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Thursday, January 12, 2012

LA lovelies - It's all about glass

Part of my whole "get organized" plan is to tie up all those loose ends.  I realized I had some pictures from my Thanksgiving trip to LA that I've wanted to share...no time like the present!  Don't worry, I'm not going to bore you with every detail of the trip - just sharing a few pretty things I found that I think you might enjoy as well.
First, these gorgeous pressed glass cake stands.  I lost the card with the name of the shop but it's right on Abott Kinney in Venice - next to Intelligentsia for you LA folks.  If anyone is dying to know the place let me know and I'll do a more thorough search. 
The above image is of one of the display windows.  Doesn't it just beckon you to go and see more?  I did and I'm glad.  I was in my happy place.
The unbelievable part is that I managed to walk through this store (multiple times even) without breaking anything.  I'm a bit of a klutz.  Fortunately, I was carrying a small cross-body bag that helped keep me out of trouble.  I should mention I had a run-in the same week with a reindeer display at the grocery store.  I knocked poor Rudolph right over and let's just say Eric, an associate at the store, was not happy when he got paged for reindeer triage.  He looked at me and then at my big ole' bag and I just felt shame.  I felt the urge to express my annoyance with Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving but I bit my tongue. I don't think it would help the situation.  I digress....
Back to the glass...The lemon colored pieces were stunning, unfortunately the pic is not.  

Don't you want one of each one?  

Later that week I hit H.D. Buttercup with my sis (love that place).  My favorite part was the display of lights by Cisco Home.  
I want them all.  And, the large farm table. And, the two chairs behind. And, this phenomenal lavender bed I saw in the back. And...do you see a theme?  It's a dangerous place to visit.  Just be warned .
Finally, I found these precious blown glass bud vases that resemble my favorite Christmas ornaments.  Perfect gifts for those December birthdays and pretty all year long.  These stunners are at Floral Art (again on Abbott Kinney).

In other non-glass related events, the new Kelly Werstler shop had just opened when I was in town.  We were grabbing dinner down the street (Melrose this time - we did venture off Abott Kinney).  It was closed but I took a few shots through the windows because I thought the displays were great and very Kelly.

I mean, who doesn't want to see a woman standing on a large head?!

Oh, the restaurant we ate at down the street from KW's shop was Red O.  Fantastic Mexican cuisine that is not super easy to find for those of us on the east coast.   I had to keep myself from ordering multiples of the cucumber mint margaritas.  YUM. 

I enjoyed my little trip down memory lane.  Hope I didn't bore you to tears. Thanks for indulging me!


Gwen Driscoll said...

OK, I'm so sorry to do this to you...but I have to know about the glass place! Going to LA in Feb. Many thanks in advance!

Gramercy Home said...

I have the info for the shop with the cake stands: www.bountifulhome.com. It's just lovely!

A Lived in Home said...

I'm checking out the site too! Love the colored stands!


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