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Three Speckled Hens Show!

Posted on: Monday, April 27, 2015

The Bi-annual Three Speckled Hens show is this weekend! Head to the Paso Robles Event Center Saturday 10-4p and Sunday 10-3p to see what old and new vendors have cropped up.


For this Spring event, the hens centered on a particular theme, "Something Old, Something New: A Vintage Wedding Showcase," and they asked us to share some of our vintage dresses for display! In honor of the featured items, each hen posted a Save the Date for the show complete with pictures from their own weddings:





Who's goin'??

TGIF

Posted on: Friday, April 24, 2015


We discovered some vintage Instagrams this last week--and this feed is helping inspire our weekend plans. If you are wondering what to do around San Luis Obispo, take a few suggestions from the these adventurers...
 
Grub on some fruits, veggies and tri tip at a Farmers' Markets--don't forget to get a big cone of popcorn for a possible movie night?


OR take a hike up Bishop's Peak for a new perspective on our town, or stroll with the pup around the Johnson Ranch trail.



OR get to work on your urban farm. The spring chicks are in at Farm Supply, and who doesn't love waking up to fresh eggs right outside your door?? 



Maybe head to the pool and get a good base started for Summer while the kids splash around; practice your selfies and impromptu photo shoots with the girls; OR just hang out and relax.

What does your weekend hold?

Weekly Six: 4.22

Posted on: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Before we open our doors for the week, check out our top six vintage picks. We constantly update our inventory, and we want to keep you in the loop of the new things coming in! So, without further adieu, we bring you:

1: Autumn Glade, by British Carpet Mark. Paint by number, or machine weave by number? This picture rug works at the level of your head, shoulders, knees and toes--hung or laid its dreamy landscape is irresistible!



2: We've had clear and orange, but now our collection is complete--a blue glass lamp! This ornate pendant lamp is truly unforgettable complete with its Moroccan-inspired chain. If we have to bet, this one is missing from your collection, too.



3: California flags in three different sizes, you say?! Papa bear, mama bear, or baby bear that is juuuuust right for that empty wall of yours. 





4: Aroo roo roo roo roo! These hound dogs are on the hunt for a good home to curl up into--did they catch your scent? Warning: do not hang akin to duck renderings, things could get ugly. 



5: Shift & steal away with stolen Spring flowers and soft lace details in this Free People dress--it's as bright as your personality, and as pretty as the sparkle in your eye. Don't believe us? Come see for yourself.





6: Crocheted nesting bowls stay sturdy and and holding whatever you may imagine to put in them--a few grapes, beach glass, nuts or notes. And when there is nothing to hold, easily stack and store them away until your button collection needs a place to collect!



What We're Reading: April

Posted on: Monday, April 20, 2015

This month, two of our inspirational interior design ladies have published new books--and we're drooling, page by page by page (by page). 


Justina Blakeney's
The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes


As long time blog and Instagram fans of Justina's, we could not wait to see what she comprised in her  latest publication. We love (and wholeheartedly agree with) her approach to design, summarized on the back cover bio, "she believes that creativity, not wealth, is the key to having an amazing home." 
And we are here to announce--we are not disappointed. She breaks up boho aesthetics into six categories: Romantic, Modern, Earthy, Folksy, Nomadic and Maximal--highlighting on point American homes in each. Over 300 pages burst with bold color, new and vintage cohesively arranged and functionally stunning. Then she dazzles with DIY tips like nailing reclaimed wood panels and new handles to the refrigerator and includes recipes like pickled daikon radishes--and as if you aren't hooked by then, she has a complete list of the featured plants with care tips. Three cheers for this new must have, it will bring happiness and wild and free vision to your imagination and space.


Rachel Ashwell's
The World of Shabby Chic: Beautiful Homes, my Story and Vision

Normally, we shy away from the term shabby chic, unless it refers to Rachel Ashwell--her design is a heartthrob, finding ways to under clutter and overwhelm spaces with soft tones and beautiful practicality. Are you looking for all white rooms that are anything but boring? Maybe a few subtle washes of color here and there? Rachel's got ya. This latest book of hers delves how she came to be, taking a personal turn to explore her style and approach to business. When we pick for pretties, we try and harness her spirit, and often ask ourselves, "Would Rachel buy this if she walked in?" Thank you Rachel, for an intimate glimpse into your world--you are free to stop by our store ANYTIME.

Any good interior design books you're flipping through? Leave a comment and share your picks with us!

The Junking Trail Map!

Posted on: Friday, April 17, 2015

Tomorrow is the day! Print your map (below) or check out the mapped stops at www.thejunkingtrail.com--plan your route and time to get trekking'! Where are you stopping first?

bi-annual collaborative trek across SLO County


Weekly Six: 4.15

Posted on: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Before we open our doors for the week, check out our top six vintage picks. We constantly update our inventory, and we want to keep you in the loop of the new things coming in! So, without further adieu, we bring you:

1: Happy tax day, get your return and come get a celebratory treat! Maybe a little miniature redecoration is in order? This vintage dollhouse wonderland would make even Barbie a little bit jealous. From the shag-like stools to bright green cabinet knobs and a micro portrait of you and your beau, this set is both cute and oh so cool.




2: Macrame lampshade with woven and wood base? Yes please. There is something both tribal and modern about this lamp, it has us mesmerized (and maybe a little hypnotized, too, with those spirals running the circumference)! And all in working order, too...



3: Be truly blessed with this Thai necklace! These Buddhist temples craft their own metal and amulets, and the monks bless the pieces before sending them off--a most stylish good luck charm.



4: Clean and bright, and easy to clean back up again--this white couch will seat all your friends while setting a bold backdrop for all your more colorful pieces. A couch that welcomes you to bask in it's glow. 



5: You're so vain, you probably think this mirror is just for you, don't you? Well, you're right, it IS. This vanity mirror has a bronzy and marble base, making getting ready just a little more glamorous in the morning.




6: Johnny Was has done it again with this lightweight, summery blouse--and what a find with it brand new, tags still intact! We love the subtle detail splash of color on the thread, it is worth a close up peek in store.


The Junking Trail: North

Posted on: Monday, April 13, 2015

The Spring Junking Trail is this Saturday! There are almost double the stops as last time, here is our second post all about North County, including the where the local pop-ups are! Time to plan your route for the day:

TIME SINCE REMEMBERED: 5900 Entrada Avenue, Atascadero, 93422
Come in and experience Time Since Remembered's version of cottage living. They love all things vintage and therefore are always on the lookout for those one-of-a-kind items. They carry vintage and new furniture, home accessories and gifts--also featuring works by several local artisans such as jewelry, paintings, pillows, furniture, etcetera. Come by and discover Time Since Remembered!




EDEN'S ATTIC CONSIGNMENT: 5908 Entrada Avenue, Atascadero, 93422
Eden's Attic Consignment was voted Best of North County--the most interesting antique shop!


RHONDA'S RELICS: 6280 Palma Ave, Atascadero, 93422
Rhonda's Relics has been in business since June 2014! Expect to find vintage, eclectic, fun, whimsical gift items and home & garden decor. They also feature locally handmade totes and jewelry---and lots of artwork from local artists including their resident artist, Claudia Mapes.

ANTHOLOGY: 74 S Main Street, Templeton, 93465
Anthology combines vintage finds with new clothing & accessories to create a fun & affordable shopping experience--a melange inspired by Anthropologie, European, and flea market styling.
EARLY BIRD ALERT: opening Friday, April 17, 11-5p
POP-UP: Glitterfarm
Selling junk found and painted, and junk made. Specializing in vintage signs and organic paint.

HAPPY GO SMILE: 36 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, 93430
HapPy gO SmiLe is a little shop where you can eat cUpCaKeS that make you HapPy, gO to create art, and shop for things that make you SmiLe!
EARLY BIRD ALERT: opening Friday, April 17, 9-6p & 8a on Saturday



OLALABELLA: 611 8th Street, Paso Robles, 93446
Olalabella is two sisters on an adventure: one beautifying hair and one peddling vintage wares. Loving all things vintage, handmade, foraged, and found--with a particular weakness for Mid-Century Modern, 50's kitsch, and industrial finds.
POP-UP: Revamped
Revamped is a blend of restyled vintage pieces, new pieces dreamed up from reclaimed materials, and some great finds that are perfect "as found". We have a passion for repurposing to create unique furnishings & decor and more importantly, to find another use for something that might have otherwise been added to a landfill! With a soft spot for anything old and well crafted, we've added some beautiful vintage slips, dresses, shoes and accessories to our repertoire. Feelin' a little Spring fever? We'll also scratch your itch to test out your green thumb with terrariums, moss gardens and potted succulent containers.
LuLaRoe
Hi!! My name is Meghan Hoetker and I sell LuLaRoe -- clothing that's (mostly) made in California! I will have a leggings bin available at Olalabella all day, and I also have a pop-up boutique in Morro Bay, at 535 Mimosa St. from 10a-12p. I can't WAIT to meet you and show you these cute clothes!


THE COTTAGE: 1320 B Pine Street, Paso Robles, 93446

For the past 12 years, The Cottage has been a purveyor of found goods with an emphis on the unexpected. Owner Sandi is always looking around the corner for the next great find, whether it be a vintage dresser with the best chippy paint, a rusty cart with just the right patina, or a custom slipcovered vintage chair--she loves it all! The mix also includes handcrafted jewlery, French soaps, and vintage inspired clothing along with accessories for your home. EARLY BIRD ALERT: opening Friday, April 17, 10-5p 


BLENDED CHARM: 1329 Spring Street Ste A, Paso Robles, 93446
Blended Charm is a NEW store open only since February 2015! They have a blend of eclectic, vintage, whimsical gift items, furniture & home decor. They also feature local jewelry makers and local artists--a great mix of items you won't want to miss! See them on the back page in the current Flea Market Outdoors magazine.

SPEARHEAD COFFEE: 619 12th Street, Paso Robles, 93446
Spearhead Coffee is a new cafe and roasting-works located in downtown Paso Robles. They' are committed to roasting the best coffees in the world that are ethically sourced. They also offer freshly baked pastries baked daily in-house!
Open Saturday 7a-6p




The Junking Trail: South

Posted on: Friday, April 10, 2015

Next Saturday, April 18th is the Spring Junking Trail! There are almost double the stops as last time, and we'd like you introduce them to you--in two parts. This first post is all about South County and SLO town (we'll head north next!), including the where the local pop-ups are!

THE GREEN VASE: 200 Nelson Street, Arroyo Grande, 93420

The Green Vase has been doing business since 1998 in Arroyo Grande. Owner, Connie, tries to have things in her store that are artistic, sometimes odd or unusual, beautiful, ethinic, and always with patina and character. Finding the items is the best part and she always loves it when a customer finds something they love!
EARLY BIRD ALERT! opening Friday, April 17, 10-4p
POP UP: Honeybees & Daisies
Unique vintage clothing, accessories, and home decor treasures for ladies and lads!
"They just don't make things like they used to!" Isn't that so true?! Grandma is right again. The heart behind Honeybees & Daisies is to connect you wonderfully beautiful souls with great vintage finds while changing the lives of women around the world with each purchase! You can shop with confidence knowing that with every treasure you take home from Honeybees & Daisies shop, you are not only getting something fabulous from the days of old, you are even more importantly helping support the future of women survivors of war change their communities and world through Honeybees & Daisies partnership with Women for Women International! Happy shopping : )





VILLAGE VINTAGE: 101 A West Branch, Arroyo Grande, 93420

Village Vintage is located in the charming Arroyo Grande Village. They've been in business for two years, locally owned and operated. Offering a wide selection of men's and women's clothing, hats, shoes, and accessories. Are you looking for Pendleton's, Records, or Turquoise jewelry? They have it. If it's vintage you're looking for, be sure to stop by.
EARLY BIRD ALERT: opening Friday, April 17, 11-6p



RE-ENTRY SHOPPE: 472 Aloma Way, Arroyo Grande, 93420

Re-Entry Shoppe was birthed by the imagination of its founder, Deanna Webster. Finding the need to showcase & offer her unique vintage collectibles, she reinvented the old family-owned rock climbing gym into a quaint, one-of-a-kind shoppe that captures your heart. Only open two times a year for the Junking Trail or by special appointment: 805.801.0744.
EARLY BIRD ALERT: opening Friday, April 17, 9-4p



VILLA ROSSA ANTIQUES: 815 Printz Road (IN THE BARN), Arroyo Grande, 93420

A little barn shop, Villa Rossa Antiques, opened back in 2009, selling vintage and rustic home goods. It is located on 5 acres and only has 2 sales a year, both of which are The Junking Trail. Come see the goats, horses, and chickens!



RETROSLO: Cornercopia Market, corner of Hwy 227 & Crestmont (near Buckley & Tolosa), SLO, 93401

RetroSLO sells VINTAGE ON THE CHEAP! I am in love with all things vintage. I sell as a pop up store, often with trailer in tow. I have so many items from all eras, mix and match! $5 each or three for $10.




BROOKS WOODCRAFT: 2087 Santa Barbara Avenue, SLO, 93401

For almost 50 years, Brook's Woodcraft has been a local favorite for quality unfinished furniture. They expanded and now offer a unique and varied selection of used furniture, antiques, collectibles and oddities of every kind.



US! 1235 Monterey Street, SLO, 93401

Combined with our love of junking, paired with the spirit of the road trip, we travel around the West Coast in our Airstream trailer. We scour flea markets, thrift stores, estate & yard sales to bring back lovelies to our vintage shop.
POP-UP: Dena Neill
Curated, relevant vintage. A source of inspiration--women and men's vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories. Hailing from Rosebowl, Pasadena. CA for 23 years!



LEFT FIELD: 1242 Monterey St. Suite 110, SLO, 93401 (across the street from us!)

Unexpected Goods & Greenery--for ten years, Left Field has specialized in rare and unusual plants, mineral specimen and hard to find goods for the home. From vintage rugs, objects & textiles to authentic mid-century furniture and quirky one of a kinds.
EARLY BIRD ALERT: opening Friday, April 17, 10-6p
POP-UP: Grrrnola
Our fellow Ruby Crew, Betsi Clark, is popping up with her handcrafted granola! Made with gluten free oats, no added sugar or peanut/peanut oil, it's the place to get a taste and then grab a bag to keep you on the road.
EARLY BIRD ALERT: opening Friday, April 17, 10-6p





Where will your first stop be??

Weekly Six: 4.8

Posted on: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Before we open our doors for the week, check out our top six vintage picks. We constantly update our inventory, and we want to keep you in the loop of the new things coming in! So, without further adieu, we bring you:

1: You have your embossed purse and matching travel bag, but have you completed the trifecta? These leather embossed visors will round them out--keeping the sun out of your eyes as you hang ten or perch on a grassy knoll. 






2: Where to next? With contagious Spring Fever being passed around, the only cure is to dream! We love this unique pull down map with its brightly colored states and countries (world map underneath), not to mention the sweet town at the bottom. Time to refocus on that geography class your failing...



3: This pelt quiver gives whole new meaning to using every part of an animal. While you hover over whether it's creepy or fantastic, get your arrows and give it a try--this quiver has the eyes on the prize (pun very much intended).







4: Festival season and all year round, these Robin's Jeans are downright incredible. Their bold embroidery pair well with moccasins, a good pair of wedge strappy sandals, and a whole lot of spirit.





5: Magic carpets are great and all, but they lack places to stash your stuff for a long ride. Luckily, we found a few Kilim carpets turned travel bags. Though we have yet to test to see if they fly, we're pretty sure you'll be flying high with one of these on your shoulder.







6: Linens, linens, everywhere! We are stocked up on airy and dainty linens and lace--snag one for your table and one for your bedroom for some springtime spruce.







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