I'd like you to meet Lina G. She is the genius behind a little shop in Morro Bay called Lina G's (the store window has a tagline of All the Trimmings.) It's amazing what can be found in this little tiny storefront - vintage trims, ribbons, millinery supplies, yarns, buttons, and much, much more! (I can't find her website anymore but apparently she also has an ebay store .. trimsandribbons.)
The Saturday before I left for our European vacation, I drove down to Atascadero to pick up my Aunt Geri. She's been visiting the Waltz's, my paternal grandparents. She had told me of this great little shop that she and her Aunt Barbie had discovered while wandering the little streets of Morro Bay. This was the first time that I was able to make the three hour drive down to see what she was talking about. Boy was it worth the drive!
Every nook and cranny was filled with textile delights. In fact it's such a tight fit that you really need to go in sans purse (keep your wallet in your pocket for purchasing goodies). Look at all these boxes overflowing with vintage millinery flower petals made in Japan. And what a great display idea for a vintage garter hook card. That'd be great for those vintage button cards that you can sometimes find at the antique stores.
Pure eye candy! How about gumball jars full of ribbon roses? or stacks of ribbons, both vintage and new?
Look at all those velvet leaves behind Aunt Geri! and the feathers and beautiful yarns behind me! I'm telling you that you just can't take in everything this store has to offer in one trip, or two, or maybe even three. Plus Lina gets "new" items in all the time. So the next time you're in Morro Bay, California make time to visit Lina G's, located at 468 Morro Bay Blvd.