Thursday, January 10, 2013

Weekend in the Wine Country

We have always loved the Sonoma Wine Country but have not been for a visit in awhile.  Our children gave us a weekend in Healdsburg at the beautiful Le Mars Hotel for Christmas lucky us!!
We stopped in Sonoma on our way up on Friday and dropped in on a couple of our favorite haunts. I always love visiting Sonoma Country Antiques. The shop is packed full of antiques, architectural items and home accessories.  I always find some thing interesting for myself or one of my clients. I wouldn’t think of going to Sonoma without stopping.

                                  They do an incredible job with their displays.  I loved this arrangement with the oversized Santo.
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This deer head hanging on old shutters was calling my name.  I think I am going to try this little vignette at my lake house!
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Look at all the fabulous goodies they have stacked on top of this oversized cupboard.  They make it look so easy don’t they?!!
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They always have tons of wine related antique and vintage finds.  Aren’t these gathering baskets great?  I would love to take one of these home to hang in our wine cellar.

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I am crazy about this long oval table (sorry about the horrible photo…left my good camera at home).  I wish I knew someone who needed thislove it!

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If  you make a trip to the wine country you will definately want to stop by. They have a revolving inventory of antique and one of a kind items for your home.  For more information go to their website here http://www.sonomaantiques.com/
Literally across the street from Sonoma Country is Cornerstone Sonoma a unique venue, for garden, home, special events, wine tasting and dining.
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Inside CornerStone is one of my favorite haunts Tesoro Home and Garden.
I worked on a house in Silverado a few years back and I always stopped and visited their tiny storefront in St. Helena.  They have now moved to Cornerstone where they have the room to display display the artistry of floral designer Paul Stokey and Staff. They too have wonderful inspirational displays and unique decorative accessories for the home.  For more information and how to find them go here http://tesoroflowers.com/
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I thought this display was extremely clever.  Simple square floral vases in three sizes filled with tea lights.  I could see simple greens wound around for a less contemporary look as well.  I loved this!

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                                  Next stop Artefact Design and Salvage also located within the confines of Cornerstone.


This photo from their website says it all. They specialize in architectural items, and decorative objects crafted from salvaged materials.

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You can see the variety and depth of the objects offered.  Many things are very large scale creating maximum impact. The displays and designs are the genius of owner and founder Dave Allen. Notice the spoon chandelier in my photo below.
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                                If I were to walk out with one item I would have nabbed this fabulous Santo
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For more information on their wares or directions visit their website http://www.artefactdesignsalvage.com/.
Our last stop before heading up to Healdsburg Chateau Sonoma.  Owner Sarah Anderson always has wonderful vintage and unique objects for the home that delight and surprise shoppers.

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How about this French Train Station Clock?  Wouldn’t this make a fabulous statement piece in your home or garden?

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Lovely cabinet filled with the gorgeous  Astierre de Villatte dinnerware. I will take the whole cupboard full thank you!!
If you would like more information on the lines they carry and their services please check out their website here
I hope you enjoyed my day trip to Sonoma.  More wine country shops to follow in one of my next posts!

7 comments:

  1. Oh, yes, I absolutely enjoyed this post and am so happy you took the time to chronicle all this beauty. Those little rectangle vases just called my name too. I love love love Sonoma (but not Napa) and wish I could move there, but it's not in Texas so I guess that won't happen :)'s. Wonderful post!!

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  2. Thanks for taking me into that beautiful shop! I loved every picture! all I needed was the wine!!! Loved the long oval table I have similar chairs just like the one in that picture and I am ready to toss them to the curb! ever feel like that?

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  3. One of these days I will make it out there. I will save this post in my travel file. I love shops like this - thanks for sharing!
    xo,
    Phyllis
    ps What nice kids you have!

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  4. I haven't been there in 25 years....and its not that far from me. I'm glad you had a good time...great gift!

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  5. We love the Sonoma Valley and get there once or twice a year. You mentioned some of our favorite haunts....such fabulous style...and in wine country-what's not to love??
    Enjoy your trip. We are just back from the holidays in London and Paris...dreamy stuff!
    Happy 2013!! xx, Heather

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  6. That looks like a dream day for me. I am in Virginia and dreaming of Sonoma Valley someday!
    xo Nancy
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