Antique stores in downtown Pomona’s Antique Row displayed old valuables and nostalgic trinkets for the bi-monthly Collectors Street Faire Saturday, where visitors could view such finds as a vintage coffee blender, a 1940s mini-perfume set and a retro jean jacket.
Patricia Hernandez, who works part-time a local elementary school, has been selling antiques for three years here, particularly vintage linen.
“I find linen and soak them in soap until they are clean and I hang dry them in the California sunshine,” Hernandez said.
She said that the cloth reminds her of an older generation’s lifestyle.
“In the 1960s, I grew up using cloth napkins and real table cloths,” Hernandez said. She added that she lived a eco-friendly lifestyle as a child and now.antique
“(Selling antiques) is a hobby of mine that … I love very much,” Dora Miranda, another vendor said.
Miranda, who has been collecting for more than 25 years, sells antique furniture and home decor at flea markets.
“I became a stay at home mother, and I started to collect antiques and decided to make it my main job,” Miranda said. She added that she motivated her daughter to study interior design in college.
“Antique faires are a very good way of seeing what is available,” said Yvonne Rodriguez, who was looking for collectables Saturday. “I have a large collection of dolls which have their designated room in my house,” Rodriguez said.
She said she also has a collection of around 1,000 salt shakers on a shelf. “The living room looks like a museum,” Rodriguez said.
“I have been to this faire before … and every time I find a variety of interesting items,” said Robert Rodriguez, who joined his wife, Yvonne Rodriguez.