Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Melrose Crawl Part VI ~ Melrose Vintage & Two Old Hippies


As we continue Crawling Melrose I'm taking you now to MELROSE VINTAGE.   The Architectural accents throughout the Shop are swoon worthy... my Love for Old Salvaged Doors...


And Old Salvaged Door Hardware have me absolutely Jonesin' for this Storage Cabinet created out of them!  Hiding your unsightly storage behind such a clever facade is pure genius!  And the entire cabinet needn't even be entirely built of Salvage... these doors could be cleverly disguising a modern Storage Unit, you'd never know unless you peeked inside.


And for those of you preparing a Nursery... well, the Inventory here is impressive.


I Loved this Romantic Shabby Chic Styled Crib...


And the bright, cheerful bedding and accessories.


Any Child would be visually stimulated and happy in such Lovely surroundings.


And for the Romantic in all of us there is plenty of Inventory as well...  I thought this Romantic Setting had a very Paris Apartment Vibe to it... I could imagine this being a perfect spot to pen Love Letters.


Yes, I'm very "Old School" like that... no E-Cards or E-Mails for me when I want to send an Intimate Personalized Heartfelt Message to those I Love.


And how could you not feel the Essence of Romance in such a Setting as this?  It's got all the whistles and bells for me at least... and that crumpled fabulous paper on the walls, I'm digging that too!


And of coarse "I Die" for a Wall Sconce like this one!  This is the perfect size and Styling for the Mobile Gypsy Studio I Hope to one day be able to own and Decorate... an Airstream with Attitude! *Winks*


And if you have Vintage Dress Form Love, well, they're scattered about the Shop as well, showcasing some of the delightful Lines of Fashions and Accessories available.


There is a wealth in fact of product selections... from Indoor Furnishings...


To Garden Furnishings...


A WIDE selection of Bedding, Linens, Pillows, Frames...


Antiques and Vintage Decor of all sorts...


Fabulous Chandies, Sconces, Mirrors...


Everything you could imagine for the Boudoir!


Gorgeous Candelabras and Lamps...


Architectural Salvage and Window Treatments...


Lampshades and Chandie Shades...


And if Elegant, Romantic and Shabby Chic is your leaning you will be in Heaven here I tell you... the Product Lines and Gorgeous Fabrics & Prints from such Romantic Designers as Rachel Ashwell & Cath Kidston are always available here.  Which is a big deal since you will not find them in the average Fabric Shop here in the Valley no matter how much Inventory they might have.


And if White Furniture to die for and Chippy Vintage is the Patina you adore, along with Serene Pastels... you've definitely come to the right place!


And the Bed Displays... well, they are so enticing it makes you want to climb in and take a Nap! *Smiles*  The Linens and Fabrics sold here are of the finest quality and much of the Furniture is Custom Upholstered in your choice of it.


But be prepared to be spoiled for Choice... because each lucious Fabric is likely to come in a vast array of Color Choices as well!   The only thing better than amazing Fabrics and Lace is to be able to have it in virtually a Rainbow of hues to choose from... each as delicious as the one before it!


There are numerous Ornate Vintage Iron Headboards...


Vintage Suitcases...


Fabulous Salvaged Columns, Victorian Gingerbread Architectural Pieces and Railings...


And if all that wasn't fantastic enough... there is also a HUGE Scrapbook Store and Craft Room portion of the Shop as well!!!  So for those of you who enjoy Creative Hobbies and Pursuits... the selection here is enormous and so well laid out, it will have anything you might need or want... AND they Host Classes throughout the year as well!


I "Heart" Cath Kidston and her Product Lines aren't as readily available around here as they are in Europe, so I was delighted to discover a Shop that carries it Locally!


And there are other European Treasures to be had here in the Shop as well... Loving this French Cannister Set and it was at a great price for such a complete and large set!


And if Vintage Industrial Chic is your 'thing'... they got it too!


I really enjoy this Lighting with an Industrial Flavor to it... and the one on a pulley was particularly unique and fun. 


And there are plenty of delightful Smalls scattered around the Shop as well to Feather your Nest with...


Or have sitting on a Nest in your Vignettes! *Winks*


There are bright, fun Party Supplies...


Millinery Trims... Fabric Trims... Totes... Sewing Notions...


And lots and lots of Inspiration and Ideas to get your own Creative Juices flowing...


They are Masterful at Creating the most Beautiful and Unique Banners, Bunting, Cards, Party Favors...


Seasonal Decorations...


And they carry all of the wonderful Stampington Magazine Series and several Popular Designer and Styling Books.


And all of this Shopping and Crawling up and down Melrose has definitely made me Hungry... so we'll walk just a few Shops away to have some of the most amazing Bread Pudding you'll ever Hope to find outside of your own Gramma's Kitchen... at a Groovy little Restaurant that I just Love called TWO OLD HIPPIES


The portions are enormous {over half was already eaten before I remember to take a pix of it! LOL}... and they serve hearty Breakfasts as well, so stop by early before you even do the Crawl... or pop in for a satisfying Lunch after you've worked up an appetite during your Shop-A-Thon! *Smiles*


And the Interior Decor will definitely give you a flashback and take you on a Magic Carpet Ride back to the 60's and 70's... with Iconic Posters plastered all over the walls as wallpaper, old License Plates and Schtick and Vintage Kitsch everywhere you look... picture an Old Hippie Beach Shack serving up tasty home cooked Meals for everyone dropping by to hang out and chill!  And the prices will take you back to The Day too... you won't leave hungry or broke... and it doesn't get any better than that now does it? *Winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian 

3 comments:

  1. love it all! would love to go there. the light blue pillow with the ruffle is gorgeous!!
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  2. It seems like a person could just spend hours and hours looking around there. I love those French canisters :)

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  3. Everywhere you go I see a dress form...I wish I could find one that easy up here....Your crawls are fun!! :)

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