What We're Reading: February

Anthology: living with substance & style
Issue no. 18, Winter 2015

We love pouring over their artfully arranged layout full of inspiration in dwelling places & conversations with people full of culture & taste. It helps move our eye to the right pieces when junking and then display them in unique & appealing ways back at the store (and in our homes).
This latest issue explores color--interviewing a color consultant, exploring Sayulita, Mexico (who wants to go?!), and telling a colorblind designer's incredible story of success. It goes from bright green walls to rooms so neutral they pop.
This is their last year, they only have two more after this one, after which they will be ending publications. To stave off our sadness, we are savor if every last page.

Collective Quarterly
Issue 1: Absaroka

This is the second publication from Collective--a new magazine that leaves us drooling for the hidden places they explore, as well as for the next issue! They pick a different American locale to spotlight each issue, and point out every nook & cranny worth discovering. And after reading their summary of Absaroka, Montana, how could it not ignite your wanderlust?! Read for yourself:
“A lot of people come here to hide,” clothing maker Angela Devine told us during our visit to Livingston, Montana. It was a partial reference to the surprising list of celebrities who have squirreled themselves away in the tiny railroad town throughout the years: John Mayer, Michael Keaton, and Jimmy Buffet, to name a few. But it also revealed something about the region’s less famous residents, like the actress-turned-activist who played Lois Lane in four Superman movies. Or the all-knowing, elderly gentleman who collects old saddlery in the basement of his bookstore. Or the writers, fly fishermen, hunters, and introverts who just need to get away.This slice of Montana is dominated by the Absaroka Mountains—a name that means “children of the large-beaked bird,” which is what the Hidatsa people used to call the Crow Indians who lived here in the Yellowstone River Valley. Throughout the past century the region has lent its name to a torpedoed US Navy steamer; a short-lived secession movement that would have seen parts of Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota become their own state in the 1930s; and now this issue of the Collective Quarterly.John Steinbeck wrote in his road trip classic Travels with Charley that “Montana seems to me to be what a small boy would think Texas is like from hearing Texans.” Others have fondly and passionately declared Montana to be “The Last Best Place.”We came to find out why.

February 2015 Issue

A monthly subscription that never runs dry of class & beauty, we are loving reading about rising star Dakota Johnson and finding new looks to play copy cat with. We can't resist a magazine whose ads are as good as the articles.

The Inspired Home: Nests of Creatives

This book is one that will sit our coffee table for a while. The architecture, new & vintage elements--yes please! It's the perfect reference to peruse when in need of some home decor inspiration.

What are you reading this month?

Junking Trail: The Early Birds

Among some of the changes to this season's Junking Trail is the condensing down from two days into one. But we know you'll be chomping at the bit to get trekkin', so some of the Shop Stops are offering Early Bird times for you to set out hours (or a day) ahead of the official Trail (Sat 10-4p)! Take a look at these stops who are just as excited as you to get junking:

ANTHOLOGY: open FRIDAY (Nov 7) 11-5p
74 S Main Street, Templeton, CA 93465

Connie (owner) founded Ambiance in San Luis Obispo years ago and hasn't quite got the entrepreneurial bug out of her system yet. Nestled up in Templeton, her new shop, Anthology, is in a converted house full of her vintage finds, new clothing and accessories. It's melange inspired by Anthropologie, European, and flea market styling. Glitterfarm is also popping up here for the Trail! If you have yet to stop in, make it your first trek on Friday!

815 Printz Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

This little barn shop only opens their doors a few times a year, and we are lucky the Junking Trail is one of them! You will not want to miss this stop: not only will Marilyn (owner) be selling amazing vintage and rustic home goods, but it comes complete with a full experience--goats, horses and chickens on five acres in South County!

GREEN VASE: Open FRIDAY (Nov 7) 10-4p
200 Nelson Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Connie (owner) has been a staple in the Arroyo Grande Village for fifteen years, and the building even longer. Built in 1886, her eclectic store houses old furniture both repurposed and original, her handmade linen pillows and loads of other items from vintage to antique. Green Vase is a true step into the past, and worth the early stop in!

472 Aloma Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Birthed from the imagination of its founder and long time junker, Deanna Webster, this converted rock climbing gym is now home to unique, vintage collectibles. Only open for the Junking Trails (or by appointment), this stop is truly one-of-a-kind--stocked and curated especially for the trekkers. RetroSLO will also be popping her hand painted trailer up here, so don't miss your chance to get a first look on Friday at DW's ReEntry ReBorn!

Follow the Junking Trail

Ready or not, the holidays are upon us, and with less days this year between us giving thanks and going crazy helping Santa. Plan ahead to enjoy the hectic shopping about to ensue, and we'll give you the local skinny on where the goods are. A few month's back, we participated in this collaborative trek with other vintage shops in the county, and are excited to again provide you with the Junking Trail! November 29th (Black Friday) & 30th (Small Business Saturday), take a scenic-yet efficient-tour up and down the 101, and bring home unique treasures for your loved ones this year.

Links to each stop below for more information about the store:
DW's ReEntry Reborn

Printed versions of this flier available at our shop-so stop on by and grap your map!