Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Maison d'Etre


There are so many wonderful shops in my "neighborhood"

but Maison d'Etre has always remained one of my favorites.

The shop owner, Fred, has THE most amazing eye.

But what caught my eye, froze me in my tracks and took my breath away was this...


with La Dolfina under her arm!

My heart is still pounding.


Dovecote Decor said...

Thank you for taking us shopping in your neighborhood. Oui, the mermaid would make me smile everyday, especially with La Dolphina!

vignette design said...

Uh, you need that mermaid Terri! Thanks for the tour. What caught my eye was the alabaster lamp. Also, love the faux bamboo hall tree.
xo Delores

Marie said...

I like shops like this one too, you'll never get bored with all the unique items they have.:D

That mermaid is really nice, thanks for the mini tour.:D

Happy Tuesday and I am your newest follower!:D

Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
& Life According to Marie.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

You must have her! The tad bit of blue paint still on the tail is great. She must have been terribly expensive to still be lounging in that store and what a charming store it is. I like the artwork I see in the backgrounds. Can't say I loved that odd chair though...

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE that store, and go there quite often. I really, really want that little tray(with the humming bird, wearing a little jacket) that is in the picture with your mermaid. I have been wanting it forever.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I can see why; it's full of nick nacks and delightful little things. That 'K' is amazing!

Kathysue said...

Oh Terri, did she come home with you? I think she would look amazing in your backyard!!! She is so La Dolfina!!! Kathysue

Pamela Hunt Lee said...

I am surprised the mermaid did not swim out the door with you...www.pamelahuntlee.com

Nita Stacy said...

Oh...you need that mermaid! She needs to swim home with you.

ashlina {the decorista} said...

alright! thats it. i cant wait till you get to LA so we can go play! i can literally walk to the hotel you are staying from my apartment....what are the dates again? call me and lets make plans.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Terri you NEED that Mermaid.

Fred I think I love you ~ xx

Gaia said...

I wish I could have so many wnderful shops in my neighborhood too!
How are you?

thanks for taking care of my blog while I'm away!!!


Theresa Cheek said...

Oh, what a fabulous shoppe! I picked up the "Cake" placemats at the deYoung museum recently. I saw many brands I am loyal to. Great post.

Privet and Holly said...

Gosh, I think it's
good that I'm in
the Midwest or you
and I could get into
some serious {and fun!}
trouble in your neighborhood
if THIS is representative
of the shops! What a
gorgeous place!
xx Suzanne

Hamptontoes said...

Oh, I could get lost in a shop like that...thanks for sharing! I spotted mermaid bookends at the NYIGF...they are adorable!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Talk about a WOW Factor!!! Spectacular shop.
It is so funny because one of the pictures I'm going to post soon is a mermaid from an antique shop...and as soon as I saw her I thought of your La Dolfina blog! It was my first reaction! And spending time on your blog tonight I thought of Vignette Design as soon as I saw that sweet alabaster lamp. Thank you so much for the wonderful tour of this spectacular shop. I have to ask...did the mermaid make her way to your house? Gotta ask!

La Dolfina said...

Thank you all for your comments and your wish that the beautiful mermaid swam home with me but alas, she was out of my reach... who knows maybe one day if Fred ever tires of her, perhaps we can strike a deal or do a trade. Believe me, if I could afford her I wouldn't have left without her. At least I have these photos to love :)

Unknown said...

Love Fred's finds!!!! And those mermaids!!
xoxo Elizabeth

Tuuli - Lumo Lifestyle said...

Again a fun place, would love to browse there.