Saturday, July 30, 2011

Just Around The Corner

We're still enjoying the Summer season, but we just couldn't wait to order these pretty baubles with leaves. A reminder that Fall is just around the corner...something else is just around the corner too. We'll fill you in on the details shortly!

available in aged silver or gold.
Falling Leaves Bracelet
Leaf Wrap Bracelet in silver- also available in gold

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vintage Inspired

When buying for the shop, we are sometimes drawn to things that have a vintage this new crocheted shawl in muted pink.
...and this knit tassle trimmed scarf.

This delicate floral crocheted just might be my favorite.
Everyone who picks it up will ask if it's vintage!
Available in french gray, black, tan or white.

I know it's still too warm for scarves, but these are so light...
perfect for a evening stroll when you just need a little something.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Vintage Wardrobe Luggage

Wardrobe trunks and suitcases such as this were made in the early 1920's-30's, and most had drawers on one side and hangers with rods on the other. This one has compartments but not any drawers. The old luggage weighs a ton when empty. I don't know how they ever managed when it was filled with clothing and shoes! This one was definitely used a lot as it is missing some of the leather trim. They make great extra storage boxes, and you can stack 3 or 4 to make a bedside table.

Just found this one yesterday!
Take a peek inside...

Oh, are the wheels ever turning on how to use this piece in the shop. I see this with scarves on the hangers and rolling others inside the different compartments.

I love love old luggage, but not for using - just displaying.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Space Age "Earth Money" Dime Saver

Kids..this is beyond cool, and I know they will be snatched up quickly!
Check out the graphics...Little green men riding on a it!

You will never find another..I know I have never seen one!
Cute little martian.

It appears to be unused as the cardboard was very tight when I slipped the dimes in for the pic.
Fill this baby up and you have a whopping $3.00!

Currently at the shop -call for details!

Monday, July 25, 2011

So You Are Getting Married!

When Michelle and Mary Kate stopped by yesterday, they enjoyed flipping through the pages of this 1950's marriage manual! We had some good laughs. This book has everything for the engaged couple to prepare for their big day. As they were looking at the wedding ring prices, Michelle spotted one that looked just like hers! The price back then? A whopping $210.

(book has sold)

If you have $500 to spend.

The lovely bride on the cover -beautiful faded aqua tones.

We only have one , so if you would like to purchase this, just ring the store and we can hold it or ship it to you!

Friday, July 22, 2011

What Was This?

This was a clock, but now it's a display case for a few favorite things.
You could even add a shelf and use it as a small storage cabinet in kitchen or bath. ornate door knob can hold a glass sea float.

See... I told you so :)

A cool old light fixture puts this sea float on a pedestal.

We filled this old metal cash drawer with beans..and rings!
Always fun to recycle and repurpose...never a dull moment at The Attic!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Treasures From The Sea

These aqua and natural gray starfish are my favorite new arrivals this week. We have Bahama sea fans that range from natural brown and purple, to washed blue. The wood boat pictured is our last one, but more are on the way.

These seashell flowers look great in old bottles filled with sand.
We have them in teal, purple and coral.

Beautiful large abalones, polished on both sides...also new this week.

These little "cookies" are off the chart on the cuteness scale!

We have reproduction fishing floats in 3 sizes and many colors.
We are always happy to ship - just give us a ring! 619-435-5614

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Yard Sticks..they aren't just for measuring

Ruler Top Table (spotted here)

Attach them to a lamp shade

A yardstick coat rack (found here)
How darling is this little organizer box?

What are you waiting for?
Start picking up those old yard sticks when you see them at yard sales
and flea markets to turn them into something fun!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Just Drifting Along.....

The next time you come across some driftwood on the beach, let your mind drift... and imagine the possibilities!

Coat rack spotted here
Who may be seeing these at the shop in the near future!

Table and Mirror from here

Some small driftwood that Kandi painted and brought into the shop recently

We stock driftwood garlands which look great swagged over a mantle or gate.
Currently have "natural" but whitewashed is on order.

A driftwood tree found here

Everything you wanted to know about driftwood...and then some. :)

From Wikipedia:
Driftwood is wood that has been washed onto a shore or beach of a sea or river by the action of winds, tides, waves or man. It is a form of marine debris or tidewrack.

In some waterfront areas, driftwood is a major nuisance. However, the driftwood provides shelter and food for birds, fish and other aquatic species as it floats in the ocean. Gribbles, shipworms and bacteria decompose the wood and gradually turn it into nutrients that are reintroduced to the food web. Sometimes, the partially decomposed wood washes ashore, where it also shelters birds, plants, and other species. Driftwood can become the foundation for sand dunes.

Most driftwood is the remains of trees, in whole or part, that have been washed into the ocean, due to flooding, high winds, or other natural occurrences, or as the result of logging. Other sources include the remains of man-made wooden objects, including buildings and their contents washed into the sea during storms, wooden objects discarded into the water from shore (flotsam), dropped dunnage or lost cargo from ships (jetsam), and the remains of shipwrecked wooden ships and boats. Erosion and wave action may make it difficult or impossible to determine the origin of a particular piece of driftwood.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Antique Child's Play Hutch

Every little girls dream... a child's hutch. I would have loved having this in my playhouse! I've seen a lot of little play cabinets over the years, but never one with glass doors, so I'd say this is a rarity.

It would be great sitting on top of a desk or table in a craft room/office. Just look at all the little drawers you could fill. It even has the little pull down bin that she can use for recyclables. :)

It's so cute..I can hardly stand it!

Price: $225

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Architectural Salvage

Architectural Salvage in San Diego is one of my favorite haunts, and if you've never been to this goldmine, I highly recommend a trip there. It is filled from floor to ceiling with the most incredible salvaged items you could ever want. There truly is something for everyone! We always enjoy our visits to this treasure trove... Enrique is always so friendly and very helpful. Just take a peek at what they have to offer.

Salvaged windows, doors, lighting, hardware, mantels, columns and so much more!
I would love to have this door for our shop.
It has all the original wavy glass. A real beauty!

The old doorknobs with worn paint from years gone by. They just don't make them like they used to. Look at the detail in the metal.

What an unusual piece this was!

Our picks for the day were a collection of old buoys with perfectly worn paint,
and a very cool little column that will make a sweet stand for key rings or jewelry. There were so many things I wanted...but I was good. :)

Located just off the 5 Freeway near downtown.
Architectural Salvage Of San Diego
2401 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 696-1313