Friday, April 26, 2019

Pal O’Mine

Have I mentioned our artist-in-residence, my collaborator, partner in crime, BFF and designer beyond extraordinaire ~ Karen Lampard of Café Paperie, lately?
She’s been bringing in the most fascinating, handcrafted, works of art ~ that never to cease to amaze ~ for almost two decades now.
Not to mention ~ All the fabulous themed events at the shop for the last 15 years have begun and ended with her.
She is a designer, artist, craftsman, seamstress, creator and master of all trades
and on top of that ~ she has the most humble heart and soul on earth.
Her creations, both grand and petite, have to be seen to be believed.
Months before each shop event, we meet, talk, laugh, strategize ~ and then see where our thoughts and dreams will take us. The fun is always in the banter ~
and where it goes from there.
When planning these events ~ we never know when we’ll strike it hot but,
somehow, we always do ~
Usually it’s something she says that triggers the whole theme.
Then I ask, “Can you make a thousand of those?”
She laughs nervously…
What would I do without her?
Come see summer 2019 unveiled ~ thru Karen’s brilliant imagination ~
Saturday, June 1st

Monday, April 22, 2019


Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Featuring springtime in all its g l o r y…
Come see how we’ve showcased this season’s finery.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Fun in the S U N!

Be sure and mark your calendars for
our annual Flea by the Sea event -
Saturday, June 1st, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
The Summer Event
that officially combines flea market shopping and
kicking off summer into ~
One Amazing Day at the Beach!
Feast on award-winning street tacos from
Chicano Soul Food
and come spend the day on the coast.
This is the day for vintage goods and
power shopping at great prices.
We’ll see you here!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Guy Walks Into A Bar…

The latest over the top, showstopping,
custom creation by our resident mad scientist and
inventor of all things retro and cool…
Matt White of
Presents ~
A Vintage - Ford Truck Front End - BAR!
The ultimate bar and more for your man cave ~
Be the envy of all your friends!
You’ve never seen one like this before!
Its numerous features include:
Beer On-Tap Kegerator
Fire Flaming Grill
Blue Tooth Drive-In Speakers
Working Head Lights and Running Lights
Lighted Liquor or Wine Storage
Extra Cabinet Storage
Diamond Plate Accents

“No need to have a reason to party - THIS IS THE PARTY!”
    Patina’s Picks
     Come by soon and check this out - his inventions sell f a s t!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Welcome Furniture Queen!

So happy to feature this super star in the front window ~
Robin of @Furniture Queen has just come on board
and we love the vintage coastal style she has opened with.
Her beautiful mix ranges from industrial, rustic, seaside and boho
to natural elements, fun vintage accessories, hand sewn 
pillows and pops of ocean blue.
You’ll recognize this hard-working gal from all the shows she and
her husband Steve star in, ie: Junk in the Trunk, Three Speckled Hens,
The Coast, Long Beach Market, San Diego Vintage Sip n’ Shop 
and more!
Come on by and take in her fabulous seaside wares ~
You’ll love what you see.