I was in Los Gatos, California on business last week having dinner when my built-in rust radar spied these pieces of architectural salvage hung outside of a little shop.
As I got closer, I started to swoon as I realized that this place was just my thing.
All kinds of rusty metal, chippy paint, and great concrete garden statues; "Frank".
The owner's great eye for styling and appreciation for all things whimsical made this place unique and exciting.
Pink paint-washed shoes in a birdcage. If I didn't have to fly this stuff half way across the country, I would have done some serious damage.
I'm pretty sure that this is what heaven looks like.
I was with some coworkers and we had a dinner reservation, so I didn't have as much time as I would have liked to really explore.
The owner was terrific. It is so fun to share interior design styles with someone. They will always give you a fresh idea or some snappy inspiration. I have the sconce below in cream from where? The Curious Sofa, of course.
And this was a piece done by a local artist who is into shoes. The owner was explaining some of her other work. I love anything that incorporates broken dishes, of course.
And I did manage to squeeze this rusty sign into my suitcase. Please support local shops in your neck of the woods so we can all enjoy fabulous shops like Frank.