An antique or collectable is something old or something collectible and includes everything from furniture to coins, published materials and home decor. Whether you are looking for a bargain or trying to furnish your entire home, Paradise antique stores probably have what you are looking for even when you don’t know what that is until you see it.
Because there are so many unique stores tucked away throughout Paradise, it can be an exciting, interesting and rewarding way to spend a day or two. Antiquing in Paradise can also be a great way to furnish your home in a vintage style, or find just the right piece for that special spot or corner you’ve been trying to fill.
While in the store strike up a conversation as you look around and don’t hesitate to ask if the store specializes in particular styles or types of antiques. Also ask if the proprietor belongs to any dealer associations or if he or she is a certified appraiser. The more knowledge and education the seller has, the more you will learn about the fascinating world of antiques. Maybe you have some antiques of your own. Now’s time to discuss them with the dealers.
1. Annaʼs Repurposed Furnishings 969 Bille Rd. – (530) 877-4889 Wed.- Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-4 Collectibles, home decor, Used furniture, Fun vintage Items, bric a brac and more. Read More
2. Attic Treasures Mall 7409 Skyway – (530) 876-1541 Mon.- Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-5 10,000 Sq. Ft. of Shopping on Two Levels. Gifts, Antique Furniture, Over 35 Dealers. Read More
3. Aunt Mabelʼs General Store 35 Pearson Road – (530) 872-7783 Mon.- Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5 Buy & Sell Antiques, Fine Jewelry, Collectibles & Furniture Read More
4. Bobbiʼs Boutique 6181 Skyway – 876-0877 Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Wed.. 10-7, Clsd. Sun. Ladies Clothing and Accessories Read more
5. Deju Vu of Paradise 480 Pearson Rd. – 413-9648 Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4, Vintage Antiques & Collectibles, many local dealers. Large garden area. Like us on Facebook Read more
6. Doveʼs Gypsy Heart Boutique 5905 Clark Rd. – (530) 872-2200 Mon.- Fri. 10-5:30, Sat. 10-4 Annie Soan Chalk Paint , Boutique clothing, jewelry & accessories. Home decor, Gifts and more. Read more
7. HeavenScent Candles 5878 Clark Rd. – (530) 877-2900 6177 Skyway – (530) 877-2909 Mon.- Fri. 10-5:30, Sat. 10-4 Gifts plus unique hand made candles created in house & specialty ornaments. Visit our newly opened 2nd location. Read more
8. House of Color 700 Fir St. – (530) 877-4637 Mon.- Fri. 10-4, Clsd. Sat. Sun. Preservation & Conservation, Picture Framing / Unique Matting Kachina Art Gallery & Prints, Art Supplies Read more
9. Jeannieʼs Consignment Buy – Sell – Consign 8672 Skyway – (530) 877-6650 www.jeanniesconsignment.com Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-4, Clsd. Wed. 8,000 sq. ft. of Wallet friendly treasures for your home. Housewares to Estates Antiques. Read more
10. Joy Lynsʼ Heavenly Candies 1183 Bille Rd. – (530) 872-9167 Open: Oct.-May Mon.- Sat. 10-5 Featuring over 60 handmade chocolates, candies, gift baskets & specialty items. Visit us for a delicious sample. and watch candies being made through the viewing window. Read more
11. Paradise Crafts & Gift Shoppe 698 Fir St. – (530) 877-7826 www.paradisecraftsandgift.com Mon. – Fri. 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 Local Crafters say theyʼre glad weʼre here! Read more
13. Skyway Blue Consignment & Collectibles ~A Repeat Performance~ 7529 Skyway – (530) 876 – 9059 www.skywayblue.com Tue. – Sat. 10-6 Skyway Blue is a shop with mostly antiques, artwork, retro, vinyl LPs and vintage items. Read more
14. Treasures From Paradise Mall 6051 Skyway – (530) 872-4200 [email protected] Mon.- Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4 Antiques & Collectibles. Buy & Sell. We Have Over 25 Dealers & Over 10,000 Sq. Ft. on 2 Levels. Read more
Visiting Butte County for the first time can leave you wondering, “What should I do first?” Between the outdoor activities, museums, parks, shopping, spectacular dining, and all the scenery it almost seems impossible to see everything! Our goal is to help you hit the high points, and make sure you get the most out of your visit to Butte County. This itinerary will take you to several communities throughout Butte County. Check out one of our other itineraries if you prefer to stay in one community. If you’re ready to get a taste of all Butte County, lets get going.
Our first stop is going to be Satave Art Glass Studio at 2161 Park Ave. (530-893-0373). The doors open at 9:00 AM. Tours are available Tuesday through Thursday. Richard Satava opened his Using ancient techniques, Richard Satava, to creates beautiful art glass by combining technical skill and delicate artistry. Vivid colors and unique nature theme are his trade-mark. Passion is visible in his creations.
From here we go to The Bidwell Mansion located at 525 Esplanade. The Mansion State Historic Park is a beautiful, three-story, 26 room Victorian House Museum that stands as a memorial to John and Annie Bidwell. When constructed, Bidwell Mansion featured the most modern plumbing, gas lighting and water systems. The overall style of the three-story brick structure is that of an Italian Villa. The Visitor Center is open Mon. 12-5 and Sat. & Sun. 11-5. Tours start at 12:00pm Monday and 11:00am on Saturday and Sunday.
For lunch we are heading to the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company www.sierranevada.com located at 1075 E. 20th St., 530-893-3520. Here we also want to sign up for the 1:00 PM brewery tour. If you’ve never toured a brewery, you’re missing an interesting and informative experience. And this brewery produces award-winning beer known across the nation.
Let’s leave Chico and head for Oroville and the Chinese Temple built in 1863 to serve a community of 10,000 Chinese. Located at 1500 Broderick St (530-538-2496) it includes three chapels for each of the major ways of life in China. The main chapel is called Liet Sheng Kong-Temple of assorted deities. It is a place of prayer for various worships including Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. The Chan room is a Confucian room for reverence of ancestors. The Moon Temple, so called because of its entrance, is Wong Fat Tong – Hall of the Yellow Buddha.
In 1968, Tapestry Hall was built to display the extensive collection of embroidered tapestries, parade parasols, puppets and other objects of beauty and value which characterize the best of Chinese folk art. All objects in everyday use by the common people of China were ornamented by symbols expressing the religious ideas of Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism.
Not an idle pleasure garden, a Chinese garden is designed as a place for meditation and reflection, and is an expression of artistic ideas emerging from an intimate feeling for nature. All its parts are symbolic reminders of the religious principles that guide the search for The Way – Tao. To hear a narrative on this historic attraction, dial 530-539-3004 and press 101.
We’ve seen a lot already today, but if time permits, we’ll head east on Montgomery Street following the Greenline all the way to Lake Oroville and the tallest earthen dam in the nation. Driving across the mile-long dam we can see out into the Sacramento Valley and across the main body of Lake Oroville. From here we are too close to the Lake Oroville Visitor Center not to stop in. The visitor center closes at 5:00 PM, but we can still climb the 47-foot high viewing tower for even more spectacular views of the lake, mountains and valley.
There is much more to see and do in Butte County, but now it’s time to think about dinner. In Oroville we recommend Papacito’s Mexican Grill & Cantina if you like Mexican cuisine. Located at 1751 Oro Dam Blvd. (530-532-9344). If you are staying in Chico try Sicilian Cafe www.siciliancafe.com for a wide selection of wines and excellent Italian food, located at 1020 Main Street, chico (530-345-2233).
Whether visitors have come to Butte county for the first time or are repeat visitors, 101 Things To Do serves as a valuable resource in navigating the many attractions and opportunities for recreation. The broad reach of the magazine caters to the post-arrival visitor and offers an effective medium for businesses who want to reach this targeted audience through active distribution.