February 13, 2012
Yesterday was suppose to be a day of whale watching, taking in some sunshine, and kayaking along the southern California coast... but because of a sudden wind swell the day before, the expedition was rescheduled for this weekend... so, what to do?

We decided to do a little exploring in San Diego instead. Grabbed quick beers at a brewery, Cuban pastries to munch on later, and set out to peruse some antique malls which is kind of our Sunday ritual anyway. We chanced upon this one antique mall called Vignettes and my eyeballs nearly popped out of their sockets, this place was oozing with Frenchy, girlie goodness. It was like Anthropologie on vintage crack.

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This is one of the first things you see when you walk in. The dresses are vintage reproductions and mostly just for decoration.

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I am such a sucker for fresh flowers in booth displays. They're even pretty when they're wilting.

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This was my favorite little vignette. Industrial meets French shabby chic, which is what I really love.

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Sorry these photos aren't the greatest quality, I stupidly left my camera in the car, so phone photos it is! But...isn't this place amazing?!? And the most incredible part were the prices were so reasonable! Here are a few items I'm considering to populate my vintage atelier.

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These last two pieces are from the antique shop down the street, still reasonable prices. Trying to decide which piece I want the most in the atelier. I really love the French looking china hutch cabinet, but it's a rather large piece, but for $235!? That's a steal! I am probably going to get the white wardrobe piece since I really need storage that can hide a "mess". Because let's face it, sometimes running a vintage shop just ain't always pretty.

Have to make a decision by Sunday, so we'll see which piece comes home with me! *wink*



18 comments:

  1. that is beautiful :) im shocked :) followed ;)

    www.heelsandhair.blogspot.com

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    1. Isn't it gorgeous! Thanks for following!

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  2. Wow, that place is truly incredible - I would happily get lost there for hours!

    xx Charlotte
    Tuppence Ha'penny

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  3. Beutiful place!!
    bisou
    http://www.lasnenasvintage.es/

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  4. I wouldn't mind living there for a few days, it's lovely!

    xoxo
    Girls that glitter love the dark

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  5. oh wow! a little wonderland

    xx Rosina lee

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  6. Hmmmmm, I think you already made the right choice!! You could always leave the door open if you wanted......or hang something over it?

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    1. You like the closed one too? It's actually so much prettier in person. And price wise it's really reasonable. :) LOL, look at me talking myself into it!

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  7. wow this is my heaven for sure!!!
    amelia

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  8. Oh wow! That place does look AMAZING!
    Cheers,
    Savannah Marie
    everybodysbuyingvintage.blogspot.com

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    1. OMG they had the most AMAZING silk embroidered duvet covers on on the other side it was all eyelet lace. If I had the $350 for it, I would have snapped it up immediately. Well and it was for a TWIN. But still... it was so gorgeous!

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  10. WOW! it looks amazing, thanks for sharing this! we love vintage.
    with love from Mexico <3
    http://pieldelcosmos.blogspot.com/

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  11. wonderful!!!
    xxxxxxxxxxxx
    http://3maigloeckchen.blogspot.com/

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  12. Wish I lived close by this place!

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  13. Just an awesome display of antique stuffs. I have very few words for describe the beauty of the pics. Some precious things are there in the antique mall.

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  14. Thanks for visiting my blog! I absolutely adore the pictures you took,even if they are phone pictures, I still get an awesome feel for the place. It looks like a movie set or dreamland. Every vintage lover's heaven! Wonderful post, I can't wait to see more.

    Ashlyn
    Triple Thread

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