Antique store is one of a family of three stores located throughout San Luis Obispo County
—Rhonda O’Dell is a charismatic local business owner and antique enthusiast with three prime antique store locations throughout San Luis Obispo County. She owns Pismo Pickers Antiques and Vintages, which has been in operation for five years, Rhonda’s Relics in Arroyo Grande, which has been in operation for one year, and The Barn, a brand new location in Santa Margarita, which is fittingly located inside of an old antique auction house barn.
If you are looking for a more authentic antique store experience, head to Pismo Pickers, says O’Dell. There you will find a massive collection of vinyl records, as well as collectible coins, vintage jewelry and clothes, fishing gear and tools, toys, collectibles, and more. They are open daily with new arrivals coming in all the time.
Looking for unique vintage furniture and mid-century finds? Head to Rhonda’s Relics in the quaint village of Old Town Arroyo Grande. This antique and vintage marketplace features over 20 local vendors with a unique variety of eclectic items. O’Dell also hosts a monthly flea market at her Arroyo Grande location.
Her latest endeavor, The Barn, features vendors with vintage clothes, jewelry, furniture, and “mid-century treasures,” according to O’Dell. She says she had to jump on the opportunity to rescue the old barn, which had already been an antique shop before she took over. O’Dell says she kept seven of the original vendors and welcomed 13 new ones. “I hated to see it just sit there,” she said, of the barn, a valuable antique in itself.
Antique lovers will surely delight in browsing through treasures at all three locations, and Rhonda and her staff are even happy to seek out specific requests for their customers. Check out all three shops on social media to get a peek at their wares.
Find Pismo Pickers on Facebook at facebook.com/PismoBeachAntiquesandVintage and on Instagram @pismopicker. They are located at 537 Five Cities Dr. Pismo Beach and are open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from They can be reached at (805) 773-3777.
Find Rhonda’s Relics on Facebook at facebook.com/RhondasRelicsAG and on Instagram @rhondasrelicsag, and online at rhondasrelics.com. They are located at 148 West Branch St. in the Village of Arroyo Grande. They are open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can be reached at (805) 270-4045.
Find The Barn Antiques and Unique on Facebook at facebook.com/thebarnantiquesunique, and on Instagram @thebarnantique. They are located at 22390 El Camino Real in Santa Margarita and are open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can be reached at (805) 438-5329.