The Attic was my home away from home until last May 2007. I loved that store as much as my friend Jane, who owned it. Working there for almost 3 years, it never felt like a JOB. I was like a kid in a candy store..arranging furniture, creating vignettes, and wanting to take it all home! We also carried "new" home decor too, and it was always fun to order from the catalogues. It was always stuffed full! I can remember the owner calling every couple of days to ask, "Do you think we can fit another piece in?"
The Attic was located in Coronado, just a few blocks from the beautiful Pacific ocean. It had been a popular shoppe for nearly 10 years, and I always enjoyed chatting with the locals as much as I did the tourists, who came from all over the world. My favorite times of the year were the summer months and December. The annual Fourth of July parade looked like something straight out of a Norman Rockwell portrait. At Christmas time, all the shops would decorate the windows in hopes of winning 1st Prize for best window.
Sadly, the business was sold last May and I've missed it ever since. The new owners made some dramatic changes. New laminate flooring replaced the old cement floors and purple paint covered our serene beach palette. It's now a baby & kid's clothing shop. It's a cute shop, but the neighboring shops tell me that even after a year, the tourists still come by looking for The Attic. I'm not at all surprised. It was a landmark!