Thursday, June 30, 2011

Holiday Weekend !

Holiday Weekend Shop Schedule

Friday 10-7pm
Saturday 10-7pm
Sunday 10-5pm
Monday July 4 Noon-5pm

There will be so much happening on the 4th as you can see by this schedule of events, but we hope you'll have time to stop in and say hi! Wishing everyone a Happy Fourth Of safe out there!

– 36th Annual Independence Day 15K Run-5K Run/Walk
Tidelands Park (Registration at 5:30AM)
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8:00AM – 4:00PM – Art in the Park
Spreckels Park (6th & Orange Avenue)

9:00AM – 52nd Annual Rough Water Swim
Central Beach (Check-In Starts at 7:30PM) - TBA

10:00AM – 63rd Annual Independence Day Parade
2011 Theme “An American Pageant”
Location: Orange Ave from 1st Street to Churchill Place

4:00PMConcert in the Park at Spreckels Park
Music by: “Coronado Community Concert Band”

9:00PM – Fireworks Over Glorietta Bay / San Diego Bay

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Saint Medal Rings

New this week- Saint medal rings by local artist Dyanna Cooley.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Little Shoppers In Training

Jessica and Ella stopped by with Mom for a few gifts as they were on their way to a birthday party. They are BEST buds, can you tell? Mom says they LOVE The Attic and after they chose gifts for themselves and a friend, I asked if I could take their picture for the blog. They were thrilled as you can see, and are modeling their personal picks..aren't they adorbs?

Ella & buds

Monday, June 27, 2011

What Would You Do?

Leave it or paint it? The top has some staining and a small loss of veneer. We're trying to decide, but we'd love to hear your thoughts! We also posted this on our facebook and the voting is close!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Helloooo Kitty

If you click on the image, it's much clearer..not sure why!

Look at what just arrived to the cute! Business card cases in ivory or turquoise, a compact mirror in turquoise, necklaces in 2 styles, hinged cuffs, rings and earrings (not pictured but cute cute cute!)

We have a limited supply of these and when they are gone they are GONE! We happily ship so give us a ring for more info.

Monday, June 20, 2011

New Summer Scarves & Headbands

Arriving on Wednesday!

Bobbin Lace Scarves - all colors except black

Headbands that can also double as a necklace!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Is This Vintage?

We always carry vintage jewelry, but every now and then, someone will ask if our newer jewelry is vintage. Here are some bracelets that are vintage inspired and favorites of mine.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

This Is A First!

Carolyn from CT. holding her prized starfish earrings! :)

No, that is not a feather hat on her head... It's a peacock feather in a vase behind her which I didn't even notice when taking the photo. Sorry Carolyn!

When Carolyn came up to the counter to tell me how she found our shop, I could hardly believe what I was hearing! She started out by telling me that she came all the way from Connecticut to buy a pair of starfish earrings...I must have appeared confused because she then laughed and told me the REAL story. She was en route from CT to San Diego when she admired a pair of starfish earrings that the flight attendant was wearing. When she asked her where she got them, she was told "they came from a little shop in Coronado called The Attic." I still can't believe it! So once she settled into San Diego, Carolyn made her way over to our shop. So I would say this is definitely a first. A referral to our shop at an altitude of 36,000 feet!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

For The Love Of Strawberries

This hat was made for her...but it could be yours! New this week at the shop.

We have a nice selection of vintage clutches too!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mother-Daughter Day

Mother & daughter days are always fun, especially when there is a birthday and shopping involved! Sierra & Alesia were kind enough to allow a photo, thanks! Sierra found the perfect lace scarf and a pair of earrings. Hope you had a wonderful birthday.. hope to see you both again!

Speaking of mother-daughter weekends... I'll be traveling to Anaheim to see U2 on Friday! We have been looking forward to this for quite a while..can't wait!

The Jewelry Keeps Rolling In

*Flower power* wide floral cuff

Flower Bouquet earrings - available in black. More colors arriving soon!
Flower cluster ring available in gold or silver

Pearls & Rhinestones Necklace
It's amazing and we have it in vintage silver (1 left) or gold (sold out but more on the way)

XX Cuff

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lazy Days Of Summer?

Not at the Attic..Summer is our busiest time of out comes the new Summer schedule.

Beginning Fri. June 24, we'll be open 1 hour later on Friday-Saturday & Open 1 Hour earlier on Sundays for your shopping pleasure.

Monday 10-6
Tuesday 10-6
Wednesday 10-6
Thursday 10-6

Friday 10-7
Saturday 10-7
Sunday 10-5

Monday, June 13, 2011

Is it Summer yet?

It's our favorite time of year!

It's almost here...we are just days away from the official start of Summer, although I've felt it for weeks now! We've had a bit of June gloom weather this past week, but that can sometimes be a blessing over high temperature days!

(Our homemade stars & stripes pillows go quickly!)
Swing- Sold

The shop is changing with the season..I love change.

more seashells...

Seeing more of these plates..our neighbors to the east come to escape 100 plus temps.
Can you blame them?

The annual Fourth Of July Parade down Orange Ave.
Everyone looks forward to this event!

The lines will form, both day and night, for the best ice cream in town at Moo Time Creamery. You can take your picture with Elvis...or a cow out front. moooo...

And our favorite sign of all...girls who are ready to shop til they drop!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cool Vintage Gifts For Dad

Father's Day is just a week away, so with Dad in mind, I gathered up some vintage goodies for a photo shoot. An early 1900's Army-Navy Academy hat would be great in a patriotic display. ($95) SOLD

Vintage Oak medicine chest $59, Vintage green striped tie $18
Vintage Porcelain Newfoundland Dog Bank $29

Cool old Marvel hole puncher -heavy cast iron. Works like a charm! $39
Terrier Pipe Rest (or paper clip catch!) $16
Art Nouveau Copper Letter Holder $39

Give Dad a hand.. so he'll remember where his keys are. :) $20
A reproduction Hotel Del Key Fob with old skeleton key. $38

And last but not least.. a pair of compass cuff links.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Old Ironsides

is leaving on a jet plane today!

Wendy stopped by to do a little shopping yesterday before heading back to MN., and she was kind enough to pose for a quick pic with one of her new found treasures. This pillow is going to make a great Father's Day gift for her husband, as Old Ironsides is a favorite poem of his. This was the nickname given to the 18th century frigate, USS Constitution during the War of 1812. This was a one of a kind pillow that we constructed using a vintage stitchery framed out with new fabric. It was great seeing Wendy again after making the move East, and we hope she can visit us again when in town!

Old Ironsides by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. - September 16, 1830

Ay, tear her tattered ensign down!
Long has it waved on high,
And many an eye has danced to see
That banner in the sky;
Beneath it rung the battle shout,
And burst the cannon's roar;
The meteor of the ocean air
Shall sweep the clouds no more.

Her deck, once red with heroes' blood,
Where knelt the vanquished foe,
When winds were hurrying o'er the flood,
And waves were white below,
No more shall feel the victor's tread,
Or know the conquered knee;
The harpies of the shore shall pluck
The eagle of the sea!

Oh, better that her shattered bulk
Should sink beneath the wave;
Her thunders shook the mighty deep,
And there should be her grave;
Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail,
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!

Friday, June 10, 2011

We Were Featured...on The Feast!

We were interviewed last month by the lovely Chantal Gordon from FEAST, and just saw our feature today! We're thrilled and if you'd like to check it out, just click HERE.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tying The Knot

Here's one way to pop the question to your Scrabble partner. :)

We can't seem to keep these sweet Bride & Groom cake forks in stock!

The perfect bridal shower gift..or surprise them the day of the wedding and place them at their table. The are hand stamped locally and they come in many beautiful patterns. $29.95 set
Coming later this week will be forks stamped with " I Do" and "Me Too"

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summertime Starfish Baubles

Back in stock, and just in time for summer.

Starfish post earrings available in black( silver & gold currently out of stock )

Yes! We gift box and ship..just ring us (619) 435-5614

Friday, June 3, 2011

Jewels From The Sea

These beauties look like they just washed ashore..the softest shades of pink, green and vibrant turquoise. All new this weekend! If you love these, you are going to love the matching necklaces!
Keep scrolling! (click on images to enlarge)

We also received many new styles of's a peek at just 3.