Sunday, September 25, 2011


 Halloween has arrived at Vintage Etc!
 Hurry on in for some frightfully delicious fun for your home. 
 We have everything from vintage candlesticks, and twisted tales, to candy corn aprons, and witchy hair accessories! 
 There are lots of fun things to choose from, but get them while you can, because they wont last long, and once they are gone well then, you will just have to "Rest in Peace!"

Happy Haunting!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hunting and Gathering

 Sometimes you run into beauty in the least expected places. Take this past Friday for example, my mom, my best friend, and I went junking in the hills between Cambria and Paso Robles. Not our usual stomping ground, but a place I remember from my youth as we had a cattle ranch there, and I would go up on occasion with my dad whenever he was doing work on a fence or checking on cattle. 
 It was a glorious morning and as we turned on to the road that would take us by our old ranch, a line of about 20 restored Model T's came driving down the road and it was almost as if we were stepping back in time. Here are just a few photos of the wonderful sites we took in during our day, beautiful homes, barns, and country roads were everywhere! 
 We had a wonderful day filled with some amazing finds and lots of laughter. Fall is definitely starting to take hold here on the Central Coast and after our journey through the countryside I am finally ready! 
Check back in, there are some wonderful new things coming to the store and don't forget that just around the corner is Three Speckled Hens and Remnants of the Past! I can't wait! 
 I hope you have a fabulous week!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Will Never Forget...

Where were you on September 11, 2001?

As the wife of a fireman, I watched my television in horror as the news broadcasts talked about the planes that had just hit the Trade Center Towers. I knew that emergency crews would be responding in full force, and I, like many, never thought the building would come down. When the first building collapsed, I felt my stomach drop, and a fear I had never had before crept in. A fear my husband wouldn't return from duty. It's not something I had ever thought about, I mean, I knew in my mind that emergency responders carry more risk than others, but I had never had a visual put to that thought.

That's what 9/11 did for me, it gave me a visual of my worst nightmare, that has stayed with me every day since that horrible day. 

10 years have past...there has been some rebuilding, but there is still pain.

So let's not forget that our Freedom comes at a price. Thousands of people have laid down their lives to preserve it. Remember them and their families today. God Bless America