Saturday, December 15, 2012

Vintage Garden & Bloom...

Hi, Girlies.
Guess what I just found?  An adorable store that is so stinkin' cute, 
I can't stand it.  

I introduce to you...
Vintage Garden & Bloom (I just love the name!)
If I were to own a store, I think this would be it.

It's decorated for Christmas.  Vintage syle.

It's filled with all things farmhouse, cottage and yummy.

Lots of vintage floral accessories.
(Really love this green metal candle stand -- shoulda' got it!)

I really want Santa to bring me this green wicker table, but I have no where to put it!  But it's sooo me!

And there's a charming little patio in the backyard...

Filled with old patio sets, fountains and birdhouses...

And this wall filled with old slate chalkboards is adorable, but my photo doesn't do it justice...

I met the owner Laurie Turner just a few days ago.  We started chatting, and I promised to blog about her new store as it's only been open for one month (Shocking, actually, because it looks as if it's been there for years!)  It's located smack dab in the middle of Thousand Oaks Blvd. and Erbes, but it sits back off the street quite a bit and it's very hard to drive by and not see.   Laurie has a great eye for display and it's simply charming at every turn.  

Laurie is a retired school teacher.  One day she asked herself what her passion was.  "Gardening and vintage junk," was her answer.  So she mustered up the courage to open up her own shop.  Once everyone finds her, I'm sure she will be a hit.  She's warm and sweet -- and even thinking about getting a store cat!  Is she my kind of girl or what???

I know I've blogged three days in a row, but I wanted you to see her store and pay her a visit in case you need any last minute Christmas gifts for your friends (or yourself!)

Vintage Garden & Bloom
1696 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.

She's in between Lupe's Mexican Restaurant and Nothin' Bundt Cakes.

Here are her hours:

Why pay for a sign, when you can make a cute one?

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