Steve and I took some time for ourselves this weekend. We left work at 1 on Friday and headed up the coast to San Luis Obispo to get ready for some serious antiquing on Saturday at Remnants of the Past.
We certainly weren't disappointed. Kymberley Fraser, owner of A Beautiful Mess, arrived on Friday to create an unbelievable store within the show.
Kymberley placed an antique piano mechanism next to a chaise upholstered in her one of a kind German grainsacks.
Kymberley's space included a lovely four poster bed, dressed in pillows made with grainsacks.
Kymberley and I share a love for vellum books. Their weathered covers add history to any display.
Like a ship in a bottle, I'm not sure how Kymberely put those succulents in those glass bulbs!
Old light tubes become art under glass...
A closer look at one of Kymberley's displays...
Kymberley has a wonderful eye for authentic jewelry as well.
Kymberley populated a large cubby cabinet with vintage bottles, books, and flowers.
Steve snapped a photo of my hand in this picture, as I was admiring this antique medicine cabinet..
After purchasing several items from a Beautiful Mess, we moved on to The Junk Girls.
Their passion for their art is evident in every inch of their displays.
A soulful creation that included many pocelain heads, found in an old factory.
As we walked down the aisle, we stopped to admire The Olive and Rose.
Owner Sandy Bryan used a lot of natural materials in her displays, including star fish...
and sea fans. Old bottles and glass beads brought a relaxed, beachy vibe to Sandy's booth.
These large dried flowers add texture as well as neutral "color" to the display.
This relaxed, neutral atmosphere was evident in many of the displays.
I'd never seen weathered shells in grays and pale gray blue until I saw these beauties.
A pair of stone dancing girls...
share space with a vintage map and large well lit sign to create a one of a kind piece of artwork.
Old well patina-ed signs always work as layered display back drops.
I was happy to see my friend Deborah from Ormolulu...
We purchased some fantastic lights from Deborah, but I should have bought this bulldog too! How did I resist those jowls!
These pillows from Bainbridge Blues will soon make our little electric boat a bit more cozy.
This was our first introduction to The Shop by H. Bleu, even though their shop is in nearby Venice, Ca.
Their vintage, industrial/1940s vibe appealed to both me and Steve.
I loved these stools, made from reclaimed wood...
and upholstered in the webbing material that is used inside most upholstered pieces.
Vintage photos add to the nostalgia.
Next door, collections of vintage photos and plaid thermos tug at my emotional connection to the past.
A stack of colorful rugs atop of pine closet is definitely an eye catcher.
Ok, I need to stop here... way too tired ... I promise to share all more tomorrow...
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