Friday, April 4, 2014

First Of The Year Peddler’s Faire & Grand Opening Of Vintage Deli


It looks like we are “ON” for our first Peddler’s Parking Lot Sale on Saturday, April 5th!!!  In addition to our first sale, The Vintage Deli – which is just around the corner from the shop – is having their Grand Opening and will be serving lunch items.




Awesome soups and salads and a wide assortment of vintage style sandwiches to choose from.  Generous portions leaving you quite content, too.  Having had tasted several menu items myself, my personal favorite is the Turkey Pesto sandwich and the Grilled Chicken Salad.  Oh yum!!




Inside the Antique Warehouse, expect 10-25 percent off sales from most vendors. Just look for the bright orange SALE signs posted throughout.

We have recently expanded into a back building and there are an additional 15 vendors there.  Welcome to our new vendors!!!  Glad to have you here!!



child cabinet


retro table


Hope to see you bright and early.  The Peddler’s Sale hours are 8AM-3PM and the shop will be open during the parking lot sale and closing at our usual 6PM.

Fresh hot coffee and donuts are on the house!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Kitty Cats and Puppy Dogs


One of my favorite things to do as a child was to go visit my Nanny at her home.  Even as a small person, I liked to walk around and look at all of my Nanny’s collectibles that she had in her home.  Though not a big collector of “stuff”, what she did collect was always interesting and carefully placed in small vignettes.  Above her sofa was a shelf and on it were two Siamese Cat figurines (of which I now take care of).  When I see figurines of animals, I always think of my Nans, as we called her.

Our store is full of such whimsical creatures…dogs, cats and other kind of animal figurines.

Below is a collection of “mans best friend” that are demure, playful, serious and cute.  There are several breeds to chose from, too.  They don’t require vet bills and certainly don’t cost anything to feed, but they do require a bit of dusting now and then.




Friday, March 28, 2014


What is Ephemera? 

Many folks collect it, but what does that word mean?

According to Wikipedia, the definition is as follows:

Ephemera (singular: ephemeron) is any transitory written or printed matter not meant to be retained or preserved. The word derives from the Greek, meaning things lasting no more than a day. Some collectible ephemera are advertising trade cards, airsickness bags, bookmarks, catalogues, greeting cards, letters, pamphlets, postcards, posters, prospectuses, defunct stock certificates or tickets, and zines.


The first part of the definition is shocking…..not meant to be retained.  Well, well…..I do believe that this definition certainly doesn’t pertain to how we view Ephemera.  It is loved, respected and appreciated and very much collected.


Below are just a few examples of collectible EPHEMERA, or paper items.  Many crafters seek these old graphics for crafting projects and others look for these beautiful graphics just to collect.  Some of my favorite Ephemera come from the Victorian time.  The artwork is detailed, colorful and just as sweet as Grandma’s home baked goodies.



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boston baseball player

Many of our vendors have Ephemera for sale in their spaces – some more than others.  Barbara has been bringing in a lot of antique Ephemera and has each item carefully packaged.  From antique photos, post cards, French seed packets, greeting cards, Victorian advertising and calling cards – just to name a few.  Below is a photo of one of her spaces where she has them offered for sale.  A person could spend a lot of time in her space and having fun looking through all of the Ephemera.  Barbara also makes hand made cards and tags, such as the adorable Happy Easter ones shown in the last photo.




Feel free to copy and paste the images from this post.  A good resource for other other Ephemera images are on a website titled The Graphics Fairy.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Spring Touches and Sweet Faces


Despite our recent rain showers, it has really felt like springtime here in Central California.  Driving through town are pops of color from flower beds coming to life with lovely annual blooms of pansies, snapdragons and daffodils.  If you are taking a Sunday drive through the country, you will obviously notice the pretty almond blossoms, too.

Bringing the outdoors in has been a notion since the Victorian time.  Women would practice their painting skills on Sunday afternoons – hence the name Sunday Oils – with the subject matter being still life paintings of flowers.  Below is a gorgeous Sunday Oil that is in Becky R.’s case and above is a sweet print in Cheryl H.’s space. 



Below is another antique print of Cheryl’s.  Even though there is a water mark on the left, it is a stunning painting with a lovely frame to match the floral motif.


There are many old dolls for sale throughout the store.  These precious babies will surely bring a smile to your face. 



As of now, we are thinking that the parking lot sale will still take place tomorrow – of course, weather permitting.  It is also the Grand Opening to The Vintage Deli, which is owned and operated by Tina Shatswell.  The sandwiches are mouth watering and the hot soup is certain to warm your cold bones on a chilly winter day!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

New Things!

With spring around the corner, our vendors have been bringing in new findings and sprucing up their spaces.  Barbara has expanded her space and it is looking so beautiful.  Check out this cheerleading megaphone!



 This antique wagon is in Darren’s space. 

Love the graphics on the side!



Sweet little child’s toy shovel is in Wayne and Cindy’s space.  Too cute to use for the garden or beach.




Cliff has this small John Deere tractor for sale.  Wouldn’t this be cute in a child’s room?




There are a pair of these beautiful, beautiful chandeliers for sale in Nadine and Dorothy’s space.  At 175.00 each, that is quite a deal.



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Mark your calendar for March 1st for our first of the year Peddler’s Faire (WEATHER PERMITTING).  For space to rent for the day call (209) 545-9460.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Accents For Your Home

AW 4 Jan

Available right now for sale is this sweet little pine desk and chair.  It would be perfect tucked into a corner for your lap top to sit on OR use in a bedroom as a vanity. 

Vintage linens fill many shelves in the shop and the pillow below was made using a piece of European embroidery.  We have many customers who buy linens for repurposing, however this one is already done for you.

AW 2 Jan

This funky and super cool blue metal chair

would look great in a child’s room or a retro home office.


AW 3 Jan 14

Below is a fabulous solid wood bookcase that could be used just about anywhere…

  • Home office for supplies
  • Kitchen for cookbooks
  • Bathroom for folded towels
  • A child’s room to hold books and toys

Well, you get the picture.


AW 7 Jan

Finally we have some RAIN!  Don’t let that stop you from stopping by for a cup of coffee and pastry.  And if you are here on Monday through Friday, be sure to stop by the Vintage Deli – located on Pirrone Road, right around the corner from the store.  The BEST sandwiches, hot soup and pastries!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pretty Things

Pretty ironstone dishes and restaurant dishes are tucked in here and there in the store.

AW 9 Jan


From colours of red, brown and teal blue….


AW 1 Jan

…ready to be selected for the perfect home or table accent.  Be sure to look on all of the shelving, high and low…



….because they are there – tucked in to cozy little corners and niches.