Thursday, July 7, 2016

A NEW Look for Remnants of the Past Vintage Show

I am excited to announce a new look and location of Remnants of the Past Vintage Show.  You will be able to read new blog posts at my new location. Please click link to view.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Special Afternoon at Patina Farm

One afternoon, I picked up my mail and there was this thick envelope and inside was a beautifully engraved invitation.  I couldn't believe it!

Brooke and Steve Giannetti and Veranda Magazine invite you to celebrate the publication of the their new book Patina Farm.
Please join us for an afternoon at Patina Farm.

I first started following Brooke and Steve when I discovered Brooke's blog Velvet and Linen.  Loved watching her projects and the changes to her home in Santa Monica.  

I invited Brooke and Steve to do a book signing of their first book, Patina Style, at Remnants in 2011.  The customers loved Brooke and Steve and their book!  When Brooke posted that they had purchased this property in Ojai to build their forever home, I could hardly wait to see the design process unfold. Beautiful pictures from start to finish!  To receive this invitation was such an honor, I could hardly wait for the day to arrive.

First the drive up to Ojai is beautiful! Driving up the road to their home was breath taking.  White roses everywhere, the crunch of gravel beneath my feet, worn patina and a view from every window.

What delighted me the most was the feeling of intimacy and serenity.  Each room was thought out from the way their family would live and how Steve and Brooke would entertain their family and guests.  Patina Farm reflects their design aesthetics from the old beams, texture to the walls, attention to the vintage details throughout the home and how the inside of Patina Farm relates to the beauty of their land.

View to the guest house.


Looking back to kitchen.

View to the guest house.


Looking back to kitchen.

The serenity of Patina Farm...

Patina Farm is definitely a forever home reflecting the importance of their family, their friends and the need to relate to the beautiful outdoors.

I will never forget that afternoon.

Thank you Brooke and Steve!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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Be sure to sign up to WIN one of three $100 gift certificates to Dreamy Whites shop.
  You can sign up at the show on April 15th & 16th or online.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Dreamy Whites and Elsie Green

At Remnants of the Past, one of my favorite things to do is have a giveaway of some sort.  During the April 15th & 16th Show in Pleasanton, CA, I will be giving away cash to spend and the vendors will be giving away gift certificates to their booths to spend.  I added something special to the mix.... Two of my favorite online stores are Dreamy Whites and Elsie Green.  I have many of their treasures in my home besides giving them as gifts. Remnants will be giving away 3 (three) $100 Gift Certificates to Dreamy Whites and 2 (two) $100 Gift Certificates to Elsie Green.  You can enter to win at Remnants the weekend of the show or here,  Winner will be announced Saturday afternoon.

Come to the show and Enter to Win!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Dreamy Whites and Remnants of the Past Vintage Show

I don't know if it is true for you, but I love following blogs and the inspiration that can be found there. One of my favorite bloggers is Maria Carr of Dreamy Whites Lifestyle. Maria is not only a very talented photographer - you will get lost in her photos - but has a wonderful sense of style. Her style is French Farmhouse and her home is filled with treasures from France. Maria has an online store called Dreamy Whites and she truly only fills her store with items she loves. Well this takes me to the exciting news I want to share: Remnants of the Past and Dreamy Whites have partnered up and will be giving away three $100 Gift Certificates to the Dreamy Whites online store. Yes, I said 3! You can sign up here, or better yet, come to the show on Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th and sign up there! The winner will be announced Saturday, April 16th in the afternoon. You can follow Maria of Dreamy Whites here:
Instagram:  dreamywhiteslifestyle
Come spend the weekend shopping at  Remnants of the Past.  It was voted one of the best vintage shows in the US in the March issue of Flea Market Decor.
Friday, April 15th, 2016  1pm-7pm
Saturday, April 16th, 2016  10am-4pm
Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

My French Club Chair


This is the chair that released me from my "Do Not Buy Anything From the Show Bondage". Did you know that I hardly ever BUY anything at my show?  I am ashamed to admit this.  All my friends tell me that I am so lucky because Remnants has the best vendors and the coolest finds and my house must be filled to the brim with all the wonderful treasures. I get to see first hand before the customers come the best of the best.  Yes, this is true but I have to put blinders on because the show would never get off the ground if I was shopping the whole time.  Actually, I am pretty overwhelmed during the show with all the wonderful treasures spread out before me and my mind actually freezes in the shopping department.  I walk the aisles and see all this wonderful finds, check to make sure the vendor is okay and off I go. 

Well.... things are going to change.  I always tell people that if you find something, love it, touch it, you better buy it because it will be gone. 

 At my Fall show, I saw this chair in Jeni Maus's booth.  If you haven't met Jeni from Found Vintage Rentals, make the effort to see her at a show.  Her booth was spell binding and I walked past this chair twice but didn't touch it.  Then I sat down in it and bought it for my office.  I was so proud of myself! 

This brings me back to my fear of buying at Remnants.  My hubby and I are remodeling our kitchen and the demo starts this Monday.  Yikes!  As you can see, we are in dire need of a remodel.  It has been 28 years and it is time.  The fact that I have my husband on board is truly amazing.  I think he is just tired of hearing me complain how horrible our kitchen is. Stephen likes his comfort and to have our house torn apart is definitely not comfort for him.  He is so excited, he has already removed the doors of the cupboards already. So, the dilemma....  I love everything vintage but I also want functionality.  Follow my story as I infuse vintage into my kitchen.

Shopping starts for Remnants of the Past Vintage Show on Friday, April 15th, 1pm-7pm and Saturday, April 16th, 10am-4pm at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.  I can hardly wait!

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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