Editor's Note: Jackrabbits is to reopen in March 2013 at a new location, 1127 Loma Avenue, the Spreckles Building.
Introducing Jackrabbits “Consignments by the Beach”
Jackrabbits, a brand new consignment store, featuring home and garden furniture and home decor, will be opening it’s doors this coming week. Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting with the owner and creative spirit behind the new business, Anne Parish, and touring her beautiful shop. Jackrabbits is lovingly decorated and peppered with fun and unique items for every style and budget. She is now accepting consignments (a 50/50 consignment, no clothing please) and welcoming Coronado Locals and visitors alike to stop by and explore the new addition to our community.
Inside Jackrabbits, featuring handmade furniture by the Rustic Craftsman
When I first stepped through Jackrabbits’ door I didn’t know what to take in first: the vintage wedding gown displayed alongside photographs of the bride at 1 month old, 3 years old, and on her wedding day, the rich, wooden cabinet filled with seashells and starfish, the rose colored fainting couch, the fun and flirty photographs of Victorian bathing beauties, or the Mobo Bronco Ride-on Horse Toy waiting for a loving new home. There are so many fantastic items filling the three rooms that comprise Jackrabbits that I was barely able to scratch the surface on my first visit. I personally can’t wait to return again and explore the treasures more thoroughly.
Some of the treasures on display, and for sale, in Jackrabbits
Jackrabbits will also feature the “Rustic Craftsman”, a local San Diego artisan who specializes in handmade, custom order furniture. Two of the Craftsman’s pieces are on display at Jackrabbits: the main counter where customers will check-out, and another storage cabinet directly behind. The two pieces have a “Santa Fe Look,” weathered and in a muted red, white, and blue hue.
Another room full of fun and unique items at Jackrabbits - Mobo Bronco Ride-on Horse Toy featured in the center
The name “Jackrabbits” is in honor of Coronado’s first inhabitants, the native jackrabbits that lived and thrived here before the Island was developed. The walls of the store feature many wonderful paintings and drawings of rabbits, and the artwork that appears on the Jackrabbits' advertising and signs, was designed by owner, Anne Parish, herself. Parish is a third generation Coronado native who has recently returned to her hometown after many years living and working in Virginia. She returned to Coronado to be closer to her parents, longtime Coronado locals, who have both recently passed away. Jackrabbits was born in their memory and a beautiful wedding picture of Emma Boston, Anne Parish’s Mother, graces one of the store’s walls.
The Jackrabbit's official logo and sign outside the store's entrance
Parish believes that every piece of furniture has a story, and she wants to pass on beautiful, affordable, quality pieces to her customers in a fun, positive environment.
Please join me in welcoming this new addition to our community, and be sure to stop by next week and explore the whimsical world of Jackrabbits for yourself. Welcome Jackrabbits!
Hours: Stay tuned for specific hours
Location: UPDATE: Store is being relocated - details to come!
Phone Number: 619-319-5467
Available: New and antique furniture, artwork, vintage toys, mattresses, beach-themed items, home and garden misc.
Anne Covington Morse
Online Editorial Intern
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