Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The French Nest

 While in Sonoma several weeks ago I stopped in a wonderful little shop, The French Nest.

It's located just off the square in downtown Sonoma.

It was such a surprise to discover that my friend Mary Jane works there on occasion and happened to be there that day!

It belongs to one of her girlfriends who she helps out once in a while.

Believe me when I tell you that she is totally in her element there!

We had so much fun shopping and catching up while my boys were next door wine tasting.

I took photos of several vignettes while she helped customers.


One of my favorite things was this mounted deer head.

I absolutely love how she either gilded or painted the antlers gold!


How clever to use an old railing to hold scarves!

 I thought the use of old paint brushes and cans to display jewelry was interesting.

I want to thank those of you who have left comments and emails about my brother. 

I am happy to tell you that he is recovering beautifully and truly has been given a new life!

Miracles do happen, he is living proof!


helen tilston said...

Hello Terry

I adore all the images of the shop you feature. My favourite is the green mirror but my absolute favourite picture of all is to see Stephen walking. Bravo.
Thank you Lord.

Helen xx

The enchanted home said...

What a store.....love love everything, am such a sucker for silver anything!
So happy your brother is doing well....wishing him a speedy recovery. Happy July 4th!

texas adam said...

Great photos and love the store. Your blog is fabulous! Thanks for sharing and glade your brother is doing well.

Kathysue said...

Oh my goodness, I have been out of the loop for the last few weeks. So glad about Stephen what a wonderful gift to your entire family! Love the French Nest!!! Great little store, Thanks for sharing,
xo Kathysue

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Hi there,
I too, have been "out of the loop". Your brother looks to be in great shape!
And the French Nest should make you the "resident photographer"! Beautiful shots of a beautiful shop! I need to be there!
Happy 4th!,

Anonymous said...

Wow - did your brother have a pancreas transplant? How wonderful. My 19 year old daughter has Type 1 diabetes - she is doing well, but you never know. I work at a college where a 19 year old boy died directly from Type 1! So scary -- so joyful to see that your brother truly is a miracle! Give him a hug from the Washburn family in St. Augustine, FL!!! Donna

Mr Paul said...

Oh this my idea of a great shop. I'm a flatware addict and could have so much fun here.

Just discovered your lovely blog and am now a new follower.

Paul :)