Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Royal Wedding is Almost Here! Are you Ready?

Jolly Old London is a bustling place these days thanks to William and Kate. Today KSBY News came to Vintage Etc. to do a local story of how Will and Kate's nuptials are being celebrated in America. Here's a quick look at the interview process.

Watch KSBY tonight at 6:00pm to see Vintage Etc. on the news and come on by to get your "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters only $3.85! And don't forget to watch the Royal festivities on Friday at 1:00am! (Okay, maybe not 1:00 but that's what DVR's are for right?) 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Remnants of the Past Show

It's almost here! Can you feel the excitement in the just a few days, on Saturday, April 30th will be the Remnants of the Past Vintage Show (ROPT). 40 + vendors selling their finest wares, and the displays, oh boy, are they gorgeous! 

It's inspiration overload! 

Make sure you stop on by Judy Watkins blog here for all the amazing details of this years show. While you are there, check out the "places" category for a fun listing of antique and vintage stores to visit in our area after you have gone to the Remnants Show (we would love to see you at the store, stop in and tell us what you thought of ROTP)! 

I had to be out of town during the last Remnants show (the Fall one) so these photos are from the different vendors booths at last Springs show, aren't they just amazing? I wish I could find my list that told you who's booth is in each photo.  I promise I will do better next time!


We hope to see you there, we wont have a booth but we will be shopping! Just in case you can't remember what we look like, we will be the ones drooling over all of the yummy goodness! Enjoy!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Historic Home Tour

Our house on the day of the tour in 2009

The Atascadero Historical Societies Annual Colony Home Tour is almost here! April 30th from 1-4pm you can see 5 beautiful homes built between 1916 and 1927. Each home is uniquely different and this year is no exception! If you love old homes and seeing how people decorate them, then take this tour. The cost is $20.00 per person and includes refreshments at one of the house locations. You can purchase tickets at the Atascadero Historical Society House or (I think) through the Chamber of Commerce. 

2 years ago we were asked to be on this tour. Our house was built in 1915 by the F.O. Ingstrum Company as a home for the contractor who was sent here to build our towns City Hall and Printery which are about 2 blocks away. We have been lovingly restoring it for the last 7 years, taking on projects as we could afford them, and doing every bit of work ourselves. It had been a dentist office and a preschool previous to our ownership and the dentist office had removed some of the original detail work and changed the layout of the house. We started fixing, and then found out that I was pregnant with our little girl. Talk about great motivation to finish all of our projects around the house! We finished painting our living room/dining room and got carpet throughout the house 3 days before my daughter was born! We still have a wish list to do, but we love how it turned out. When I am at the shop, I get asked all the time what my house looks like inside. So this is the living room and dining room, picked up and ready to go. Keep checking back, I will be posting the rest of the house as well!

This is the view as you enter the front door into our living room. 

The picture wall as you walk in through our 4 foot wide front door  (I would have hated to be the guy who had to install this baby. Solid wood = HEAVY!)
View from Dining room looking into Living Room.

The glass on the light over our dining room table was out of my Grandma's old house and was rescued by my mom when they were tearing it down. The fixture that holds it was from a friend. It fits together perfectly, some things are just meant to be!

My pottery collection. Looking at this photo I am realizing how much more pottery I have now than I did 2 years ago. I think I like to shop, hmmmm...

Being on the home tour was loads of fun, and we learned a lot of interesting things about our house from people who had been former residents, or their friends who had visited our home in their youth. 

The tour is on the same weekend as the Remnants of the Past show (more on this wonderful show coming soon!) so if you are looking for an entire weekend of vintage goods, fun, and historic homes, this is it! Have a wonderful Friday!

Monday, April 11, 2011

A note of Thanks...

I just wanted to write a note of thanks to a very special girl. One who I could not do without. She is my other half in the store and yes, she too is family! My cousin, Cherise. I wouldn't have made it through the last 4 months without all of her hard work.
 Many of you have met her in the store and whats great is how many people have asked me if we are sisters. She is an amazing employee, loads of fun to work with, and a great saleswoman! So thank you "cuz," the Lord has definitely blessed me with you! Without her we couldn't have done any of this.

Or this...

Or even this...

 So come on down and say hello! There are lots of new things to see! Oh, and have a terrific Tuesday!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Vintage finds in unlikely places

About a week ago, my husband was working on his car and had a bolt that was stuck. He needed a hefty vice to remove the bolt and asked if I could think of anyone who might have one. My Dad's shop came to mind and so we called him up and made a mad dash out to his ranch to use it. While we were there my short attention span led me to start exploring the old outbuildings and barns that I used to play in as a child. It is amazing how the years change our know, all that stuff you used to see as "old, dirty  junk in the barn" now you see as "beautiful, great, and I can use that for something, treasures!" Eureka! I started gathering and much to my surprise my dad told me to take it. ALL of it! I was so excited that I made my husband drive home and get the trailer so we could haul it home! So here is some new "old junk" that will be finding its way into both my garden and the store...
Some great old buckets, perfect for plants like these!

The cheeriest yellow Schwinn bicycle.
I think my husband called this a "bait and tackle" yeah, I don't know, it is just really cool, and I just love the old wood dairy boxes!

This sweet pink bike was mine when I was a kid, but don't get your hopes up on this one making it to the store. A sweet 6 year old I know has already claimed it!

A chippy old door...(I see a project coming soon!)
A orchard ladder and an old screen door, which may end up on my house if it is the right size!

And then there were some items I didn't bring home but now am having second thoughts about..
Hmmm, I guess that means I will just have to make another trip! I think I can handle the scenery again. I love Spring in the country!  

Have you been on any "hunts" lately or found any treasures in unexpected places? I would love to hear about them! Have a wonderful Wednesday!