Doesn't Summerland sound like a wonderful place to spend a day in January?
It is! Steve and I took the kids up the coast to spend the day in Summerland yesterday.
I thought we would take you along as well!
The main street is lined with wonderful antique stores. Some of them are fairly pricey, but The French Market often has some reasonable treasures. They are moving up the block, so we were lucky enough to catch their moving sale!
I have a soft spot for Louis Vuitton luggage. It's classic and makes traveling a little more
As pretty on the inside as it is on the outside!
I thought this little French chair looked so pretty next to the English bamboo piece stacked with books and red urns on top.
There was a set of four of these chairs. Something about them really appealed to me.
I'd love to use them in a breakfast room.
I know this is crazy, but I was really tempted to buy this greenhouse.
I could see it completely re-done in my back yard, and it was half off!
Having images of spending several weekends rebuilding the greenhouse, Steve pulled me away, and we were off to Rue de Lillie Antiques.
As I mentioned in my last post, I am a big fan of spiral topiaries. I think they look charming on either side of the butter yellow dutch door.
All of the rooms in Rue de Lillie Antiques are painted different classic French colors like this
light robin's egg blue. Doesn't the day bed look inviting piled with white embroidered pillows?
The needle point pillows add a bit of color on this all white chair. It is hard to tell from this image,
but the chair is monogramed beautifully.
This transfer ware really stands out against the red paint color above the white wainscot.
I don't know if I would have been brave enough to paint walls this bright yellow, but it looked fantastically French with the blue and white cabinet and the red and white toile window treatment.
Behind the charming little cottage that houses Rue de Lillie Antiques is the sweetest little
garden (oops, forgot to tell Steve to move).
These old French shutter make a great backdrop for these topiaries and garden elements.
A vintage fountain is placed inside a large aluminum tub in from of a pair of old green gates.
The garden is filled with wonderful bird cages.
Let's go into the guest house....
Do you want to see where we went next? You'll have to come back tomorrow, because I