Friday, August 31, 2012

FREE Parking, FREE Entry, LIVE Music and an unusual mix of one-of-a-kind artifacts from flea market bargains to unique creations and rare investment pieces –
* 70 plus Booths, juried Artisans, Vintage Collectors & Antiques Merchants
* Antiques Appraisal Clinic fundraiser at the Museum of the SRV from 11-2pm 
* Live music - a French organ grinder/singer and Stony Ridge Bluegrass Band

Vendor booths feature Antique & Vintage Silver, native American artifacts, fine wood period Furniture as well as Shabby Chic finishes, Rugs, handmade and antique Purses, original Paintings, Linens, Lamps, Depression glass, seasonal Halloween & Christmas folk-art, Vintage-inspired Altered-art, loose and assembled Beads & Buttons, Ephemera, hand-painted modern and old-fashioned porcelains, vintage Mirrors, Garden accents, re-purposed wood/scrap art, felted hats, old iron and tools, bird houses, beads, Bakelite, frames, plus a full range of fine, costume and period Jewelry in every price range

Where: Meander along Railroad Ave in historic downtown Danville, from in front of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley and Cottage Jewel on Prospect Avenue to the parking lots in front of Handworks and Pascal on Railroad Ave
Museum Fundraiser – Antiques Appraisal Clinic! 11-2pm inside Museum
$10/item donation for an informal verbal estimation of value/identification
Enjoy our local version of the Antiques Road show with stories from Anita Venezia of Danville, Joseph Silva of Lafayette, Marcia Harmon of Danville’s Cottage Jewel, Lynne Peterson of Walnut Creek and other specialists
Next EVENT – Saturday, Sept 15 – Tinsel & Treasures Folkart Sale

sponsored by the Discover Danville Association (, the Town of Danville and Cottage Jewel Antiques
For more information contact Marcia at Cottage Jewel (925) 837-2664

Thursday, August 30, 2012

News Flash:

Serendipity Antiques is having a Labor Day Weekend sale August 31-September 3 with special deals on selected shop and garden items. They're at 41950 Main St. in Old Town, Temecula, CA. Check out their blog for regular updates.

An intriguing clutter of country-style furnishings at Serendipity Antiques

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

At work on our 24th Annual edition!

The Cochran's Crew has launched production for the 24th Annual Cochran's Collector's Guide, to be published in late October and distributed in early November.

We've come a long way since 1989, when we produced our first annual antique shoppers' map guide, covering three counties in Northern California. For several years we were limited to California, then we expanded by producing a Southwest book and a Northwest book along with California (whew! What a lot of work!) and finally combined the three into one handy reference book you can carry in your glove compartment on trips throughout the West. It's still distributed free within our publishing area: Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona, and can be viewed online from anywhere in the world here at our website,
Since last year we've launched a new Facebook page (Cochran's Collector's Guide), where we plan to share some of the hundreds of great photos our participating stores provide us.

We still create free web pages, attached to this website, for all participants who don't have their own presence on the Internet, giving them a place to share photos of their merchandise and specialties even if they don't personally own a computer or have computer skills (some of them are still wistful for the old typewriter days, that's why they're in this business).

Look for this website to have the new 2013 Guide uploaded by January 1. And if you have a shop or event or antique-related service in the western states, and want to find out how we can help you expand your business and raise your profile, click ADVERTISE on the menu at the top of this page, or call us toll-free at 866-585-6162 or email us at