Friday, April 29, 2016

Special Gifts for Special Mothers

Mother's Day is just a week away ... do you have a gift for her yet? Vintages is all set with unique, special gifts for your mom. Jewelry ... Frames ... Scarves ... Gifts of all types.

Vintages will be open on Mother's Day ... so bring Mom in and let her pick out something special! Open 11-5 Sunday May 8th.

Bookmarks and Silver Solder pendants and Charms by Susan

Vintage Florentine Boxes and Trays ... all one-of-a-kind

Handmade Pottery Planters and Bowls ... Limited Supply

How about a decanter or flask for Mom!

Frames ... Coasters ... Decorative Stars

Murano Glass Pendants and Charms ... $24.95

Gogeous Handcrafted Jewelry by Santa Cruz Artist Norma Dice

Vintage and Handmade Jewelry, Hand Decorated Designer Handbags

Silk Scarves in many colors ... $19.95 each

Little Dishes, Bowls and Boxes

Is Mom into crafts or artwork? We have a huge selection of supplies, accessories and materials.

We have a variety of these pewter dishes for Mom ... starting at $14.95
REMEMBER ... we can gift wrap for you ... and we have a large selection of cards and tags as well.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Southwest Silver and Turquoise Jewelry

Over time we have accumulated a nice collection of Southwestern jewelry ... Mexican and Native American. While these are predominantly sterling silver with turquoise, some also use coral, glass beads, various quartz and agate stones, as well as gems. Rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches ... even a couple of bolos. Here is a gallery of some of what we have in our Los Gatos shop.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Vintages' April Schedule Update

Vintages will be closed from Monday April 18th through Friday April 22nd. We will reopen to normal hours on Saturday April 23rd.

For your shopping convenience we will be open on Sundays April 10th, 17th and 24th (11am to 5pm)

Our Regular Hours for April
* Open Tuesdays - Saturdays 10am to 6pm
* Open Sundays 11am to 5pm (10th, 17th & 24th)
* Closed on Mondays 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Victorian Hairwork Jewelry

In Victorian times creating lace and jewelry from braids of hair was popular. All styles of weaving and braiding were done, creating a whole array of jewelry and accessories. Woven hair encased in lockets and under glass on pendants were common remembrance or mourning motifs.

Women would save their hair in vanity containers designed for the purpose. Many ladies would grow their hair quite long and then cut it for braiding or to sell to lace makers. To read more about this 19th century tradition, check out this Victoriana Magazine article.

Just a few days ago we got this marvelous example of Victorian hairwork ... a lacy collar with hair and Whitby jet beads. This is a set with a pair of earrings included. Gorgeous.

We just put this on our Online Antiques Shop, priced at $395.00 for the set.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Assemblage Art ... Mixed Media

We were up in Santa Rosa recently and saw some interesting assemblage art pieces from members of the Arts Guild of Sonoma. It made me think of the mixed media, assemblage and found objects art that we have at Vintages. Love this type of creativity as it is not just artistic, it is often personal and always eco-friendly. AND these are all handcrafted. Here are some of the pieces we have in stock ... and both of us are creating other pieces as well.

We found these wonderful antique bottles decorated by a creative artist down in the San Diego area (L: $125 -- R: $95). The wooden Santos are 19th century statues (L: $795 -- R: $695).

These large wall hangings are made in Georgia using found objects ... old wood and tin tiles. ($115 each)

Whimsical paper plaques decorated with dryer lint and other fabric discards by a Dakota Girl ($24.95 each)

Love these shadow box brooches ... made up in the Santa Cruz mountain village of Boulder Creek. ($74.95 each)

These Spice Tin Angels are crafted by a retiree in North Carolina ($59.95 each)

Susan's Handcrafted Pendants with vintages images and found objects ($12.95 to $14.95 each)

Steampunk Watch Case pendants by Lopaka Designs ($69.95 each)

Susan made these pendants starting with old wooden game tokens and added charms, paper and wood die cuts ($16.95 each)

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Los Gatos Souvenirs

Los Gatos is a wonderful little town in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. We get visitors all year round, but always see more of them on holiday weekends and in the summer. If you are visiting our little town, or inviting someone to come on over, why not take a little memento of the visit.

We have created a number of excellent and exclusive Los Gatos products, including notepads, note cards and greeting cards, pendants and charms, paperweights and magnets as well as key rings. These products, all made locally, let you have a little bit of our town to call your own.

Los Gatos Souvenirs ... available ONLY at Vintages
All are available in our Los Gatos shop at 130C N. Santa Cruz Avenue in the heart of the village, or online at our Vintages' Shop.

Los Gatos Specialties available at Vintages' Online

Los Gatos Key Rings ($11.95 each)
Handcrafted by Susan ... Pendants, Charms, Paperweights, Luggage Tags, Magnets
Los Gatos Landmarks Note Set ($12.95) ... also available individually in the shop
Los Gatos Note Pads ($10.95 and $5.95)

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