Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day Soiree


Lori's shoppe is so beautiful, and and when it's a holiday...watch out! Does this lady ever sleep? How does she do it? Valentine's Day was just one more soiree at Vignettes that shoppers will not soon forget. Just look at these pictures and imagine how beautiful it was in person. You may click on any photo to enlarge it.


Vintage candy boxes galore, eye candy everywhere you turned. I've said it before and I will say it again Ms. Lori..."Can I just move in here?" Yes, I am your biggest fan!




Winston was breaking hearts left & right. He's just a baby and the cutest bully ever. If only they could STAY this little. I might get two. :)
He belongs to Lucy of Paris Flea Market.

I received a fun surprise from Katie (Berkeleygirl on eBay). This sweet little sequin coin purse filled with chocolate hearts. She always makes everything so pretty in her wrapping that you almost don't want to open it. I saved the butterfly and the candy will soon disappear. The coin purse will hold my meter money. :) Thanks Katie!

Sweet Joy of The Vintage Rabbit had a darling little display that made everyone stop and smile. Her tees are really cute and can be purchased from her blog. It was so fun visiting with her and making plans for a future shopping day with lunch!



We also visited Cordelia who has a lovely shoppe across the street called Cottage Antiques. Her displays are so inspiring! I especially love the way in which she uses her architectural pieces. This large piece hangs across the center of her store. She said it took three men to hoist that baby up there, but it will never be sold unless she sells the store.

Her old windows have always been a favorite, so we picked up one that she was selling to hang at The Attic.

These marionettes made me smile...aren't they funny?


This floral bouquet was given to her after a birthday celebration. It dried naturally to perfection!. There were many more of these that nobody took home! Can you imagine that? I would have rented a truck to take them all :)
I hope you enjoyed the photos. You can always visit the stores if you are in the San Diego area.

Vignettes
4828 Newport Ave
Ocean Beach

Cottage Antiques
4873 Newport Ave

4 comments:

My Shabby Roses said...

Oh, what a great store, boy I wish I was closer to shop it. Thank you for all the great pictures, it truly does inspire!

artsy*dreams said...

I don't know Nancy...you keep showing us all these tantalizing shops and treasures and before you know it, you will find your home filled with visits from your "blog friends"! Just Kidding! :)Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos! I sure wish I wasn't on the other side of the country...looks like you have some lovely shops in your neighborhood and loads of fun!

Cordelia of Cottage Antiques said...

Nancy,
Thanks for posting photos of my shop. So glad you enjoyed it.
It was a fun day for all! Now I have to get into your store and have a peak soon.
~Cordelia

Amy said...

WOW! Everything looks so beautiful bud:) ok we're having a snow day tomorrow (winter weather advisory) so I bet I will be inside allll day tomorrow:) any more thoughts on your header?? xo