.
Thanks for sharing.

Susan Freeman said...

Such a lovely shop and an inviting setting. Thanks for telling us about it. I will stop by her blog and Facebook page. Have a blessed Sunday!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Judy said...

well, it's a good thing i live too far away to visit that store because i love it all! and that back garden die for!

thank you for sharing this darling place....hope you are doing well

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

The Antique Gardener has to be my favorite store in Sutter Creek. Drool worthy treasures at every turn! Thanks for sharing your shopping adventure.

20 North Ora said...

Hi Becky - hopefully, some day I will come to California and we'll go visit this great shop, OK?


Mary said...

My kind of place to shop Becky - I see some fabulous things I would bring home. A lovely shop. I went over to visit Aimee's blog. Did the wine shop/tasting place materialize in the garden? All sounds restful and a lot of fun. . .
thanks for sharing your great pics with us.

Happy week - Mary

P.S. Is that town of Roseville, where the big Mes Amis Vintage Fair is held, the one near Granite Bay where my best friend has a house? If so I may have to plan a visit!

GranthamLynn said...

What a great tour. I want to go shopping!
Have a wonderful week.

dogwood designs said...

I love this shop, Thanks for shopping @ the Milkhouse,Doris

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Oh, how fun to browse in a space that's got their wares displayed so creatively! The outdoor area is perfect for enjoying your California sunshine. I love the cottage illustration on the weed killer. So cute!

Have a good week, Becky!


Elsie said...

Becky that looks like a wonderful place to shop. Oh how I wish I could come and shop. I see several things I love.
You lucky duck!

Terra said...

Antique AND garden, now that is my kind of place to shop.

Pondside said...

What a great place - I'd like an hour there, please!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Becky,
Sutter Creek is on our list to visit and play in this summer. Gary and I haven't been to Sutter Creek in years. Last weekend we went to Murphys for wine! It was so much fun, came home with some nice bottles, even found a little yarn shop.
I hope all is well, miss you.
Sending love, Elizabeth

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Looks like a place I could spend a few hours! Love it!

Kathleen Grace said...

I found something I love in almost every photo! Why must this shop be all the way across the country? *sigh* Thanks for sharing, maybe I can find (or make) some similar items. I loved that rol-away hen nest, but I would actually use it in the henhouse!

Wanda Ammons said...

Oh my soul!! I LOVE shops like that! Thanks for sharing with us!

Tante Mali said...

Oh, that's heaven! What a shop! Too bad I'm too far away. Take the next plain!
Thank you so much for your nice visit. It's fantastic to have you around!
All my best and a happy happy time

Into Vintage said...

Miss B -- love all of the eye candy here. Hope to be vintage-shopping in California again soon. Adding this lovely shop to my list of destinations. xo

Into Vintage said...

Miss B -- love all of the eye candy here. Hope to be vintage-shopping in California again soon. Adding this lovely shop to my list of destinations. xo

Sarah said...

I can see how this is easily a favorite place to shop. It would be for me too. Thanks for sharing.

Mona said...

I love the Antique Gardener! I go to a quilt retreat every year in or near Sutter Creek and I always, always stop there. Thanks for sharing. Mona

Recycled Rita said...

What a darling store! We don't have any charming shops near us right now. It seems most of them have gone out of business. Someday I will make it as far north as you are, we may head up to Oregon next year and maybe I can visit your quaint area then! This week we went to the Central Coast, and I loved all the charming shops! Thanks for sharing!