Thursday, January 6, 2011

Uniquely Chic

A few days before New Year's Eve, Mr. A and I spent a few quiet days in the wine country, decompressing from the Christmas holidays. We had a nice day in Healdsburg, just shopping around and eating!

One of our favorite stores we like to visit is Uniquely Chic. For 25 years it has been a flower shop, but now it is not only that, but also a boutique full of wonderful merchandise.

The old fashioned store front is pure eye candy and beckons anyone who walks by to enter.

Barbara, the owner has had a lot of fun filling up her shop and decorating it to the max, especially with anything burlap. She made these cute burlap curtains for her display window.

Lots of burlap and mercury glass together.

I was tempted to buy this trophy, even though it is a reproduction, but I don't need to start another collection!

There are quite a few pieces of furniture on display too, all refinished in a distressed cream color.

I couldn't help noticing all the little details. Barbara embellishes everything! Her talent for merchandising is evident, as I wanted just about everything in her store!

I did buy one of these candles for a friend. They are from Vintage Home Lifestyle, another Healdsburg antique dealer and fellow blogger. We met Cathleen this time last year at one of her barn sales. You can read about it here.

Although she has since moved to Napa, Cathleen still sells a lot of her wonderful candles at Uniquely Chic. Remember these burlap covered candles tied with a key? I still have a few from the barn sale and even attempted to make some myself.

It was Cathleen who introduced us to Barbara! This is where I found the front door wreathe, among other things over the past year.

I thought this burlap bulletin board was cool. Another project to try and duplicate.

The one thing I walked away from and can't get out of my head is this spice cabinet.
I just don't have a place to put it. Yet...

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Unknown said...

If I am ever in the area, I will make it a priority to stop at her shop. The texture, the beauty, it's all wonderful!

Thanks for sharing,


Blondie's Journal said...

What a wonderful shop...I would definitely walk out of there with quite a few items!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Lots of eye candy in there.
There is a shop here much like that. I stayed away from it during the holidays, because I knew I would want one of everything. :D

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a great shop. I do want a trophy collection. Those are great.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Delores,

Quite a lovely place. Combined with fresh flowers, especially some hyacinths or paperwhites, it creates heaven!

Isn't that the truth with falling in love with things you see and can't bring home because for lack of space...? But it lifts up our spirit too for strolling through such special shops!

Have a great week and if you like, come onto my blog's Benetti Yacht in Italy today...

Lots of love,

Mariette's Back to Basics

Anonymous said...

Beautiful place and pictures!!!
Kisses, Zondra Art

Honey at 2805 said...

What a lovely place!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh my! It's a good thing I am so far away! All of my favs...burlap, mercury glass and sheet music! And a belated Happy New Year...I'm up to my elbows in grandchildren! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Beautiful shop! Thanks for giving us the tour! We do have a trophy from my hubby's grandfather. I will post about it one of these days. You got me thinking:) XO, Pinky

Kathysue said...

Hi Delores! Love to shop vicariously through you. You have a keen eye for what you love and you know just how to place it perfectly in your home. I want 3 trophies, is that a collection? These are some great looking reproductions!! Loved shopping with you today!!! Even if it is in blogland,Kathysue

On Crooked Creek said...

What a beautiful shop! To take it all in . . .but NOT take it all home would certainly be difficult. Thank you for sharing this inspirational post with us!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my, such gorgeous eye candy and I would definitely have come home with that spice chest. Love it. She really does have a wonderful way of displaying her things. Gorgeous. Thanks for the tour. Hugs, Marty

Kathy Walker said...

What a lovely store...I will have to stop in the next time we are in the area. Great post!

Allison said...

I'm actually going to be in Healdsburg next weekend so will pop in this store. It looks gorgeous! I've spotted a few treasures I may need to check out.

Kathy said...

Beautiful shop, I just had lunch with a girlfriend who moved there!!! Too funny I was telling her about your Asti and she's been there!!! Small world..!

NanaDiana said...

What a treat that store is! And..I want to tell you---that spice cabinet...had I been there-well, let's just put it this way...I would have arm-wrestled you to the ground for it~ I can't believe you let that there- I KNOW it is calling your name! xxoo Diana

A Toile Tale said...

Delores -
You would make a great "picker" for me.....we're on the same wavelength! Lovely to share your sightseeing. Happy New Year.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Lori E said...

Love it all. What to choose? I have a spice box like in a brown wood but it was actually sold by Costco years ago for a garage workshop storage box. Not likely.

Marlis said...

Oh i loved all the ideas here. Absolutely charming. Thank you so much for sharing. If I ever get up there, I'll be sure to drop in!

Felicity & Emese said...

Kedves Dolores!

Gyönyörűek,csodálatosak a munkáid. Örülök, hogy rátaláltam a blogodra. Itthon szeretném összehasonlítani külföldi countryt a magyar country-val.
Ehhez használtam a képeidet a forrás megjelölésével.
Gratulálok és sok sikert kívánok további munkáidhoz!

Lizabeth said...

Boy talk about eye candy! I love the creativity some people have to displaying things. That was great to see, thanks for sharing! I wouldn't have gotten out of there without something in my hands!

Sue said...

What a great shop. You are lucky to have such inspiration near you....actually you are inspiration to me and you are right here a click away! Thanks for sharing.

bj said...

...go back and get it. it's waaay too cute to leave behind. :)

Katy Noelle said...

It looks like one of those magical places - some people are so talented to create such a place with so much style and feeling, don't you think?

The Tablescaper said...

It sounds like a marvelous weekend. Eating and shopping. What could be better? That is an amazing shop! Wish I lived closer.

- The Tablescaper

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I am so envious of the shopping you have available! Loving all of that burlap. Those tie-backs with the burlap "rosettes" are so cute! and, oh yes, that spice cabinet is wonderful! What a fun store! laurie

antonovich-home said...

Спасибо! Всё красиво и со вкусом!

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Hi Delores,
What a beautiful post on Barbara's shoppe. Your photos are just amazing. I have had so much fun being a part of the transition of the old timey COUNTRY DAISY to the "UNIQUELY CHIC" flower that it has blossumed into. Barbara is dear friend I hold close to my heart.
Now, we just have to get her to blog blog blog no matter where we are we can enjoy her wonderful shoppe.
Cathleen alyce
VINTAGE HOME lifestyle

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