Mixed Pickles

Posted on Thu, 13 Jan 2011 by KiM

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…



cynthia says:

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

Dee says:

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

lea says:

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

carina says:

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

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,

Wally says:

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.

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 🙂

Jesse Lu says:

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

Amy vw says:

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

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