When people say that all antique shops are practically the same, I will argue to my death that they are not. Every new antique store is a new opportunity to find a one of a kind gem at a reasonable price. So when I walk into a shop and there are a lot of interesting pieces to catch my eye, it is definitely something to blog about. If you happen to be on the Central Coast of California looking for vintage home accessories at great prices, check out Dovetail Antiques in Atascadero. They don’t attempt to rip you off, and their inventory has a little bit of everything, so most likely you will be able to find what you want. The best part is that they have a massive garden filled with great outdoor things like enamel buckets, old horseshoes, farm windows, etc. Inside you will find an interesting selection of wall art, quite a bit of jewelry, old lighters, and interesting tools and gadgets. See below for my prized purchases. Check out the shop to find them there, if any tickle your fancy.
8565 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422
Mon – Sat: 11 Am – 5 Pm, Sun: 11 Am – 3:30 Pm
Lately, due to an open schedule and an interest in photography, I have been working with some friends to take head shots and create fun photo shoots because who doesn’t like have pictures of themselves. Since I am selling antiques and vintage clothes online, good shots of my pieces are important. It is even better when I can be in the shots. These photos showcase the gems that I find and how they can translate to everyday life or a fully eccentric one.
The second look was supposed to be a simple headshot in one of my bohemian dresses for sale here. It turned into glamour shots, but those photos are equally fun to have.
The third look was a satire poking fun of the insanity of what I do, because obviously everyday I wear beaded gowns, sit in the middle of my hoards of antiques, and pet my dog as if I was Joan Crawford. In this picture you can find the sock monkey here, the porcelain hand here, and the globe in the background here. My dog, Wolfgang Benedict III, enjoyed being a part of the fun as he usually feels left out.
More shoots to come this spring, and next time not all of the shots will be of myself. A big thanks to Gabby and Madeleine of Drink Wine Sleep Naked for taking these and helping out!
What are we doing this weekend? The junk haus will be stopping by the Central Coast Peddlers Market tomorrow morning. Hopefully, it will be full of unique junk for us to peruse, and even some great food and sweet treats. And don’t worry, there will be a post to come next week documenting our finds. Wish us luck!
3905 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422
March 29th, 8 AM – 3 PM