Friday, October 25, 2013

Wisteria Antiques And Gardens

 Last week my friend and I headed to Santa Cruz for a girl's overnight trip of site seeing, eating and shopping.
I had one thing on my mind, and that was to visit Wisteria!

 I was so afraid it wasn't there anymore, but to my surprise, it is better than I remembered.
Of course, the gardens and nursery are wonderful, but the little cottage is a delight.

Every room is filled to the max with gifts, collectibles, antiques and everything in between.

Like this bee pottery that caught my eye.

The dining room has a cow theme going on.

As you can see, every surface and every inch of space is merchandized. 

The living room with its stone fireplace is my favorite room though.

There is so much to see, that it overwhelms.
I could spend hours in the cottage.

Amazing pottery, amazing wooden candlesticks and amazing art!

As if the cottage isn't enough, in the back of the nursery there is a series of rooms, all attached to a wraparound porch that are packed with merchandise.

Each room has its own theme and color.
This is the turquoise room.

"Our beautiful vintage property provides a tranquil setting to shop for your home and garden. We feature French country antiques, decorative accessories, paintings, artwork, tables, chairs, buffets, sofas, armoires, beds, chandeliers, mirrors, tabletop, pillows, quilts, plants, garden décor, topiaries, fountains, benches, arbors, decorative pots, and much more." ~ Wisteria Website

I'll never forget the first time I visited Wisteria back in the day.
I was blown away!
Funny thing is, I still am!


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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous place to browse with a friend and a coffee!! xo

Katherine said...

Oh what a great place - could get lost for a bit of time in there.

Kathysue said...

Hi D!what a fun little trip,thanks for always giving me new places to visit! I think I see a trip in my future. Going to Half Moon Bay this weekend. Need some Kale and cyclamen for my Fall flower bed and a walk on the beach,
xo Kathysue

Cindy Deas said...

Love Wisteria! I was blown away on my first visit there, on a girlfriends wknd. also. My girlfriend from Santa Cruz knew just where to take me! I was in heaven and could have stayed for hours just trying to see every nook and cranny. I couldn't leave without a little treasure so, I bought a pretty little succulent in a basket. I haven't been back since that first visit but, I will never forget that place. I hope I make it back there someday!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love this place and every time I visit it is a pleasure and so much fun! They display the merchandise so fabulously. Totally charming.

Kristen Rettig said...

Agree, one of my favorite shops on the coast.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Went down there Sunday and feel in love. Grabbed my husband by the face, looked him in the eye and told him that we'll need to move to Santa Cruz so I can shop here always! Thanks for letting us know about this place and for the others in the Bay Area. Off to plot another weekend shopping blitz!

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