Saturday, August 1, 2015

Get the vintage IRL

Cordelia California is a wide spot in the road with a railroad that runs through it. And... there is a railroad theme restaurant that sadly, has closed but, happily it now houses lots of antiques, vintage, old stuff and newer gifty type stuff.  Cordelia Junction Antique Mall.

It's at the corner of I-80 and Suisun Valley Road, kind of.  Just south of Fairfield. California. You'll see the big big signs on the side of the old train depot from the freeway.  Here's a link  to their Facebook page with updates about new stuff just in/ and just sold.
Since it has about 70 dealers, stuff changes fast or not. One whole side of the building is furniture such as couches and sofas, dining and bedroom sets and bookcases and stuff like that. It's housed in the old restaurant and that is fun and sad at the same time. I really really wish it was still open. Cocktail bar with Fresh Oysters served to you by a waitress named Susan or  Helen.  
 Here's a link to the Yelp page. 
 The address and phone number is 4560 Central Way, Fairfield, CA,
(707) 864-1244, and they are open Tuesday thru Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.
We are up on the 2nd floor of the right hand side of the antiques mall, space #432.  Here's what we look like --
a lot does change but the background... burlap, old paint drops and a wall of chicken wire always remains.

you will always find... vintage clothes, old Army stuff, and vintage home decor.
We like to always have small furniture.... bookshelves, small chests and cupboards and trunks.

Wicker basket, vintage Hawaiian shirts, clocks, lamps, vintage letters, typewriters, shell lamps, chairs and small tables. We try to always have old media and technology like old cameras, record players, speakers, radios and sometimes a vintage projector.

Early August 2015, we moved this pair of  little charmers in!
Vintage chests straight from Grandma's back porch. Each is priced under 100.00.
One is crackled vintage jadeite green and faded pink with a drawer and 2 doors, just perfect for storing canned goods, winter boots, or hiding dirty laundry and hippie soap and bleach bottles.

Each of them are about 30" high, and 3 ft long by 16" deep.

The top, with a vintage hand painted floral on a black metal magazine rack, and a tiny globe bank by Ohio Art.

Newer handles and knobs, and lots of rustic charm on this vintage chest. Loooove the faded colors too.

The other chest is painted gray and has a drawer, and 2 doors, like the other one, but this one has a fresher paint treatment.
They can sit in an entry and hold those winter gloves and boots, and hats and baskets for the mail, and all the important stuff you need as you come in or leave the house.