Blue Door {Virtual Shopping Trip}

by Chris on October 22, 2012

I really don’t shop in boutiques very often, but I had some extra time on Friday (shocker). I thought you might enjoy a little shop I lingered in—and I mean lingered.

Blue Door antiques

Basically, every dresser, buffet, sideboard, and desk I’ve been scouring for on Craigslist was in this store. The curves, the colors, the display—everything was gorgeous!


painted furniture

Looking for some feminine, colorful, or sparkly knobs for your furniture? Cute, right? And am I wrong to be just as in love with the display?


Because I’m a freak, I found myself getting dizzy looking at all the chandeliers. Can’t. look. down.

furniture store

The basement was a treasure trove! Doors, windows, frames, architectural finds. You’re drooling now, aren’t you? Don’t be embarrassed. I was too.


Not sure why, but hardware makes me giddy. I know exactly where I’ll be shopping when I need to add a little jewelry to furniture.

hardware display


I thought this section was pretty spectacular. All kinds of silver platters, plates, etc. Many of them were stamped. I love stamped.


I’m seriously considering displaying my silverware like this. I don’t think it’ll have quite the same effect.

silverware display

You see the blue and white dresser peaking out at me? I’ve been searching near and far for one JUST like it (but smaller). I moved the small dresser out of the way so she could be shown off. Nobody puts Baby in a corner.


And lest we forget it’s Halloween time, they had such a cute display. I wanted every item. Some items I already own, but I wanted to buy another one. Because they’re that cute.


holiday display

If you’re in Grand Rapids anytime soon, stop in. My iPhone pictures don’t do it justice. Just make sure you look down once in a while when looking at the chandeliers.



Jenny@EvolutionofStyle October 22, 2012 at 8:38 am

What a fantastic shop! I could mull around a place like that for hours – and that dresser is perfection! Thanks for sharing.

Steph Stimson October 22, 2012 at 9:18 am

That’s it…must take 3hr trip to GR soon after watching Under the Radar Michigan last night on PBS and now seeing this store. Gorgeous!

Bossy Betty October 22, 2012 at 10:03 am

Oh yes! I can see why you lingered! It is a feast for the eyes and the imagination!

Helen Valenzuela (aka ValenzMom) October 22, 2012 at 11:58 am

That store is amazing! The dressers, sideboards, silver, and chandys – oh, my! Texas is soooo far away… :(

Kala October 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Hi! I just found your blog via Pinterest! I feel like I might be hanging around here from now on!

I walk into every antique shop/botique hoping to find a place that looks like this. Hasn’t happened to me yet, but that place looks amazing!

Jocelyn Pascall October 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Oh. My. Goodness. I could spend hours in that place. What a fun shop to visit for ideas and inspiration!!!

Jill October 22, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Holy beautiful! This is like… Furnishings for a Princess’ bedroom! I shall need to stop by before I head south! Or I’ll have to find a shop like it. Cool find!

Kelly October 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I would totally linger there…and spend too much money. Good thing Grand Rapids is way too far to go shopping for me. :)
Thanks for the virtual window shopping trip.

judy h. October 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Wow! Thanks for taking us along on your incredible soping trip! I could lose myself in that shop for hours…so beautiful. I especially love the gorgeous cabinet where all of the knobs are displayed. And the knobs…don’t get me started, I couldn’t leave without one of each!

Jill Flory October 22, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Looks like great eye candy! And you are so right – nobody puts Baby in the corner!!!!

Dianna A October 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Oh my! I will stop in tomorrow. I had no idea just a lovely place existed here in GR. Can’t wait!

Julie Schmidt October 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I’m from GR…I’ve never heard of this boutique. Where is it located? We are heading up for thanksgiving – I must go! :-)

august October 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner” – best thing I’ve heard all day.

Lee October 23, 2012 at 9:41 am

I was there Friday! Great things…but did you stop at Everlasting Blooms Flea Market? Now that was wonderful! So many vendors and treasures galore! I still need to blog about my finds but let me tell you, what I bought was so reasonable in price and things I love. One of the vendors at The Blue Door was there, too-the one who has the space in your first picture.
I can’t remember where you are from but you should follow Everlasting Bloom’s blog and come to their flea market next spring!
Thanks for sharing your fun! Lee

Leah October 23, 2012 at 9:55 am

OH ME! Oh my! OH MOE! ;) To say I love this little shop is beyond an understatement! Pretty sure I would STILL be in there; since I’m decisionally challenged & love to browse. THANKS for sharing JAG! I will HAVE to check this place out next time I’m in the area & maybe do lunch with someone too! :) (((HUGS))) ♥

Kaye October 23, 2012 at 10:01 am

I love this shop!! Please share the name as it looks like it would be worth the road trip to GR!!!


Kaye October 23, 2012 at 10:03 am

ok, I was so excited about the pictures, I missed the fact that you started the post with the name: BLUE DOOR! dah.

Thank you so much for sharing; it’s now on my list of places to visit on a girls day out!


kristin October 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Oh my gosh! This is in Grand Rapids. MI??? My Dad lives in Cascade and when I come to visit I am told by his wife there isn’t really that great of shopping around! I MUST go here next summer on our yearly visit to see all the family!! Congrats on the feature in BHG! I would love to know of any other cool places to visit!

Chris October 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Kristin, right across the street is East Fulton Antiques! Great furniture pieces there too! Of course, I recommend Van’s bakery right next door. :)

Laura October 24, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Had to laugh when you mentioned the hardware! I was in our Habitat store today and lingered in that aisle so long I thought they would mention the weird stalking lady in hardware….and wondered if any other woman in the world was spending her time doing this.
YES! Now I know! So wish we lived closer…we could stalk hardware together!

Mindy October 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

OMG I think my mom and I are going to have to take a road trip!! What is the name of the boutique? Looks like it is well worth the 2 hour road trip :-)

Mindy October 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Hahhaaha nevermind, I see the name. DUH, I need to pay more attention ;)

Ann October 26, 2012 at 9:32 pm

you must be my twin! your blog is awesome! love the stuff you show. and this shop is to die for! i think i could live there.
i bought the materials(that you listed on one of your paint projects) to prep furniture that is awaiting my painting skills! hopefully it turns out as well as your projects. keep up the great work!

Barbara Grooms October 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Dah! I missed the store name first time around too. “Blue Door”, looks like a place where I could lose myself for quite a while. How many rooms does this place have? Great pictures, can’t wait for you!! to take me shopping there. Loved the blue and white chest you were looking at. Love ya, Mom

Kathi October 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Been to the Blue Door many, many times…..Love it! Make sure to check out the antique shop across the street as well, you won’t be sorry.

Amy@BR October 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Soooo, what I’m reading is…. you went shopping in heaven…. ;)

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