I love having a meal at the Willow Wood Market in Graton, which is a very small (but quaint) town, but alas, there are no thrift stores in Graton, so you must drive the few miles south into Sebastopol to check out the Sutter VNA & Hospice Thrift Store, which is located in the Lucky’s Supermarket Shopping Center. Or, head north to Santa Rosa where there is thriftin’a’plenty.
I have found some AMAZING items here, especially with a country / agricultural theme (like an old sign that once hung in front of a chicken farm). It now hangs in our living room. I realize that some people might find that odd, but I love decorating with the unexpected, and I think that old signs qualify. I simply reused a piece of nice quality, gold ribbon and hung it on the wall next to our front window. (The sign was under $10). I also found this gorgeous antique B&W photo dated 1825. It now hangs in the Thrift Store Junkies office.
Another item I found here is a little vintage vanity, which I whitewashed and trimmed in gilded gold paint. I changed out the old handles to glass knobs from Restoration Hardware, which gave it more of a ‘shabby chic’ look. This piece was around $15. I’m only giving you a little glimpse of it because the rest of it is covered with stuff. I’m sure you understand.
Sutter VNA & Hospice Thrift Store
748 Gravenstein Highway North
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 11-5. Donations Accepted Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sutter VNA & Hospice’s services enable patients to recover or live with illness in the comfort and familiarity of home, surrounded by the people and things they love.