Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Finds Wednesday!!

Fall is clearly on the way, but Summer is giving us one last punch with sizzling temperatures, unusual humidity
and all the wonderful tourists visiting us each and every day!

Our two Whimsy stores are packed with vintage fun!
Above check out the vintage white glider cleverly concealed under the oars, signs and pillows!
Spend the last days of Summer gently gliding on this awesome comfortable piece--so relaxing!
 Above is our ode to Fall almost here and letting slowly go of Summer.
Keeping the fun alive with the Summer flower power floppy vintage hat and letting
the cool nights get a little toasty with a vintage flannel tied over a vintage plaid dress.
 Your eyes may be playing tricks on you with these fantastic new handbags! They look like a drawing? Nope--they are really bags and perfect for eye catching carrying of your ipads, wallets and more. They actually hold a lot with zippers and compartments.
 We just hit an amazing estate sale in Bel Air and you will love the finds we brought to Whimsy!

 Our seaside area is alive with new vintage finds, as well. 
 Looking forward to seeing you soon--be sure and call if you have any questions or email anytime!
See you at Whimsy!

Whimsy is going to Junk Bonanza in Minnesota!
Are you?!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Junk Bonanza Giveaway!!

Be a lucky WINNER to the the 
best Junk Round-Up in the Nation!

All you need to do to enter is :
1) leave a comment as to why you would like to 
go this year (Sept 13, 14 &15) !!
Be SURE to leave your name and email address!!

2) Follow my blog

3) Like us on Facebook

Easy peasy!  ENTER to win right now!  This show is a winner and you can be, too!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Vintage Fashion Friday

 Kickin' it back downtown Carpinteria, barefoot and carefree Summer--
this wonderful vintage dress is simple and lovely. Little orange flowers dance all
over this comfortable dress. Cinch the waist with a white vintage belt, and you
have a classic beauty.
 Throw on our sample jewelry at prices that will let you stock up,
 and you have completed a very fun outfit. Bracelets are $12 and 
dare I say this--hair accessories are $5!
 An adorable look from Whimsy, and styling and pricing that keep the fun going!

 Here is a vintage stunner that is perfect for a Summer wedding, as a stand out bride. It is a below the knee
gorgeous dress with details that are unique and flattering.
If  you aren't headed for the altar anytime soon, this dress is so pretty, you will want to wear it to lots of special occasions.  It has tiny rhinestone detailing, and a flattering cut. Simple elegance.

 Looks absolutely stunning with this vintage necklace from our
vintage and antique jewelry selections at both Whimsy locations.
Check back next week for more Vintage Friday Fashions. 
Whimsy has a growing collection of vintage clothing that you will love.

Special thanks to:
Model: Cassie Mae Everett

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

New Finds Wednesday

 One of the beauties of decorating with vintage finds and antiques is the fact that your home becomes
unique. A true reflection of items and furniture that you have hand-picked to create your own style.
You won't go to the department store and find 40 of the same items--
but you mostly will come across one-of-a-kind
treasures when you cherish and decorate the "green" way!

Instant warmth and whimsy, this vintage fabric elephant is colorful and adorable. Plop him on a desk, or
a chest and what a statement you have!

Love the original paint on this vintage  wooden work chest with tons of possibilities. It opens and reveals a few drawers. Imagine how cute a succulent garden would be planted in this, or it can be ideal for your art supplies.  We have a few wine barrel peace signs in the shop. Love the recycling!
 Below is a vintage candle holder from Italy.
 Our newest seller in Whimsy is Cindy and her space is lots of fun! Starting with the
amazing designer fabric on the walls, to the AstroTurf on the floor, you will find her collections
wonderful!  The painting of the man is by a listed artist and the solemn expression on
his face just seems to relax me every time I peer into her space.
Below him are vintage Japanese original hand tinted photographs in wonderful frames.
 More elephants! These candleholders are large and bold and unique!
 A great find is this vintage wooden folk art child's sand toy! All original--it is a large
piece that would certainly add character to any room.
 If you think this is a crate of eggs, look again! A collection of wooden darners is more like it!
Start a collection--here is a great start!
 A wonderful antique quilt is superb condition in Ranell's space.
 To me this artist's palette IS ART! Gorgeous colors---great old wooden palette.
 Come to Whimsy on 7th Street and explore lots of vintage nautical finds!
This wooden shelf/chalkboard/towel rack is very large and very useful. Use in a kitchen, bath, name a few....
 And the last featured item is this mid century mosaic piece of art is rather large and would make a 
great statement indoors or out.
Hoping to see you at Whimsy soon!
The Fun Starts Here!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New Finds Wednesday

 A fresh flock of our leather owl bags has landed at Whimsy!
We have all the great colors, so stop in or call and you can have your own!
 Just in is this amazing wood painted sign!
Just the right amount of wear, this sign can't help but make you smile.
 Above is a heavy cardboard and paper game/sign. Love the colorful graphics.
 Signs, metal sign letters, vintage croquet art--Whimsy has lots of fun for your walls.
New this week are these vintage teak Adirondack chairs with retractable foot rests. They have been refreshed in some cool white paint. Take a look at the 1953 "Sea Nymph" lamp! Gorgeous turquoise with
hints of red peeking through. And, the fun vintage table below her, is a perfect table to fill a little nook.
                          A cute little vintage chest, some mid century finds,  and an Eiffel Tower lamp!
 An instant collection of vintage sand pails!
 Amazing vintage ties just came in...
 This deer head, has just the right amount of shabbiness--it has a great look!
 Yesterday, I had so many customers from France! This, my friends, is for you!
A great antique game from France.
 Need any replacements for your Fiesta ware? We have a few pieces left and a great Bauer bowl.
 Wonderful vintage dress and that glider would be perfect to enjoy these last few weeks of Summer!
 I am truly a lover of vintage children's books as I adore the graphics.
This says it all!
If you see anything you are interested in, don't hesitate to call or drop an email.

Or, just drop a line and say "Hi"!!
Hope to see you soon at Whimsy!