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!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gnome For The Holidays

Here's a peek at our Holiday Open House postcards that just arrived today! They will be in the mail within a week or you can stop by the shop to pick one up. Our holiday merchandise has been rolling in and we are busy tagging everything. The plan is to start our holiday decorating one day next week and I can hardly wait to get going!

The Attic girls are planning a little getaway to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sunday. We hope to find lots of treasures for the store, so be sure to check in with us next week. :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

We Have A Winner :)

The winner of the type key initial necklace is Sue from Cottage Way Of Life.
She was the 9th blogger to leave a comment and her number was chosen by the Random Generator. Congrats Sue! I will be in touch to get your mailing info! Thanks to everyone who played along. I think we might do this once a was fun!