Saturday, April 30, 2011

Remembering Mom

Sunday May 8 - Mother's Day
Our Mother's Day window was done today..just one more week until Mom's special day! This vintage Lloyd Loom wicker chair would make any Mom smile. The perfect seat for patio or even the bedroom.

These 1940's satin pillows were commonly given to Mom from their son's during the war. This one has a brand new insert. The colors are stunning, but we only have one!

If she has to dry the dishes, she might as well be using a pretty towel, fit for a queen! We have assorted prints and these are always a hit, paired with our hand poured soaps. Both made right here in the U.S.A.

We have a table FULL of great gifts for Mom!

Flower cuffs from a local jewelry many styles to choose from!

The BEST soaps, and I can say this because I have seen first hand how addicting they can be! I will never again go back to store bought soap! Choose from Lemon Verbena, Citrus, Crumb Cake, Black Forest, Morning in Provence and Fig & Vine. Beautifully boxed and wrapped.

A pair of vintage Italian tole sconces

Love love love these cherub lamps, which would also make the sweetest statues!

Hotel Del Key Fob Necklaces
Silver Champagne Bucket sold right after I snapped this picture.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Time For A Change!

I haven't been to the shop in 3 days, and things sure can change in a matter of days, and change is GOOD!

Our iron dining set has found a new home, so it's time to bring back the summer porch swing. We just love this returns each year and it reminds us of lazy summer days on the porch, watching the world go by. It's the perfect spot for our pillows too. :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Charmed, I'm Sure

New charm necklaces just arrived! These chunky long chains are loaded with a variety of tiny charms. Keys, clocks, owls, flowers, wings, stamped charm and sparky baubles.

More styles in store..priced $24 to $28 ea

Monday, April 25, 2011

New Favorite Hats

These linen newsboy hats are adorable.
Available in Navy, Khaki and Black (not pictured)

Wide brim hats are just perfect for gardening, the beach or strolling about town.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Be Sure To Wear....

some flowers in your hair...
Love these headbands..from a local San Diego artist. The pink one above is our last one! Just sold the 2 pictured below, but we should be receiving more in about a week! We'll also be receiving some NEW styles.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Safe Travels

Spring Break...our favorite time of year! We've had so many visitors from out of town this week..many from Arizona, but we're seeing quite a few from Northern California. Some just taking a little one day road trip from LA to Coronado for a mini vacation. Sometimes that's all we need to feel refreshed! Have a wonderful weekend and safe travels this holiday weekend.

We will be open Saturday from 10-6pm, but closed for Easter Sunday.

Compass Necklace $29
Camera Necklace $18
Gift Box & Shipping? We'd be happy to!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Embellished Bottles

We always carry an assortment of vintage bottles that are embellished with components such as crowns, mermaid, seahorses and rhinestones. Here are a few that I just finished up on Wednesday.

(Above bottle sold)
This vintage flask bottle is my the frosty purple glass. The mermaid has lassoed a seahorse. This bottle is permanently fixed to a barnacle since the glass bottom was uneven and could not stand on it's own.

This purple bottle has a printed postcard image of a 1930's bathing beauty, trimmed in tiny pink rhinestones. I added a beautiful vintage pearl earring top surrounded by rhinestones. Sand and tiny seashells are locked away inside.

This tiny purple glass bottle had a rhinestone studded crown and key. Simple and sweet. (sold)

A newer aqua bottle was embellished with a scrolly metal hardware piece from a drawer pull, an old key and a gold metal crown.

Mermaid bottle by local San Diego artist D. Cooley.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sweet Bunny Candles

Aren't these little guys the sweetest? Vintage 1950 Bunny candles, never used. How could anyone light up one of these darlings? Noooooo!!!!

The Attic will be closed on Easter Sunday.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Buster-At Your Service!

We meet new fur friends nearly every day here at the shop...but a few of leave a more lasting Buster. A Miniature Schnauzer service dog. He receives 4 paws up for that! He even totes a little fire hydrant that holds his dootie bags. It says Bags On Board..hilarious.

Buster has his own shoes, his own backpack, AND custom made sunglasses (which he didn't have with him that day) His Mom told me he likes to backpack with her, so he needs all those things. :) Oh stole my heart.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

How Many Girls Can Fit On A Park Bench?

This fun bunch from Texas stopped by Saturday to do a little shopping!

Modeling a new hat and owl necklace from the shop....yeah!!!
Thanks for modeling your new purchases. :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011


New arrivals...HUGE Vintage Neon Sign Letters

Buy the whole word... or just an initial. These are super cool and they won't last long!
(The T is not a neon letter & doesn't stand on it's own but can hang)

EAT would be great hanging in a retro kitchen or restaurant!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Owl Love

Cutest Couple!

Mr. & Mrs. Owl Cookie Jar made by McCoy Pottery (circa 1940)
Front side reads : Cookies - Back Side reads: When Shadows Fall
Maybe you'd like to add this to your owl collection?
Just email or phone the shop if you are interested !

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Coronado Flower Show

The largest flower show in the west, Coronado’s annual flower show, draws thousands of gardening and flower enthusiasts to Spreckels Park. Several community events coincide with the Flower Show weekend: the classic car show, MotorCars on MainStreet, on Sunday, April 17, and the massive Friends of the Library Book Fair.

Where: Spreckles Park on Orange Ave (between 6th and 7th St)
When: Sat April 16th 1-5pm and Sun April 17th from 10-4pm

This is the first year they will have a Beer Garden and there will also be live entertainment.
For more info, you can visit their home page by clicking here. Coronado Flower Show.

Stop by The Attic and whisper the secret code word (Flowers) for 10% off any non-sale item, on Saturday and Sunday only. Hope to see you!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Lariat Pearl Necklace

New this month!
A sophisticated piece, this 3-strand Lariat pearl necklace
is a classic expression of beauty.


Above Necklace $26
Earrings $10

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I caught my first glimpse of Mr. Sandman one day last week as he was just starting a design on the busy main street in town. I made a U-turn just to snap a picture of him but I was too far away to get a nice shot. Armed with a bucket of sand, a broom & dustpan, he creates his magic on the streets of Coronado for all to enjoy.

I was able to find some other photos take of him recently to share. Alberto Avila has been bringing smiles on the streets of Coronado for 6 years.

Credit Kimberly Cunningham

Here's a video of Mr. Sandman on his facebook

Monday, April 4, 2011

New Feathered Friends

..were hanging out in my yard today.

I don't know if I can pick a favorite!

They are all so cute.

They'll be in the shop on Wednesday!

$18 ea

A long necklace with owls and pearl beads.
See anything you like? We ship..just ring us or leave a comment.
These wise guys would make a cute graduation gift. :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Adventures Of An American Picker

Kandi played "American Picker" this week and uncovered some crazy good finds! Like this beautiful classic -Adventures of Tom Sawyer dated 1888. It will be listed on eBay shortly, along with some other new found treasures! Just click here.