Saturday, May 29, 2010

Give Him The World...

with this fabulous Mid Century Library Globe...
A new addition to the shop this week.

Dad was our inspiration for our newest window display...after all,
Father's Day is Sunday June 20th.

A pair of very old and very HEAVY architectural doors are the perfect backdrop
for our man window.
Each door measures 32" wide and 84" tall.
A few ideas on how you can use these doors.
* Display in a shop or restaurant
* Wine Cellar or Pantry Doors
* Use outside in the garden - leading to a secret garden path with vines growing over the iron!
* Remove the iron, refinish and use inside the home
They have the original old handles which I am pretty sure are brass underneath the paint...very cool set. Will require 2 men to move em since they weigh about 150 pounds each!
Price $595
$795 -Sold
We LOVE this grand old drafting table! This is the piece that all the men drool over..and the ladies dream of! It's a desk, a dining table, a bar, a crafting is whatever you want it to be!

The height will adjust by turn of the old crank and lifting the top!
Character dings and a warm original patina make this a very special and unique piece.
This vintage industrial stool with the old green paint is a great match with the table,
but would be equally sweet as a kitchen stool!

An old glass front metal bookcase will hold your favorite collection of books or seashells. Looks great sitting on top of the drafting table, but maybe it would fit on your kitchen counter top to hold your cookbooks! If brown isn't your color, have it painted in a new shade.
Set of vintage books- Sold.
We married this vintage industrial cage shade and vintage sconce. We love it and know you will too! Truly a one of a kind funky little light!

How AMAZING is this? An Art Deco era book rack. $125 -sold

We fell in love with these old springs the minute we saw them..who doesn't LOVE this shade of green?!! You can use them as book ends or to hold a pair of scissors on your crafting table!

$18 pr -Sold
Care to "tie one on?" We couldn't resist this pair of vintage novelty tumblers.
Wish there were more to offer you, but we only have the two.

And last , but certainly not least, is this beautiful old french bronze statue.

If you see anything of interest in our blog photos, feel free to leave a comment or ring us Monday through Saturday. We'd love to hear from you!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Loving Our New Pillows!

I love the juxtaposition of the rustic burlap and delicate hand crocheted lace trim.
Price $69

The adorable little bench was made from a baby crib headboard. Price $195

The final touch ...a soft flower adorns the center.

For your bed, sofa or favorite bench. Each pillow is a one of a kind made by Attic Girl Kandi, exclusively for The Attic. Available in store or through the blog, website or by leaving us a comment or ringing the shop Monday through Saturday.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Meet Our Fur Fans!

Skylos, which is Greek for dog, with his Proud Mommy!

Napoleon...Dad is a history buff. :)
He sure was a cutie!

Monty! We've missed seeing you around..come by for a visit sometime.

Yes..we LOVE our fur fans ..especially when they are so well behaved like these guys!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Flower For Her Hair

Amy from Illinois is trying on her soon to be new headband.
Thanks for letting me take your photo Amy!

And Amy's mother, Karen from Peoria.
Sweet sweet gals who visited us recently..hope to see you again someday!

We have many styles of headbands and flowers to adorn your pretty little head!

The large flower headbands above are available in black, white, teal or tan. $18
NEW color just arrived! A beautiful bright CORAL.

You can even add your own signature to these by adding a vintage rhinestone pin or button!

Sweet smaller blossom headbands (not pictured)
Available in black, taupe, gray or fuchsia

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sidewalk Sale!

(You can click on the postcard to enlarge)
HOO HOO ...doesn't LOVE a sale?

Stop by The Attic for some Springtime bargains! , a glass of lemonade and a cookie.

We will have sale items set up outside in front of the shop..Bring a FRIEND!
Lots of goodies.something for everyone..

Select VINTAGE Linens & Collectibles : 25% Off
Select NEW Fashion Jewelry & Accessories :50% Off
Select NEW Home Decor : 25% off
ALL Furniture inside the store will tagged from 10-20% off!

Sale Dates : FRIDAY MAY 28th 10:00am to 5:00pm and SATURDAY MAY 29th 10-5pm
The Attic
1112 Tenth Street
(619) 435-5614

Metered parking is only 50 cents for 2 hours , but you may also find FREE parking on residential side streets.

Monday, May 10, 2010

33 Drawers...How Would You Fill Them?

It was like Christmas morning when I came into the shop and saw this! I was so excited...that I didn't even wait for the drawers to be added for the picture, and we have every single drawer, a total of 33! I just HAD to start filling those cute little cubbies. The smaller size drawers have zinc sides and the larger ones are all wood. All of the round knobs are made of the same wood. I really need to take a shot of this with some drawers to show you how wonderful this piece really is!

We found this wonderful and rare hardware cabinet filled with old knobs, hooks and misc. hardware! It didn't have a base, so Jon built one for it. It holds so much for us...blank cards, letter openers, hooks, knobs, seashells and more.
I could see this piece filled with crafting supplies, sewing or jewelry making supplies, bills? scratch that last one... would you fill these drawers?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

So Many Things To Love...

...about our latest arrival of charm bracelets!
Vintage brass tone - sold out

Now available in vintage silver (not pictured)
We have many new styles, but this one is my favorite! Price:$28

Loaded with vintage inspired trinkets! A locket with bird, rhinestone button, bauble and butterfly charm all intertwined with a chain of pearls. Dripping with loveliness....

These last few days have brought in a flurry of shoppers, looking for that special Mother's Day. We have a wonderful selection of scarves, handbags, perfumes and jewelry she'll LOVE! We'll help you select that perfect gift and gift wrap it for you!

Monday- Saturday 10-6pm and 10-5 on Sunday.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

More Gift Ideas For Mom

The Attic Girls have chosen a few of our favorite things for Mom.
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Where Love Grows Necklace

$29 + Shipping

$29 plus shipping

We have a beautiful selection of letter openers made from vintage knives. In more than 8 patterns, we can choose an ornate floral or traditional classic patterned handle for Mom.

$16 Plus Shipping
Let Mom know she's QUEEN with one of our printed crown tea towels.
Perfect for kitchen or a guest towel!

$29 + Shipping

Our BEST selling Volcano candle to RELAX her at the end of a long day

Hugs & Kisses Burlap & Lace Pillow For Mom

Love For All Time
Initial Necklace
$32 plus shipping

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A New Window Dress..Just For Mom

Our goddess is wearing our newest arrival of crown pendants and our exclusive Hotel Del crown necklace on a pink glass rosary bead necklace.

Sorry for the glare... :( I think the best time to take photos is just after sunset but I'm never around the shop at that hour!

With each window change, I always find myself saying.."this might be my favorite window display ever" however, I really do like this one. This is our "baby window" I love doing this window because it can be done in snap and it doesn't take much to fill it! It all started with a beautiful vintage pale pink gown, trimmed in lace and pearls. A vintage white drop front desk to holds an array of wonderful treasures that any Mom would love! My favorite piece is the 1930's framed print of the Birth of Venus. The soft muted colors and the chippy pink and gold frame is pretty amazing. It only lasted a couple of days in the window. And just as I am writing this post, I received a call that the white desk has sold. Looks like this window will be changing all over again tomorrow! This is when I need to remind myself..Keep Calm and Carry On.

These make wonderful Mother Day gifts

Pillow- Sold
This sweet handmade pillow would make any Mom smile! Each ribbon flower and leaf, lovingly made by hand. A one of a kind creation by Donna, Jane's talented she is!

You can click on any of the images to enlarge. Please feel free to leave a comment or contact us directly though the shop if you see anything that interests you!