Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Busy November for Antique & Vintage Events

It's November, when thoughts turn to gift-giving, decorating, parties... Here's a list of antique fairs and shows from Cochran's Events section to inspire you.

Nov. 4-6: Hillsborough Antiques, Art & Design Show, San Mateo Events Center. www.hillsboroughantiquesartdesign.com

Hillsborough Antique, Art & Design Fair

Nov. 5: Antique Warehouse Peddler's Parking Lot Sale, 5351 Pirrone Rd, Salida, CA. www.antiquewarehouseauctions.com, (209) 545-9460

Nov. 5-6: Christine Palmer Puyallup Antique Show, www.christinepalmer.net, (503) 282-0877

Nov. 5-6: Puyallup Semi-Annual Sale: Discounts up to 50% off throughout Puyallup's antique district, during the Palmer Puyallup Antique Show. www.antiquedistrict.net, (253) 445-8330.

Nov. 6: Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market, Santa Monica Airport. www.santamonicaapirportantiquemarket, (323) 933-2511

Nov. 12-13: Goat Hill Fair, Santa Cruz Fairgrounds. www.goathillfair.com
Goat Hill Fair

Nov. 13: Sacramento Antique Faire, 21st and X Streets. www.sacantiquefaire.com, (916) 600-9770

Nov. 13: RG Canning Rose Bowl Flea Market, www.rgcshows.com, (323) 560-SHOW (7469)

Nov. 19: Wit's End Monthly Flea Market, Wit's End Vintage & Collectibles, 1433 Tollhouse Rd, Clovis, CA. (559) 905-3674.

Nov. 19-20: Tanner's Marketplace Antiques, Collectibles, Art & Crafts Show, Reno Livestock Events Center. www.tannersreno.com.
Tanner's Marketplace

Nov. 20: RG Canning Ventura Flea Market, Ventura County Fairgrounds. www.rgcshows.com, (323) 560-SHOW (7459)

Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2 & 4: Christine Palmer Christmas Bazaar, Portland Expo, www.christinepalmer.net, (503) 282-0877

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 ww.idgc.org 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 EstateSales.net, 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. www.rgcshows.com.

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

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. wwwtannersreno.com.

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

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

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. www.santmonicaairportantiquemarket.com

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. www.mainstreetmartinez.org.

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. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

What's Happening This Weekend?

Every Friday Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage in Aurora, OR, features a Funky Find...a new arrival of particular interest. Today's find is an antique oak specimen cabinet salvaged from a biology lab from department of Chiropterology that was filled with preserved bat specimens. Vintage lab furniture is in demand for the well-furnished man cave.

And coming up next Wednesday, April 20, Aurora Mills' new Portland location at 73 SE Salmon St will be participating in the Open House for Design, with food and drinks and a tour of the new location from 4-7 pm.

Also in Aurora, South End Antiques recently launched their new blog, at Southendantiquemall.blogspot.com, enhanced with lots of bright, beautiful photos from their store.

Saturday, April 16th from 7 AM until 1:30 PM, Wits End Vintage & Collectibles in Clovis holds their monthly vintage flea market and celebrates their 3rd Anniversary, with refreshments and live entertainment (9-12) and a raffle for Wit's End gift certificates. Better your odds of winning by seeing each vendor in the shop to obtain your free raffle tickets.

And also on Saturday, in Anderson, CA, Marigold Antique & Collectibles Mall is holding a twofer: a Parking Lot Sale goes from 9am-2pm, and inside the store, their 9am-6pm Spring Open House with discounts up to 50% off. Check out new arrivals in their popular Man Cave!

Friday, April 1, 2016

No Foolin'! Lots of Antique Shows and Street Fairs in April

It's April 1, and if you like browsing at antique shows and fairs, you might want to get out your calendar and mark these dates, for events from Washington state to Arizona.

Sat., April 2 and April 16: Beaverton Flea & Collector's Show, parking lot of Curiosities Vintage, 13705 SW Beaverdam Rd, Beaverton, OR. This event takes place twice a month on Saturdays throughout the year, 11am-3pm. Information: (503) 626-8653. Facebook: Curiosities, Beaverton, OR or www.curiositiesvintage.com.

Sun., April 3 and April 17: Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market, 1st & 4th Sunday of every month. 8am-3pm. Information: info@FleaMarketsLA.com, www.SantaMonicaAirportAntiqueMarket.com or call (323)933-2511

Sun., April 10: Sacramento Antique Faire, 21st & X Streets, Sacramento, CA, 6:30am-3pm. Every 2nd Sunday. Information at www.sacantiquefaire.com or (916) 600-9770, or Facebook.

Sun., April 10: RG Canning Attractions' Rose Bowl Flea Market, Pasadena, CA. Open 9am-4:30pm. Information: (323) 560-7469 or www.rgcshows.com.

Sun., April 24: 30th Annual Petaluma Antique Fair, Fourth & Kentucky Streets, Petaluma, CA. Location is the historic Old Town Petaluma district, and the fair is 8am-4pm. For information call 707-762-9348, or visit http://www.petalumadowntown.com

Sun., April 24: RG Canning Attractions' Ventura Flea Market, Ventura Fairgrounds, CA. Open 6am. Information: (323) 560-7469 or www.rgcshows.com.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Compassion is contagious!

When people open their hearts to help a cause, their gesture can go viral and the community is inspired to make their own contributions. So we're thankful for businesses like Antique Trove in Roseville, CA for going beyond business-as-usual in memory of a child. 
The Trove is hosting a Thanks-for-Giving Bake Sale Saturday, April 2, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Collin McDaniel Hope Foundation to help stomp out Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) a rare autoimmune disease. Collin McDaniel loved Super Mario, so in his honor it'll be a Mario-themed event, and kids will get a chance to pose for photos with Mario & Friends.

The Antique Trove is at 236 Harding Blvd in Roseville. View their website at www.antiquetrove.com. For more information on NMO, visit NMO foundation-guthyjacksonfoundation.org 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Here to make friends in Niles

My Friends & I, a 14-dealer co-op on Niles Boulevard in Fremont, CA is going the extra mile, marketing-wise, by having a gift basket drawing every month. You get a chance to win with any purchase. Gift baskets are a popular drawing prize, and the prospect of winning one assures that shoppers coming to the well-known Niles Boulevard antique row will likely include My Friends & I in their stops. 

Another marketing tool that takes a little effort but potentially could help attract more clientele is the blog that Carol, the store owner, maintains at www.myfriendsandiniles.blogspot.com. Blogspot is a free blog hosting site, and she posts anything from photos of newly-arrived items to open house sales like the one they held a couple of weeks ago, to uplifting quotes or even photos of special dishes being served at nearby restaurants...shoppers have to eat too, you know.

Here's a photo of the gift basket for the drawing in April.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Tongue-in-Cheek Advertising

Wouldn't this be sweet in the powder room? A tintype image of a nun with soulful eyes was used to promote Cherry Blossom perfume, toilet powder and soap in this antique advertisement, with the promise, "Nun Nicer." Found at Susantiques in Aloha, OR. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Some good news, some bad news

The good news is, Cochran's Collector's Guide's 2016 edition has been uploaded to this website and is now available for your use, and to download to a mobile device if you want an even more portable version than our travel-size hardcopy book for your next road trip.

The bad news is, this edition was late in getting uploaded thanks to some major changes in the software we have been using for years to create this online Guide, which required us over weeks of trial-and-error to 1) figure out our former procedures were no longer going to work, and 2) figure out how to change what we were doing so it would be acceptable to the new software, and 3) get it all done.

The Guide's website is unlike most, in that it has in addition to several introductory pages that show you how to participate in the book, the free web pages for our advertisers who don't have their own websites, the 142 pages of the actual book. It's not easy to find instructions for a publication like this, and our webmaster had to work out several steps on his own. Maybe he should write a tutorial! Or not...

Hopefully next year's edition will proceed more smoothly! Thanks for your patience.

Bliss and Jim Cochran
Editor and Publisher