Friday, September 24, 2010

Celebrate the Holidays in Los Gatos

Los Gatos is an active Town all year long, but during the Holiday Season things kick up a notch.  And this year is no exception.


Oct 23rd: Society Dog Howling Halloween!
Join dog lovers from all over the valley for Society Dog's Howling Halloween 2010, a Trick-or-Treat Extravaganza for Your Dog! Downtown Los Gatos, Saturday, October 23, 5-7pm. Awards for the Dogs dressed in the Best Costumes! Limited to one well-behaved dog per person!  Stop by Vintages ... we will be handing out treats for both dogs and people.

Nov 6th: Vintages Annual Holiday Open House
Join us to kick off the Holiday season ... 10am-6pm.

Nov 6-7th: Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour
Hosted both days from 10am-4pm by the Museums of Los Gatos, here's a great opportunity to see inside historic Los Gatos homes dressed up for the holidays.

Nov 26th-Dec 31st: Fantasy of Lights
Come celebrate the 11th Anniversary of "Lighting the Valley with Fun" at Fantasy of Lights, a drive-through holiday lights display spectacular at Vasona Lake County Park. The shows goes on nightly starting November 26th and continuing through December 31st at Vasona Lake County Park from 6-10pm.

Dec 3rd: Tree Lighting on the Plaza
Tree Lighting festivities on Friday, December 3th, start at 4:00 pm at the Plaza Park at the corner of Main Street and Santa Cruz Ave. (Actual lighting of the tree is at 6pm.) Santa arrives on a red fire engine at 6:01pm and stays at the park until 7pm. This time honored Los Gatos tradition commences the sparkle of the season as we power up the Christmas lights on the majestic 100-year old redwood in the center of the Town Plaza. The tree can be seen from near and far and has been a town tradition for well over 30 years.

The 54th Annual Los Gatos Children's/Holidays Parade is a great family event that captures the warmth of the holiday season each year with festive entries, musical wonders and plenty of cheer. Don't miss it! Saturday, December 4th, 11:00 a.m on Santa Cruz Avenue. Rain or Shine!  Stop by Vintages ... we have a great view of the parade.

More Events
There are a lot more events scheduled. Check out the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce Community Event calendar. And remember, the fantastic Los Gatos Farmer's Market continues every Sunday morning in the Los Gatos Town Plaza.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Vintages' Holiday Open House • Nov. 6th

Save the Date ...
Vintages will hold its 
Annual Holiday Open House
on Saturday, November 6th.  

Special Offers • Refreshments • Prize Drawing

And we will be unveiling our complete 
Christmas Holiday Collection!

Come join us and have some fun and kick off the Holidays.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Holiday Seasonal Categories in Vintages Online Shop

We just established a new category in our online shop for seasonal and holiday items.  And we have uploaded quite a few of our Halloween items and some Christmas Holiday ones too ... and more to come.  Shop early so we can deliver it to you in time for the holidays.
The Count and Countess ... $74.95 each
Black Cats $13.95 to $14.95 • The Fritzy Witch $36.95
Eek and Ike ... $94.95 each
Witches $27.95 to $38.95 • Nesting Boxes $14.95 for the set of 3
Lighted Houses • Small $29.95 • Med $34.95 • Large $38.95 (Available, but not yet online)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Vintage English Red Transferware

This collection of vintage red transferware china is quite nice.  The pieces, which range from teapots to teacups, are all from pre-WWII.  There are three different patterns.  We have Mason's Vista in mulberry; Copeland's Spode Tower in pink; and Enoch Woods' English Scenery in red.  Come on in while we still have a varied selection -- or email us and we can send details and photos.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ceramic Fragments by Shirley Robles

Plaque with glass beads ($49.95)
We recently discovered the ceramic sculptures and fragments created by Danville ceramic artist Shirley Robles.  Shirley has been working in clay over the past thirty years, creating a variety of sculptures and these wonderful, inspirational plaques which she calls fragments.  As Shirley tells it:

"The Story of a Fragment:  Creating a symphony of design and wisdom with porcelain clay.  This, torn fragments of clay are rolled between two sheets of canvas.  A phrase is selected to inspire positive energy with meaningful wisdom.  Designs are created by combining the beautiful antique teak wood stamps of India with rubber stamps of modern day."

We have selected a sampling of her work and now offer it at Vintages, in the shop and online.   These make wonderful gifts and are wonderful ways to set the mood in any room.
Garden words of wisdom ($39.95)
Happiness is ... ($39.95)
Small inspirational sayings and quotes ($24.95)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Halloween Already! Witches, Ghosts, Cats and Goblins

YES!  Our Halloween collection for 2010 is available at Vintages.  Here's a sampling of what you will find. 

We have witches and ghouls, ghosts and goblins, and, of course, black cats.  This year we have some handmade witch's brooms -- from 8 inches small to 4 feet tall.

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