|Handy Hot Electric 1948 Mixer and Measuring cup hand cranked whipper.|
Moving from the South and have lived in the South most of my life, I thought I would be giving up antiquing at its best; when I headed West a little more than a year ago. I thought California was a lost cause when it came to all things old. Boy was I ever wrong!.
|Ice cream and Shortening Spoon|
The little known secret up until recently, with all the reality shows like Storage Wars and Auction Hunters letting everyone in on it, is California is a gold mine when it comes to vintage and antique wares.
How did it all get here? The gold rush and the migration West that happened in the mid-century. Everyone packed up their houses and shipped everything to their new homes. They put it in storage and once they settled in didn't find the same uses or it didn't fit their new "California lifestyle". They raised their kids here and the children like the parents felt no connection to those items from the past.
This is why there is a ton of vintage and antique goodness still left to be uncovered here. Lucky Me!