News and Announcements

Below you will find announcements covering sales, antiques events, and goings on in the store.

Moving On...

March 1, 2022

Thank you for 26 years at Vintage Bank Antiques. Moving onward I will be located across the street at Chelsea Antiques, please find me there.

My business name will change to Judith Helman Fine Arts, Antiques & Collectibles (Formerly DBA Vintage Bank Antiques). You can find my updated contact information on the Contacts page.

Holiday Sales, Store Closing

December 13, 2021

We are pleased to announce our holiday sale where the prices on everything have been reduced by 10% to 30%. This sale runs through the end of 2021.

Starting on January 1, 2022 we'll be having our "Store Closing" sale, where everything is reduced by 10% to 50%.

Vintage Bank Antiques has been in business since the early 1970s, and in it's current location since 1995. After over 50 years in business and 26 years in downtown Petaluma, we are closing the store as of February 14, 2022, Valentine's Day.

This news makes us both sad, because we've loved working with our dealers and customers, and happy, because it means an exciting new chapter in our lives. Indeed it is a big change for us and our customers, and we'd love it if you could stop by and say hi, and good-bye, before the doors close for good.

35th Fall Antique Faire

August 19, 2021

The 35th Annual Petaluma Antique Faire is on for 2021! On Sunday, September 26, downtown Petaluma will once again be turned into a big antiques store, with treasures from some 200 dealers filling the streets. You'll find jewelry, linens, furniture, art, kitchenware, vintage d├ęcor, books, and all kinds of unusual collectibles to suit everyone's budget.

Visit the Downtown Petaluma web site for more details.

Annual Sidewalk Sale

June 24, 2021

Every summer, COVID permitting, the merchants in downtown Petaluma host a big, 3-day, sidewalk sale. This year's sale will encompass nearly all of downtown Petaluma, including the Theater District, Petaluma Blvd, B Street, Fourth Street, Kentucky Street, Western Avenue, and Washington Street. The dates are Thursday July 22 through Saturday July 24, and hours are 11 AM until 8 PM.

If you are a downtown merchant, you might be interested in this call for participants. (Click here.)

Thursdays are Back!

April 8, 2021

The COVID sutation has improved to the point where we can now be open on Thursdays. That means we are now open Wednesdays through Sundays, closed on Monday and Tuesday. We're looking forwad to when we can be open all week.

Celebrating 25 Years in Business

December 4, 2020

Can you believe it? 25 years! And, 20-some dealers, and a store full of treasures large and small. Come shop with us for the holidays. We're sure to have something for all your friends and family. And, a most heart-felt happy holidays to you and your loved ones!

Our Magnificent Building is for Sale

October 20, 2020

You might have heard rumors about our fabulous building being on the market. Well, it's true. After 25 years in this location, it's for sale. But what about the store, the wonderful antiques and collectibles, you ask? The plan is to remain open for a year after the sale is completed. Here's Judith's message about that - Yes, it's true.

The sale is being handled by Rick Burg at Century 21 Bundesen. For more information check out their flyer, and for fun, take the virtual tour. It's really well done.

COVID-19 Safe Practices

May 17, 2020 (Revised April 8, 2021)

We are now open all day Wednesday through Sunday, and on Monday and Tuesday by appointment. Call (707) 769-3097 during store hours, or email me at, if you'd like to schedule an appointment.

Thank you all for your patience and courage and commitment to the common good, plus exquisite self-care, which may include a trip to our store.

Pursuant to Petaluma's Best Practices, we ask that you come in masked and that you practice social distancing and hand-washing protocols, or simply stay home if you are ill.

All of our dealers look forward to seeing you again.

Are You A Dealer?

July 29, 2019

We are seeking new dealers. Would you like to join us?

We are an incredible antiques collective, with 25 dealers, some with one case, others with larger spaces.

Vintage Bank Antiques opened in 1995 under Warren Davis's vision, stewardship, and leadership. As Warren's partner and widow I have continued at the helm since his unexpected death in 2018. His kindness, passion for paintings, and love for sharing that with customers and dealers is sorely missed but his example inspires and guides us.

Please send photos of items you sell to or call the store at (707) 769-3097 and ask to talk to me, Judith Helman.