The Vintage Menagerie

Vintage Shopping at The Vintage Menagerie, chalk paints

The Vintage Menagerie in downtown Grass Valley is a treasure trove of goodies, from furniture to retro kitchen items and gifts.  The shop, located at 152 South Auburn Street is open Wednesdays – Saturdays (11am-5pm) and Sundays from 11:30am-4:30pm).  “The style of my shop is a mixture of vintage, retro to primitives and shabby antiques. I specialize in vintage kitchen and I carry a collection of up cycled painted furniture to crafty handmade jewelry and boutique items,” says owner Marcie.   The Vintage Menagerie is a distributer of Old Town Paints (Shabby Chic Paint TM), a locally manufactured paint from Elk Grove, California.  The owners, Bobby and Sasha, started selling their paint at flea markets about a year ago and have expanded to 60 brick and mortar retailers from California across the country to Alaska.  The May paint special  at The Vintage Menagerie is buy 2 quarts paint and receive 1/2 off Wax or Satin/Matte Finish or buy 3 one oz ( sample size) paint and receive a free one oz paint or Satin/Matte Finish free.  They have 52 colors of Old Town Paints and the Outside Inn’s blog has a 3 oz sample jar to giveaway, post a comment here and I’ll draw the winner on Friday, May 16th (happy to send the prize if you don’t live locally, but I get to choose the color!).  And if you’re coming to town to go on a vintage shopping spree check out my other blog posts on Elegant Salvage, Jane, Junk in the Trunk, Enid and Edgar and Green Light.

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© 2014 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by Erin Thiem

14 replies
    • erin
      erin says:

      You’re welcome Ingrid, the little secret is that I didn’t know about them either, it’s amazing what our little town has, but I’m always on the look out and promise to pass along my finds.

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    • erin
      erin says:

      I’m confident you’d put the paint to use… and yes, you’d like this store, they’ve got some great sources of inspiration for your crafty agenda too.

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  1. Sasha C
    Sasha C says:

    This store looks awesome, I can’t believe I’ve never been! I LOVE that flower apron in the very first photo, so cute! Thanks for sharing Erin 🙂

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  2. Corisa
    Corisa says:

    I love this store! It makes me want to wear an apron to bake cookies while I drink a martini. 🙂 Really nice selection of retro fun.

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  3. Marcie
    Marcie says:

    Erin, thank you so much for giving my shop a shout out! I really appreciate your kinds words! I’ve put my heart into that little place and it really touches my heart when others love it as much as I do!!

    I’m looking forward to meeting you soon!

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  4. Gerry Anderson
    Gerry Anderson says:

    Denise and I just love this store! We have purchased numerous items there and always glance at the window displays as we drive by to see what is new. Wonderful business to visit and support!

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  5. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    In my mind’s eye Nevada County is the Upcycle Capitol Of The World. True story. They should coordinate a passport event for all the Upcycle businesses with a map… special passport discounts… live upcycle demos…a scavenger hunt/raffle! Elegant Salvage, Junk In The Trunk, Jane, Vintage Minagerie (who else am I missing?). Instead of a pub crawl, it can be a Cruise de Upcycle (will have to work on that title). Things that make you go hmmmm.

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  6. Eric Bowman
    Eric Bowman says:

    We’re moving to Grass Valley next month and I have a lot of decorating and painting projects. I’ll be sure to stop by your shop…it looks wonderful!

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