“Our culture’s obsession with vintage objects has rendered us unable to separate history from nostalgia. People want heart. They want a chaser of emotion with their aesthetics.” — Sloane Crosley
Maybe it’s my age, but as we browsed through The Old Attic in Saanichton, I experienced a significant chaser of emotion, looking at so many items from various time periods of my own life.
The owner, Lynne Parker, had so many anecdotes about items, and clearly she knows each one individually. She’s constantly bringing in items to replace sold pieces, always searching for good quality pieces to supplement her collections.
“Past to present” is their tagline, and the pieces reflect the various periods. There’s furniture, linen, decor, jewellery, books & records, games, lamps and artwork, and all items are in very good condition.
In addition to selling quality vintage items, The Old Attic also offers classes in refinishing furniture.
They sell Cottage Paints which you can take with you or use in their shop to work on a project.
A unique collection of vintage tools caught my eye, reminding me of my Grampa’s workbench.
And then in another area, I spotted this most unusual rocking chair with a leather seat inset.
But the items that made my eyes open widest were all the copper pieces, from various periods.
It’s really like a museum, ever-changing in its offerings — plus you can take your favourites home!
The Old Attic
7925 E Saanich Rd, Saanichton
Sun – Sat 10 am – 5 pm