Tuesday, March 8, 2011

La Sirena Antiques

Hello everyone! Thanks for tuning in while I'm on vacation!
I really wanted to interrupt my fun to tell you about this wonderful store I stumbled on yesterday - La Sirena Antiques in Davenport CA - which is just a few miles north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1 - right across from the ocean. Doug and I had a few days in San Francisco and then picked up a car yesterday morning and started our drive down to Carmel. We loved the first part of the trip from SF to Santa Cruz - really beautiful, narrow highway along the curvy ocean front. We stopped in Davenport to grab a snack and a coffee - there were only a couple of caf├ęs and an antique store(which, of course, is good reason to stop anytime, anyplace!) It's funny because, as I walked into this wonderful store, it took me just a second to realize where I was - not sure how it all became so familiar, so quickly, but my intuition was right, and I found myself face to face with Kim Kempke, one of our Cartolina retailers who I happened to have spoken to on the phone a couple of times, amidst her amazing collection of treasures. It was a wonderful coincidence and a great opportunity to chat to a Cartolina buyer - and one with such good taste, no less! So Doug took some pictures and I drooled all over the vintage french fabulocity. Kim travels to France and brings back some very impressive pieces, everything from fine jewelry to brocante. And her store is so beautifully merchandised. Our Cartolina Cards looked so perfect amongst all the pretty vintage pieces. If you live in the Bay area or south towards Monterey I encourage you to take a short road trip to La Sirena Antiques. You will not be disappointed. And Kim, it was great to meet you - what lovely surprise!

La Sirena Antiques, 500 Highway one, Davenport, CA


Linda said...

What a gorgeous place to spend a few hours.

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

reading your post
made me envy you guys
how i'd love an
american roadtrip
right now
great shop


Julie said...

Looks like a place I could spend hours in! Glad you're having a great time! Enjoy.

Pinecone said...

I love Carmel...and that part of the country. I love a road trip too. Enjoy your time! Love the photos.

Kim said...

Fiona, what a great treat to meet you and Doug yesterday! Thanks you so much for having the intuition to wander in and sense our connection. Both of your artwork is nothing less than wonderful. Thanks for the lovely write up on your blog.
Here's to your continuing adventures!
Kindly, Kim

Cate said...

Fantastic store I bet you could spend hours in there! So glad you are having a great time!

Pamela Bates, Bates Mercantile Co. said...

Wow, so glad I found your blog. Beautiful pictures, wish I lived closer - I'd be at that antique store tomorrow!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

If I'm ever in Davenport, I will have to check it out!! Looks like a wonderful place.

stephaniesebastian said...

Looks beautiful there! Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

I live in Santa Cruz and haven't been there yet. Can't wait to visit next time I am up in Davenport!

Debra said...

Fiona, this shop looks incredible. Lucky you :)

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