Tuesdays in my Town - Placerville Hardware
I did a little photo shoot on Main Street with Emily and Ryann the other day and I realized how lucky we are to have the oldest operating hardware store west of the mississippi in our town!
Placerville Hardware goes back to the rolicking days of the California Gold Rush and has been in operation since 1856 when it was a tinsmith shop and hardware store.
It has a very cool history that you can read about here and has now been owned by the Fausel family since the 1950s (I went to school with the Fausel kids cause we're quaint like that).
In fact, the store still carries all kinds of frontier life necessities, like gold panning equipment!
Busy storefront, country goods, seeds, wagons, swimming pools....
Oilcloth is timeless and always photogenic.
I wish I knew the age of the gorgeous wood floors! I like the way it smells inside, like dust and penny candy and oil and tin; and the friendliest folks work there. You'll find windchimes, copper kettles, birdhouses, wax candles, kites, brooms, nails, clothespins. Everything a country girl could ask for!
If you're lucky you'll even find some tomatoes and fresh baked bread at the Wednesday Night Market, and now your midweek Main Street trek is complete!