Summer Junking

To all you weekend junkers, it’s the season for road trips, Calamari, and cocktails by the bay.

CAMP VINTAGE was host to some 25 antique dealers set in picturesque organic Earthbound Farm Stand in Carmel Valley. This show doesn’t disappoint. Show promoters Andrea & Melissa are careful to hand-select dealers with a vast variety of vintage finds who shop and collect cool stuff all year long, bringing a special flair to this outdoor venue.

Guests enjoyed salad tastings prepared by Chef Sarah, made from ingredients grown on site, while families toured the organic gardens, snacked at the Farmstand and shopped til they dropped.

Dealers are already preparing for the September 26th Fall show during Earthbound’s pumpkin season. 


Off Highway 1, between Carmel and San Jose, don’t miss the turn-off to shop the coolest antique shops in the little town of Soquel.  The fun part is to take a break in beachy Capitola next door for fish tacos and margaritas.

Trader’s Emporium has the greatest collection of authentic nautical antiques and collectibles from seaports around the world.   Especially rare was their 1920’s Diver’s Suit & Helmet.   4940 Soquel Dr.

For those who love shops that look like pages out of Veranda Magazine, then Center Street Antiques is the place to be. Rare iron panels, leather riding boots and original store display mannequins, sit among French birdcages and 1940’s truck doors. 3010 S Main Street, Soquel.


A fun shop in Capitola is Betsy’s Summerhouse Antiques. Betsy'sGreat old western antiques, collector books, cases of the most interesting collectibles, and a touch of early Vegas.   417 Capitola Ave.

Don’t miss Loot. loot:11An enticing little shop housed in a galvanized container. Their specialty is Annie Sloan paints and chalk-painting classes for the DIYer. While vintage pieces are scattered about, Loot showcases fabulous bolts of beachy fabric, tabletop, jewelry and garden.   3011 Main Street, Soquel.