Our new vendors are getting settled in and we are ready to have a little holiday sale!
Each vendor will have discounts posted in their booths – 10-50% off storewide!
(most of the items will be 10-50% off, there are a select few items that will not be discounted)
Come on down this Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Hours 11am-6pm,
and we’ll help you finish your Christmas Shopping!
If we don’t see you before Christmas, have a Merry Christmas and enjoy every second with friends and family!
We will be back open Friday 12/27….
This week we are highlighting our long time gal pal Diana Greenwood.
If you have been in the shop, you have probably been greeted by her friendly face.
She is a very talented woman and we are soo happy to have her as part of the shop atmosphere and most importantly to call her a friend.
We would love for you to learn more about her and her many talents…
Diana Greenwood joined the staff at Alice’s Napa Vintage Market two years ago and brought 30 years of commercial store planning and design along with her. She is fussy about color and theme, and you may see her moving a piece of furniture an inch to the left so the angles are perfectly aligned with the slant of the sun through the west windows. Diana still takes an occasional design project and is currently working on a retail store renovation at a prestigious spa in Mexico. A long-time collector of antiques, a former owner of two successful Napa businesses, and a staff writer of nine years for Brehm Communications, Diana is also a published author of young adult fiction. Her first novel, Insight (Zondervan, Harper Collins), was released in hardcover in 2011 and in paperback in 2012, and is available for purchase in the store. Diana says that one reason she enjoys working at Napa Vintage Market is that she is surrounded by stories.
“My true love is books,” said Diana. “I am an avid reader and a collector of antique books, especially illustrated children’s books. At Napa Vintage Market, everything is a story. As a writer, I am fascinated by the tales our customers tell as well as the idea that each antique table or trinket traveled from one place to another, touched by hands that held the stories of that journey.”
Diana specializes in vintage and rare books at Napa Vintage Market, and the collection in the store is extensive. Plans for 2014 store events include readings, writing workshops, signings, and performances by local theater groups.
Diana Greenwood spent her childhood in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and has fond memories of wandering the woods behind her house. There, a fort built of sticks was a castle, wild roses made a queen’s tiara, and a narrow, winding path always led to magic. Today, Diana lives in Alta Heights with Fat Cat, who hogs the couch and begs for cookies. She is the single mom of a brilliant college senior who makes her proud every day and adds sparkle to her life. When not at Napa Vintage Market, Diana spends her days writing stories of young people embarking on life-changing journeys, volunteers at Covenant Presbyterian Church, and continues to believe in magic.
Book Pick of the Week by Diana Greenwood
Serious children’s book collectors look for early editions edited by Watty Piper, a pen name of Arnold Munk, who was the owner of the publishing firm Platt & Munk. Arnold Munk was born in Hungary, and as a child, moved with his family to the United States, settling in Chicago. Later he moved to New York. Platt & Munk’s offices were at 200 Fifth Avenue until 1957. Platt & Munk publishing was prolific in the 1920s, especially in connection with retellings of folk and fairy tales, animal tales, anthologies of nursery rhymes, and simplified versions of classics such as Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio.
Today, collectors are charmed by the vivid illustrations and exceptional layout and design of Watty Piper’s books. This week we feature Tales from Storyland, a collection of fifteen classic fairy tales in one big, beautiful oversized volume. In very good condition with minor bumps to the corners, this lovely book includes these favorites that will warm your heart: The Ugly Duckling, Hansel and Gretel, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, and Billy Goat Gruff.
Watty Piper is best known for The Little Engine That Could (1930), a retelling of the “The Pony Engine” by Mabel C. Bragg (1916), a first edition copy of which we also have available for purchase in the store. Cuddle up with classic children’s books this season and imagine that everything is possible. At Napa Vintage Market, we believe in fairy tales.
View more shop items in the pics below, most of the items will be 10-50% off, there are a select few items that will not be discounted.
Happy Holidays from all of us!