Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Time To Look Forward

As 2009 comes to a close, the Attic Girls would like to thank our family, friends and customers for their continued support throughout this past year. We are so excited to ring in the New Year and look forward to what it will bring! Our business has grown and evolved in so many ways this past year, and receiving positive feedback from our regulars and first time visitors has meant the world to us! We are constantly striving to find just the "right mix" to make The Attic experience one you will remember long after you've gone. Wishing everyone all good things for the coming New Year. See you soon!

Nancy, Jane & Kandi

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Weekend After Christmas Sale!

Did Santa forget something on your list? Stop by The Attic..we may have just what you want! And we're having a SALE this weekend - 2 Days Only , Saturday and Sunday.

New Sunday Hours 11-5pm

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Eve Sale

All new Christmas decor will be 50% off starting tomorrow, Christmas Eve. Vintage Christmas will be 30% and these are the very last markdowns for the season folks!
Hope everyone has their shopping completed. :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Why Is This Girl Smiling?

She happened to come in on the day we received our new knit hats and had to get one for herself! She also graciously accepted a modeling assignment. :)

So many colors and styles to choose from! Priced from $18-23. Just leave a comment if you are interested in purchasing one. We are always happy to ship items from the shop!

As you can see, they are not a full hat, but more like a headband with a button closure. Cute as a button, too!

The store has been filled with shoppers this week, looking for the perfect gift! Shoppers are loving our selection, and many have visited us for the very first time...this is encouraging news!

We will be open on the 23rd from 10-7pm, 1 hour later than normal for your shopping convenience.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Vintage Jewelry, Hats & Handbags Sale!

We still have some Vintage Christmas ornaments remaining at 20% off. New ornaments are 30% off. Also on Sunday... 20% off VINTAGE handbags, hats and VINTAGE jewelry. We have some super cute vintage Christmas pins that we save up during the year.... hope to see you!

Stop by The Attic today for a peek at our newest arrivals in jewelry, scarves and crocheted headband hats that we are just loving! I will take some photos today for you :) This is our last shipment of new items for this year, and perfect for filling up that stocking!


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Holiday Hours

Can you believe it? After today, there are just FIVE shopping days left until Christmas!

Our store hours for the week of Christmas are as follows:
Sun. Dec. 20 10-6pm
Mon. Dec 21 10-6pm
Tues.Dec. 22 10-7pm
Wed. Dec 23 10-7pm
Thur.Dec 24 9-3pm
Fri. Dec 25 (closed)
Sat. Dec 26 10-4pm
Merry Christmas To All And To All A Good Night!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Making A List & Checking It Twice!

We had a busy day at the shop today..a lot of people are doing their gift buying and buying a few things for themselves! We are extending our sale on the New and Vintage Christmas ornaments. New ornaments are 30% off and vintage will be 20% off the marked priced.

Some of the hottest items right now are scarves, jewelry, ornaments both new & vintage, and candles. Coronado is a great place to shop with so many unique little boutiques. We will be posting our holiday hours for next week very soon!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vintage Christmas Ornaments

The sight of vintage ornaments cause many of us to reminisce of Christmas past. Aluminum trees, shiny brites and those heavy LEAD icicles! When people see them at the shop, they often say " I remember those!" and then go on to say " I wonder whatever happened to them?" Tomorrow, for ONE day only..they will be 20% off! They are so pretty tied for a gift bag or box, and beautiful displayed in a glass bowl. We sell them individually and some are packaged 2-4 in a clear cellophane bag. My favorites are the ones with snow scenes and sentiments such as Silent Night and Merry Christmas. We have indents, silver mercury glass balls, beaded stars and even old ornaments in the original box. Click here to see our other sales going on during our 12 days of Christmas Sale.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

What A Girl Wants...

And what a girl needs...The Attic has it!

Bangles and stretch bracelets to pair with jeans or a little black dress.
Pretty rhinestone embellished compacts, perfect size to slip into her stocking.
There is much much more to be seen at the shop..see you soon!

Santa Is Looking For A New Home

For over 40 years, this old wood Santa has made his home in the front yard of a Coronado home. This year, he's looking for a new home... or store front. I think he would be great in front of a store, greeting customers or holding a SALE sign! With everything made out of plastic these days, wouldn't it be nice to have something like this as a display near your front door?

He's available for pick up at our store, but he's currently hanging out at Nancy's house. Just give us a call if you are interested in seeing him in person!

$125 (Santa)

These little guys are also available as a pair.
Vintage 1950's wood cut out and hand painted.

$100 (set of 2)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

12 Days Of Christmas Sale Starts Tomorrow

Finding the greatest deals of the season is easy during our 12 Days of Christmas event! Each day, beginning Sunday Dec. 13th, we will feature a category that is discounted from 10 to 30% , for just one day!

Sun. Dec. 13th: 20% off Vintage Smalls (excludes furniture)
Mon. Dec. 14th: 10% off Tokyo Milk Perfumes/Soaps
Tues. Dec. 15th: 15% off Wallets & Pashmina Shawls
Wed. Dec. 16th: 20% off Vintage Christmas Decor
Thurs Dec. 17th: 15% off Picture Frames
Fri. Dec. 18th: 10% off Pillows (exc. 92118 pillows)
Sat. Dec. 19th: 20% off Floor mats
Sun. Dec. 20th: 20% off Vintage Jewelry & Vintage Handbags
Mon. Dec. 21st: 10% off Candles & Snuffers
Tues. Dec. 22nd: 10% off Lighting
Wed. Dec. 23rd: 10% off New jewelry
Thurs Dec. 24th: To Be Announced!

The Attic
1112 Tenth St
Coronado - 92118

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Magic Window

There are some pieces come into the shop, and the minute you see it, you have a gut instinct that it won't be hanging around very long...This was one of those pieces and it lasted just a few days. Isn't she a beauty? Probably the tallest lingerie chest I have ever seen. I felt like a dwarf standing next to it!

This needlepoint chair was gone the day after we put it in the window. We joke about the magic window because everything that goes into it, seems to disappear within a week.

Here's another wonderful old armoire/chest of drawers in the original old creamy yellow. The original sea blue appliques will take your breath away! These are the original shabby chic pieces that are near impossible to find these days, and when you do...very hard to let go of. This one is currently in the shop. I can't believe someone hasn't snatched it up! Maybe it needs to go into the magic window if it's still here next week. :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thank You!

Artisans Alley Faire - Kandi & Jane are ready to go!

We would like to thank everyone who came to our Open House and to our booth at Artisans Alley this past weekend. Doing 2 events back to back was more tiring than we anticipated, and made us realize...we are no spring chicks! LOL...

Our best seller that day was our exclusive Hotel Del ornament. Jane came up with the idea and made a variety of these ornaments with printed antique images of the Hotel Del inside a glass ball that was filled with sand, seashells and glitter.

So many people commented that it was even nicer than the Hotel's ornament! We only have a few remaining, so stop in if you still want one of your own.

Our Open House was filled with friends, cheer and home baked cookies, courtesy of Kandi and Jenna.

Jenna made the most adorable little mushroom cookies, but after about 15-20, called it quits. It was very time consuming but they sure turned out cute!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

We Hope To See You There!

The holiday season is in full swing here at The Attic! As soon as Thanksgiving was over, we decorated our large window. Customers were stopping by yesterday to tell us how beautiful it is. We are so pleased how it all came together so quickly and what a statement it makes. (I will upload the photos this weekend) We know that some of our blog readers are from out of state, but we do have many who are from Coronado and surrounding parts of southern California, so we hope to see you tomorrow night! We've been saving some of our favorite finds for you, just for this special day. Lots of new gift items and stocking stuffers starting at under $10! You can shop the malls, but it doesn't compare to the indie shop experience. Come and see for yourself. We'll be waiting for you with home baked treats and refreshments...

Friday December 4th
We will be open at 10:00am
Open House 4-9pm

Saturday Dec. 5th
Store Hours 10-6pm
The Attic Girls will be selling at Artisans Alley from 9-3pm.

Sunday Dec. 6th
Hours 11-5pm

The Attic
1112 Tenth St - Coronado 92118

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things...

And YOURS too! These are just a few of the items that make the perfect gift for anyone on your list! Pashmina Shawls , Toyko Milk perfumes , Aspen Bay Candles, Vintage Inspired Crowns, Typewriter Key Initial Necklaces, and a reproduction Hotel Del Key Fob or Necklace, an Attic exclusive!

(Just click on the image to see full size)

The Attic is open daily , 10am to 6pm. Sunday 10-5.
1112 Tenth Street
Coronado 92118

Monday, November 30, 2009

What's In Store!

(Update : Wreath is Sold)
This might be our only ornament wreath for the store this year..last year we made 3, but we've been a little busy this year. These wreaths are made with vintage ornaments and there are usually between 80-100 of them , so you can imagine the time it takes it putting one together.

A classic old mahogany side chair in green velvet. It sits on it's original little wooden wheels,,very cool! We have a few Ms. Sophie pillows left. It says "The Queen Is Not Granting An Audience Today" She's my little Queenie. :)

Mahogany Game Table - The top flips open which doubles the size.

A rare find, indeed! From the 1950's, a Barbara Bates Beauty set that was never used!
And all encased in a beautiful fabric ribbed box too! This gem has been added to the website.

The Attic is filled with new arrivals, so stop by to see what's new!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Artisans Alley Coronado ... No Peeking!

Next Saturday, the Village Elementary school parking lot will be transformed into one amazing craft fair event! This is a yearly event in it's 37th year! It benefits Coronado High & Middle School Band and Choir. You can get a great start on your holiday gift buying.

This year, The Attic girls will have a space (#123) and we are so excited! We have all been working hard at making some unique items up for the show that are one of a kind and you will not see anywhere else! I don't know about you, but I enjoy receiving something unique & handmade as a gift.

I wish I could show you our goodies, but you will have to come to the show. I promise to take lots of pictures and share the days events with you after the show.
Artisans Alley : SATURDAY DEC. 5th
Gates Open at 9:00am - Buy Buy Buy until 3:00pm!
The Attic : SPACE 123 (We are at the very end of a row)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Give Thanks

The Attic Girls would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving...We have so many things to be thankful for, and our customers are just one of them! Thank you for giving us a great year and a warm welcome back into the community. We will strive to make 2010 even a better year, and look forward to seeing you all very soon!

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
Thurs. 11/26 Closed
Friday 11/27 10-3pm
Sat 10-6 Sunday 10-5

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ice Skating By The Sea

I am not making this up people! In just 5 more days, The Hotel Del Coronado will once again, have transformed the 10,000 sq foot Windsor Lawn into a picturesque ice rink for guests and visitors this holiday season. Holiday music will fill the air..and guests will be sipping hot chocolate. Imagine ice skating while overlooking the Pacific Ocean...and it very well may be in the 70's! Only in California. :)

~ November 25 - December 18 ~
daily: 2pm - 5pm & 6pm - 9pm
weekend & holiday matinee: 11am - 1pm

~ December 19 - January 3 ~
Daily: 2pm - 5pm & 6pm - 9pm
Daily matinee: 11am - 1pm

Three-hour sessions cost $20* for adults and $15* for kids (ages 10 years and under); two-hour matinee sessions cost $15* for adults and $10* for kids (ages 10 years and under). Skate rental is $5 per person.

A portion of the 2009 skating proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

92118 Pillow ~ An Attic Exclusive

We have something NEW at The Attic this month!

92118 Coronado Zip Pillows. Each one is handmade by a local seamstress, just for us! We can take special orders up until December 7th for delivery by Dec 21st. For an added twist, we can have your family name printed in place of the zip with Est. date as well. Just leave a comment here if you would like to order one.

This pillow will be featured in the gift guide section in Coronado Magazine Holiday issue. (Due out by December 1st)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Elves Did Their Magic*

We closed up shop last Tuesday for the the elves to work their magic.
(You may click on the image to enlarge them)

The entry table was transformed into a live forest filled with Gnomes, Elves and Forest Friends. I love the live nobles in much more than the faux trees. Now we just have to remember to water them!

We have the sweetest vintage cement deer and baby from the 1950's, a vintage hand carved gnome from Germany, lots of 1950's elves and a wonderful selection of new woodland animal ornaments to complete the collection. Owls, deer, squirrels, gnomes and my favorite..these pixies with mushroom hats.

Our sign was made by sweet Rita..we just love it!

When we brought in the fireplace mantle, we really didn't know what we were going to place inside since we didn't have any firewood at hand..but then it hit me! We stacked the burlap and linen pillows it.

The mantle is sold and will be going to a new home in Arizona!

This little guy is probably my favorite gnome. He is hand carved, German.

Our smaller window features an antique drop front desk with a selection of stocking stuffers inside. An antique typewriter holds a letter to Santa. It reminds him to stop at The Attic for the best selection of stuffers. :)
(The desk has been sold)

At night we bring in our vintage wood trellis and as I placed it over the table, I had to take a picture. It is so much prettier in person, and I wanted to leave those twinkling lights over the forest all night!

We always have vintage Christmas ornaments at The Attic and it continues to be one of our best sellers during the holidays. We collect them year round and if you are a collector yourself, then you know just how difficult it is to find the good ones. We love to hear customers walk by the displays and reminisce about their childhood memories of Christmas.

We filled this huge old clam with vintage pink & aqua ornaments, carefully packaged in pairs or singles. We chose our best ones to package so they are ready to gift for that vintage collector you know.

Stop in to see all of our Holiday displays..Open Daily 10-6pm & Sundays 10-5.

Friday, November 13, 2009

All the way from Arizona...

A very nice gentleman from Arizona stopped by The Attic yesterday, who told us that we happen to be his wife's favorite shop! That made Jane's day and it was the perfect photo op. We hope she likes the goodies he's taking home! :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Don't Forget The Hostess...

The holidays are upon us and you know what that means.( Besides gaining an extra 5 pounds.) It's the season to Eat, Drink and be Merry... but don't forget the hostess! The Attic Girls have picked a few of our favorite things that are sure to please even the Hostess with the Mostest!

Hand made soaps in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, crowns and fleur de lis...Made in California and packaged like a gift! We also have them packaged as a set with our line of kitchen towels pictured below.

French Inspired Tea Towels in 4 styles

Vintage Spreaders for Butter or Cheese.
Stamped with Bon Appetite, Fromage, Coronado, Friends or Seaside.

We have so much more!
Candles in yummy scents such as Biscotti, Apples & Spice and Sugared Oranges. French Inspired Cheeseboards, Eiffel Tower Coasters, Crown Bottle Openers, Hostess Aprons and more!