Pretty. That’s the best word to describe the newly opened Revival 23 in Old Town Clovis. The little shop is at 453 Pollasky Ave., inside the Dewitt building and across the breezeway from Lululemon. Everything in here is pretty: flowy, feminine tops hanging on rustic pallets, colorful refinished furniture, vintage wall decor and bottles of bubble bath displayed on shelves that are painted pink.
The shop carries a little bit of everything, including clothing, decor and lots of jewelry. Chunky statement necklaces – usually priced between $18 and $24 — are popular, along with pendants on long thin necklaces. Revival 23 carries a line of candles, hand cream and bubble bath called Lollia. It’s a line that’s also carried at Anthropologie (though Revival 23 appears to have more of it), and that’s fitting because the store has an Anthropologie feel.
But unlike that retailer, Revival 23 carries vintage and repurposed furniture, including an old farmhouse table and repainted dressers dolled up with new knobs that look like little clocks. There’s picture frames that have been turned into chalkboards and signs that say “coffee” and “home” spelled out in old hinges, handles and other parts.
The shop is small, but in the coming weeks it will open up its backroom, which will be shared with Madeleine’s Bridal Boutique. It will sell items suitable for weddings, such as farmhouse tables that can be rented or purchased. It will also carry dresses from Madeleine’s for showers, rehearsal dinners or honeymoons.
The name Revival 23 comes from the reviving that happens with the redone furniture and Psalm 23, which owner Teresa Pries has a particular fondness for. There’s a subtle religious theme in the store, which carries a few crosses and Scripture painted on signs. You can see more of what the store carries on its Facebook page and on Instagram. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.