Monday, December 12, 2011

And now a brief break from the Holidays..........

I am always on the hunt for nice lines, and details of the

discarded vintage furniture pieces at my favorite local thrift store.

Not long ago, I found this little table that had an inset but nothing

in the inset. It was water stained and the kind of piece most folks

wouldn't look twice at. I wonder if it once hat amazing California pottery tiles inset

in it's former life? Anyway, I could pay for this cutie fast enough

and brought it home to discuss it's future lease on life with Mr. Whimsy.

We decided to make it "beachy" and paint it and paint strips of wood and inset

the strips that were left over from another project.

Here is how the piece turned out! Really adorable and I

am sorry to say this one sold really quick at Whimsy on 7th, but we have lots

in store for you at both our shops so visit us soon!

And, now we can resume to our previously scheduled holiday


Warm Holiday wishes from all of us at Whimsy Antiques !!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

looking back, looking forward

A quick peek back to the Halloween in Carpinteria, when we gave out 1000

pieces of candy in a half hour!
But, with faces like these, how can you resisit?!

Check out Mr. Whimsy in the neon orange fro!

Cute little trick or treater looks like she is part of the family!

Now on to what's new in shop--Whimsy on 7th, to be exact!

If you love glitter, you will love the sparkle in this area.

If gift giving is on your mind, these handmade baby blankets and pillows

are unique and well priced. An assortment of colors--for the sweet boy or girl

babies in your life.

The mermaids on the dolphins are gorgeous!

Whimsy on 7th has a HUGE selection of vintage linens.

From tablecloths to quilts, the selection is amazing!

Gigi's Vintage Blue's is a constantly changing

and growing space! Guys and girls have a

heyday in this cool area of the store. Great prices, too!

These awesome cards are unique and always a perfect one

We have some great vintage dishes and pottery for your Thanksgiving table.

WOW your family and friends!

Love the gas station numbers. Surely you have a favorite number.
And while you are at it, these oversized pool balls are so fun

and can put a kick into your holiday decor.

An awesome selection of nautical finds in Whimsy on 7th.

And, how about this original chippy paint folk art box?!

You won't see another like it!

Open everyday 11-5

5042 7th Street

Carpinteria, California

If you see something you like, stop in or

call 805.684.7211

We ship!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Kickin' Off Fall with Avocado Festival and Vintage Bounty

Mr. Avocado scarecrow is loving his life as he welcomed the

25th Anniversary of the Avocado Festival in Carpinteria.

It was an amazing weekend (Oct. 7-9) with a reported
100,000 people came to town! Loved meeting many, many new customers!

Now for a quick pictorial of some new vintage finds at our Linden store.

Summer may be over, but our seaside room is full of great decor for your

sea inspired cottage or any living space that wants some ocean related fun!

Love this child's bamboo chair!

Whimsy has vintage paintings, great chippy seahorses and some truly

great finds that would assist in your decorating adventures!

This antique swan from an oceanfront estate would look just wonderful on your

front porch or backyard or in a special room in your house filled with flowers or a houseplant.

Some more nautical finds...

Whimsy has great jewelry and these art cuffs are a huge

hit----customers are stocking up on holiday gifts already!

You know we are known for our selection of vintage photos--

Cozy green painted bench that would be perfect indoors or out!

Our Fall vintage fashions are in full swing!

An amazing selection of vintage cowboy boots and cashmere sweaters!

Looks who's hanging out near our very cool folk art cat birdhouse...

Got some extra cool mid-century furniture in.

How about this lemon slice table for your kitchen?

Or, maybe some colorful game pieces from England in a bowl?

This set of connected fiberglass chairs are an awesome orange and so


We love color at Whimsy and when you step in, you will

see what I mean...

Also a big fan of neutrals, and we have some antique grey original painted tables

that are straight out of a farmhouse!

Some adorable vintage themed Halloween plaques for under ten bucks!

An almost life sized framed photo!

And a lovely teen who found a vintage dress that was

made for her! It fit her perfectly and we all thought her

boots added just the right touch!

Hope to see you soon at both our Whimsy shops!

Open 11-5 everyday.

And, did I mention the furniture sale going on NOW at both stores?!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Whimsy selling on Etsy! And 2 features for WHIMSY

click on the photo above to go to the driftwood treasury

We are proud to announce that we have officially started selling on Etsy,

and we were so pleased that we were included in two featured treasuries which

you can browse at above and below....

click on the photo to go to the romance treasury

Hope you will check our Etsy offerings

(VINTAGE and our own WhimSea Originals)


And we will always have our famous A,B, Seas so we can ship to you

whenever you want!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Whimsy visits Lindsey and Joey Hickson's vintage Bungalow

Meet Charlie--he is the happiest pup in Carpinteria!

He has a pretty fine home, but wait till you see his owner's abode...
So exciting, that Whimsy's best customers{Lindsey and Joey Hickson} invited us in to see how they furnished their 1914 Craftsman Bungalow that is listed in
"Carpinteria Bungalows and Distinctive Homes" book.

Love the vintage dining table from Whimsy with the mismatched chairs.

The seaside cottage has so much character, with a basement(that used
to be used for wine making back in the day) to a great laundry room with
the original cement sink. Reminds me of the one we salvaged years ago
and sold in Whimsy!

Their craftsman bungalow oodles charm and has been preserved with integrity.

This nook was put together by the Hickson's with more Whimsy finds.

The vintage hutch with original chippy paint

from Whimsy has found the perfect home. Here's a view of dining and living room. The floors have been restored to their

original glory. Love the tall ceilings!

Here is a potting table Alan made out of recycled materials.

How perfect that Lindsey and Joey are using it in their kitchen!

More original potting tables are in both the Whimsy shops.

Check out the seaside hooks from Whimsy (above),

and the wine holder from Whimsy (below).

A wonderful rustic coffee table from Whimsy completes the Hickson's living room.

A cute picture holder in the laundry room holds

memories of the Hickson family!

Thank you--Joey, Lindsey and Charlie!

Love the mix of modern and vintage...such a fun home!