Saturday, January 23, 2010

Another Road Trip in California - Porterville

Even though sunny California wasn't too sunny, I asked my Mom if she wanted to take a short hour  road trip to a shop in Porterville, California called La Vintage Rue.  Several years ago, I found this shop by referral from another antique dealer.  I purchased one of my favorite armoires there around three years ago.  It is featured in one of my earlier posts on December 21, 2009 "Christmas Home Tour Continued at Gail's".   I would like for you to take a peek at this fun shop, too.

Vintage suitcases give textures and levels to your vignettes and add storage area.  The collection of cameras would work as accessories.

Several antiques mixed with repos.

The green chest would make a great accent piece for a pop of color.

Alot of fun containers.

Display cabinets are great for storage or showing off your collections.

You can never have too much flatware.  The look of the old pieces gives a tablesetting charm.

These green wooden chests are great for storage and such a fun accent.

This tea cart was probably maple originally but looks great painted black.

The rough painted cabinet would be great for storage as well as display.

The robin's egg blue on this shabby table looked original.

I really debated on this display cabinet.  It had a little paint on it which gave it charm.

This white table is so versatile, it could have many uses.

This is a great farm table.  The deer antlers came home with me.

This has a marble cheese base but the dome must be new and it fits perfectly.  It, also, came home with me.

The rough brown finish on this display cabinet caught my eye.  It is made with repurposed wood from old pieces.  I love the sliding doors.  It, also, came home with me.  Actually not that day but a few days later.  My husband and son-in-law were so nice to go back and get it for me.

The display cabinet is now showing off some of my treasures in my master bedroom.

Behind the store register on the wall are old newspaper clippings and window panes.  My Mom said some of the ads were from the forties.

One of the old ads on the wall said "Tell the world you are from California".
  Since I was born and raised in California, I can make that statement.

This church in Porterville was lovely.  I had to show you the steeple.

I always feel bad when I see an abandon church, but these stained glass windows were beautiful.  I could see this as a residence.  It would take work and money but it would be so unique.

It was a great escape and I would say, "My treasure hunt was a success!".

Leave a comment and let me know what was your favorite.  It is always great to hear from you.