I was tipped off by my blogging friend that there is a fantastic little shoppe in my area.
Roses and Rutabagas. As I have many days to do a little browsing by myself - i decided i would make myself "in the neighborhood".
for my local friends....
you must go.
33771 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford BCThis little vintage buggy greets you on the sidewalk.
inside the door your eyes don't know what to look at first.
A smile creeps up on your face.
This is a great store.
There are special touches that have obviously been hand chosen by the owner.
A certain "je nai se quoi" embodies the space. handbags, garments and those pretty rings, bracelets, and little pillows and lovely furniture with colored glass knobs. Chandeliers as pretty as special dinner rings hang like crowns from the ceiling.
I simply must buy a little something....
but what to choose?
|There are touches of that iconic Audrey -|
Keeping an eye on your shopping choices.
A little french flair
A little whimsy
I so want shoppes like these to flourish.
| This large daybed was absolutely fantastic. |
I truly wanted this one.
The white leather was so soft....
and the legs throne-like.
|Here's my parcel. Charlie has been waiting patiently in the car for me.|
The parcel is carefully
wrapped for even the few things I bought.
Its the little things that make a shoppe.
I love a nice bag.
|This glass heart magnify's whatever you put it on top of.|
I love it.
I have an "X and an O" that I put under it
to magnify the hugs and kisses of course.
(A Guess promo magazine. Isn't she a beauty)
|Now this is a Julie piece. New it right away. |
A turquoise crystal
to add to my colored glass collection.
I have it hanging over the dining table, tied to the light fixture with a piece of ribbon.
Sounds odd - but that's normal for me.
|And a black & white pillow. Colors are right - but bought it mostly because every house must have a mouse.|
This accent pillow just works in my place.
I will take that too please......
Cha Ching goes the cash register.
But the total was not that extravagant either!
Good job staying on budget for those browsing days.
A few thank you's and some good byes. A mention that "I will bring my girlfriends with me next time"...
and "do you mind if I take a few pictures on my i-phone for my blog?"
"Of course not" says the lovely girl behind the counter.
What a nice experience.
Outside the shoppe and now - and just down the street is another great stop. Tracycakes Bakery.
You can have high tea and order a lunch service of fantastic little finger sandwiches and petite desserts. All served on a tiered glass platter.
There are so many great shoppes and eatery's that are run by wonderful people who love what they do. Where you find one - you will likely find another.
I say, help them survive by supporting them whenever you can. They are an important part of our communities.
Bookmark this suggestion in your little black book under
road trip. "roses & rutabagas"
then lunch at Traceycakes. Bring a friend.
Lights out. Good nite.