7.07.2011

Come Shopping With Me!

Let's see what's new at a couple of our local stores in Costa Mesa, California.  
We are all watching our wallets nowadays, but it is good to support local businesses and get ideas.
 First stop is a "casual living" store called Gatehouse.
I like the mix of pattern here and the detail of the coordinating micro piping on the pillows. 
They have great outdoor furniture and this burlap pillow is cute.
I bought this tunic...really airy for when we visit Florida.

Notice the symmetry and the pleasing placement of the frames?  
I was told that the lady who creates these tiny shell crusted pieces is legally blind.  Amazing.

Second stop...in same shopping center is a little home and garden store called Feathers.



 This pillow would be cute in my son's room.


Finally, I always like to swing by TJ Maxx/Home Goods in Costa Mesa.

Trendy style but reasonably priced.
Fun for a girl's room.  
Also at Home Goods...I bought two of the marble and shell trays below for our bathroom.  
It is a good place for bath accessories like towel bars, too.

Thanks for joining me on my shopping excursion!
Mary Ann

Participating in Pink Saturday

59 comments:

  1. Heavens to besty, I could spend all day in a store like that!! So many fabulous things, love the placement of frames as I am picture fanatic and love groupings of gorgeous frames....so much beautiful inspiration here!!

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  2. Oh, if I were rich and of course could be in that shop! :) Envy, total envy!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. Oh, how fun! I love all the different pillows too.
    Brenda

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  4. What a nice walk! It felt good window shopping and seeing all those beautiful things. I loved the pillows and the things at TJ Maxx! Lovely post. Hugs!

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  5. Amazing stores, love all the pillows, thank you for taking us shopping with you!
    XXX Ido

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  6. Love these shops, I could go crazy in them. The table with the picture frames and lamps is beautiful...I may steal some ideas!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. Lovely shops! I love some bargain hunting at Homegoods too! That's where I get a lot of accessories for photo shoots.

    Check out the Flokati give away on my blog!
    www.designinthewoods.blogspot.com

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  8. These shops look awesome! I need to get out of the house more. We have a new Home Goods that just opened near us. I love that store. It just puts me in a good mood right away!

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  9. What great shops and I need to go to Home Goods to see if we have the same pillows. Not that I need anymore. Kind of a little addiction I have.

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  10. What a great shopping excursion. I need to make it out by you and come shopping! :) I also love to support the local shops too. I love the gift wrapping they do, even when it's a little gift for yourself. It's fun! In your first shop, I loved the "kiss your life today" print. So true!

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  11. Makes me want to go shopping RIGHT NOW! There are so many wonderful beautiful things to look at! And hopefully bring a few things home!
    Have a PRETTY day!
    Kristin

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  12. What a great shopping tour!!...yes, pretty please, take me shopping, I love all your pics, the things are just terrific, I saw a lot I'll love to get! Thanks for the invite, hope you can visit. Hugs, FABBY

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  13. I love going virtual shopping with you! I guess it saves me money if I can't get to the shops myself!

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  14. Oh My ! I didn't see a thing I didn't like. Beautiful things!

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  15. I saw lots of things in these stores that I would have brought home w/me! I haven't been to Costa Mesa for about 4 years. I have to say that I did a little damage while I was there. Oh how I miss California weather-it's hot and humid here. Ick!
    Hope you're enjoying your summer. :-) Sue

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  16. cute! must stop by when I'm in OC.

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  17. I want all of those pillows on that bed! I'm ridiculous about pillows! Those fabrics make me want to go on a shopping spree! I'm kind of glad this place is far away :)
    Kelle
    xx

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  18. Ooh, do I love those shops! I am such an accessories crazed woman! Thanks for making me crazy! :)
    Best~
    Karen

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  19. What a beautiful shop! Those cushions are lovely! Enjoy the wonderful day, Kellie xx

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  20. Love all the inspiration. Thanks for including us on your outing ;) Your home is lovely by the way and I really like the pictures of the garden.

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  21. Ooooh, thank goodness I was just window shopping here!! Loved the first two local shops! And TJ Maxx and Home Goods are a weekly visit for me. You never know what you will find~

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  22. My girls and I love a little tour of TJMaxx just for a "look" and love the shops you have shown us.

    Enjoy your weekend, mon amie!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  23. Wow.. I'd go shopping with any day, any time! Look at your taste! Perfect!!!!


    Also, thank you so much for your super sweet comment yesterday, Mary Ann. I'm so happy, my friend. So happy!

    Have a blessed weekend.

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  24. Isn't it fun to shop with the camera?
    You and I would have too much fun...



    xo

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  25. I love shops like that and I also love when they let me take pictures - provided I ask friendly. I could spend all my days and money there ;-) Have a great weekend xo

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  26. I would love to go shopping with you at Gatehouse. :D

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  27. *** Mary Ann, looks like you had fun & found a neat place or two! Soooo, where did you do lunch???

    Am sending your blog to my sister (in Fullerton) and our niece (in San Diego), "just in case" they haven't seen/been to/discovered these places yet!...

    Soooooooo,

    ...many thanks!
    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  28. *** Just took another look at your pics (above)... "GATEHOUSE" n' FEATHERS, here I come!"~~~~ (And of course, ROGERS GARDENS... excuse the bit of drooling here!!! It's been just "toooo long!"...)~

    Seriously, what a good excuse to go visit my Sis!!! We ALWAYS have so much fun shopping for things for our houses!!! (BTW, sure like your Newport house... our old "stomping grounds" of my youth!!! Smiles!!!)... Thanks again, Linda ***

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  29. My kind of shopping Mary Ann! Adorable, the first shop you featured...she has our kind of taste...fun to see. Love the local small shops! Have a wonderful weekend ~ Kim

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  30. Thanks for the eye candy! Too many beautiful things...I need to take a drive up there soon. :)

    Linda

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  31. Hello,

    Thank you for sharing. I could spend the day in these stores. Such pretty things.
    Take care,
    Claudia

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  32. Thanks for taking us shopping with you. It has been a fun trip! :) I really love all the pillows you featured today, they are really pretty!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. You have a really beautiful blog! A new follower.

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  33. We are told if you shop, shop locally.

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  34. I wish I had shops like this where I live. I would do some serious damage in there! Love the offerings.

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  35. This is my idea of the perfect day. Adore the pillows and all of the wonderful picture frames. Have a great weekend!!

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  36. Looks like a shop to check out when I'm in OC!
    I like the same things you did!!!

    Happy Summer,
    Thanks for the tour.
    xo,
    Gail
    casualloveselegance

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  37. What great stores! Love the cruise pillow and the one with all the CA beach names! Would love to have that one to remind me of all my favorite places! Looks like you had a fun day, so many beautiful things!
    Thanks for visiting!
    Rebecca

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  38. Oh so many pretty things in there ♥

    I could seriously roam in there and forget about the world outside for a day.

    Have a nice weekend!

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  39. Mary Ann, I shopped right along with you and brought back some fabulous ideas! Love the orchid with the succulents all round!
    Wonderful post!
    I am a new follower, find your blog on my sidebar! Beautiful!
    Yvonne

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  40. How lucky to have lived in so many beautiful places. I would love to have the pillow with the bike on it.

    Have a wonderful Pink Saturday and a blessed week.

    Love, Light, & Harmony ~ CindyLew

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  41. Oh my goodness, so many beautiful things! I adore picture frames so my heart skipped a beat on that picture...in fact, just looking at all your photos it might be a while before I recover. Beautiful. I'm feeling a need to go shopping now. Thanks for all the fun.

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  42. Mary Ann-
    Love these stores. I wouldn't be able to watch my wallet here.I love the pillow in the last image of the first store, the blue and white porcelain in Feathers, and don't get me started on how much money I have spent in TJMax!
    Thank you for taking us on your shopping trip. Lovely shops.
    Have a great weekend.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  43. oh my goodness some beautiful items, lots of gorgeous pillows & some pretty porcelian too looks like a treasure trove of goodies

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  44. OOOOO thanks for taking me with you window shopping! That was fun. Can't wait to go along again!

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  45. Oh so much wonderful eye candy. There is certainly a ton to drool over. I so enjoyed seeing how they display things also. Great inspiration for my own collections. Hugs, Marty

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  46. Now I want to go to Home Goods. CA really does have the BEST local retail shops...really of the forefront of what is beautiful and new. Can't wait to drive over in a couple of weeks and do a little shopping myself.:)

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  47. Mary Ann,

    All you have to say is shopping and HomeGoods in the same sentence and I'm in. They are the best and have really come through for me as well as a place to send some clients too. Fun post!

    Bette

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  48. Yep...you and I could certainly do some damage together :) Love the last picture of the pillows at TJ Maxx......at my stores they have been lacking in that area lately!

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  49. I love the french inspired pillows!

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  50. Ooooh I want to go shopping with you in Costa Mesa, Mary Ann! Those first too shops look they are right up my alley. Fun shopping trip!

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  51. What lovely shops!! I don't ever remember seeing such beautiful vignettes in my local TJ Maxx - perhaps I need to pay a revisit!!

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  52. Oooh, so many great things - I love the coral patterned pillows in the first photo! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  53. Well, I see at least 20 things I'd be tempted to buy if I'd been on that shopping trip with you! So many pretty things. Love it! :-)

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  54. I feel like I went shopping right along with you (except that my wallet still has some cash left!).
    Love the pillows in the first photo.

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  55. Thank you for showing us these great shops. My favorite shop would be the Gatehouse because I love their retro designs.

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  56. I LOVE Gatehouse, but if you are watching your wallet, this is not the place to shop.

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