Have Yourself A Very Vintage Christmas

New downtown shop sells hard-to-find, one-of-a kind retro charmers.

Fans of Christmas past will fall-la-la-la in love with the retro-crazy store Roadside Relics, newly opened in downtown Livermore, and its stash of holiday decorations from the '50s and '60s.

Owned by a husband-and-wife team of self-proclaimed "pickers," Roadside Relics opened last month on Second Street and sells such vintage items as neon signs and vinyl albums, along with repurposed furniture, local artisan crafts and old-school candy.

An "Island of Misfit Toys" ornament collection, from '60s classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," and a string of pointy-eared, elf-head lights, made exclusively about four decades ago for retailer Montgomery Ward,  are among the throwback Christmas loot for sale at the store at 2217 Second St.

Livermore local Corrina Male, who runs the shop with husband Ryan, said the business grew from their love and dedication to repurposing and reusing furniture and goods from bygone eras.

"They don't make things the way they used to," Male said. "We started out as pickers. We'd see something on the side of the road, and pick it up and fix it."

The Males now sells their re-worked furniture finds and collectibles at Roadside Relics, plus rent dealer space in the store to local artisans and jewelry crafters. 

Roadside Relics, near the Livermore post office, is closed Mondays and Wednesdays.

For more information, call (925) 640-4377 or view the store's Facebook page here.  


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