If you live in Southern California and have an affinity for antiques then a trip to Old Towne Orange is definitely a must. Countless number of shops fill historic buildings, dating back to the 1880’s-1920’s. It feels like a trip back in time and It’s hard to imagine that a quaint, old town like this exists in Southern California.
While visiting Old Towne Orange a few months ago, Mr. B and I stumbled upon Cristana Home. If you happen to visit Old Town Orange, you will find Cristana Home a welcome break from antique shopping filled with home decor and personal accessories. The inventory spans a wide range to include items such as furniture, lighting, decorative accessories, candles and home fragrance, stationery, books, bath and body products, and jewelry. I was visiting the City of Orange last week for work and didn’t want to head home without first making a pitstop into Cristana Home. Let me take you on a shopping trip today. I couldn’t think of a better way to start the weekend…
Cristana Home is located of “Alley Plaza”, accessible from a parking lot behind many shops that line the main street. Don’t let the tricky location deter you because a visit to the shop is well worth it. The storefront, with it’s cute chalkboard signs and fresh flower planters, are what caught my attention when I first discovered the shop and is what lured me in. Don’t let the size of the storefront window fool you either. This shop is actually much larger than it appears.
I was giddy when I saw that they were having 30% off the entire shop to make room for the Christmas items already on order. They sale is still in progress so why not get a jump start on your holiday shopping?
When you walk into the store you are led into a small space (above) that leads you into the large open room below that is filled with small home accessories, bath and body products and jewelry.
Cristana Home also provides interior design services. At the back of this first room is the shop owner’s office space. The owner’s personal design library is quite impressive, although off-limits to the public. It makes for a great backdrop and I am intrigued with owner’s working space just as much as the retail floor.
There were several area rugs displayed in wire baskets throughout the store that I had my eye on. I should have bought one…
Cristana Home offers lots of beautiful home accessories that would be great to take home or to purchase as gifts. There is something in every price range so there really is something for everyone. You won’t have to worry about leaving empty handed!
The shop offers a good collection of bath and body products. I really loved these striped makeup bags. I especially like using small bags like this to organize things in my purse. Plus, it makes it easier when switching between handbags when all you have to do is transfer small bags and pouches from one purse to the next. That’s my tip of the day!
I couldn’t leave without buying a couple of items, including a Voluspa reed diffuser that I have been coveting for a few weeks. I was at Bloomindale’s recently and fell in love with Volupsa’s “Laguna” fragrance but was distracted and left without buying it. It must have been meant to be because I was able to buy it at Cristana Home for 30% off during their sale. I immediately came home to unwrap the diffuser and placed it in my bathroom (above right). It has a fresh, light scent that works perfectly for the bathroom in our seaside ranch home.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, one room leads you into the next space. It is a much larger room filled with more home accessories, furniture and stationery products.
There is even a loft space from where you can survey the first level of a good portion of the store. As you can see, there is lots to discover!
I love to support local businesses so be sure to visit Cristana Home and Old Towne Orange on your next trip to Southern California. If you are in the area, be sure to check out their 30% off sale running through this weekend.
143 1/2 South Olive Street (in Alley Plaza)
Orange, California 92866
All photos by Reviving Charm & iPhone6. This is not a sponsored post.