Looking for that perfect something. Maybe it’s a gift. Maybe an accent for a lovely room.  You’ll find it here in our unique shoppe.  Stop by and visit today.

Contact Information

130  North  Third Avenue

Oakdale, California  95361

Phone: 209 / 847 – 9300




Gwen Schmitt & Jeannette Lawrence are the longtime friends with the dream. 
Jeannette is married, has two grown children and 5 grandchildren.  She is formerly from Alameda, California and when she and her husband relocated their family to Oakdale that’s when she met Gwen.
Gwen is married, has 2 children in college.  She has been in the Oakdale area since 1979.  Jeannette moved in next door, that’s when the friendship began.
Both women have always had a passion for things “vintage”.



We offer a warm collection of home and garden items that will inspire you, the perfect mix of Antiques, Shabby French Chic, Vintage Finds, and new items to feather your nest or grace a friend as a gift. French Soaps, Vintage Aprons, Vintage Holiday, Topiaries, Pictures, Birthday and furniture pieces are just a few of our favorite finds. You are sure to be delighted with our quality.
We consider our customers part of our extended family, stop in and shop The Empty Nest.  Welcome to our family.
The Empty Nest is snuggled at the base of the California Foothills in Oakdale, California. Located on historic Third Street, the sights and smells greet you before you’ve even stepped in the door.  The ever changing window displays delight young and old with their ingenuity and uniquness.  Vintage furniture, an tique linen, french soaps and one of a kind items wait for you.  Each visit offers one of a kind items and constantly changing merchandise.

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Once Upon A Time…

…there were best friends who dreamed about opening a really unique gift shop that was fun to own and fun for the customer to visit. It was to be the kind of place that you could walk into and have a genuine good feeling when you walked out. That dream is now a reality. Come [...]