Thursday, September 24, 2009

LOTS At The Parking Lot Flea Market

Hope you made it to our opening last weekend, because if you see anything you want in these pictures, I'm here to tell you it's gone.
Once a year we have this sale, and our customers young and old, come from near and far to check it out! They know that in addition to the fabulously priced items we have every month inside the shop, that they'll be able to find twice the treasures out in the parking lot!
We had LOTS of great weather, LOTS of folks who brought something for our appraiser to look over, LOTS of ROOMIES helping out, LOTS of people listening to our live musicians and LOTS of customers who were buying LOTS of merchandise at great deals!
But most of all what we had LOTS of was FUN!

If you missed out on all the fun, you can sign up HERE on our email list and you'll receive our monthly announcement full of news on our upcoming dates and special events, so you won't miss out again!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Before And After With L.O.V.E.

You should know that everything we sell at the shop is not only something we ROOMIES love and would gladly put in our own home, but each piece has been surrounded with L.O.V.E. (Lots Of Valuable Energy!) We gals at Room With A Past really do love every treasure that passes through our hands (and sometimes it's so hard to let go!) to be offered up to our customers each month.

Look at this gorgeous dresser from a bedroom set that is waiting for a new home this month. It was a thing of beauty to begin with:


This dresser was not just primed and painted my fellow furniture addicts: its every tiny detail was lovingly CARESSED with each stroke of the paintbrush. We don't charge any extra for this extra ingredient. It's our pleasure to spend this intimate amount of time with something so lovely!


But it's not just the things that we sell in the shop--you're surrounded by L.O.V.E. from the minute you step in the shop, because this same attention is paid to the floor and the walls!

DURING (Our Fearless Leader Susan at work!)

AFTER (Can you see the light switch?)
Todays lesson? Change can be nothing but GOOD when you add a lot of love.
Hope to see you at this month's sale--it starts TOMORROW!
Thursday, September 17, (6 PM – 8:30 PM), Friday, September 18, (9 AM – 3 PM), Saturday, September 19, (9 AM - 5 PM ), and Sunday September 20, (10 AM - 4 PM) at 1557 Third Ave., (off of North Main Street) Walnut Creek. (925) 933-1903

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Takin' It To The Streets

The streets of Danville, CA that is! Did you make it to the Heartland Antique and Art Faire over the Memorial Day weekend? Room With A Past was there in full force, selling goodies, and passing out our calender postcards to new customers who were happy to have found us!

There were lots of booths selling antiques, handcrafted items, ephemera, jewelry, vintage clothes, furniture and supplies.

The event was organized in (a huge) part by Marcia Harmon, of Cottage Jewel, (who must have the energy of a bumblebee because she was buzzing all over the place!) Here she is below in a rare photo caught on high-speed film!
And here's a peek inside her Cottage Jewel's new location at 100 W Prospect Ave, which is now open and ready for business.
Anita was at the helm inside (below), while Marcia was outside at the faire flitting about making sure everyone was having a great time.
Our very own Mandi had a booth at the faire with (one of the nicest people you'll ever meet) Sue Somers. Sue used to own "Weekends At The Cottage" in Clayton, CA (yes, I can hear you all quietly weeping because you still miss that store as much as I do!)
Don't forget that the next Room With A Past opening is coming up next week on September 17, 18, 19 & 20th. We'll be having our parking lot sale on Saturday the 19th, with free appraisals! Need more info? Call us at (925) 933-1903.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Keep Looking Until You Find Yourself!

Feeling a little lost? Now you can literally "find yourself" at Room With A Past! Did you make it into the shop a few months ago for our "Escape To Treasure Island" opening? We took LOTS of pictures of LOTS of our happy customers with their treasures after a fun and busy shopping trip!

Then our very own Roomie Susan assembled them into a colorful collage that represents what we hope to achieve every month: helping you find something that makes your heart happy.

We love that we now have a picture of a hundred stories, all with happy endings, in the hallway at the shop for everyone to see. It makes us smile every time we walk by to see our customers lovingly holding a true treasure!

(If you look close, (you can click on the pictures to make them bigger) you can find a "man fan" in this


In fact, there are more and more men coming in to shop instead of waiting in out the car!)

So next time you come into the shop you can "find yourself" while you "lose yourself" among the treasures and great prices we present to you every month!