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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Circus Fun House~Bountiful Part Two

 
 
 
If you missed part one of my trip to Bountiful in Venice, California, here's the link.    
 
 
 
 
And here's a couple of reminder photos to carry you forward. 



 
 When I think of my visits to Bountiful, the experience seems not unlike a circus fun house. For sure you will find the unexpected each time.  And you can't predict what will pop out next to delight you.
 
 
 
 
 The front rooms of the shop are shown here, and in my earlier post. But the whole place is an enormous warehouse with rooms on different levels. Snaking through the labyrinthine rooms is a vintage junkies' ultimate adventure. And I'm not at all exaggerating.
 
The path to the back of the shop is that skinny space to the far left in the photo above. If you didn't know it was there you might not find it.
 
 
 
 
 
 Through the looking glass, down the rabbit hole, or beyond the magic wardrobe. . .
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 


 





















 





 
 
 





 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 







 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 





 
 




 
 
 






 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 









The circus poster in the center space is so apropos. In the space of two hours I took over two hundred photos of  Bountiful,  Pop Pom Interiors, and Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Couture.  LA is not my neighborhood, but I try to stop by maybe once a year. And what a wild side show it always is!
 
So fun that you came along too!
 
 Jacqueline
 


 

30 comments:

Carole said...

Those are on my bucket list. Too bad the prices are not as heavenly!
thanks for the inspirations.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

That place looks great. I'm a couple hours from Venice, will try to get the girlfriends together for a day trip. Lucky you Jacqueline , will all your fun travels lately....
Ciao, have a good day...

Dar said...

What fun. Just what I yearned for, a side show.
Blessings

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh my goodness, you visited my dream land shop. I've always wanted to visit Sue Balmforth's shop ever since I first saw her in Country Home magazine on House Beautiful TV Show. I've promised myself that some day I'm making the treak there. I had heard she had either closed or moved to a new location. Thanks for sharing such awesome goodness, T

wendy said...

It would take me hours..NO DAYS, to walk around and enjoy all those beautiful things.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow...sooo many gorgeous tresors here! must have taken your hours and hours to take it all in! what a divine shop!!

Anne said...

What a beautiful shop! Oh that ironstone I want!!! Thank you for sharing!
xx
Anne

Sarah said...

What an amazing store. Bountiful is definitely the correct adjective! Thanks for sharing. I'm off to see Part I that I've missed........Sarah

Linda said...

OMG....I would go mental in there!!!

Cheers!
Linda :o)

......Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

I have never seen anything like this. It must be a miracle! We are heading south for the winter in a month, hope to make it to Bountiful. Thanks for spreading the word.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You know, I wonder why those who used them would say to our keeping their chamber pots in a cupboard next to our milk pitchers?

Kinda funny if you think about how it would absolutely mortify them, haha.

Thanks for the tour(s) J- been fun shopping with you.

I ♥ that beige and white striped linen fabric shelves, oh lala how awesome, oui?

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

OMG!!! Lucky YOU!*!*! I've only seen a few pics of BOUNTIFUL over the years - THIS IS AMAZING!!! Did you buy anything??? ~ Headed over to part ONE Post - right now!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

OMG!!! Lucky YOU!*!*! I've only seen a few pics of BOUNTIFUL over the years - THIS IS AMAZING!!! Did you buy anything??? ~ Headed over to part ONE Post - right now!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

June said...

Ever since I saw my first magazine article about this gorgeous shop I have wanted to figure out a way to see it in person one day! Thanks for the awesome pics of it Jacqueline!
hugs...

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Amazing photos. I love the way they display everything in big groups of the same color-not always easy to do with vintage finds. I will have to add this to my "wish list" when I am on the West Coast. Your photos should be in a magazine!! Have a great rest of the week.

Carolyn said...

I loved coming along with you-what a fun place to go!

Carolyn

Susan said...

Oh Jacqueline, thanks so much for sharing these famous stores with us. I've always loved seeing Bountiful in magazines and it's neat to see your tour of the store. Heavenly! Glad you enjoyed your travels - now...did you escape with lots of good purchases?

Zuzu said...

Wow!!! Amazing collection of goodies. Thank you for sharing it with us, Jacqueline!!!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline: Did you have to keep picking your jaw off the floor?!! What a magnificent shop. Living in California you would think I had seen the shop but I'll have to put it at the top of my bucket list. Were the prices good or was it just a feast for the eyes?..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Haworth said...

Circus indeed! But such a beautiful one, Jacqueline. And your photos capture that atmosphere so beautiful -- the haphazard cluttered beauty. What a remarkable place. You're so lucky to get to visit when you can. Take care.

Lee Caroline said...

Oh my gosh what an amazing shop, I only wish I had seen this post a year ago as I went from New Zealand to the USA and was two days in LA. I went to Venice Beach but had no idea what was there and literally only visited a small mall there :(. I would have been in my element if I had known about this shop. Next time I will make a bee line for it :)

lvroftiques said...

Like I'd died and gone to heaven! I have Bountiful on my bucket list. I don't care if it is expensive...It doesn't cost anything to look right? *winks* Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Vanna

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh my goodness, J, these photos are unbelievable! the fabric...just beautiful! what a fun trip that had to have been!

Cindy said...

That place is incredible! I would be so ADD in there i'm sure i'd pretty much be beside myself... there is so much, and so much wonderful... oh my gosh

Cindy

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Amazing! I'd be overwhelmed by all of it...want it all!

ImSoVintage said...

I could stay lost in there for ever, and I do mean lost. How did you manage to leave?

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Oh my! I would have had a horrible time picking which items to bring home! Just eye candy beyond belief. I ADORE~LOVE all the deep reds the most I think...

Lynnie

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...one could get lost in there for days! Thanks for sharing!!

Bella said...

Hi J,
Well I think you may have had too much fun this summer! OK, not really too much, can there be too much? But wow you had an amazing summer, did it all & have left a homebody me a wee bit full of wanderlust :-) Oh those chandy sconces with beads... WOWY!
Hugs,
Bella

jean said...

Oh My!!! A true romantic's paradise. I would probably die in there just looking at it all.

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