One of the many things I liked about us living in California was that they are so into reusing and recycling the “old towns” Instead of demolishing the towns that were built in the 1800 hundreds they have restored them and such cute unique shops and antique malls reside there now. This is Fair Oaks California. Right past this truck is a four way stop. If you take a right at that stop sign you go just a few feet up the road and you are at one of the busiest roads in the area.There is shopping everywhere including a huge mall! It is like going back in time shopping at these adorable towns. This cute shop is in Napa Valley. It is called St. Helena Olive Oil Company. I thought this was a great idea. They used bales of straw laid an old door on top and used it as a table. I think this would look so cool at an outside gathering. They also used a huge slab of rock on top of another rock for a display table.They also use old farm wooden flat bed trailers for displays as well. I love that they incorporated old mining and farming implements in the decor. This cute store in old town Jackson California used old antique signs,wagons and crates for display. They even had an old antique patio set for display. Check out how they used one of the chairs. They put it on the top of the table and then used it to display items as well. This shop used old windows, shutters and doors to display a lot of their floral displays. This is Old Town Sacramento. The locals refer to it as “Old Sac” It is such an awesome example of recycling an area! The whole town is full of fun shops and restaurants.It is a huge success and stays busy all of the time. Goes to show that you can recycle instead of building new and it be a money maker. Old Sacramento has such a history to it. This dining area is one of only a few places at the original level. You see when they built the town everything was at this level. It kept being flooded so they built it up higher. It took 15 years to finish this. What is really unique is that the old town is still there!! As of a few years ago they will let you tour the underground city. If you would like to read about it you can go here. Old Sacrament Underground Do you know of any old towns that have been “recycled”? Don’t forget to check out all of our all natural organic chemical free products at Eco Natural including the awesome new mineral eye shadows colors for Spring!