It’s a new year, and PaizLy Vintage & Antiques is getting a brand new look with a notable sign constructed at the front of their building facing Phelan Road. According to business owner Kimberly Lombardi, the building has seen several owners come and go through the years. Since 1986, the building has changed from a chiropractic business to a mortgage group and even a print shop. “I put up flags and signs on the street trying to let people know we’re here,” said Lombardi. Once the construction is complete, she hopes the beautiful brick sign, which will display Paizly’s logo, will clearly indicate the impressive 5,000 sqft. Antique mall that not only offers an abundance of antique items but a superior selection of paint and art supplies.
While a lot of work is being done to the exterior of the building, there is also plenty of artistic work happening inside. At the end of 2022, PaizLy’s Vintage began adding workshops and crafting classes to their repertoire, making it a wonderful place to shop and an inspiring place to create. Wrightwood resident Nancy Warren has attended most of the workshops that have been offered and enjoys learning new things each time. She mentioned that the classes helped her see the potential in things that may be old or overlooked, where ultimately, anything can be painted or repurposed in order to make it new. Warren shared pictures of a window pane she painted green with beautiful flowers on the glass. “I did the design your own window class, and I loved how mine turned out,” said Warren, who plans to use what she created in the Paizly workshop as a focal point for the greenhouse in her backyard.
The antique store also held a Valentine’s Ornament Workshop on January 24th, where patrons created elegant works of art using paint, stamps, and design transfers (which is a design or artwork that can be rubbed onto a surface and adheres permanently, like a tattoo). The two-hour workshop included all the supplies and materials and was taught by owner Kim Lombardi, who loves creating art and considers herself a crafty person more than a teacher.
“I’m doing what I love to do while I show others how to do it. You can call that teaching or whatever you like; I just call that having fun!” said Lombardi. Although Kim and her family also own the Pizza Factory in Phelan and will be opening a new steakhouse in town come February, she says Paizly is where she spends most of her time and is excited for all the upcoming events planned this month. Including a Valentine’s Cookie Workshop on Sunday, February 5th, where participants can decorate cookies, followed by a Cookie Jar Workshop, where you can transform a mason jar with paint and decorate it with moldings. A Valentine’s Tea Time Party will be happening the following weekend, on Saturday, February 11th.
The shop plans to open for a special Sunday event on February 12th, where Cousins Lobster Truck will offer delicious seafood from 2-6 pm. Be sure to check out all of PaizLy’s events on their Facebook or Instagram and call (760) 706-8899 to sign up for upcoming workshops.