Monday, January 18, 2016

Welcome 2016!

Happy New Year! 

I always start my year not only with my goals but what the definition of my new year will be.

Happy ~ Cheerful, cheery, merry and joyful

New ~ Beginning Anew

Year ~ Time of Life

Looking at the definition of these words, I realized that approaching life with joy no matter what happens, helps me get through a moment, a minute or a day. I love beginning anew ~ afresh. Realizing that you can always start over. Loving each time of our life is important for the paths life takes us and realizing that we grow from each of these paths.

My 2015 was a year of new and wonderful. Remnants first Spring Show was in the lovely town of Pleasanton at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. When starting a new show, you never know if you are reaching your customers. I was so thrilled to see the line that was waiting on Friday of the show. People were excited for the new venue and to see Rachel Ashwell, our special guest. Remnant's purveyors were over the top and had the most wonderful vintage, antique, farmhouse, cottage and European antiques all displayed amazingly. 

Next, the Fall Show at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara. I love the Fall Show because it is the opening of my favorite season, Christmas. The venue was beautiful and the treasures were abundant! Southern California customers were happy we were in their neck of the woods. 
Personally, the most wonderful joy for me was this little one, Gracie. Everyone tells you that it is wonderful being a grandparent but nothing prepared me for having my heart filled with this little one. 

Well 2016 is well underway for Remnants! The Spring Show is Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. We have moved over one building to Building A, which is a great building for us to grow into. Be sure to save the date!  I will be sending updates on the Spring Show.  Follow me on Facebook and on Instagram as Remnants of the Past, visit my website: Remnants of the Pastand sign up for our newsletter

I am excited for 2016 for being joyful and for beginning a new time of life for 2016! 
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Carmella Janssen

Carmella Janssen was a vendor when Remnants was located in San Luis Obispo.  Her booth was filled with pillows, lamp shades and other handmade items all out of vintage French and European textiles.  It was very hard not to buy everything up!  You will love Carmella's style and her beautiful personality!

Please welcome Carmella Janssen!

My Favorite Places to Shop

One of the printed pieces that is handed out on the weekend of Remnants of the Past is our brochure.  On this brochure, you will find a layout of all the vendor booths, where the food trucks are located, restrooms, the all important ATM machine and a listing of my favorite places to shop while you are attending Remnants.  I have listed shops to visit North and South of Santa Barbara including Santa Barbara.

After you are finished shopping at Remnants, these are some of my favorites and I know that you will enjoy them as much as I do.

Happy Shopping!

Santa Barbara

4 East De La Guerra
Santa Barbara, CA

4 E Yanonali St

Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 364-5144

South of Santa Barbara

2240 Lillie Ave.
Summerland, CA


Homestead Antiques & Trading Company
943 Linden Ave.
Carpenteria, CA

5042 7th St.
Carpenteria, CA

Agoura Hills

28861 Agoura Rd.
Agoura Hills, CA
(818) 874-9092

Bungalow Antiques Shop
28859 Agoura Rd
Agoura Hills, CA
(818) 879-8698

Westlake Village

31149 Via Colinas, Ste 610
Westlake Village, CA
(818) 575-9011

North of Santa Barbara

5175 E Highway 246
Lompoc, CA
(805) 736-1455

315 S Broadway St
Orcutt, CA
(805) 314-2409

2906 Grand Ave
Los Olivos, CA
(805) 688-5700

Picket Fences

Solvang, CA

(805) 688-6559

The Gentleman Farmer
363 Bell St
Los Alamos, CA
(805) 344-4111

200 Nelson Street
Arroyo Grande, CA

850 W Grand Ave
Grover Beach, CA
(805) 489-4747

1235 Monterey St
San Luis Obispo, CA

1344 Pine St
Paso Robles, CA
(805) 239-1001

1320 Pine St, # B
Paso Robles, CA
(805) 237-8533

Two Susan's Antiques

1320 Pine St, Ste A
Paso Robles, CA
(805) 226-2228

American Barn & Wood
3460 La Cruz Way. Ste. D
Paso Robles, CA

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Last Vestige Found

My girlfriend and I were attending a show in Southern California when we both stopped in our tracks.  This booth!!!  We wanted so bad to walk in but it was filled with people with no walking room.  We came back a little while later and were able to kinda scoot in and peek around.  Amazing and just fun.  I picked up a card and called Karen of Last Vestige Found.  Karen carefully curates a collection of hand-picked unique vintage finds. I am happy to announce that Karen will be a vendor at Remnants.  Yippee!

Jenny Irene

I haven't met Jenny Sargent of Jenny Irene yet but I can hardly wait!  One day, my friend Jaime called me up one day and said you have to have Jenny as one of your vendors. I hopped onto her website and I knew I was in trouble.... As many of you know, I became a grandma 5 months ago and when I saw that Jenny made handmade vintage items for the home and for babies, I knew Jenny had to be a vendor.  Jenny is inspired by the handmade crafts of far-away lands, the fairy forest and ocean near her home, and modern clothing designs.    After Jenny's daughter was born, Jenny wanted to create beautiful things for her world.  Soft playmats and sweet stuffed animals from kantha quilts that she had discovered for her wedding years earlier; wall hangings made from a vintage kimono shop and mobiles from the driftwood they collected on their walks along the beach together. 

Please welcome Jenny of Jenny Irene!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

We thought we would make it easier for our customers by listing the most frequently asked questions when attending Remnants of the Past.  Here you go!

Remnants of the Past

Frequently asked questions

May I purchase Early Bird Tickets at the gate?
Remnants likes everyone to have a chance at all the fabulous merchandise. Remnants is open to everyone on Friday from 2pm to 7pm and then on Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

Do you offer group ticket discounts?
We offer a Girlfriend’s Ticket Package that includes 4 Tickets for $50 ($60 value). We offer large group pricing for 30 or more tickets.  For more information and pricing, please contact Judy at

Is there a charge for children’s tickets?
Children under 12 are admitted at no cost.

Are strollers allowed?
It is very difficult to shop the Remnants with babies and small children. Parents are cautioned that strollers are very difficult to navigate with during peak times; Remnants of the Past strongly urges you to leave all single and double strollers at home. If you must shop with your child, baby packs are highly advised.

Are shopping carts allowed?
It is very difficult to shop the Remnants of the Past with shopping carts.  It is hard to navigate with your cart during peak times; Remnants of the Past strongly urges you to leave your cart at home and take advantage of the Porter Station.  Backpacks are advised as an alternative.

May I bring my pet?
Dogs and other pets are not allowed on site, with the exception of service dogs.

Does bad weather affect Remnants of the Past?
Remnants of the Past is a Rain or Shine event.  Fortunately, the show is held in Santa Barbara, a very Mediterranean climate.

Do I have to pay for parking?
Yes, parking is $5 per vehicle per day.

Do vendors take credit cards?
Some vendors do accept credit cards, but be prepared to pay with cash or check, as many do not.  There are ATM machines available inside and out.

Do vendors restock their booths during the event?
Yes, vendors are continually bringing in new items, so we encourage customers to shop both days for the best selection.