Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Eye Deliciousness

I have been M.I.A for a short while. We made a quick trip back home to Ventura County to visit Family. It's good for us both to breath in some Ocean Air in order to break up the ho humness of our every day life. 
While we are there we thrift until we can thrift no more! 
I hope you'll forgive me but I forgot to take any photos, I was too busy living in the moment. But I did manage to share these from other sites, to help give you a mental picture. 
We stopped in at my all time favorite antiques store, this photo does not do it justice. 

At this store you're greeted by a pretty white chippy wicker chair, with a fluffy floral pillow, and you enter in through an old screen door. The front windows are full of "eye deliciousness" white benches, baskets, a red painted frame with a chalk board inside, lots and lots to look at and be inspired by. I always am on my visits.

The city is filled with gorgeous Historic Homes, here are a couple I have seen on many occasion. 

There are charming cottages every where you go. Not to mention the Sea, the beautiful Shining Sea. Before we left we picked up our favorite lunch and stopped off at the Beach and ate outside on the sand, and walked along after, picking up pretty sand pebbles. One shaped like a heart. So...that's where I've been, and I am home now, with lots of treasures to sort through and luggage to put away. It's nice to get away, even for a few days. See you all very soon, xoxo tami
(photo credits, Squidoo, and American Home Antiques)
Links:
Faded Charm
A Beach Cottage  
Savvy Southern Style 

42 comments:

  1. I'd love to visit this store! It looks wonderful!

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  2. What a fun store! I'd love to get lost in here for awhile. *Becca*

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  3. I love those houses so cute, they remind me of the federation style(1900's) we have in Sydney

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  4. That store looks divinely packed with goodies! What a fun visit, thanks for posting it!

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  5. My kind of place. Good shops and pretty sites. Yes, we all need little breaks from everyday life.

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  6. I love those pics! I would love to go there. Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left me. Its been good therapy to sew. I love your blog!

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  7. Thank you for taking us with you! I would love this kind of shopping!
    Yvonne

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  8. Antiquing...one of my favorite things to do! Glad you had a nice time...thanks for sharing!

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  9. Tami, I would love to have a picnic on the beach right now! Thrifting, pretty houses, family and the beach...what more could a gal want? Sounds like a fun trip.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  10. What a wonderful place to visit. I love the photo's of the shop. And whenever I'm in an area where there are historical houses, I can't help but wonder about who lived there once upon a time, and is it still in the family, is the inside still in keeping with the original etc

    Thanks for sharing

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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  11. The shops look like so much fun...I'd love to see what you brought home. And lunch on the beach! Heaven! I could use a trip like this! :-)

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Your getaway sounds like so much fun. The homes are beautiful and so are the treasures in these little shops. Thank you for sharing:)

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  13. Looks like I would love it here...cute cute homes!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment! I LOVE that table from the post before this...awesome find!!! I'm your newest follower!

    Faye "your linky neighbor"
    (wildrosevintage)

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  15. Sounds wonderful! I love the castle looking house and adore the Victorian styled cottage .
    Hugs, Cindy

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  16. Welcome back Tami. So glad to hear you enjoyed a getaway with thrifting, too! Great pics of those houses.
    Happy WW,
    Susan

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  17. Hello dear friend! I am so glad that you had a wonderful time! It sounds like a beautiful place and that store has alot of "eye deliciousness!" Oh I would love to picnic by the sea and the cottages are gorgeous! Thank you for you sharing and I hope you get everything sorted out! :) Have a wonderful day!

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  18. That candleabra is amazing & I love that rocking chair on top of the cabinet!
    Sounds like a fun trip!

    Jennifer

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  19. What a wonderful way to end your little vacation, Tami! Thanks for thinking about us all and sharing those beautiful photos. That store has some serious eye candy!!!!!

    xoxo laurie

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  20. oooh love the sea cottages and I love days like those :-)

    thanks for taking part in BC Good Life Wednesday...

    Sarahx

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  21. I want to come with you next time you visit that wonderful shop! x

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  22. You are going to share photos of what you brought home, aren't you?!?!

    It looks like you had a great place to go shopping........

    I just can't imagine being out on the beach.

    You lucky girl, you!

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  23. It looks like a really nice place!! have a nice day! gabriella from italy

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  24. Great photos. The historic homes look a lot like the ones in the city here (Melbourne - Autralia). Enjoying our blog.
    x Marnie

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  25. Niiiiice! The Victorian cottage is too, too cute!

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  26. Lovely, would love to visit that shop x

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  27. I love So-Cal, I live up North but have a lot of family down south. Those are some great pictures, I may have to visit that shop, it looks adorable!

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  28. Can't wait to see your treasures! Those are lovely homes. Gotta live without taking pics once in awhile!
    Brenda

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  29. Uh, I want to go there TODAY!


    Kelly

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  30. Oh I love that first picture of the thrift store - reminds me of my favorite one up in my neck of the woods and I think that the first 'warmer' day we get I may have to pay a visit!

    Michelle
    New England Style

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  31. I live in Ventura County! You're right about downtown. It's one of my favorite places. Maybe some day we'll run into each other! :)

    I'm a new blogger and a new follower :)

    www.simplicity-tracy.blogspot.com

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  32. So glad you had a nice trip...Ventura is one of my favorite get a ways from Santa Barbara...love this store, too!

    ~jermaine

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  33. I love the photo of the shop - and you say the photo doesn't even do the shop justice? It sounds like heaven to me!!

    Sarahx

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  34. I just love these photos! The shop looks really, really good. I'd love to visit.

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  36. I love the little teeny tiny verandas on the second pictures. I can imagine sitting there with just enough room for me, a small chair and a book. And possibly squeezing in a big mug of tea. Bliss!

    Sarahx

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  37. I would love to go to that store! I'm loving your blog - so glad I stumbled on it today!

    ~Sarah Wells

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  38. After I read your post, I emailed my friend in Ventura about this shop... and it turns out it is just a few blocks from her,and she goes there a lot-- what a fun coincidence!

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  39. This shop is my cup of tea! Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    A Shabby Moment in Time

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  40. Oh wow! Such beautiful pictures. Eye candy for sure!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  41. I have just been reading thru your blog and thought the pictures in this post looked familiar..I then read the captions (duh!) We were in Ventura 3 weekends ago!!! Hubby and I took a little trip to spend the day thrifting and I found American Antq's last time we went and loved it so I made him go again! We live in Torrance so Ventura is just a little drive and a nice getaway for us! Did you see the B&B they made in an old church? That is where we are staying next! What a fun coincidence! karen....

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