About Us

We are European Frump. My name is Alison, and I LOVE weathered vintage wares and treasures. I say ‘we’ are European Frump, because I can’t forget my hubby Jason who I have converted over the last few years into a full blown flea market freak helping me scour the California countryside for new finds nearly each and every week.

I started years ago following my passion for restoring furniture and it has evolved into something I never imagined. We currently have space in 2 shops across the Santa Barbara area selling everything from my hand painted and distressed vintage dressers to 1920’s set lights from Disney films! We have pieces for every budget and every space. So many of our customers come visit our shops for design inspiration, letting the pieces themselves guide their vision.

Recently  I have found another love, candles! We have over 13 scents of natural soy, hand poured and handmade candles inspired by our lovely California lifestyle. Surfer’s Point, Montecito Money, and others have captured the hearts, and noses, of nearly everyone who has sniffed, lit, and enjoyed them!

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Hearts Warmed

For me that's one of the great indulgences in life - a hand-tailored suit, and a great pair of handmade shoes.
Hugh Jackman
Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time.
Douglas Coupland
I'm doing a lot more handmade gifts. When I go to a party, I cook whatever it is I need to bring instead of just grabbing a bottle of wine.
Jen Lancaster