New Treasures at Veranda Antiques

Last time I was at Veranda Antiques, there was a whole lot of “moving and shaking” going on! Tom and Dave have moved their space and it is amazing! Trust me, when I say my top notch photography does not do their space, formerly the kitchen in this cottage, justice! Lora, the high priestess, is…

New at Veranda Antiques

Hello again! If you’re a lover of all things French, we have a new beauty, staying with us! From the late 1800’s, this amazing 12-light crystal chandy has been well cared for and in near-perfect condition. There are still crystals to be hung, but trust me, when I say this piece is truly stunning! These…

At Veranda Antiques This Week

Welcome back to Veranda! While I am the keeper of the shop today, I thought I’d give you another tour. You might see something you can’t live without! Or better yet, you might find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift…or gift certificate…for your sweetheart! I love this old original pastel. The frame is especially great! I’ll…

My Store’s Christmas Display

In just six weeks, my antique and vintage shop, will be opening, right at the beginning of the Christmas shopping and entertaining season! I’m so excited about this new adventure! I had a ton of things I coulda/shoulda been doing, but the paper puncher and glue stick somehow landed in my hands and off I…

Shabby Chic Give-Away!

As you may know, I’m involved in a long-term “love affair” with lamps! I hesitate to mention this on line, knowing disclosures like this may come back to haunt me one day, but… I visited one of my favorite vintage shops last week, on Palm Avenue, in Carmichael. There, I found a stunning lamp! It…

Homeward Bound

Sitting here in the airport, I reflect on my quick trip to the east coast. The main focus of the trip was to get my only daughter safely delivered to The U. S. Military Academy at West Point, in New York. This a national treasure, nestled in the forest along the Hudson River. Right about…

Confessions of a Lampaholic

No, there’s no 12-step program for lampaholics, but why would you need one? For me, lamps are a design accessory, not just a functional appliance for your home. While recessed ceiling lights are everywhere these days, they won’t “doll” up your home (or make you look as good) as a beautiful table lamp. I love…

Shopping Vintage in Old Town Fair Oaks

Old Town, Fair Oaks, is slowly becoming a shopping destination for vintage and antique collectors. It’s always had tons of charm and potential, and I’m happy to say it’s attracted two or three retailers that truly understand the art of display.