Thursday, July 29, 2010

a fresh peek at Whimsy on 7th

The garden room received a transformation on 7th Street.
It is now a nuetral pallette with blacks, whites, creams and woods.

It was such a hit that we got cleared out right after I took these pics, and now you will find some unbelievable treasures. Some great mid-century pieces that add a great twist that
we found just this past weekend!

Hope you can stop by to see this space and let us know what you think!

As always, trying to keep it FUN !!

But you know me, COLOR is still abundant in Whimsy!!

By the way, this is just a sign for your home or pool--not our real hours.

We are still open every day 11-5 and in the summer, you might find us open early and close late--we love all the visitors!

beautiful boy of mine

A day before Ethan was to go to Camp Oasis at the Painted Turtle , we had some mother/son time at one of our mutual favorites in Summerland--The Sacred Space.
I can be stressed to the hilt, but when I enter the door, I find myself soothed by the music and ambiance and all the visual splendor of this place. The energy is positive in every way possible.

Ethan decided to read some journal entries, before we added our own.

The peacefulness of the outdoors is inspiring and I think he
says he "could live here" every time we visit.

Crystals and flowers and color everywhere....

Grapes growing from the eaves were a special sight to take in this time...

From the gift shop looking out---imagine a view from your home that was this perfect...

Thank you , son. I am glad we share the same definition of peace and beauty.

I hope you have a great week at Camp.

Monday, July 19, 2010

shhhh...secret sale at whimsy antiques

okay, here's the scoop. I am trying to see how many of you check the whimsy blog and this is my secret experiment.

if you see this post and mention that you saw it on our blog, you will receive $5 off any one item of CNK (that is me) over $5.

can you keep a secret?

Offer expires July 25--sunday.....

flying in for fun at Whimsy Antiques

Do you love birds as much as we do? Fly in to both Whimsy locations soon and you will find vintage bird items of every kind imaginable.

For your Amusement

It was hard to resist the colors and textures screaming from the Ventura Fairgrounds when I went recently to check out the Wednesday Flea Market. We scoured the old stuff and didn't spend a dime~nothing worthy of Whimsy-land.

BUT, the yet to be assembled Fair rides were a visual dream.
The vibrant colors wowed my sense of sight.

As we took our private self guided tour, I snapped a few to share with you.

I hope your week is alive with color !

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vintage Summer is at Whimsy !

Come check out the vintage bathing suits at Whimsy (on Linden) !

One piece and 2 piece retro suits --all one of a kind!

Take your splash after you score on an amazing vintage bathing suit!

open everyday 11-5

Summertime Treasures

Come cool off under our 100 year old roof (7th street), or under our sky lit store (Linden)

while you look for that perfect treasure,

why not pick up a vintage flower pin

to accessorize your hat or purse?

don't forget to peek in every corner...

and please remember to look up!

look close

tiny treasures for souvenirs...

shiny cups for cool pool parties!

tea is always in fashion

for the children too!

one of a kind wedding gifts can be found

even for the most discerning

gifts from the sea

are one of the many treasures waiting for you at

one or the other of our Whimsy's!

"Sea" you soon!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Rods and Roses and 4th of July Parade in Carpinteria

There were amazing cars lining the streets in Carpinteria at the wonderful Rods and Roses Car Show on Saturday.
The colors were vibrant and pristine in every way.

When the car show was over, the adorable small town parade began.

Carpinteria is truly an All American town, with a feeling that you stepped back in time,

when life was simpler. I am proud that Whimsy Antiques has two lovely locations in this quaint town.

Happy July 4th !