Friday, April 30, 2010

Summer House


After the estate sale we made our way back down


to the picturesque town of Sausalito.

 


I lived in Marin County back in the 1970's with my Father after my parents divorced.


We lived in Mill Valley, which is where we headed next.



As you enter Mill Valley you drive past Mt. Tamalpias High School where I attended my freshman year.


After a lunch of jalapeno & pear flatbread and arugula salad we headed over to Summer House  


























Summer House actually has 2 stores in Mill Valley, not too far apart from each other...


We were greeted at the door by Lewis. 
Apparently everyone in Mill Valley knows Lewis.


Astier de Villatte French Pottery













If you find yourself in or near Mill Valley you really should visit Summer House...  it's pretty great!

24 comments:

Stacy said...

I'll have to make a stop at Summer House (and bring my wallet!) next time we head up to San Francisco!

lisa golightly said...

Hey huckleberry friend, the bay may be wider than a mile, but because of your posts I swear I will be crossing it in style ... one day ! *sigh* LOVE all that lighting !!! See ya Sunday Sunday Sunday !!!

Lily Lemontree said...

Wow, I must visit these areas in the near future, they look idyllic! And it looks like they are a great place to do some shopping! I will have to leave my husband at home!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Debby Lee said...

Love the wire chairs, the skinny cook sign, & Lewis! I wanted to visit Sausilito when we went to San Fran but we ran out of time. Have a great weekend. xo

Kathysue said...

terril, I think Mill Valley is going on my day trip list of places to go. I loved those shops. I spied that basket trunk end table. It reminded me of the big one at White Elep. I still think about that day and what fun it was. so much eye candy. Did you bring home any pretties? I don't thnk I could have resisted something!! xoxo Kathysue

Privet and Holly said...

Dreaming of the Golden Gate....and Sausilito....it's been about four years since I was in the SF area....too long! Summer House looks like a dream. xx P&H

1 Funky Woman said...

Ooooh, maybe this will have to be a stop for when I'm there in August! Amazing things, what did you buy? Loving the don't trust a Skinny Cook sign!

ashlina said...

NEVER TRUST A SKINNY COOK...i love it! clark and i were just talking about how i want him to be a good a cook as your hubby! ;) lol
you know...when i lived in SFO, i was hanging out in Marin half the time. i adore it over there. beautiful days...i bet you had a blast. i wanna come visit you! and SHOP!
have a beautiful weekend!!! xo

Beach House Living said...

We have a store called "Summerhouse" too that carries some industrial looking items. The true vintage pieces are for display only, too bad.

That's an interesting lamp with the black shade.

FrenchBlue said...

Terry,
Summerhouse looks right up my alley:)
Love it every inch! What did you buy?
XO

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, I love that area of the the California coast! Looks like such a wonderful trip, thanks for the virtual vacation! Cheers!

lisaroy said...

ok, Mill Valley is my next destination!! and can I just have the entire store??? seriously, this is stimulation overload! xx

fairmaiden said...

Oh I must! I just found you this week...I grew up in the Bay Area...my parents still own the home I lived in from age 2-17. My mom's favorite Aunt lived in Alameda on 8th street...we spent alot of time in that tiny lil cottage across the street from the seashore and park. I live in the suburbs of our Capitol city now. but S.F was my teenage stomping grounds...I loved to go dancing at the clubs...it will always be my Paris!

so nice to meet you La Dolfina...ox~ Fairmaiden

ashlina said...

i left a little something for you on my blog today...come see come see. xo

The Zhush said...

There is a store with the same name near here...but not nearly half as cool as this one! Who has more fun than you and your Mom? I want that skinny cook sign AND all the white French pottery!

Kerry said...

I love these tours you take us on, to places I've only ever heard or read about. Always makes me want to jump on a plane! I don't know if those lotus pods are silver or not, but I'm getting my silver leaf on to two I have...thank you for the inspiration..I would never have thought to do that! Enjoy the weekend in your beautiful part of the world.

fairmaiden said...

Therese...Oh I wish I could come this weekend and hang out with you!!!! Gotta stay here and take care of my girls...the guys took a guy trip to Yosemite for the weekend. My oldest, Holly, and I are having some corona's with homemade pizza then we are going to watch 'It's Complicated'. I will most definetly let you know whenever I am coming your way so we could meet up. I miss the Bay Area...I do! I think it has been a year since I've been there. Have a great weekend. ox~ Kerrie

Carly Anne said...

That industrial work lamp is incredible! I'm redoing my office space-it would be so perfect. : p

XO
Carly

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La Petite Gallery said...

Enjoyed this post so much. What a wonderful tour. I would love to really see Calif. I have been there twice. So many pretty places to see.
Thanks,
Yvonne

Cashon&Co said...

okay Terri, there you go again, going to all these exceptional places without me!!! where you went to High School looks like a resort! wow! our's looked like an office building w/ absestoes....and that was private school! maybe I need to move to N. California, everything there is so much prettier. I am loving all these places. you need to do a shoppers guide in Print!!

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

Oh i love all these photos,, It looks like such a wonderful trip. I love that sign" Never trust a skinny cook" haha I'd love that in my house :)

xoxo
Edyta

Elizabeth said...

Oh my gah. I have died and gone to heaven! What a perfect place! And two close to each other even :)

Gift registry said...

The place is wonderful. Have a great day!

Copy Cat Chic said...

I used to live in Mill Valley too AND I also went to Tam High my freshman year. We moved to the East Bay after that and I finished up High School at Piedmont. But I'm so glad I grew up in Mill Valley, I love that place although I don't remember it being this cute growing up :)