Gardener’s Paradise Estate SaleAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Who among us doesn’t harbor a fantasy of ditching the job commitments, the stresses of city life and the hell of traffic and moving to a tiny Northern California hamlet? Maybe you can’t realize that daydream, but you can buy a piece of it starting tomorrow at a special estate sale in the tiny town of Graton, California (pop. 1,815).
First thing to note is that this sale, staged by Susan Gardner, gets underway tomorrow and runs through Saturday—so I’m posting estate sale news a bit early this week. Here’s what we know about the event: The woman who owns this Graton cottage was reportedly in on the ground floor at the recently departed Smith & Hawken. Her collection includes loads of early goods from the garden-lifestyle purveyor as well as an amazing collection of French antiques and industrial-style wares.
Hunters will find pots of all shapes and sizes; metal tables, chairs and cabinets; French urns and pottery and yard art.
There’s also a host of leather chairs and ottomans and wooden benches (meant for both indoors and outdoors).
The weather this weekend is supposed to be divine, so it’s the perfect opportunity to drive north, do some shopping and bring home a bit of the dream.
The sale hours are 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 9825 Graton Road (park on nearby Sullivan Road). While you are there, check out some of the cool new stores and restaurants that have sprung up in the area in recent years.
Industry pioneers Kneedler Fauchère celebrate a historic 75th anniversary by reflecting on their her-storic foundation The original showroom located in Jackson…
- September 22, 2023
Save the Date: The 2023 San Francisco Fall Show
The country’s most iconic antique show returns from Thursday, October 12 through Sunday, October 15 at Fort Mason Center for Arts…
- September 20, 2023
Step Virtually Inside the Living by Design Showhouse
The innovative design platform Embello launches its second annual virtual showhouse, Living by Design featuring dream rooms designed by 12 industry…
- September 13, 2023