Tuesday, August 5, 2014
A Visit to Old Towne Orange
I've always wanted to go there, and I had always hoped to visit Country Roads Antiques And Gardens, also.
You may have seen their advertisements in Romantic Homes magazine. The July issue of RH has this ad inside the back page:
Francoli Gourmet restaurant.
In fact, I brought home the leftovers and had them for dinner the next night after I got home! Delicious!
Country Roads is a great place to shop. I saw lots of things I'd love to have.
But I only got one thing (this trip!), and that was this green depression glass shaker, below that looks great alongside my "Cookies" canister (that was discovered at a thrift store).
Lorrie Kitchen Antiques:
We didn't have time to go into every shop in the area, but we did go in to Woody's Antiques.
We enjoyed meeting and visiting a bit with Bettie Woody, who owns the shop with her son Bret. They both used to work at Disneyland! She told us she was working at City Hall on Main Street in 1956, and on her second day, Walt Disney came in. She didn't know who he was!
Their shop was full of gorgeous to-die-for Heywood Wakefield furniture and vintage lamps, along with many other beautiful things. I wish I had taken pictures, but sometimes that is frowned upon, so I didn't.
I decided to buy some of their wonderful quality "cracked ice" vinyl, since we happen to have some chairs that are in need of a reupholstery job.
I snapped this picture in one of them; I believe it was either Elsewhere Vintage or Villains Vintage:
If you are ever able to make a visit to Orange, do so!
I hope to go back some day, when I have more time.....
and maybe more money to spend, too.