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High Desert’s Cadillac Antiques’ July 4th Anniversary

Antiques, Lucerne Valley

Cadillac Antiques, Lucerne Valley

 

Have you been out to High Desert’s Cadillac Antiques yet? The address is 32090 State Hwy. 18 in Lucerne Valley. Owners Ralph and Patty Muldoon and David and Charlene Guertin will be celebrating the shop’s first anniversary on July 4th.

High Desert Bloggers, a meetup.com group, met at the antique shop on May 2, 2015. Beginning the morning meetup over a grandeur breakfast provided by co-owner Patty, the bloggers were eager to find out about the vintage store’s beginning. Patty was a gracious hostess and was happy to answer all of our questions.

High Desert Bloggers at Cadillac Antiques Meetup

Rusty, Joey, Patti
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Lucerne Valley Vintage Shop

Co-Owner Patty Muldoon

“What made you want to open an antique shop?” I asked.

“We were all collectors,” she said. “Really it’s about the building. The past owner passed away. We just loved the building and talked to the owner’s daughter and decided to buy it and turn it into an antique store.”

Ralph and Patty are from LA and are new to Lucerne Valley (and love it), and David and Charlene are from Victorville. Patty said, “We wanted to come out to Lucerne Valley to live.”

Cadillac Antiques in Lucerne Valley Giveaway

Cadillac Antiques Front Rooms

The Cadillac Antiques building is beautiful. Spotting an antique car in the spacious parking lot, you’ll know you have arrived. Greeted by the friendly owners as you enter the shop, there is a feeling of cozy ambiance.

Cadillac Antiques Building

Cadillac Antiques

This is an antique store the ladies can bring their husbands to. It’s definitely a vintage shop for both ladies and gents. There is a man cave!

Cadillac Antiques for the Gents

Cadillac Antiques Man Cave

More exciting things are on the horizon for this vintage shop in the desert. The owners have plans for vintage car cruises, “Cars and Cruises” with coffee and cinnamon rolls.

Exciting things are on the horizon for this vintage shop in the desert. The owners have plans for vintage car cruises, “Cars and Cruises” with coffee and cinnamon rolls. Even sooner is the big first-anniversary July 4th celebration. Go by for a visit, and sign up to win the July 4th holiday basket HighDesertBlogging.com is co-hosting with the owners.

 

High Desert Bloggers Meetup

Angie
HighDesertBlogging.com

 

Are you a High Desert entrepreneur? Ask us how you can advertise your business or service on HighDesertBlogging.com. Contact Rusty or Angie at hdblogging@gmail.com.

Photos by Angie Horn

 

 

Spend Some Time at Your High Desert Museums

LUCERNE VALLEY OUTDOOR MUSEUM

 Our town enjoyed great weather and a number of events this last  weekend. From Motorcyle clubs raising funds for our local FFA students to Garden Club Plant Sales and a two-day Powwow, Lucerne Valley had everything going.

So my daughter, Chelsea, and I opened the Lucerne Valley Museum. We took advantage of the increased number of visitors in town to share our town’s outdoor collection. We counted 30 on Saturday and 19 on Sunday. Not bad for a venue of mining and agricultural equipment.

You see, we don’t have an indoor museum like most towns… we just haven’t been able to afford it. But whenever we can, we dust off the counters, sweep out the spider webs, and share our valley’s rich heritage with anyone passing by.

The Muller Family view displays from the porch

Some indoor displays with Chelsea LaGrange

We’ll be opening the Museum on a regular bases, once the weather cools off. Our tentative schedule may be the last Sunday of every month… if weather permits. We’ll post the hours here later. Entrance is free and families or groups may make  appointments to see the Museum by calling CSA 29 office 760-248-6048 or

760-248-6777.

Young Lucerne Valley Artists Win Museum Contest

 

Chelsea LaGrange, Rylee Giles (on lap) craft paper fans with Darlene Ralson at Museum Open House

Crafts & Games Draw Visitors to Museum’s Open House

Young Art Winners

Elementary school students, Mia Feucht won First Place and Kristen Cummings won runner-up in a Lucerne Valley art contest sponsored by Lucerne Valley Museum Association.

Recently, 47 artists’ entries were received for the First Annual Art Contest celebrating “National May Is Museum Month — Support Your Local Museum.” Artists from LV Elementary School’s third, fourth, and fifth grade classes, were encouraged to draw “Icons of the West.”

“On behalf of the LV Museum Association’s Board of Directors, congratulations go to Mia Feucht, age 8, from Mrs. Byrd’s third grade class,” announced Barbara LaGrange, president of the board. “She wins $25 cash and a one-year family membership, valued at $20 to LV Museum Association. The runner up is Kristen Cummings, age 11, from Mr. Deisler’s fifth grade class. She and her family receive a one-year family membership, valued at $20 to LV Museum Association.”

Lucerne Valley is 15 miles east of Apple Valley in the High Desert of southern California. Summer hours for the Outdoor Museum is by appointment only. Call Rusty at 760-248-6777 or CSA 29 office 760-248-7048.

 

photo credits: Rusty LaGrange

 

Rusty LaGrange

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