Yasmina Greco – Pigtails and Pirates Dress- Whistlestop Antiques
Such a lovely weekend out antiquing with my hubby. The weather in Northern California has changed from being very hot to mid 70s with cool evenings…. almost Fall like. I don’t know how long that will last before we get another scorcher but it is fantastic and perfect for a weekend of antiquing. We stopped at a couple antique malls; one in Santa Rosa ‘Whistlestop’ that has a big train painted on the brick building and the other in Sebastopol ‘Antique Society’. Both are multi dealer malls so there is always lots to see to pick through.
Yasmina Greco – Pinup Classic 1950s GMC Truck
Vintage Pyrex and Kitchenware
Here are a couple pics of the goodies inside the malls and you can see the one in Sebastopol had a lot of vintage Pyrex and I was thrilled because I had been searching for quite sometime now for the turquoise snowflake square baking dishes. I am not a expert when it comes to Pyrex and don’t know if items should have lids or not or what the difference between ‘space savers’ or ‘baking dishes’ are but, I am collecting the turquoise snowflake (yes, because it is turquoise and you all know it is my favorite color) and now I have another couple pieces to add to my set. For the record, these two oblong square shaped pieces did not have lids.
Both antique malls have a bit of retro and Mid-Century Modern and even lots of ephemera, glass, kitchenalia, vintage rhinestone jewelry, and even outdoor furniture and salvage so there really is a good mix of everything and something for everyone. Whistlestop even had their fabulous classic 1951 GMC truck out front and the lady working the register told us it had been in her family for many many years; that truck was immaculate and great for a pose.
Mid-Century Modern Moss Lamps
Next week is a antique fair in the neighboring town of Healdsburg and it is beautiful drive up with all the vineyards in full glory this time of year. Some of you have asked about our 1956 Nash Metropolitan so I wanted to update you and tell you that it has been getting some love in the shop and we should have it back very soon so you can count on more pics to come!!
It’s that time of year again for the Antique Society sale and this year it is their 25th anniversary. Antique Society is one of the larger multi-dealer malls in Sonoma County (70 miles North of San Francisco). The mall has all sorts of antiques and collectibles, retro, some kitsch, and a good selection of Mid-Century Modern. I popped in yesterday afternoon for a ‘preview’. I saw dealers filling their booths and I could see a lot of items that folks could pick-up and take with them without needing a large truck or roomy car. Lots of mirrors, lamps, figurines, chairs, and art work, baskets as well as frames. Everything in the mall is 20% off March 14-16. I have my eye on a lamp…..hope it is still their when we go later this afternoon. Any good sales happening in your area, let us know?
Here’s a few pictures I took yesterday at the mall-
For the last couple weeks I have been super excited about the local multi-dealer antique mall here in Sebastopol, CA ‘Antique Society’ for their 24th anniversary sale where everything is 20% off. The sale started yesterday and goes through Sunday. We stopped by yesterday at practically the end of the day with only 45 mins till they closed. We walked inside, the display was awesome and welcomed you to ‘California in the Spring’ with lots of vintage metal and wicker patio furniture, plants and antique plant stands, lovely metal and intricate birdcages. The mall was ultra clean and the dealers really cleaned up their booths.
Once you got going and started walking through the booths it quickly became apparent that the dealers didn’t feel the need to fill their booths with new merchandise. A lot of booths have so much space and not much in them. I mean, this was the mall’s 24th anniversary sale and they had been advertising it for a while so people from all over San Francisco, Silicon Valley and wine country were going to drive up to shop. But, maybe that was the point……the sale would bring in ‘new shoppers’ that wouldn’t normally stop in so they wouldn’t know that the merchandise they were looking at had been sitting there for the past 2 years and that really nothing new had been added to the booths. But, us regulars know.
I am still so disappointed, I just so badly wanted to see some ‘new’ vintage and antique collectibles, not the same stuff I have been seeing for the past 2 years and go home with some new treasures after waiting and anticipating this sale for weeks.