Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Paris To The Moon Shopping with Cynthia

I wanted to share an adorable little shop that my precious friend Cynthia (she doesn't have a blog but, she NEEDS one) took me to after picking me up at the airport for my recent trip out to California. I landed at about noon & Cynthia cruised through the airport in her darling little BMW to scoop Cathy (my roommate for Les Sirenes Art Event) & I up to start our amazing days of fun. Cynthia, Cathy & I met in the spring when we all attended Petticoats & Parasols Art Event in Savannah Georgia. If you missed the posts for that & the previous ones of Les Sirenes just click on the bottom of my sidebar & look for the category ART EVENTS & there you will find out all about the WONDER of these AMAZING EVENTS! They are so much fun... but, now lets go shop.

Paris to the Moon is TINY but, packed with so much EYE CANDY! The shop is located at 172- Santa Ana AVE. in Costa Mesa, California 92627.
This is the adorable moon that sits HIGH a top an amoire filled with MANY goodies.
Here you can see another shot of the moon/armoire & some of the treasures. Click on the photo to enlarge it to see the details better.
Here is Cathy (left) Cynthia & me (of course in the back since I'm so blasted tall) visiting with the owner of the stores sister. She works at the store as well as does a lot of the design work & teaching some classes. Her name is Daniele Montecinos but, you might know her best as one of the designers of MANY of the crowns in the popular book Crown's & Tiaras. I almost got a copy of this from my book sharing buddy Lisa one night but, someone else in the Art Group scooped it up before I could get to it.
Here's the photo shoot picture of Daniele for the book.
The shop had a darling bridal display that had such wonderful detail work in the items. I'm not sure but, I think this is part of Goldburg Studio's line. Again, click to enlarge the photos to check out the detail work on these goodies!

Love the crown with the pearls, birds & bridal couple.
And since I was in town for a MERMAID themed event, I couldn't pass up this adorable display.
Another shell covered crown.
And these adorable little Princess Horse & Carriage sprinkled with LOTS of fine GLITTER making them every more magical!
Hope you enjoyed the tour & if you are in the area POP IN! Thank you Cynthia for starting off our shopping in such a great little gem.


Honey Lamb and I said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I want that book now too!!!!

Beth Leintz said...

Oh my gosh what a fun store- you bet I doubled clicked on all your pictures to catch all the details.

Bunnym said...

I will definitely make a stop there since I'm only a hop skip and a jump away....I'm excited!


Romancing The Bling said...

Hi Charlene!
What fun you ladies had! TY for sharing such a fun place. I love it that you are tall as we got to see your beautiful smile! :)
Thank you for stopping by my blog to leave a comment regarding my finds at the Candlestick Flea MArket. I would love to take you if you ever come to SF. This Flea MArket is usually the 3rd Sunday of the month. Of course, we also have the Alameda Flea Market, which is the 1st Sunday of the Month and is even larger (at least 500 vendors)!
Oops! I didn't mean to be so chatty! :)

Take care,

Hearts Turned said...

Ooooh! I need to find that sweet shop next time I'm down there! Love everything I saw--thanks for sharing the photos, Charlene!

How tall are you? I'm 5'11"--another tall one!

Hope you're having a wonderful night, my friend!


Karin said...

Guess who I met at Paper Tales this weekend!!! Did she send you the picture yet? Miss You!

Dorthe said...

Charlene, what a magical place to visit, love the crownes, -thanks for the beautifull tour.
xo, Dorthe

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Looks like a fun place to be, have fun!

Unknown said...

Oh I would love to own a shop like this HMMM But just in fantasy land I do not want to do all the work TEE HEE Thanks for sharing it with us ! Hugs Julie

Sandy Navarro said...

This little store is truly a treat for the eyes and just a few minutes from my office!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Charlene ~
Ohhhh that is such
a wonderful shop !
I have to go there
when I am in Southern


Jessi Nagy said...

hey doll
eeekk i love that store.
so many awesome finds.
hope to see you in Dallas in October

Maija said...

I have been, and I love that store! Did you go to the other in the back- the name escapes me?

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh Charlene, thanks for letting me know! Our kids are in Costa Mesa, and I can visit this store! YEAH! Let me know if you went to any other cool places in So. Cal. okay. Hope the big guy is doing well today. Love ya, Riki

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Jermaine said...

Thanks for sharing this adorable shop...I will look it up the next time I head south. I am so happy you stopped by FK and left a comment. I have been a pleasure to meet you and discover your delightful site. Hope you have a wonderful week.

~jermaine @ french-kissed

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LuLu Kellogg said...

I have that book and love it. When I am out there for Kim's next event, I will make sure to visit this wonderful place.

Please let me know how Honey is doing...I have been thinking of you.


Diane said...

Wow...I know I would love looking in there =)
The crowns look heavenly!

Vicki Chrisman said...

I have heard so much about it.. hope to get to actually get to go there sometime!!

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

WOW! What a great place to visit! I wish there was something like that around my area. How fun!

Diana said...

Oh this store certainly has some fabulous eye candy that is for sure. I have heard of it but haven't had the pleasure of experiencing it first hand. Looks as though you had yet another wonderful trip. I'm happy for you Charlene. Hugs

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