Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Purple suede boots, vintage green gliders and more FUN at Whimsy!

How about some amazing purple suede boots?
Come check out our latest addition on Linden~
a vintage fashion room!

The ever present "colors" you will find in Whimsy!

Amazing selection of vintage cannisters right now to suit most styles...

glass, metal, ceramic or handpainted pottery!

A lovely vintage green, chippy glider from the 1930's!

Come check out the FUN at Whimsy Antiques, we have in store for you!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Sweet Yard Sale

I have been to thousands of yard sales in my lifetime, at least.

But this morning I happened on the sweetest of them all.

A darling young artist created an assortment of eye-popping and I am sure

equally delicious cupcakes in a color scheme after my own heart.

And, while I am on the Specific Carbohydrate regime for health reasons,

I wanted more than anything to buy them all!

The flavors were exotic too, by the way.


Did you hit any wonderful sales this weekend?

Friday, August 20, 2010

See our Seahorses

Lot's of cottage furniture in stock now ready for your seaside abode!

Sun is shining in Carpinteria and our seahorses have

joined our seaside room!
A few different sizes and colors to fit every sea-inspired decor.
Gorgeous glass glittered "sea"garlands....

Stop on by Whimsy Antiques and "sea " for yourself!

Open everyday 11-5ish !

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Harvest in Summer at Whimsy ?

When we were asked if we could create a "Fall" display for a certain magazine (which we will divulge when it comes out!) that is shooting both Whimsy shops, I thought no problem.

But, mind you, Summer has barely shown up this year--nice and cool---I am not complaining.

So, creating Harvest should be easy, or so I thought.

I decided it was going to just have tones of Harvest and this is what I

managed to come up with.

I love the cursive of the antique immigrant trunks so I featured two of them
on a long vintage Amish wedding table!
I scattered antique family photos throughout the vignette, alongside
silverplate and mercury glass and hammered aluminum.

Had to throw in my whimsical touches--fresh flowers in a 1950's canister set.

And of course a vintage Aunt Jemima bottle turned-bell!

Hope you can stop by to see it soon, before Fall is "really" here!

Friday, August 13, 2010

{On the Way to the Yard Sale}

It sounded like the sales I dream of...

In a barn, generations of treasures, ...finally being sold.
It was actually just a few miles away, but down a street I never venture.
A flower {seed} farm was on the same lovely country road.

The Barn was not so easy to find, but on the property I snapped some pics to give you an idea of how my inner-dealer-hunter-gatherer-gal with the vivid imagination- self was simply ready to find this treasure barn and start digging!
What, a lake on the property?! Am I still in Kansas? I mean Santa Barbara!

Remnants that sparked my interest and enthusiasm even more...

This property was seriously gorgeous!

I loved how the 50's yellow dining set was hanging out in one of the gazebos.

Do you see the old structure hiding under the sea of life?!

And another exhibit that struck my country heart.

Oh, you want to know about the sale. I have to say I was so disappointed that I didn't snap one measly picture. Nope. There was nothing. A college guy stored his old junk, and I do mean junk in the barn, which ranged from plastic hampers to ripped towels. No Whimsy worthy treasures there.... but it was well worth the trip!

And, a girl has to dream!

Meet Cheryl

Why did you decide to become an antique dealer?

It's a thrill to go out and see what's waiting to be discovered. It never gets boring, each day there is something new. After finding treasures, one of my favorite things to do is research about the things I've found. I am completely fascinated with the history of items.

What is your decorating style at home?

Kid proof, lol! I am a Mother of two precious little girls.

What do you like to bring to your Whimsy clients?

Only the best. Whether its architectural items or fun games, everything is hand picked by me.

What is your philosophy regarding using antiques in today's world?

You'll find a lot of repurposed items in my space. Their is such beauty in chippy, tattered and torn items. I hope it inspires people to do a little repurposing themselves. It's truly rewarding to know something that could have gone to the dump is now enjoying a new life.



Tuesday, August 10, 2010

past and present

Whether it's the past, the present and the unusual,

you never know what you'll find

at Whimsy's!