Sunday, June 27, 2010

There's A Whole LOT to See!

Are you any where near Walnut Creek, CA? If not, do you have quick access to a jet plane? A speedy train? A pal with an extra set of goggles and a sidecar?!?!? You have GOT to make it here to the last day of our annual parking lot sale! Not only do we have all the stuff we usually have inside the shop, but we've brought in everything we've been stashing in our garages, up in the attic and under our beds for this outside sale!

This is the sale that even us resident ROOMIES go crazy over, because "one well-intentioned woman's once sought after trash is one highly imaginative, see it in another re-purposed use woman's treasure"!

There is literally a ton of items here waiting to furnish several houses, or

gardens, or .........!
We (read: our husbands) DO NOT want any of this stuff to go back into storage. There are serious steals and deals waiting to be had. A whole LOT of them!
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Now THAT'S Old School!

(Jean K and Janice T)

One of our customers, Janice T. (on the right) was in our shop during one of our sales a few months back and spotted an ashtray that looked very familiar! She made it a few years back. (OK it was more than a few years back!) She was a sophomore in high school, in Cincinnati, Ohio and was enrolled in a ceramic class. She turned it over and showed us that her initials were still written on the under side of it.

What are the odds that a high school art project and its creator end up in the same place at the same time once again on the opposite side of the United States? Jean K., one of our lovely consignors, found this treasure and thought "It'll be one of those items that someone will just have to have." Janice passed on purchasing it, letting another shopper scoop up the treasure and let the enjoyment continue.

We can't promise you'll find your "past" at our shop, but we think the odds of you finding something you'll love at our sales (next sale: June 24, 25, 26 & 27th) are pretty good!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thing Of The Past ~ Peek Into Last Month's Shopping Cart!

Have you ever snuck a peek at what the person next to you in the check-out line has in their cart? "What did they get? How much did they pay for it? And where did they find it because I want one too!"It's a lot like that at the shop during the sale: people are always so curious as to what's been bought and is heading out the door. Well, we know it's not quite the same, but in the interest of quenching your curiosity, we thought we'd show you what were the most popular and fasted-selling items for May's opening. (You can click on the photos to see them larger.)

The first item on our shopping list is the white dresser to the right. White dressers are always in high demand, and because this one was priced at only $155.00, it was gone before you could say "I need a place to store my bloomers"!
This little blue nightstand was every one's favorite pick last month. Its new owner couldn't resist its charm (or the $58.00 price!) either. She snapped it up and then kept on shopping until she found the perfect lace doily to put on top. We're sure they'll be very happy together!
This channel-back chair ($62.00) covered in a sunny yellow was gone so quick we thought it ran away on it's cute little legs! The dresser ($120.00) got lonely and left soon after!
Another dresser, this one in the palest of yellows, was spotted near the front door, and it didn't have to go very far to get out to the parking lot and loaded up after it was purchased for $115.00.
Whew! Toting all those cute bargains out to our customers cars had me breathless! I was just about to sit down right here in this darling little skirted chair at this uniquely aged-finished's sold too! Well whaddya expect when it was priced at $120.00? Back to work...
We are gathered here today to witness the joining of this comfy blue moire chair ($42.00), and this bun-footed white dresser ($70.00), with their new owners. I now pronounce you bought and sold!

We sold a lot of great stuff, but don't worry; we've already hunted down more goodies for this month's opening (June 24 - 27th), and we're sure you'll find something that's just your TYPE! (Vintage typewriter sold for $84.00!)
So there's your peek. All done without any sidelong glances, squeaky-wheeled shopping carts or worrying about picking the slowest check-out line in the store. Maybe next month you'll see a picture of what YOU bought at the June Sale listed here! (You can also SIGN UP to get the monthly email announcements so you'll be reminded of each sale and any monthly contests just before it happens.)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Did We Mention We Got (Another!) Mention?

We are just giddy, yet humbled at the same time to be a featured spread in the May 2010 edition of Today's Vintage Magazine! Have you seen their new "look"? It's fantastic!

We earned a blurb in April's edition in a feature on Walnut Creek happenings. This time, we were interviewed and from that a lovely story was composed that reports all about us and our monthly sales! You can read it and see more pictures HERE.