Sunday, December 27, 2009

Fa la la fabulous.....

A few days before Christmas, hubby and I stopped in
old town Glendale for lunch.
My son lives close by so I spend quite a bit of time in the area.

I have to tell you that I must wander around with blinders on because
I never went into The Cottage Garden.
Well, we went in and I was in Heaven.
This shop is absolutely amazing.

Next year, you will probably see a picture looking something
like this in a magazine.
Well, not really like this. They have REAL photographers but you get the idea.

The Cottage Garden and The Cottage Garden 2,
will be featured in Sunset (one of my fav's).

This is Carol, the owner of both stores.
We started to chat about blogs.
Carol has a lovely blog you have to visit.

I asked if I could take some pictures and the following is just a sample of what I saw....

The picture below is of The Cottage Garden 2 which has clothing,
and all sorts of FABULOUS things.

Front porch.

I love what Carol did with this market cart.
I didn't get any pictures inside of The Cottage Garden2
because the memory card was full.

Now, I have a very good excuse to go back-hehe.

I am keeping my eyes wide open. If I have missed a treasure
trove like this, what else have I missed?

Note to self: pay attention and stay in the moment.


Theresa said...

Oh Barb, I wanna go there! I am headed over to pay her a visit:) Thanks for the pictures! Looks like a wonderful day! Hugs from Georgia!

Judy said...

Hi Barb, don't you love discovering places you've missed time after time. I think we have all done that being in such a hurry to get where we are going. I discovered a shop not too long ago that I've seen but never taken the time to go into. Such fun! Happy New Year.

Blondie's Journal said...

Both shops look wonderful, Barb! Your pictures do look like they are from a magazine! I will have to visit her blog!


My Grama's Soul said...

Hey - You are an AZ blogger. That is great! I have been to that cottage store in Old Glendale, and I agree, the shop is to fabulous.

I''m going to go back there soon!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Barb my dearest! How are you? Did you have a great Christmas? Ours was spectacular! Old Glendale, heh? I was born and raised in L.A. and I never went to Old Glendale, but a great friend of mine and I used to frequent Old Orange County...Have you been there? I wonder if it is still in tact; great antique stores and do you know that I often dream of the streets. It was magical. Check it out! Thank you for your comments are very special to me. God bless you, your husband and your precious boys. I hope everyone is well. Bisous, Anita

alice said...

Hey Barb, Glad you stopped this go round and I stopped in your blog! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
smiles, alice

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

MUCHo inspiration!

Carol Migray said...

Hi Barb, Thanks you for the great post about my shops. You are a sweetheart for doing that. Hope you enjoyed your visit to Glendale and hope to see you again soon when you are back in town. Have a blessed New Year. Carol

Unknown said...

Your Christmas decorating is so beautiful, absolutely breathtaking. Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas, and for sharing all these beautiful details.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Barb!
Wow girl, this is my first visit to your beautiful blog and I just love it. I've been to France, Nice, Italy and Monacco and I love looking at your photos of them...makes me just want to go back there soooo bad!
I love the little cottage(s)...I could have stayed on the cute front porch, I cannot imagine how the inside would have really taken my breath away.
Continue traveling so you can take us along ;)
Happy New Year~
everything vintage

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

AH! That's right, you are in AZ! WEll, it sure is beautiful! I didn't remember Glendale Calif. being very beautiful....:)

Have a great one, Barb! Anita

Jeanie said...

What a totally magical place! Oh, thank you for taking us there! Happy New Year!

Queen "B" said...

Aloha...thanks for the fun and I appreciate your efforts to share, since I am so far away it is fun to see what others are up to:)
Aloha and Happy New Year

Kathy said...

Oh this little Cottage Garden shop has everything I would love! I am very inspired by all the cute displays. Thank you for making a post about your shopping trip on your blog.

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