Sunday, September 11, 2011

Serenite' Maison and all my favorites

While on a recent trip to Tennesee I happened upon a wonderful shop in the teeny town of Leiper's Fork. Serenite' Maison is run by San Francisco transplant, Alexandra Cirimelli. If you are ever driving thru Franklin or even Nashville, it is waaaay worth the side trip! She has fabulous antiques from both Europe and the U.S.

Her decorating skills are to-die-for!

I also want to take you on a tour of some of my other favorite places to shop and browse....

Urban Barn in Escondido, Ca. comes to mind first.

With their warehouse full of lovlies and their monthly on-site flea markets it is really a wonderland to walk through.

Check out this chandy hanging from the rafters.

Debi Beard owns Out of the Blue in Solana Beach where she holds The Mermaid's Mercantile flea market on the last Sunday of every month.

This is the sweetest, sunniest, most delicious outdoor market I've ever been to!

With the blue sky shining down on everything, its like taking a walk in the clouds!

Debi has an amazing talent for turning everyday items into sparkling sea gems by embellishing them with seashells.

She was so sweet and gracious to allow me to take some photos.

Next on my list is Matilda's Mouse in Valley Center, Ca. The barn is not open everyday but only about one weekend a month. But that being so, you can bet on seeing something different everytime you pop in.

Wouldn't you love to have a table like this for your Thanksgiving day meal?

There are LOTS of pretties at Matilda's Mouse!

And THIS is Matilda (a-hem, the one on the right)!

Another great place is Vignettes in Ocean Beach in San Diego. I only have pics from the outside. They don't allow photos of the inside...So I guess you'll just have to visit them to see what they've got!

Christie Repasy and Rita Reade hold a fantastic outdoor market 4x/year called The Vintage Marketplace.
It used to be held at Christie's home and studio but they have now moved to a new location.

Lots of sugary sweet feminine items!

Cottage-y bliss!

This is Debbie from Blossoms Vintage Chic. Her booth is my favorite!

What are some of YOUR favorite spots to shop????