Friday, March 30, 2012

Vintage Fashion Friday

Dreamy vintage flowing sheer skirt over floral vintage bathing suit taken at one of our FAVORITE
shops in Carpinteria--- p o r c h
This unique home and garden shop is visual and inspiring andis worth visiting over and over.
In addition to their indoor shop, they have a gorgeous outdoor area!
We could spend all day there!

Can you just get a feel for this great shop p o r c h ?
How about this gorgeous vintage lounging outfit that is just waiting for you at Whimsy!

In town at a quaint corner church, is our model geared up in a vintage dress perfect for a wedding!
We do have a great selection of vintage dresses that would be perfect for your unique attire. And what a green way to go! Vintage clothing is so great for the environment...and the pocketbook!
Whimsy has a great selection (in both stores) of vintage jewelry and accessories to
complete any outfit!
Next we are in Sly's at the corner of 7th and Linden (right near our Whimsy--Home & Garden shop)!
This restaurant is one that we always refer our customers to! It is amazing--always a treat!
Click on the link and read more about Sly's the best seafood, steak and cocktails! I always get the salmon.
It literally melts in my mouth! And the veggies are chosen carefully by James Sly from our local Farmer's Market ad prepared to perfection....! Save room for dessert!

You will want to wear a very special vintage dress such ast this adorable black and white floral.
A vintage black velvet shawl is perfect to drape over your shoulders!

More vintage clothing coming in every day!

Whimsy Antiques
962 Linden Avenue
Carpinteria, CA. 93013

Special thanks to: Emily Rose James Photography
Florence Humble--model

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Finds Wednesday~~Happy Spring!

LOL !!! Check out these new vintage sign letters.
At Whimsy, we don't like to take things too seriously. Hearing people laugh as they walk through the
store is one of the ways we know we are conveying what we want to!
Planning a wedding soon? How about this vintage 80's cake topper adorning your wedding cake?
Or maybe you would chose this adorable bisque pair? How about a few hunny bunnies?
Got a few mid century molded Eames era chairs, a fun floral suitcase and
Snoopy doing the happy dance!
It is Spring in WHIMSY!
LOVE the feather wings ! Take flight!!
Just in-- a gorgeous french country 2 piece hutch!
These vintage lockers are original in every way!
Spring has sprung in Gale's room! Easter bonnets and vintage clothes
in lots of fun springy colors!
Gale also has some adorable vintage Easter finds!
Surf on into our seaside room and find this amazing original movie poster
All mounted and ready to hang!

Hope you like the few new finds we selected and feel free to contact us
if you have any questions, or if you are in town--
we would love to see you!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Vintage Fashion Friday

Get ready for Spring with some adorable vintage dresses from Whimsy!
Taken at our good friend and neighbor across the street--Kiona's bookstore called Curious Cup
we find gorgeous Ana modelling this week's fashions! Always something fun brewing at
Curious Cup---whether it be an art show, author signings, music on First Fridays, or just finding a great read!
Love this playful red print dress. It has the most adorable sleeves and vintage styling.
Very flattering and fun!
I think Ana found a wonderful umbrella at Curious Cup, too!
Bring out the whimsical side in you--with the adorable umbrella and red dress!

Then we will run across back to Whimsy and grab some more fun clothes!

Oh wait, Ana has joined the mannequins in our shop window and is teasing people as they walk by!
Fitting in perfectly with our yellow window, is the vintage sleeveless cotton dress, complete with a little
bow at the waistline.
Don't you just love mannequins that actually have expressions!

Come on in to Whimsy and grab this adorable dress for Spring or Easter, or just because it is adorable
and ready to add some yellow to your wardrobe!

Love the styling of vintage flattering even on the back !
Our vintage image children's face pillows would look great in your kiddo's rooms!
And, the vintage Eame's era orange chairs are ready to add a punch to your family room, kitchen or patio!
Be sure to see what is in our "ocean room" !
Happy Vintage Fashion Friday!

Whimsy is open everyday 11-5.

Special thanks to the following:
Model: Ana Mezic

Monday, March 19, 2012

New Finds Wednesday

Finally! A little glimpse weekly into one of the Whimsy stores and this week is from our
Whimsy ---Home and Garden on 7th Street in Carpinteria.

Four legged friends are always welcome in our stores! In fact when we opened
10 years ago on 7th Street, we kept a jar of biscuits for our furry visitors. It wasn't until
a tinier 4 legged furry creature found our stash that we had to discontinue this...EEEK!

Above we have a little collection of fun doggies and in the background are our hooked pillows.
Got a great selection right now!

Above is a little glimpse into a great assortment of vintage kitchen items.
Recycled Denim's awesome and very popular tooth fairy pillows. Perfect for every little one in your life that
has a few loose teeth. They are adorable and practical and oh so unique!
Love the pair of vintage candle holders...or take out the candles and put in some fresh Spring flowers!
Speaking of Spring, the quilts and toppers in this space are vibrant and just perfect to brighten any room!
The bird onaments are not just for the Christmas tree. My friend put a few of these on her
Easter creation---a leafless branch with handmade gorgeous eggs hanging and the colorful
birds scattered on. What a cute idea! Got a flock in store for only $5 each!

Hope you check back on Friday for our Vintage Fashion Friday!

If you see anything you like, we ship--
shoot us an email

Friday, March 16, 2012

Vintage Fashion Friday

With the amazing help of photographer Emily Rose James
we are excited to launch the Whimsy Antique's Vintage Fashion Friday!

Kicking off the series, we have some elegant poses featuring our clothing and accessories.

Taken at our favorite local Crushcakes, (a delicious breakfast and lunch spot with cupcakes that surely would win any cupcake contest)--the first outfit is a very long green belted dress, which is perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any day! Love the orange clutch and sample jewelry we carry all the time at Whimsy. Our selection of vintage hats is astounding.
Oh, and a cupcake definitely completes the outfit!

We have a wonderful variety of vintage white dresses, and lately brides-to-be are picking out one of a kind dresses that have character, and won't break the bank. How about the gorgeous purple gloves and glamorous vintage fur---WOW!
This green and blue vintage dress is stunning and perfect for a special occasion coming up!

Here is a long shot of the first green dress. It is so flattering, and the vintage dresses are all affordable and you won't see them on anyone else.
Everyone needs a little "vintage" in their wardrobe!
Hope you enjoyed our first shoot, stay tuned to more amazing fashions each week and our new feature which will be "New Finds Wednesday"

Thanks again to:
our photographer: Emily Rose James
Model: Katie Simmons
Make up artist: Celeste Jaime