Saturday, August 20, 2016

Hoosier favorite farm kitchen store?

What do they call people from Indiana? I had to look up the word this morning because it's also what you call a wonderful piece of kitchen furniture called a Hoosier, pictured below. A factory in Indiana made Hoosiers very popular before built-in cabinets were a thing. They had everything: cabinets, an enameled work surface, drawers, often flour bins too!

Here's one from a blog by South End Antiques in Aurora, OR. Beautiful blog, by the way, with lots of photos and news about local events. The current post is all about their farm kitchen finds, and they're awesome! Look up the blog at http://southendantiquemall.blogspot and also find them on Facebook under South End Antique Mall.

Friday, August 12, 2016

The place to be this weekend, for Depression Glass Fans

Depression glass collectors: prepare to be awed at the Sacramento International Depression Glass Club’s twice-annual Show and Sale tomorrow and Sunday, August 13-14. The popular show is in a new venue, at McClellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Ave in Sacramento.

They’re also expanding the exhibits to include china, pottery, jewelry and linens along with an extensive display of Depression and Elegant glass. Visit their website at for a preview.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Classic Cars on Display at Antique Trove

They just don't make cars like they used to. If you love classic cars, and you live in Northern California, don't miss this Sunday's Classic Car Show at Antique Trove in Roseville, CA!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Don't miss these August antique and vintage events!

The Beaverton Flea is every 2nd and 4th Saturday in the parking lot at Curiosities Vintage in Beaverton, OR
So many antique fairs and shows are being held in August, all over the western states! Most of these events have Facebook pages where you can find more details.

August 6: Downtown Martinez Vintage Market, Martinez, CA. 8am-4pm, free. (925) 228-3577

August 6: Antique Warehouse Parking Lot Peddler's Sale & Grand Opening, Salida, CA (209) 545-9460

August 7: Sacramento Antique Faire, 21st & X Streets, Sacramento, CA. 6:30am-3pm, free. (916) 600-9770

August 7: Santa Monica Airport Antique & Collectible Market, 6-8am $7, 8-3pm $4 (323) 933-2511

August 13: Benicia Peddler's Fair, First Street, Downtown Benicia, CA, 8am-5pm, free. (707) 751-1400

August 13: Aurora Colony Days Antique & Vintage Outdoor Street Fair, 8am-4pm. (503) 678-5754. Free, part of weekend long Aurora Colony Days celebration and 160th Birthday Celebration.

August 13: Beaverton Flea, Curiosities Vintage parking lot, Beaverton, OR. 9am-4pm, free. (503) 646-8653

August 13-14: Sacramento International Depression Glass Club Show & Sale, McClellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Ave, Sacramento. (916) 515-8558

August 14: Rose Bowl Flea Market, Pasadena, CA (323) 560-7469

August 21: Santa Monica Airport Antique & Collectible Market, 6-8am $7, 8-3pm $5 (323) 933-2511

August 21: Vintage Flea Market, Wit's End Vintage, Clovis, CA. 7am-1pm. (559) 905-3674

August 27: Beaverton Flea, Curiosities Vintage parking lot, Beaverton, OR. 9am-4pm, free. (503) 646-8653

August 28: 52nd Annual Niles Antique Faire and Flea Market, Fremont, CA. 6am-4pm. (510) 742-9868

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Treasure Trove lives up to their name

Treasure Trove in Stockton, CA is having an estate sale this weekend (July 23-24) that would be worth the drive from anywhere.

The list of items up for sale is breathtaking... An antique primitive blanket chest dated 1857, a set of antique oak barley twist carved figural chairs, original paintings, a huge book collection dating back to the 1700s including a very large Lutheran pulpit Bible dated 1736...Meissen, Waterford, an ornate iron and brass bed, vintage Japanese tansu...

"One of our best," says Annette, and we'd have to agree! See more details at, or call (209) 547-0433 for info.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Events are happening every weekend in July!

Spectacular silver service at a recent Tanner's Marketplace in Reno
Annual schedules for each of these shows is included in the Events Section of Cochran's Collector's Guide, pgs. 11-19

Gilroy Downtown Flea, Gilroy, CA Saturday, July 9

Christine Palmer Portland Expo, Portland, OR, Saturday & Sunday, July 16-17

Beaverton Flea, Beaverton, OR July 17

Sacramento Antique Faire Sunday, Sacramento, CA, July 10

Tanners Marketplace, Reno NV, Saturday & Sunday July 30-31 DATE CHANGED!

Rose Bowl Flea Market, Pasadena, CA, Sunday, July 10

Santa Monica Airport Antique & Collectible Market, Sunday, July 31

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A beautiful month for antique fairs

Here we are, three days into May and a weekend coming up! What's happening in the antique and vintage world? Indulge in some retail therapy while engaging in recycling and enjoying the outdoors.

May 8 - Rose Bowl Flea Market, where the stars love to shop. If you like to go shopping with Mom like I do, this is a great adventure for Mother's Day.

May 8 - If you're in Northern California, there's the Sacramento Antique Faire!

May 14-15 - Lots going on, from Reno to Beaverton, OR and Watsonville, CA. 
Tanner's Marketplace holds their Antiques, Collectibles, Arts and Crafts Show all weekend at the Reno Livestock Events Center in Reno.

The very popular twice-monthly Beaverton Flea will be held May 14 in the parking lot of Curiosities Vintage and Union Vintage.

The twice-annual Goat Hill Fair is also May 14-15 at the Santa Cruz Fairgrounds in Watsonville.

The Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique and Collectible Market on May 22 is another place you'll probably glimpse celebrity shoppers. This event is held twice a month, the first and fourth Sundays.

Martinez, CA holds their downtown Vintage Market  twice a year in the historic old town area, where shoppers are also surrounded with a number of antique stores. This year's May event is the Saturday, 21st.

Another Old Town district that cherishes its heritage is Clovis, CA, and their events include the twice-annual Glorious Junk days, coming up on Sunday, May 29.