Thursday, January 17, 2013

Out & About . . .








Rue de Lillie in Summerland, CA is the kind of elegant little shop that makes you want to re-think your whole life. Filled with delightful imports from France, it inspires a way of life that seems possible even if only in the smallest corners of your home.



The rooms of the shop itself are diminutive but packed to the rafters with old baskets, art, books on design, and elegant French antiques. It the kind of place you hate to leave behind, but that also somehow manages to stay with you a long time. We try to visit any time we are close by.

















































































































It's been cooler than normal on the west coast, and folks actually think they're having winter! We left home at
 30 degrees and never looked back!

Hope you're having a fine time too!
Happy weekend!

Jacqueline

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16 comments:

sissie said...

What a lovely shop Jacqueline. I would love to spend hours inside just taking it all in.

Thanks for sharing.

hugs
Sissie

Sarah said...

This is definitely a shop I'd want to visit if I were there. Enjoy sunny California!

Nancy said...

Wow, I was drooling by the time I saw the pleated lampshade. Would love to just spend hours browsing in that store! Lucky you!!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I love your travels, you are fortunate to go such nifty places.

What a neat shoppe! We have a Rue de Lilly <spelled that way here in my little town, and it is all small and cute and Frenchie too- nothing like that big store, but very charming...if not pricey...but it is a great place for unique gifts for certain!

Cindy said...

Uh Oh, you took me shopping again! I'll take those sweet red and white linen napkins/placemats or whatever they are, (i like them), and that whole red wall with the blue and white plates, and that topiary that is outside please...
Thank you!

Cindy

Art and Sand said...

Yes, we California wimps are ready for the cold spell to end. I usually do a day trip to the fun shops in Summerland with friends. It is just a 15 minute drive, but we don't go often enough.

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

What fun you must have had. I already see several things I'd like to have. I don't think I've been to summerland before and I'm a native Californian but then I haven't lived there forever. You made me laugh about the weather. Its been -5 here for too long. N.

pembrokeshire lass said...

It looks wonderful. I think, like you, I could spend ages.....and probably a lot of money there! It certainly, from your picture, gives lots of ideas and makes you want to change your own things around! Joan

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a beautiful shop to visit and spend some time just browsing all the lovely things. Enjoy your vacation!

Haworth said...

What a truly remarkably beautiful shop, Jacqueline. I can see how you would hate to leave, and also how inspired a person could be after being there. I hope you're having a wonderful (and warm) stay. Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Curtains in My Tree said...


That was fun, window shopping through that shop. I loved a few things , really liked all the red & white toile material. and that white chest

makes me want to rearrange my living room and dust LOL

Celestina Marie said...

Love this shop. I could live in it. LOL Great inspiring pics. Thank you for sharing.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Karen Bates said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful shop! Such inspiration!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Pretty, pretty pictures! I love the white metal bench out in the garden.

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
I am smitten!!!
Exquisitely designed shop!!!
Elegant merchandise!!!
How ever did you choose what you couldn't live without?
Do show us what your purchased, dear friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks so much for taking time to take those GORGEOUS photos to share the fabulous items in that shop with us...really beautiful. I saw your post over at "Common Ground" blog party.

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