Friday, December 26, 2008

A Chance to Win a $50 Gift Certificate!

Just stop in anytime between now and December 31st to enter our drawing.
No purchase necessary ~ We will announce the winner here on the blog on New Year's Day!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

10% off Store wide and 20-30% off selected vintage furniture and Christmas decor. Did Santa forget to bring you something this year? We just might have what you are looking for at The Attic!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Just 1 Shopping Day Left!

December 24th is the last shopping day before Christmas and The Attic will be open from 10am until 5:30pm for all of you last minute shoppers. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!

We will re open the day after Christmas at 10:00am.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Great Gifts Under $15

Here at The Attic, we have lots of great gifts that are priced under $15. Perfect for stocking stuffers, teacher and hostess gifts. Current best sellers are our hand poured soaps, candles, jewelry and wallets. We have also been selling loads of vintage Christmas ornaments! We have them in original boxes and individually packaged. The top 3 soap scents are Lemon Verbena, Mango Papaya and Passionate Kisses. The candles scents are divine, with Egg Nog Latte (my personal fave), Orange Cranberry and Seductive (orange, lemon and spices) We have the "Skinny" wallets in red and black tooled patent, both large and small card case styles. We are so excited to carry Lizzy B's line of handcrafted jewelry. I don't have any photos of it just yet, but it's been very popular. She has a line of earrings made from vintage chandelier crystals, typewriter key initial charm necklaces & bracelets, and necklaces made with vintage watches! They are so wonderful and I can't wait to show you. If you are in the area, be sure to drop by. Mention you read our blog and receive a free Hotel Del tree ornament!

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Open House continued....

We have a few new arrivals to share with you this week!

This cedar chest was MY FAVORITE piece, and it sold within a couple of days.
Look at that old green & cream painted finish :)

A classic chair that we had upholstered just for the party.
Sorry, it's sold.

This is a gorgeous china/ buffet cabinet that is even prettier in person.
This piece would make someone very happy for Christmas...

A charming Governor Winthrop style drop front desk for the lady of the house.
This item has been sold.

Our stocking stuffer display...we have lots of goodies under $15!

This 5 foot long french gray painted desk is a versatile piece that can be used as a desk, craft table or entertainment stand.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Our 1st Christmas Open House

Last Friday, we celebrated our 1st Christmas Open House here at The Attic in Coronado. We used a vintage garden trellis with white lights at the entryway. We loved it so much, we decided to keep it up through the holidays! Our display windows got a quick makeover to make room for some new arrivals just days before the Open House. It was a busy day on the island, with a parade, lighting of the tree and the merchants open house until 9pm. We met many new friends that evening, and hope you will visit us again soon! Thank you to everyone who stopped by...especially Katie and Miss Olive, who is always the life of the party. :) I think she deserves a new bed from Santa..what do you say Mom?

It was a full house!

Kandi mingles with the customers :)

A happy customer leaves with his free Hotel Del ornament.

Miss Coronado made an appearance :)

I will be posting more photos soon, so check back to see what's new in the shoppe!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Friday , December 5th Open House

We are just 5 days away from our Holiday Open House here at The Attic in Coronado. It seems every time I go into the shoppe, something new has arrived to take the place of something sold. We have some new pieces arriving that I know you will just love, so stop by to visit. We will be open from Noon until 9pm , with the Open House from 6-9pm.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Holiday Heart Wreaths from The Attic

I thought I would show you a few custom order holiday wreaths that we made this week. You can click on the images to enlarge if you like.
These wreaths can take anywhere from 3-4 hours, depending on the size and number of ornaments used. We usually try to work on these before we open or after we close. When you are using a hot glue gun, chances are that someone will suffer a few finger burns. We wouldn't want our customer's to hear something they shouldn't. :) I had a doozey of a burn today but I'll spare you any photos of my injury...ouchie!

Here's the first one that Kandi and I finished on Friday, which was picked up the next day. We were very pleased with this one!

And this is the one I made just today. As you can see, each wreath is unique in color as we use a combination of ornaments from the 1950's through the 90's. We always add a few special ones to. I like using the ornaments with sayings and also the clip on birds. I added the tiniest little vintage bottle brush tree I've ever seen...almost kept it for myself! I gave this little birdie a pink tinsel nest.

We've had quite a few requests for more wreaths, so we have learned our lesson, right girls? Next year we will start making them in September!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dreaming of a White Christmas

It may be in the 80's, but we can still dream of a white Christmas here in sunny Coronado. We've decorated the shoppe with lots of white, pastels and glitter. Our entry display table is filled with vintage ornaments from the 1940's and 50's. I love to hear customers reminisce when they see these old familiar ornaments.
(You can click on any image to enlarge)

Our smaller display window above, features out mascot mannequin which we have affectionately named, "Addie" The plan was to have her balance a stack of wrapped presents in her hand, but she didn't cooperate, so she holds a list instead. :)

She's modeling her Chic Happens shirt from our sister store Vignettes, a rhinestone embellished stocking hat, rhinestone sunglasses, and the cutest darn pink elf shoes I've ever seen, thanks to Jenna.

Jenna spent over 2 hours on these boots, since she did not have her sewing machine handy. The felt and trimming was all hot glued together. I treated her to a Starbuck's Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, but I think I will be paying for this in other ways! :) Addie holds her list of gift giving ideas in style.

Our main display window features a pretty french gray desk, a beautiful fireplace mantle and our darling little desk with bookcase. White candles on mirrors, glass domed stands covering vintage gold and silver ornaments and lots of crystal.

Our Holiday Open House will be here soon, so mark your calendars for Friday December 5th from 6-9pm. We are open 7 days a week from 10-5:30, so stop by anytime!
The Attic
1112 Tenth Street
(619) 435-5614

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Attic in Coronado Open House

We are just a few weeks away from celebrating our first Open House here at The Attic in Coronado. We've been preparing the shoppe over the last few days. The chandeliers are lit, the gift table is full, and the scent of hand poured soaps and candles fill the air. It's our favorite time of year...stop by and visit us on Fri. December 5th. Bring a friend or two...we'd love to see you!
The Attic
1112 Tenth Street - Coronado, Ca.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Queen of Chandeliers

As I was leaving the shoppe the other night, I stopped and gazed at my favorite chandelier in the window. The design with the 2 crowns makes this the Queen of Chandleliers! I had to get a shot of it because ya just never know in this business. It can be here today, gone tomorrow, and I want to remember it just like this!

Now at The Attic in Coronado - 1112 Tenth Street.

Stop by and be dazzled!

This photo will be featured in our upcoming ad in the local Coronado paper for The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Coronado Holiday Parade & Open House

With less than 4 weeks until our Holiday Open House, we started our shopping for our holiday decorations today! We visited the Shinoda Design Center which was amazing. They have EVERYTHING imaginable. If we bought everything we wanted, we would have broke the bank, but we were good girls today. We will start the decorating in a few days..I can't wait!

Open House Event Schedule
4:20pm Santa arrives in Coronado by ferry!
4-8pm Snow Mountain Fun
5:30-9pm Merchants Open House (We'd love to see you!)
6:00pm Holiday Parade
7:00pm Lighting of the Christmas Tree
7:15pm Community Concert at the park

~ The Attic Girls

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Desk Makeover

We paint a lot of the pieces that we find, and I always forget to take a before and after shot. This time was different! I remembered. :)

This darling little desk with built on bookcase was a recent find which was painted to give it a fresh look. We were going to leave it natural, but the wood was stained two different shades and that's all I could see when I looked at it. This would be perfect for a small bedroom or any room where you need a little desk to pay your bills or write a note. It takes up hardly any room at all!
This little cutie has been SOLD!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Attic , Coronado ~ Halloween 2008

I love Halloween on the island of Coronado. The children begin trick or treating at 3:30 in the afternoon, and since it was still daylight, I got some great shots!
It's a long time tradition to trick or treat on the main avenue with all of the businesses. It's a great opportunity to say hello to the parents and meet people who didn't really know we had just opened the shoppe.
I love to see the families dress up together, and I thought I would share just a few of my favorites with you.
Colonel Sanders and his baby cute is that get up?!!!

The Attic Girls all wore matching black tees with a chandelier covered in cobwebs and spiders. More chic than spooky, and such a deal! $5 at Target..and probably $2.50 now! I had to take my own picture since I forgot to take one earlier. :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

An Attic Update

I was down at the shoppe today, and luckily I remembered my camera! The shoppe is looking great and we have new items coming in 2-3 times a week.This is my first in a weekly series of posting new arrivals. If you see anything that moves you, just drop us an email or phone us at 619-435-5614, and we would be happy to get you measurements and a price. We can ship smaller items, but furniture would be pick up only.

This high boy with mirror is awesome! I wish I had room in my bedroom for it. I love this one of a kind crown that was embellished with seashells by Kandy, the crafty Attic Girl. :)

Love the little side table in French gray paint. So light and small, you can pick it up and take it wherever you need a little table to set a drink and small plate on.

A darling metal cherub lamp with the sweetest shade EVER! Original chippy paint on the cherub...just charming.

We have a few silk pillows with rhinestone crowns on the front. We have black, light brown and pale green.

We have two great storage in natural stained finish(JUST SOLD!), and the other is painted cottage white. The white one would make a great scrap booking organizer for papers!

Things have been moving quickly , so run, don't walk to The Attic!