A few weeks back, a friend and I journeyed to Lake Elsinore hearing tales of a place called Thriftique. (See August Archives “She’s Thrifty Thrifty Thrifty”) We heard a rumor that Thriftique would be launching a new store to be called “Vintique” just around the corner. So to get my husband and child to go along with yet another “treasure hunt” I used a “quick pit stop” in Elsinore as a ploy to do some investigating. So en route to San Juan Capistrano, we pulled off at the much-anticipated “Vintique.” SUCKERS! Our pit stop turned into a time warp. What a joyous occasion!
The fab owners graciously allowed me to take photographs and drool all over their premises. It must be said: Vintique has it all: French country to kitsch, Victorian to mid-century modern. You will find reading rooms for young and old, sewing and fabric rooms, there is something for everyone. Whatever makes you hot, baby….come get your fix at Vintique. I’ll just shut up and let the pictures do the talking….but before I do, can I just say NEW FAVORITE PLACE!??!
That plate is mine. You see it? Look again. A little closer now. You know the one. Atomic. Green and Blue. Bought it. TOO LATE!! BWaaaaaHA HA HA HA!!!! It’s MIIIIINEEE!!! ALL MIIIIINEEEEE!!!!!!!!
Cutesie closet for vintage clothes
This clock is still there, as far as I know. It was plugged in, I couldn’t manage to pull it out as I struggled with the desire to seem aloof. What I really wanted to do was rip it out of the wall and shove it in my shirt so it can be with me always. Always. But I am a law-abiding citizen, and far too classy to show my hand.
Quiet cozy reading room anyone? You can’t see it, but there’s a little chair in the corner where you can sit and read. Okay seriously. Someone has researched about how to market to consumers. Suck them in. Make them feel special. Make them feel like they neeeeeeeeeed that book. Smell the dusty pages. Feel the paper crinkle between your fingers. It’s soooo vintage. “Take me home. I will teach you much about the world….”
Exhibit A….I was sucked in by the children’s books. Couldn’t resist their charm. This book came with the inscription hand-written inside: “1977 – To Dorothy, because you enjoyed this book when you were little. Love, Mother.” TEARDROP!!! Somewhere, someone named Dorothy is glad Mother is gone because she’s a total SH*T for donating this book! It’s okay Dorothy, my baby is going to love it too.
I loved this one because my Irish hubby sings this when he makes tea. “Polly, put the kettle on” was new to me until I heard him sing it. Now I know he’s not just a crazy foreigner….Polly actually DID put the
The story of my life: Too much taste, too little time.
The only time I actually wished I could sew….was in this store, spying the dress forms.
Ties and Fabric Galore. You have to see it to believe it.
So much to peruse…so little time.
If you’re a local reader, you’re in luck. Lake Elsinore’s Vintique is just a drive away. If you’re not….get your own fave! Seat’s taken!
I will open my heart and home to anyone who wishes for a day jaunt to Vintique. Let me be your guide. Really. Holla at me.