Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Attic

Meet Nancy, one of the owners of The Attic.

The Attic is something of a well-kept secret in Coronado.  It's only steps from Orange Avenue (our main street) on Tenth Avenue, and carries the types of vintage and new treasures from the U.S. and Europe you thought you only dreamed of. 

 It's been one of my favorite shops for years, not only because they have something for everyone, but because the three ladies who own the shop, Nancy, Jane and Kandi, are a joy to visit.

I'll tell you a funny story about the world of blogging; even though I've shopped at The Attic for many years, I got to know Nancy because we both follow a French blog about brocante (French for flea markets) called Tongue in Cheek.  I left a comment mentioning Coronado one day, and Nancy followed the link to my blog.  We've been blogging friends ever since!

Here's a little back story on some of the merchandise shown:

The old repurposed window above was left in a dumpster, but Nancy's keen eye saw its potential, salvaged it, then embellished it with The Attic logo.  It now holds a place of honor in the shop.

The necklace with a Hotel Del Coronado key fob charm is one of many the ladies had commissioned from an old key.

The large iron crown hanging from the ceiling once graced a florist shop here on the island long ago.

Those two vintage dresses above?  They were owned by the same woman; the first was her prom dress, and the second was the gown she wore to a midshipmen's ball many years ago...  romance lives in the corners of this shop.


  1. Barb- You did a beautiful job. Thanks so much for visiting..can't wait to see you again! I still can't believe how I discovered your blog comment on a French blog, and you were just down the street! :)

  2. What a wonderful store! I love love the necklace!

  3. The Attic Girls are my favorite Girls! I am so looking forward to take a break at the end of March and visit them. I am only an hour away but seems so far away when you work all day!
    It's so great to see what a blog can do, meeting bloggers in person is fantastic. Ciao Rita mammabellarte