Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Out & About In Santa Barbara

We're beating the California heat by ducking into a lot of air conditioned shops and restaurants. But we never need such a flimsy excuse to visit a fantastic shop like the Antiques Center Mall in Santa Barbara, one of our favorite stops when we are in this neighborhood.

Just check out the lovely brown transferware in one of my favorite booths!

Always full of many of my favorite things.

I love this pleasing display with lots of intersesting silver pieces, right down to that fabulous candy mold underneath.

Oh yum! to these delicious hollow handled knives!

. . . and creamy white bisque pitchers.

How could I walk past this gorgeous hand crochet bedpread without taking an admiring look?

Love this look too!

The perfect chippy iron piece for fall!

Seeing this fun Frenchy booth made me realize that I have vastly inder-represented pumkins in my shop!

So many adorable garden themed ideas! Can't wait to get back home and try some out!

Fall never looked so good!
Thanks so much for tagging along!

Now I'm off for a little beach action!


Join me at


Things and Thoughts said...

Υes, it's the perfect spot to find loveliness! The pitchers and the crochet bedpread simply fantastic!!!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a pretty shop full of lovely goodies. Enjoy shopping and the beach!

Michelle Mortensen said...

I live very close to this store and I always enjoy my visits. I cannot believe this heat wave - 100+ temps are extremely rare in Santa Barbara. I hope you enjoy your time at the beach in this great town!

Susan Newbigging said...

So much eye candy to look at and drool. Love the photos.

angie said...

wow, ich liebe ihre alten und edlen flohmarktteile!!! liebe grüße von angie aus deutschland

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Thanks for taking me on a tour of this beautiful shop...wish I could go to the beach too!!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi J,
Glad to see you out and about having fun, I love shopping with you!
The detailing on the dress is Delicious, so many goodies...
Splish Splash, the beach sounds awesome!!

Kay said...

Thanks for the great tour!! Beautiful! Enjoy the beach--and take pics!

Mom Wald said...

Crocheting with white thread as I peruse your lovely post. White, white, white, I love it!

sweet violets said...

Yum !!! And what did you bring home with you???

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Jacqueline, Love this post and the pretties you are sharing from your trip. I was so excited to see your post in my inbox once again. For so long they have stopped coming from follow by email. I am sure blogger glitching is the reason. LOL
I am going next week for a trip to the Hill Country and hoping to find some treasures.
Enjoy and have fun.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I like the display also of all the small silver items and the staffordshire dog.
That iron piece with the acorns on it well I have those pieces on my front porch, my house is old 1958 and they are original . I have been ask if I want to redo and make it modern however have choose to leave the old white painted iron posts

Karen Larko said...

I would have needed a large truck to bring everything home with me. Thanks so much for sharing!

lynn said...

darling little shop! have fun at the beach!!

Cindy said...

What a great shop! Love the brown transferware, it's my favorite... and that crochet blanket looks like it should be yours, so does the adorable lace covered chair.


Debra@Common Ground said...

great photos, I had to Pin everything!!

My Cottage Diary said...

What a bunch of pretties you've captured! Love the transferware and little cow creamers. (I like that cabinet they were in, too.) Blessings for a sweet Autumn! Bess

Suz said...

Once again you are in Santa Barbara and I am feeling inspired. That is an easy adventure for me and I am missing it. Thanks for the trip to some place new to me.

Sylvia said...

Yes, I could easily spend a whole day here... I love the brown transferware - perfect for Autumn! Thank you for the tour and tank you for your words of encouragement on my blog.
Did you receive your copy of Bella Grace Magazine?

Françoise de M said...

J adore vos ambiances . Merci pour votre poésie et votre douceur , cela fait du bien ....
Bises du sud de la France ... Francoise

Jeanie said...

As always, gorgeous photos, fabulous finds and terrific ideas! Thanks, Jacqueline -- again!

must love junk said...

Such wonderful eye candy! Love the vintage pillow and pumpkin :)

Art and Sand said...

As close as I live to SB, I do not know this spot - maybe that's a good thing.

Oh, what wonderful things you showed us. And I got some ideas for decorating with pumpkins. It is a little cooler today and we might visit the pumpkin patch.

Pat Cantwell said...

Absolutely gorgeous, dear friend!!!
I adore "tagging along" with you anytime!!!
Don't think I could have left without the wrought iron piece!!!

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