Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Country Store Classics

I love old advertising!  Country store tins, signs, boxes-the graphics are wonderful reminders of an earlier time.  Picture the general store with old store bins full of supplies and an old wood burning stove in the corner with chairs surrounding it, so the old timers can sit and talk about what's happening in their little town. Kind of like the current days in Downieville with the early morning "coffee group". Vintage Gal Antiques has a great selection of 1880-1920 tins and collectibles. These items from early years are getting really hard to find. Check out the assortment at Vintage Gal Antiques!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Chico 2016!

50th Annual Show-An Impressive Number and a Great Show!  Check It Out!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Western Bonanza!

Go West, Young Woman!  Over the last several months, I have accumulated a wonderful selection of vintage western boots and hand tooled embossed leather handbags! I love the beautiful leather designs on the handbags. These are all in excellent vintage condition.  The boots are all leather and made in the USA in a variety of sizes. Each pair is unique in design. I think I can say this is probably the largest collection of vintage western boots and handbags in the area! 

Also available for sale are several western shirts and a red wool 1940's Mexican souvenir jacket.  Made by La Muchacha, this hard-to-find jacket has a chenille sombrero design on the back. This is a really cool jacket!  
Several other western pieces of memorabilia are available.
Weather permitting, Vintage Gal Antiques will be opening on weekends in April.  It's best to call ahead this time of year.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Vintage Gal Antiques at the Antique Western Memorabilia Show in Nevada City, CA

Featuring Collectible Western Art, Mining, Antique Firearms,
Native American, Railroad, Gambling and Cowboy Genre.  Something for all Collectors.
Show Hours:
March 11  Friday  1pm-5pm
March 12  Saturday  9am-4pm
General Admission $5.00  Early Bird Friday Only 9am-1pm  $25.00
All net proceeds to benefit Elks Lodge Scholarship Program
This is a great show and lots of quality and unique items for sale!  Stop by Vintage Gal's table and say hello!  I'll be selling antique advertising, country store items and more!
 Hope to see you at the Show!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Think Spring!

Several framed Victorian die-cut calendars available for sale. This sweet girl from 1917 is my favorite.  She's got everything going for her~ribbons, cherubic face, flowers...just precious!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Chico Antique Bottle Show Coming Up!

Rick and I participate in about 9 Antique Bottle Shows a year, especially during the winter when the Vintage Gal Shop is closed.  One of my favorite shows is in Chico, California.  The Show is during March and it’s S*P*R*I*N*G*T*I*M*E in Chico, vs. winter in Downieville during the month of March!!  It feels great to be there with the mild weather and buds popping out!  This year’s show is the 47th Annual Show of Antique Bottles, Jars, Insulators and Collectables!  Wow-That’s a huge accomplishment to keep a show going for 47 years!  The dates are Friday and Saturday, March 8 & 9 at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.

I always try to bring a variety of items; there are more than just antique bottles at these shows.  Advertising, saloon memorabilia, signs, western-related artifacts and ephemera are also very popular.  I usually feature some costume jewelry bling for the ladies, too!  This year, I’m bringing some of my more unusual graniteware pieces.  Several pieces are in the extremely rare color of Chrysolite, a beautiful shade of teal green.  Also, a couple early Manning Bowman teapots, circa 1890’s.  I have a few graniteware pieces in shades of brown and white, as well. 

The Chico Show and Sale is Friday, March 8, 10am-7pm for $5 admission. On Saturday, the show is free 9am-4pm.  It’s a great show, and you never know what you’ll find!  Check it out!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

~Happy Turkey Day~

Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving! The weather is beautiful in Downieville today and expected to stay the same for the weekend. The sun is shining, the trees are still gorgeous-perfect weather for a nice drive up Highway 49!  Escape the frenzy of Black Friday shopping and enjoy the peacefulness of our little town.  The Lions Club is selling Christmas Trees, and as always, there is a great selection of beautiful locally grown trees!  Vintage Gal Antiques will be open Friday and Saturday of this Thanksgiving weekend.  Hope to see you!