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Attaboy Vintage in Ventura has a fun laid-back vibe with kitschy cool mid-century modern finds.
The men's showcase is filled with manly vintage goods: Ashtrays, Playboy mags, cameras, binoculars and books.
Attaboy Vintage in Ventura also has furniture, art and accessories.
Just a short drive up the 101 Freeway from Los Angeles, Attaboy Vintage is located at 2478 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93003. Visit their Facebook page to preview inventory www.facebook.com/attaboyvintage
Pacific Electric streetcar no. 5061 stops in Whittier, Calif.
An old historic photo reveals a Pacific Electric Railway train passing through Whittier, in front of what is now King Richard's Antique Center.
The train's destination sign reads "Pasadena" and a cardboard poster below the driver reads "Railfan Special." King Richard's Antique Center owner, Chuck Garcera, believes the photo was taken in 1951. He first learned of the photo from friend and rail enthusiast, Bob Chaparro, who is a part of the online Citrus Industry Modeling Group. Chaparro found the photo on the Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society's website:www.pacificelectric.org
King Richard's was a citrus packing house in the early 1900s. The Pomona Public Library has a digital collection of citrus packaging labels including labels that came out of the Whittier citrus packing house.
Garcera not only sells antiques in his huge facility, but also seeks to preserve the historical value of the location. On the King Richard's website, a history page informs readers with photographs and gives historical information about the building. He has obtained facts and stories from local museums and organizations dedicated to preservation of the areas history.
There is still a decade in the packing plants history that is some what a mystery to local historians. Garcera said between the 1950s and 1960s, there is not a lot of information about the building and he is still searching for more information that could bridge the packing plants timeline.
Citrus packing plant in Whittier, Calif. (Now King Richard's Antique Center)
Driving up and down the central coast of California is an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. Crashing waves along shoreline cliffs, sunny skies and friendly towns are just a few reasons to visit the central coast. Along with the stunning backdrop of this dream-like coast, there is an even better reason to visit: hunting for antique treasures!
The new Central Coast Antique and Retro Shopper's Mapwill help you find the special treasure you are looking for. The new map starts just north of Santa Barbara and reveals the best places to shop in cities like Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, and Morro Bay. This comprehensive directory gives you the address, phone number and description of what the store has to offer.
Whether you are looking for vintage clothing, architectural salvage, antique toys, art pottery, or vintage furniture, you will be sure to find your treasure cruising through California's central coast.
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Long Beach Antique Mall has expanded and opened a second location across Pacific Coast Highway on Freeman Avenue. The mall's second location is housed in an huge historic lumberyard and continues to have an variety of mid-century goods, Old California pottery and artifacts along with bigger selection of gas pumps, old Coke machines and vintage clothing.
Comic Book Chest of Drawers
Berkely Slot Machine
Vintage Table Decor Long Beach Antique Mall Lumberyard Interior
Antique Vending Machines
Amusement Park Hippo Sculpture
Kozey Kamper Teardrop Trailor
Long Beach Antique Mall
Military Motorcycle with sidecar and machine gun
Vintage rusty car radios Room Divider Screen and Blue Vintage Chair
Beatles Mosaic Print
Visit the Long Beach Antique Mall #2 in Long Beach, California. 1851 N Freeman Avenue 562.498.3500
Also visit the original location on 3100 E. Pacific Coast Highway. 562.494.2526. There are over 50 dealers with a diverse selection of furniture, jewelry, toys, and advertising.
San Louis Obispo is a beautiful town and according to Oprah Winfrey, The Happiest City in the USA. Easy to agree with Oprah after discovering six antique, retro, and vintage malls and shops there. Ruby Rose, Brooks Woodcraft and Antiques, The Antique Center, Antique Boutique, Antiques on Monterey, and SLO Antique Treasures are all just a stones throw away from each other.
Vintage Globes and Boots from Ruby Rose
Stephanie, Ruby, and John from Ruby Rose in San Luis Obispo
We found a variety of arts and crafts, art nuveau, mission, and mid century items in San Luis Obispo. No sooner than George Martines signed his Antique Center up for the map, Omega cinema Props called us while we were still in the shop. We picked up a pair of vintage mid century Isophone Hi-fi speakers for their inventory as a favor.
A Glance into the Past Antiques in San Luis Obispo
Minutes down Highway 101 is Arroyo Grande. This quaint town has a number of fine shops to discover. Be sure and check out A Glance Into the Past where you'll find items ranging from fine antique furniture to vintage toys. Ask to see dealer Larry Turner's Hot wheels room, and his wife's antique children's and Victorian clothing display.
California's Central Coast Landscape
These are only a few of the many stores that will be part of the new California Central Coast Shopper's Map. The new map is expected to be ready in the next few weeks so check back soon and be the first to print the new Shopper's Map.
Vintage Sanctuary has been bringing the best quality vintage clothing and accessories to Oceanside since 1999 and now owner, Stephanie Meek has recently opened Vintage 101 where unique vintage furniture and home decor items can be found wall to wall.