Today I have the pleasure of sharing some photographs with you of one of my absolute favorite shops. If you follow my blog, you know I mention Julie's shop often and it is where I purchased my to die for white ruffled tablecloth that I feature in a lot of my tablescapes. Just walking into this beautiful home and garden shop nestled in beautiful La Canada, California is like a breath of fresh air.
The above photograph is an arrangement Julie did for a recent home and garden tour. I want one of those for myself, don't you?
Julie carries many gift lines as well as fresh florals and plants. Everything in her shop looks like a magazine layout, doesn't it?
Everything is beautifully displayed. It is so evident this is a labor of love.
I'm in love with all the fabulous bird cages. The large one I have on my patio that you see in so many of my photos came from Julie's wonderful collection.
Her floral arrangements are amazing.
There are lots of little nests and plant stakes and cute little pots and towels and cards and books and linens and stationery....well, you get my point. There is something for everyone and every occasion.
It is rare to find privately owned shops like this in our corporate world. Most shops are the cookie cutter variety and after a while everything looks the same.
Very early on when I first started my blog, I wrote a couple of posts on the importance of shopping at small stores. I can't stress enough how important I think it is that we all shop in these specialty shops. They are a vibrant part of our communities and their uniqueness has so much to offer all of us. If you live in Southern California, Julie O'Keefe Home & Garden is located at 1367 Foothill Boulevard, La Canada, California. She is open 10:00 to 5:00 Tuesday through Saturday.
Thanks for "shopping" with me today. Isn't this little shop wonderful? I hope you enjoyed the tour as much as I did.
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