Walking through your grandparent’s 1920s bungalow - small, cozy rooms all with a garden view, a fireplace, and a solarium with a magnificent view of the Mendocino Bay and blue Pacific, your discoveries are endless - there's a beloved sled leaning in one corner, old tools, toys and figurines, trunks that open to reveal vintage clothing and travel mementos, a spinning wheel, your Uncle Henry's cameras and photo equipment from another time, a carefully preserved 1930s Schwinn, seasonal decorations waiting to be hung and old photographs —this is but a sampling of the experience you will have at The Attic of Mendocino.
Visit us in the former Arts and Crafts home of Dr. Carl V. Whited, DDS, a well-respected and community-minded resident of Mendocino. The home, his office, and the garage, built between 1922 and 1925, have all been lovingly restored. The gardens are breathtaking!
You'll find a carefully selected collection of antique, mid-century, and vintage artifacts sharing space with retro-inspired products, repurposed and restored frames, vintage-inspired calendars and glassware, floral and garden items in the solarium, and other unique home décor items.
The Attic of Mendocino is the only shop offering an exclusive portfolio of bracelets, earrings, and necklaces made from Victorian Era buttons. The artisans who created these magnificent buttons in another era live again through these one-of-a-kind creations designed by local jeweler Frances Casey, and have been featured in Victoria Magazine and Romantic Home.
We also showcase the inspired work of several assemblage artists working with vintage materials, such as Redwood Valley artist Spencer Brewer, St. Helena-based artist Mark Anderson and Philo-based Susan and Michael Wilson. Each unique piece fits nicely with The Attic's mission of preserving and finding new lives and homes for significant objects from the past.
The Attic of Mendocino is not your typical antique store. Visit us soon. Despite the fog, the view awaits and there is no additional charge for time travel!