I got in my car and drove to downtown Orange, CA. I found a great parking place and off I went.
It's called the Orange Circle because it's in Orange and there is an intersection that actually forms a circle. Here is a picture of it. Sorry it's not so great but it was a quick drive by.
In the middle of the circle you will find a pretty water fountain and benches where you can sit and people watch or rest up before you tackle another street of shopping.
Ooh! Look at this space has tons of vintage linens. Don't you just love the pretty fabrics they had back in the "good old days".
Some spaces are prettier then others. At least I think so!
This ladies space always gets my attention. It is full of vintage Christmas items. She used to have a lot of vintage Halloween items too but now she is down to only a little cabinet full.
I could spend hours going from shop to shop. I get lost in daydreams about what times were like.....back then.
I wasn't in a spending mood. WHAT! I must go to the Dr. I think I'm sick or something. OK, I did buy a few tiny things, but not much.
So, do you want to know what I ended up with?This tiny little rose tin. Don't ask me why. I just thought it was so cute and I'll find something to put in it for my office. It was only $1.75 so I went ahead and got it.
For $4.00 I couldn't pass it up. I'll not only get to read the story but I'll have a great decorating look in my room.
Looks like this little saucer was lonely without the cup that must have gotten broke. It was sitting there all alone. So I picked it up. It was only $1.00. SOLD! It will go with my other plates on the wall in my bedroom.
There were lots of spaces that had 1/2 off. Now I'm one who always loves a good sale but today I was a bit sad by all the sales. Why, you ask?
Well, I asked the cashier why so many people were having 50% off in their spaces and she said most of them were closing down. With times being tight now most people just weren't making any money at the antique stores any longer.
How sad! I hope things pick up soon. To me, there is nothing like being able to walk around and look at all the pretty things in person. EBay is nice, but it's not the same.
Well, that's it for today. Hope you had fun walking around with me. Did you see anything you liked?
*** UPDATED: Not all the photos are from the Country Road Antiques. I did go to other shops. In fact, all the things I bought were at a different shop. The 50% sale items were NOT at Country Road Antiques but at the other shops I went to. It seems Country Road Antiques is doing very well. I don't recall seeing many sales in there at all. I should have made that more clear in my post.
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