Tancredi & Morgen in my mind is in a class by itself. I have been in shops in the Napa and Sonoma Valley, Italy, Santa Barbara, and Maine. Quite honestly I have never been in a shop that compares to Tancredi & Morgen. The best part is it is in my own backyard . I have known Marsha and Roger Aldis for over twenty years and I appreciate the incredible amount of effort it takes to maintain the level of excellence that they have managed to achieve year after year.
I don’t always get by as often as I like but every single time I walk through the door I am awestruck. Marsha Aldis is quite honestly one of the most creative creatures on earth. Occasionally I will be patting myself on the back ( so to speak) for something I am particularly happy with and then I walk in her shop and am completely humbled.
Let’s see…she designs her own clothes (she was a apparel designer at one point by the way). I have several of her shirts hanging in my own closet. She also stocks a few bohemian boutique brands that strike her fancy from time to time.
She designs the most incredible pillows. I still have some of her earlier creations in my own home. I have had this pillow for probably 15 years and I still love it. It resides in my newly updated guest room at the moment.
She combines vintage fabrics with new to create one of a kind pillows that are in a class by themselves. Her latest creations are a mix of vintage suzani’s , crazy quilt pieces, and whatever else she finds interesting. I came looking for pillows for a client and left craving several for my own home.
While Marsha creates magic with her textiles Roger scours the globe for one of a kind treasures for the home and garden.
If you visit the Monterey Peninsula a trip to their shop is a must. You can keep up with what is happening and find directions here http://www.tancredimorgen.com/tancredimorgen.com/HOME.html. The Christmas season is a particularly delightful time to visit as Marsha creates one of a kind ornaments that can be treasured year after year. My tree is filled with them.
above images via the art of nothing