Twice a year a once small antique and vintage show in Santa Cruz County, California is held, now in a much larger venue with a lot more dealers and a lot more great finds. Located on the Central California coast we are unique in that we have both the beach and a rich agricultural community, this evokes the style of California Country and Shabby Chic. Although my personal style leans more toward Hollywood Regency and Palm Beach Chic, this Fall show is especially fun since most of the dealers have festive holiday displays. This show really kicks off the holiday season for me.
I wasn’t the only one feeling this way, the patrons were definitely out in droves and I think the dealers had a great weekend.
There is something so comforting about traditional holiday colors, greenery, and plaid.
A dusty sage ladder is the perfect vehicle to display warm country accents.
This bench and over-sized wreath couldn’t be more welcoming for a porch or entry way.
Let’s not leave out my favorite thing, bling! There is no shortage here, glass ornaments, glitter, and classic holiday finery.
Tinsel & Glitter
Miniature Glitter Buildings
This show always has some of the most interesting displays and items for sale. Although I am not an advocate of taxidermy and it’s renewed popularity, you can’t argue that this doe is not spectacularly beautiful.
Porcelain dolls and bottle brushes
A sweet metal herd of sheep
Trimmings & Findings
Another great thing about this show is that you can always find collections of items –from keys, to vintage stamps, cuisine adornments, trimmings for your craft projects, and vintage letters to do what your heart desires. It’s all about reusing and re-purposing!
Magnetic Steel Letters
Since you probably figured out by now I have a thing for the Fleur de Lis, this compact was tough to pass up, but I had a spending budget and wanted to stick to it.
I was so pleased with my finds. I wanted a single antler to paint gold for Christmas (of course), I had been looking for a bust for a certain spot in my living room, and these other goodies were just icing on the cake. How could I possibly pass up these chalk letters when I found all of the letters in my name? I’ve only broken one so far, but hey, that’s what glue is for, right? I also have a thing for boxes, so I am giddy about the silver plated luggage shaped box! The brass tag has my birthday on it, so that’s just a nice touch for my key chain.
I had a great time looking at everything, taking photos, and visiting with many of my dealer friends. I hope everyone had great success and I look forward to the Spring show. For more information about this show and future dates, visit their Facebook page here or their official website here.
On Wednesday, I will be sharing a small home makeover project I finished up this past weekend, so check back for the unveiling. In the meantime, keep Living Life Styled!