There's plenty of bling and glamour to go around at the Antiques Center Mall on Hollister street in Santa Barbara, California. I always try to stop in here when we visit family. We are only in town for a short visit, but everyone asks, "Will you do some shopping?" No time, I say. Last thing on my mind. . . But here it is calling out to me. Right across from our favorite coffee house...
I have to say this was my best visit ever! It's a large, well run mall that always has plenty of what I like. China, linens, garden antiques, and the unexpected. Loved this beautifully upholstered Victorian chair!
I fell too much in love with this lovely quilt in one very nice booth.
I always make a beeline to this corner of the mall that always has a wonderful mix of old and new, and everything trendy. I bought an unusual French mustard jar that will show up on the blog soon. But what's not to love here, I ask you?
A new dealer in the mall was offering this wonderful hotel silver and luscious large dinner napkins, so well displayed. And so tempting! Just look at it gleam!
But I couldn't pass up this "Company G" presentation tray from 1901. . . . Oh my. . .
My final favorite spot was this very Frenchy booth with lots of wonderful inside. Just have a look !
I so wanted this fab zinc pitcher, but a bit too huge!
Lots of lovely greys and French blues. . . .
Exciting, yes??? So lucky to have a few minutes to pop in!
Now we're back home, with family in for the weekend. The official kick-off for all the summer activites!
Thanks so much for your wonderful comments on our little rose garden! So encouraging. I'm so glad you had a moment to stop by for a visit. Have a wonderful holiday weekend wherever you are!