Saturday, September 8, 2007

Garden Memories

I'm sure by now you have heard me talk about my very favorite shop in Ventura, Garden Memories. I was up there today, and Barbara the owner was nice enough to let me take photos of her lovely shop.
She has the most fun, cute, different, charming, whimsical, and just plain wonderful items.
Barbara has a really good eye, and she has a way with merchandising just right.


I can go into her shop every week and find something new. It is never old or boring. She changes it often. This is where the owl in my last post came from.
As you look at these pictures, I hope you get a good feel for what it is like in Barbara's magical shop. I could spend hours there, just looking at every little thing. (Plus I love chatting with Barbara)

Here is what you will see as you walk through the door. She always has these beautiful little plants. (I have several)


Here is another Halloween owl, just like the one I purchased last week. Today I bought some Halloween garland that you can see above. It is silver mercury type glass with black and orange stars. (I love it)!!!

Look at her wonderful ribbon selection. It is so hard to resist.


I hope you enjoyed this little tour of Garden Memories. Maybe you can visit sometime.
Have a wonderful weekend!

30 comments:

KLKinFLA said...

What a fun shop...and Barbara sounds like a very nice person. Sweet of her to let you take photos. Thanks for sharing!
Karen

Storybook Woods said...

Wow what a wonderful shop. You very lucky. Clarice

Robolady said...

What a great little shop. Love the homey stuff. Got your card today, thank you. It was like a gift in and of itself. :)

Simply Me Art said...

O.K. HEAVEN!!! I am over to email you right Now. I NEED to know where she is Located? Hope your weekend is going well. Is the Cool down the BEST or what? Chat soon... Jamie

The French Nest said...

Rosemary,

I love the new look of your blog! And what a fabulous shop! No wonder it is one of your favourites.

Deb said...

Fantastic shop ~ I can see why it is one of your favourite places to visit.
Thank you for your kind comments left on my blog Rosemary, they are very appreciated.

Deb

Michelle said...

What a neat little shop! I'll have to take a drive on over sometime!

Thanks for the kind words about the auction crown, I always looks forward to you visiting my blog!

~Michelle

Robyn said...

How fun! Love the shop!

Marilyn said...

What a neat shop! Wouldn't it be fun to either own or work in a shop like this? I'd have to live there, though, or I'd never go home!!!!

Wanda said...

Thank Barbara for letting you share the pictures with us and thank you for taking the pictures - and sharing them with us! Trying to get my own shop open, I'm always interested in seeing how other people arrange things in their shops.

Lola Enchanted said...

What a lovely shop! I could spend hours in there! Thank you for sharing!!!~ Wonderful blog by the way!!!!~

Niesz Vintage Home said...

What a beautiful store. Such lovely items!

I'm a big ribbon fanatic, so I would probably spend way too much time and money in there. LOL

Thanks for the tour.
Kimberly :)

tongue in cheek said...

Wonderful shop, and you are right magical!

the fethered nest said...

Oooh, everything in that shop is hard to resist! What a wonderful place. All that lovely ribbon! Thanks for the tour!

Manuela

Jen said...

That looks like my kind of place. I'm so glad you shared. I just love seeing how people set up there shops, always thinking in the back of my mind that someday I would like to have one.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Now that's my kind of shop!!! A little bit of everything-lovely!!

Ginger said...

It is a beautiful shop. If I am not mistaking she was in a magazine a while ago and thats when I told my husband I would love to visit there. We live in Corona CA. so its not real close but a nice get away. I hope to visit it again real soon. I am new to your blog and I love it!

Michelle said...

just to let you know, I tagged you! Don't worry, it's a easy one. See my blog for details!

~Michelle

Inspired Tokens said...

I loved strolling through the shop, thank you for sharing a peak inside! I'll have to take note of it for my next visit to California.
It just looks lovely. Also, your Halloween Peek inspired me to start to put my items out...stop by my blog if you get a chance. I'll be posting picture for a few days of all my vignettes! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

What a sweet shop! Its so fun to find a great little treasure spot! Have a great Monday! Lisa :)

carole said...
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Stacey Steimle said...

ooh la la. I want to shop there!!!

carole said...

Hi Rosemary:
Lovely shop; great photographs. You have a bewitching blog.
I come and peek and never leave comments : )
I had to this time
Thank you
carole

carlene federer said...

Thanx for stopping by my blog and saying hi! Your blog is a ton of fun...LOVE that shop, I have to make it a point to get there next summer while we're on vaca!

The French Nest said...

Hi again Rosemary,

I just wanted to let you know that I just tagged you to play the middle name game. Come on over to my blog and read the details!

Kate

Felicia said...

What a fabulous shop :)

PAT said...

A great shop, I'd love to visit!

Pat

Susie Q said...

A shop after my own heart! Love it!

Hugs,
Sue

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

How fun~ we can window shop without leaving our chairs =D
Now, if you'll just do the grocery shopping as well.

Allison said...

That looks like such a fun shop. I can see why you love to go into it. Barbara is really good at displaying all of the goodies. Isn't it great to find that special store that you love to go into, and they always have fun new stuff.

allie
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