Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fun at the Next Remnants!

It is always so exciting when I receive the box in the mail for the next Remnants.  This one is especially exciting because we have…drumroll….Ki Nassauer of Flea Market Style Magazine as our special guest!

And we are in a brand NEW location in San Jose at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds with lots of room to have amazing vendors, customers and of course, the treasures!

 "Purchase Your Tickets Early" link is up and working so go ahead and gather your friends, daughters and Mothers and purchase your tickets and join us on June 28th and 29th.

Little slide show to get you excited for the next Remnants of the Past Show!

See you soon!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Remnants Has Some Exciting News!


I cannot believe we just finished our 13th Remnants of the Past Vintage Show. The vendor's booths were brimming over with treasures and the customers were delightful. We were very excited to have Rachel Ashwell and Susan Branch as our special guests.  Rachel and Susan were so gracious as they stood for hours signing their books and chatting with their fans.  It was such a treat! Remnants had over 4000 people with 81 amazing vendors ~ our biggest show yet! 




I am so excited to share news for 2014. Remnants of the Past will be expanding to San Jose in June 2014. We will have a lot more room and will be including some wonderful new vendors. Very exciting! So mark your calendars for June 28th & 29th, 2014. The show will be held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose. After the first of the year, I will be sharing more details. Stayed tuned!


I want to wish you a Merry Christmas! We have so much to be thankful for and I am grateful for every day and want each to be Merry! Christmas brings so many memories and traditions for me. Many of my memories are centered around baking. My Grandmother would type out her recipes on an old typewriter and carefully place them in this little black book. My Grandparents lived in Canada and I remember receiving a big package every Christmas. My sister and I would wait with anticipation until my Mother would open the package. Along with the gifts would be my Grandmother's traditional fruitcake that she soaked for weeks in brandy, sherry and rum. You could get drunk just off the fumes when we opened the package! My Grandmother loved to bake and it would mean so much to share one of my favorite recipes with my Remnants friends 
~ Mincemeat Apple Betty. 

As I finish writing this newsletter, I am remembering a baby in a manger...

Christmas is a love story that never ends. 


Blessing to you and your families!



Monday, October 28, 2013

My Favorite Haunts in San Luis Obispo County

When I travel to different antique shows around the country, I always try to make time to visit shops, other markets, shops, restaurants and did I mention shops. ��Many of you will be traveling to San Luis Obispo, so I put together a list of some of my haunts. Enjoy your time on the Central Coast while visiting Remnants!

 First, I will start with places to shop and eat in San Luis Obispo:

Romp Shoes  (My absolute favorite shoe store!)
714 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo, CA

Vintage, Etc (Love Vintage, Etc.!)
800 Palm St.
San Luis Obispo, CA


Ruby Rose (Love Ruby Rose and the ladies!)
1335 Walker
San Luis Obispo, CA

Roxanne's Cafe (My favorite place to eat for lunch in SLO!) 
1227 Archer
San Luis Obispo, CA

Avila Beach and Shell Beach

De Palo & Sons
2665 Shell Beach Rd.
Shell Beach, CA

Woodstone Market 
6675 Bay Laurel Place
Avila, CA

Village of Arroyo Grande

Luxe Boutique (Fun Clothes)
124 East Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA

Something Different Antiques & Collectibles
102 East Branch St.
Arroyo Grande, CA

Sorenson Farm Antiques (Wonderful treasures!)
2359 Willow Rd.
Arroyo Grande, CA
805.343.7773 or 805.458.4125

North County

The Cottage  (Love this shop!)
1320 Pine B St.
Paso Robles, CA

Reminisce  (So many treasures!)
1344 Pine St.
Paso Robles, CA

Central Coast Antique Market Place (Great finds!)
3905 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA

Central Coast Peddler's Market (Great finds)
3905 B El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA

The Barn (Love hunting for treasures in The Barn!)
22390 El Camino Real
Santa Margarita, CA

Los Olivos  (One of my favorite little towns when I head to Santa Barbara!)

Avec Moi Decor  (Love buying my gifts here!)
2906 Grand Ave.
Los Olivos, CA

Romp Shoes
2928 San Marcos Ave.
Los Olivos, CA

My favorite slipcover lady!  

Sally Anne Slipcovers

I love to cook and this is a wonderful website to store your recipes!

Preserve My Recipes



Friday, October 25, 2013

How to Get Your Treasures Home from Remnants

I LOVE attending flea markets all over the US but the tricky part is falling in love with a piece and then wondering how I am going to get it home.  Many times the cost of shipping that farm table can be twice the price of what you paid for it. Of course, it never fits in the extra suitcase I brought!

This is a challenge for many shows and Remnants also.  Last June, we tried something new and if you attended, you saw a big UPS trailer parked along side the building.  We had a local UPS Store manage the packing and shipping.  Not only was it a hit, the shipping was very reasonable.

Well, Brent from the UPS Store in San Luis Obispo will be at the Alex Madonna Expo Center both Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th to take care of anything you would like to ship.  Brent will actually pallet items on site with all the proper paperwork in place.  Thank you Brent!  You are the best!

So now ladies, get ready to shop to your hearts content and not have to break the bank to ship your purchases home.

See you soon!



Monday, May 27, 2013

Haute Skillet, Coffee Cove, Fresh Fire Pizza, Kun-Fusion and Eclair Bakery

Of course, Remnants has the best food ever!

Please welcome...






And, of course, we have to have something sweet.  Please welcome Eclair Bakery!



Saturday, May 25, 2013