A Fresno Girl in Clovis
November 9, 2010 § Leave a comment
My love for Fresno didn’t begin a couple of months ago when we started this blog. It’s been a longstanding love hate drama filled high school relationship that has developed into something real over the last couple of years. However, I must admit, I am still learning to love Clovis.
I am a Fresno girl. If you are raised in Fresno you are bred to have a distaste for Clovis, or as I like to refer to it “The Great White North”. I don’t refer to it like that actually, I just made that up, but I thought it was funny so I kept it in here. Even though I attended Clovis schools for a couple of years I never really felt like Clovis was for me. However, sticking with the positive message of this blog and realizing that you can really learn to love any place, I’ve been convicted about the lack of Clovis related posts on the blog. Here’s one just for you Clovis. Sit back and enjoy.
Andrew and I have a long standing love affair with all things thrift and old. It started before I met Andrew. My parents and pretty much everyone who knows me well have always called me an “old soul” and I think it’s true. I mean not in the sense that I have a recycled soul, but I have always had a sentimental and romantic heart. Every time I pick up an aged treasure I think about the people who used it before me and there is something just wonderful about that. In fact, my birthday wish for 25 was to go antique shopping in downtown Clovis with my man.
Here are cute and young 25 and 29 year old us.
The Clovis Antique mall is an amazing place to go on a treasure hunt. They’ve been doing an great job with Downtown Clovis the last few years adding little boutiques and cute places to grab a bite mixed in with the same old standards we know and love. There are many antique stores that line Downtown Clovis. If I were you I’d spend half a day just wandering around. I’d start with the Clovis Antique Mall because it’s one of the largest and has such a wide variety of items to choose from, but seriously, anywhere you start you’ll find something that can spark your creativity. Now, these are not thrift stores, which means you have to pay a little more for your finds. The great thing about this place is not necessarily the price, but the convenience of being able to shop so many antique stores in one place. If you’re looking for a truly unique treasure, one you can pass down someday, this is definitely the place. You can pretty much find ANYTHING you’re looking for.
Then when you’re done get a real coke out of the coke machine and sit on a bench for as long as you can with your cell phone off. If that doesn’t make any Fresnan’s heart beat a little for “The Great White North” I’m not sure what will.