Do you ever long for a personal space that you can escape to, create in or just dream in.  I know that I do!  I have an office in my home that I am surrounded by things I love but it is an office and guess what I do? WORK!  That is not what I desire.  I would love a space that I could create my style that is just my own.  A space that I can dream of what I want to create or just nap with no distractions.  I think all of us can relate to that one!

A friend of mine, Erika Kotite, has written a book called “She Sheds ~ Room of Your Own. Erika, editor, writer and content developer, traveled the world to document, photograph and swap stories and process with a collection of She Shed owners who have all created deeply imagined, restorative and creative spaces. She Sheds: A Room of Your Own (Cool Springs Press, February 2017) is a gathering of private places, small footprints, and women who have built with simplicity at the forefront. The mom, the wife, the artist, the entrepreneur, the gardener… women are plunging into the design of personal spaces that reflect their own style and function with a heavy dose of “retreat, regenerate, revive” at its center.

Erika has been sent all over the US and Canada promoting her book, She Sheds.  Recently, Erika was approached by The Today Show and will be having a segment on Friday, May 12th talking about these special retreats.  Lucky girl, Erika also has an article on, HERE.

I am excited to announce that Erika will be at Remnants of the Past in Costa Mesa on May 12th and May 13th signing her new boo. Landmark Antiques will be dressing up this retreat with their one-of-a-kind treasures. Come see this darling retreat, buy a signed copy and dream of your special retreat.

Remnants of the Past will be offering an Early Bird Shopping time on Friday ONLY from 9am-10am.  You can buy this ticket online, HERE, for $20 or at the Gate for $25 on Friday, May 12th.

Remnants of the Past Vintage Show

Centennial Farms at OC Fair & Event Center

88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa

Friday, May 12th



Saturday, May 13th


Excited to see all of you! Remnants will be having the top purveyors of vintage and handmade featuring French farmhouse, country chic, bo-ho chic, European, industrial, mid-century modern home decor, and handmade artisans. Come and spend the day enjoying this beautiful venue and the best in vintage. For more info on tickets and event hours, please visit


See you soon!