Monday, September 16, 2013

Not Your Average Hardware Store!

 Garrett's Ace Hardware in Healdsburg is not your average hardware store!
Along with the nuts and bolts, light bulbs and paint is an entire area dedicated to home decor that rivals anything I've ever seen.

 Appealing to a wine country aesthetic and lifestyle, this store has everything that fits that look.

 Fabulous prints...

...to tempt us bovine lovers!

 Natural linen and wicker furniture.

 Everything one would need to furnish a home in the wine country or elsewhere is right here!


I found lots of tablescape inspiration...

...and inspiring tables too.
How cool is this table with its iron base?

This very cool table was set with faux brown transferware.

A twig chandelier caught my eye.
Hmmm, where could I hang this?

They also carry a line of paper placemats, napkins and runners that I found rather exciting!

How fun to just roll out a paper runner for a rustic table or buffet.
No need to go to the dry cleaners!
(Horchow also carries these paper "linens" here.)

Along with all the trendy decor items and furniture, Garrett's also has...

Chickens!
Yes, my favorite thing to do after perusing the store for inspiration is to say hi to all the chickens!

And their resident cat, who I always look for to give a hug, but clearly doesn't want my affection!
Yes, Garrett Ace Hardware is not your average hardware store!

I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.

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31 comments:

Marsha Splenderosa said...

So much fun! We have our own rendition of this place, called Bering's, but without the chickens. Wonderful post, I'm smiling...

Libby said...

Love those bright yellow table linens paired with the sunflowers!
We have used the paper placemats and love them; also make great gifts!

Lori E said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh. Why oh why can't we have stores like that around here.
Those cow prints are fabulous. Actually everything in there is fabulous. I would have to rent a truck to get it all home.

KarenB said...

The paper products are from a company called Cake, I believe. You can order straight from their website. I didn't buy a roll for a Christmas present two years ago and just ordered it straight from them. I especially love the furniture in this store and all the bovine prints! Looks like great fun!

Chatfield Court said...

Wow, what a great store. I wish there were stores like that by me. Loved the twig chandelier and the lamps on the faux brown transferware table.

Thanks for sharing.
Kristi

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a wonderful store...I could live there!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Yes please. I'll take on of those stores in my neighbourhood. We have an Ace that is a bit more than the average... but nothing like this! Might have to show them this post :-)
Hugs, Gee

AntiqueChase said...

What a fun place!

gme said...

Oh how I wish my local Ace Hardware was like this! A funny thing they do have in common though is the cat. Actually our store has 2 cats and their names are "Ace" and "Hardware".

Susan said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!! What a fabulous store!! I Love, Love, Love the LAMPS on the table!! Everything is right up my alley when it comes to decor and I'm so envious!! I sure do wish my local ACE had this type of home decor.

Kathysue said...

Hi D! It looks like I need to take another trip up to Healdsburg! You always give us such wonderful eye candy. I saw a few things I would love to add to my home. I do love virtual shopping thru your eyes,
Happy Monday,
Kathysue

PS, I am in the middle of bringing out a touch of Fall decor. It all starts with the pillows for me. Come by to see them in my family room, if you have a chance.

Sarah Fettinger said...

I live in Healdsburg during the summer and I have passed this place 1000 times. Never went in. I am sorry I have to wait till next summer to check this out. Thanks for the post!!

Lisha said...

Now that is my kind of hardware store. The buyer for the store, has excellent taste.What a wonderful place.Thank you for the tour Delores!

Heather said...

All that fun decor within a hardware store? If I walked inside, I would have thought I had died and gone to heaven.

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Wow that is awsome

The Old Elf said...

Thank you so much for featuring this Ace Hardware store...so wish there was one like that here. The faux brown transferware caught my attention...I cannot afford the "real antique" kind and was hoping to find this transferware on the Net...however no luck. Do you know who manufacturers this product? This Ace store is so incredible...saw many great ideas. Again, thank you for posting this.

Warmly, Mary (The Old Elf)

sugarcreek said...

There's an Ace on Newbury Street in Boston...the storefront is pretty just by itself. Your Ace would be a dangerous place for my credit card, hubby would wonder why the fix-it portion of the budget has jumped.

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

What a fantastic store! Love the rustic/new vibes and all the animal prints and antiques. Lucky you to be close!
xo Nancy

The enchanted home said...

Fun shop! I could linger all day long in a place like that....

Elena said...

Goodness, there are several things in the photos that I would love to have!

Jill Cooper said...

Whoa! How wonderful. That chest of drawers is to die for! I love hardware stores anyway but that one would take me much longer than usual to look through LOLOLOL Thanks for sharing those pictures!

cindy hattersley design said...

How have I missed this place? I have been to Healdsburg a million times and seemed to have missed it...where is it?

Delores Arabian said...

Hi Cindy,
Garrett's Ace Hardware is on Dry Creek Road, across from Big John's Grocery Store. You have to go outside where the chickens are, where you'll find the plant nursery and then a separate building with their housewares. It's wonderful! ~Delores

Jacqueline said...

Oh, you are making me drool! What a fantastic place. I adore that "cool" table. Yes, definitely wonderful!

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

With a name like "Garrett's" it had to be great. LOL Now I have a new place to request a visit to when I visit Kathysue next. That place is amazing. Love the kitty. xxoo

Cynthia said...

Can you tell me who makes the black & white farm animal plates! Our Ace has nothing like this, & I love those plates

Style Sisters said...

Wow amazing hardware store...if only all hardware stores were like this. Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us.
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Karin

Wild Oak Designs said...

My husband and I are talking about a trip North, so of course I showed him this. We will have to go! Thanks for telling about it, it looks amazing!
Nancy

Heather said...

Wow! I'm in love - the styling at this hardware store rivals some of the showrooms at seasonal furniture markets.

Pamela said...

Our Ace has a mom section as well!;) It is not as amazing as this one though. So much to see and want.

malik aayan said...

What a gorgeous stor, i love it.The online Bed Shop

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