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Jan132011

Mixed Pickles

I love the name Mixed Pickles for a vintage shop. We heard about a very cool vintage shop of that name though San Francisco based photographer Christina Schmidhofer, who happened to have photographed it. Christina put us in touch with the owners and they provided us with a bit of history:
Mixed Pickles is Sharon Hoyle, Roger Williams and a big pile of really great vintage stuff. Sharon opened the first location in North Berkeley in 1998. Roger wandered into the shop in 2002. They struck up a conversation about 1920's Jazz musicians, and have been talking ever since. The opportunity for a great new location in their hometown of Oakland presented itself. The new bigger & brighter shop opened as a partnership in December 2010 when the contents of their two homes reached maximum capacity. Favorite things: Salvaged and architectural antiques, advertising signs, furniture with clean lines, and finding new uses for vintage items. We dislike things made of brass, and the color lavender.

(Check out their blog and website for info, particularly their latest finds). The shop looks like a place I could spend a ridiculous amount of time in scouring each and every little square inch. Too bad it's so far from Ottawa...

  
  
  

Reader Comments (21)

such a great vibe!

13 Jan 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJane

cant wait to visit!

13 Jan 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

Love the name! Too cute!

13 Jan 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

this place looks AMAZING!!

13 Jan 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjodi

Oh my how I would love a vintage shop!
Great post
xx

13 Jan 2011 | Unregistered CommenterViolet

I. love. this. store. So inspiring how they've displayed everything!

13 Jan 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeth S

God! I love these photos!

13 Jan 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessi

What are those charms on the chest in the 3rd and 4th pix?? They look like painted tin things. Really cool...

13 Jan 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJules Means

Congrats Sharon!

13 Jan 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia

this place is fantastic. I would stay in there for a whole day, most probably get vertigo by trying to look at every object in there hehe :) But oh it would be worth it.

man what an awesome shop. i want those two to adopt me.

Gorgeous photographs! Such an inspiring shop! I love their style and taste. Everything is displayed so beautifully... I'd never want to leave!

13 Jan 2011 | Unregistered Commentercynthia

Friends Chelsea & Noah who run Our House Vintage on Etsy are neighbours and good friends here in Oakland. MP carries some of their stock. We're holding a 1 night only pop-up shop here in Oakland on Jan. 21st if anyone wants to attend and get their hands on some really unique vintage items. For more info: http://www.deedee914.com/popup

13 Jan 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDee

OMG is that a lamp and clock combined. I love it.

13 Jan 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlea

what a cute little spot. So much personality. I love it!

14 Jan 2011 | Unregistered Commentercarina

What a masterpiece of a shop! Beautifully photographed. Right up my street. Would love to visit someday and interview Sharon and Roger.

Hi, I wish you had a tweet button, so I could share your beautiful blog!
Love it,
Franziska
@FlavorDesigns

14 Jan 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFranziska San Pedro

How fun! I actually bought a shelf like the red one one on the second picture on a flea marked last summer, for about 2£. Now it is just waiting on me and a bucket of paint. My plan is to hang it so it can be used to place some small nick-nacks on.

14 Jan 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWally

I do not get why they said they disliked brass but one of the best items from their store was the beautiful brass bed. Is is so 00's to dislike brass :)

15 Jan 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdecorscout

Ooh, I can't wait to visit this shop!

19 Jan 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJesse Lu

Amazing looking shop-Can't wait to check it out when I am in town!

31 Jan 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy vw

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