If you are a vintage junkie or just appreciate beautiful craftmanship and old world charm, a trip to Patine in La Selva Beach, Calif., is in order. Filled with beautiful handmade, one-of-a-kind pillows crafted from old French ticking, grain sacks and cotton mill sacks that have been carefully selected and extensively cleaned, they are a study in understated elegance for the home. If you prefer a bold shot of color and pattern injected into your decor, they've also re-purposed some beautiful draperies from the '60s into accent pillows as well.
Along with the full size range of pillows is a well-curated group of gifts including candles, scents for the home, locally made novelty soaps, scarves, and vintage jewelry as well as a small jewelry line from a local artist. Not to be overlooked is a limited number of incredible vintage work shirts that are surprisingly versatile and modern.
Make sure to mark your calendar for Patine's third container sale of the year Sept. 22 and 23. After a trip to Hungary, furniture and all sorts of wondrous treasures will be for sale.