Monday, February 21, 2011

A Visit to Yankee Girl Antiques in Marin


Welcome to Yankee Girl Antiques!
Located in San Anselmo, California, it is one of my favorite antique stores to visit.
Why? Because it isn't a "junk store" or a "museum."

In other words, the merchandise is quality, and well priced.
Upon entering, I always have to just stop and take it all in. Everywhere you look, it's pure eye candy! There are 8 dealers here, all very cohesive in what they sell, so you get the feeling it's a one person store, not a collective.

If you're looking for a selection of items you collect, this is the place.

A selection of globes. I love the canisters! There is a huge selection of yellow ware...

...as well as Majolica and English Ironstone.

When I'm ready to start that collection of ironstone, this is where I'll come.
I would have started with that wonderful soup tureen.

More tureens!

What a beautiful vignette! I saw lots of old "Sunday Paintings" like above...

...and this one too.

There is a selection of good quality furniture, including European pine, American walnut, vintage wicker, authentic painted pieces and faux bamboo.
Isn't that bed exquisite?

It goes with this armoire that I would have bought! I've seen similar faux bamboo armoires or cabinets like this for well over $3000. This one sold for $1200, causing me even more remorse for the "one that got away!"

A nice three piece vintage wicker set, upholstered in grain sacks. I thought this was well priced at $1500. Perfect for a front porch.

One of the many nice lamps on display.

This pretty pair of crystal boudoir lamps looks amazing in this tabletop vignette.

I always gravitate to the alabaster lamps!

I left behind these roosters, telling myself the next poultry I add to my collection had better be alive!

A wonderful old birdcage.
Eventually, Mr. A had to "reel me in," as I could have stayed here for hours!

Here is my one purchase from Yankee Girl. A wicker nightstand. Very reasonably priced, probably because it's not in great shape, it is perfect for the pool house bedroom.
Actually, that's why we went to Yankee Girl in the first place. We were on the hunt for a nightstand. Mission accomplished!

A visit to Yankee Girl Antiques is well worth your while. Located just 14 miles north of San Francisco in quaint San Anselmo, it is also one of many antique stores there. Be sure to visit their website here. And if you do find yourself on the antique hunt in Marin and Sonoma County, Martha Stewart wrote an article which includes Yankee Girl here.

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18 comments:

Rebecca said...

I can see why you ♥ this place! There's a lot there that would fit nicely into OUR home! Globes, white soup tureens, lamps, vintage barkcloth fabrics....

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like the kind of place I would like to roam around in. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

I love shopping with you, where are we going next? Seriously you have the best shopping there, thanks for bringing me along!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Oh my! I could get lost in that place! So much pretty stuff!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, my I would need buckets of money to ship it all back. I love their English Ironstone collection. Love the alibaster lamps, too. So much eye candy. Need a trip to San Francisco.

NanaDiana said...

What a great looking shop! Love your little wicker table - a perfect find. I would have a hard time dragging myself out of there too! xxoo Diana

On Crooked Creek said...

Delores,
Your night stand is very charming and will make a great addition to your pool house decor. I'll be watching for a photo of it in the room! Thank you for sharing this elegant antique shop with us.
Fondly,
Pat

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, such beautiful things. It looks like a fabulous shop. Wish I lived closer. Your wicker nightstand looks amazing. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Delores, your wicker table was the just waiting for you to take it home. It will be perfect for the guest house. Thanks for taking us along. You've given me one more reason for a trip west. ;-)
I'm serving up cherries with a bit of tartan today. Stop by if you get the chance. ~ Sarah

Allison said...

Yankee Girl is one I frequent often. I'm not far from San Anselmo and love to drop it there. I lived in San Anselmo for 10 years and love the little town and cute shops. Speaking of alabaster lamps...I just got another one I absolutely am in love with. Delores, you got me hooked on these after I saw one of your posts many months ago. Love the wicker night stand you found. It looks perfect for your pool house bedroom.

cityfarmer said...

wait ... you actually laid eyes on all these treasures, in person??

stop it now

Allison Shops said...

I love Yankee Girl also. DD1 lives about 10 minutes from them, in the next town. I told her recently I needed to come back just to shop. I have to be careful though - shipping can make a good deal not so good!

Allison
Atticmag

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what a great looking place!! I am sure I could spend a good part of a day there shopping!

Bonnie said...

Loved the beautiful tour. Lovely items.

Designs By Pinky said...

OHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! That BED!!! It caught me eye right away! It is such a shame you missed the armoire too, I love it also. Anything bamboo steals my heart! This place looks wonderful, a real treasue trove of great things!!!! I ahve nevr been to Ca. but if I ever make it out there I will keep this in mind! Thanks for sharing this. Mr. S would ahve had to drag me out of there too:):) XO, Pinky PS, I just did a post, a table with some "bamboo"......

xinex said...

I could have stayed there forever too, Delores. Vanna sent me here. She said they have my garden French girl which is on my tablescape today and they do!. I wonder how much they were selling it for...Christine

Mary said...

OMG Delores, I must have been very close to that fabulous shop on Monday!!! We drove to Napa and Sonoma, stopping to visit friends near St. Helena, then tried to get in to Rutherford's for lunch but the 2 hour wait was impossible as we had much to see in one short day! I'll be posting on the visit this week. Wow, it was cold but I had a wonderful time.

Hope it's warmed up by now - Mary.

Char Woods said...

The owner, Deb Thea, is an old friend....and she's funny, warm and an awesome encyclopedia of antique knowledge.

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