80 Main Street, Sutter Creek, California ~ ~ ~ Attempted Hours: Open Daily 11am-5pm, Closed Tuesdays

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Welcome to The Antique Gardener!
Sit down and visit with me and learn a little more about my shop, my love of plants, gardening, collecting and decorating.

Located at 80 Main Street in the small town of Sutter Creek, California, my shop fills a rambling old home and spills out into the surrounding garden.
I try to fill the shop with things I love, things I might have in my own home and that my customers would like to add to their homes. Unique old furniture, topiaries, ferns, succulents and other plants, galvanized tubs and buckets, old garden tools and accents, French soaps, flour sack towels, votive candles and so much more.

There are seven rooms in the shop. Each one with something different. The entry is generally full of ideas for seasonal or holiday decorating. Currently we have some great veggie items including flour sack towels, tomato plates and candles and garden seeds.

Our front room has a variety of pottery, seasonal napkins, jewelry and gifts for the wine lover. Bird feeders, garden gloves, herbal soaps & lotions and shabby white furniture fill one room. Another has been designated as the "kid's room" and is filled with great gift items, toys, puzzles and a unique selection of party supplies.

My favorite room in the shop is often referred to as the "skylight room". It was originally the family dining room. The walls are a great combination of old brick, concrete and ancient wall paper. The exposed beam ceiling is lit by the natural light from the skylight which also shines down on the wood floors. The floors were originally covered with a very early type of hand painted linoleum. When it was removed during renovations it revealed Douglas Fir flooring that hadn't been exposed since the early 1900's. The floors are incredible.

This room is usually full of galvanized topped tables, Guy Wolff pottery, lots of ferns or succulents and fresh smelling French soaps and lotions.

The back two rooms are the original kitchen and pantry. The kitchen is filled with vintage cupboards and currently has a wonderful red & white porcelain table. Right now the theme is definitely vintage cherries - from the paper napkins to the oilcloth party banner and pillows. We also have some unusual finds in the kitchen including vintage pop bottles, laundry supplies and vintage washboards.
Once you step out the screen door off the kitchen you enter our garden area. We have a variety of herbs, succulents and great container plants. There is always a lot of "Planted JunK" - unusual containers from buckets to seeders, hanging scale pans and chicken feeders. The garden area also has several tables where customers are welcome to sit with friends and enjoy a picnic lunch or a cup of coffee.
I plan to post more pictures of the shop as well as information on new inventory, upcoming classes and special events.
If your in the area stop by for a visit. The shop is open daily from 11-5, closed on Tuesdays. Or, if you have questions or would like to schedule a private class or garden party contact Aimee at 209.267.5551.
Have a great spring!