I just got home from a long weekend in Napa, CA. I ate, drank, biked (to vineyards!) and, of course, checked out some antiques. The first night, I had dinner at Oenotri in the super cute area of “downtown” Napa. Walking around after dinner, I stumbled upon Antiques on Second and decided to come back the next day. Let me just say: based solely on the stuff at Antiques on Second, I am already planning a trip to drive up to Napa, check out other stores (there seem to be plenty from what I saw driving around) and buy stuff. Here’s what I found (and loved):
I just loved this old rustic box. I think it would bring balance to a room full of designer pieces.
Love these vintage wine/ liquor jugs. They are HUGE and would look amazing anywhere. The wood around them is perfect as-is.
I’m obsessing over this green pepsi cooler! It reminds me of the RC Cola cooler than attracted me to Finders Keepers’ display at the Rose Bowl in the first place!
They labeled this a “Chinese Foot Bath.” I love the color and wear. It reminds me of a finish you’d expect on an African neck rest.
This old ice cream machine just screams “Americana” to me.
This doll wardrobe reminds me of the cabinets you’d find for saints in Santa Fe. Love the patina.
I’m not sure what this is, but I like the color and the nautical vibe!
This milk carrier is cool.
Finally, my favorite piece!! I am still obsessing over this butcher block table!
Antiques on Second is located at 1370 2nd Street in Napa, CA
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I love breathing new life into furniture on its last leg!
I went to UC Berkeley for undergrad and am currently a graduate student in the Communication department at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.
I started getting into collecting vintage things while I was in college at Berkeley. It all started with vintage designer samples, and hunts for "new" things led me to more and more stores that carried vintage crystal and china (loving this stuff is in my DNA-- I'm southern!) Looking for china led me to stores and markets that also carried furniture. As a college student, I couldn't afford ANY vintage pieces that were high quality, so I started buying stuff and fixing it up. How did I learn? Trial and (lots of) error.
This isn't my first venture into the blog-o-sphere. After undergrad, I modeled and wrote the blog The Model Who Eats in order to document the foods I loved during my travels and promote a healthy lifestyle.
I love rehabbing pieces for the spaces I design. Check me out on Instagram @chair_candy and @RoadsideRehab
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Love your blog. You do a great job of finding interesting items. The reason you like the nautical looking thing in the third from last picture is because it is an anchor. Very nautical with the rope.