Venice beach Vintage …

Kim and I went shopping over the weekend to get some home prouducts and to purchase some vintage clothes . So with our coffees in hand we walked up and down Abbot Kinney blvd. and found this amazing little cottage.   Tumbleweed & Dandelion. So we went in and we loved every details of this amazing place !           Venice 055I love the signs and thought the cottage decor was a perfect mix of shabby chic with beachy chic. I enjoyed the bedroom where we found some amazing fabrics that I will be using for some pillows and throws for my Etsy shop.  I loved the distress  Venice beach signs they had everywhere and some really cool girls asked us to take there pictures.                  Venice 042 Venice 043 Venice 045 Venice 046 Venice 041The white distressed  chest was aged to perfection. And the linens were thick and priced well. I loved the stack of pillows on the bed and thought , I could live here ! Onward to the outside where the decor was as amazing as the inside !              Venice 028 Venice 029 Venice 030 Venice 027 Venice 039Well if you make it to Venice Beach make sure you stop by and see this beachy chic cottage.   Kim and I  will be doing a lot more shopping here. Next post more shops from Venice Beach !

San Clemente antiques & decor

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More shops from our last weekend jaunt, San Clemente antiques and decor , a  very eclectic antique shop filled with wonderful displays, I really enjoyed this store. The handmade burlap bags were priced right at about  $40 each, a great bag for the beach !

Have a fun weekend shopping !

214 Del Mar #B
San Clemente, CA  92672

(949) 498-2992
(949) 366-0390 Fax

Shopping in Chicago …

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I have been away for a while,  but I am back in time for some summer fun. Just got back from Chicago and it stormed the entire time we were there. But I  had a great time shopping at Lincoln Square. The shops there in that part of town are truly unique.  The Merz apothecary shop had more herbs, and herbal remedies than I have  ever seen in one place. I walked out with some coconut oil, they say its great for your skin and hair . This shop was established in 1875.  Being the hat person I am I had to stop and get that cute beige hat with the black ribbon. A great buy and the perfect hat for the beach.  I always stop at Pot Bellys when I am in Chicago and have a wreck sandwich with an ice tea. This sandwich shop is so homely. This large sandwich chain started out as an antique store and the owners decided to make some sandwiches for the customers. Now it’s one of  Chicago’s largest sandwich shop ! Chicago was a great place to visit but  I am so glad to get back to sunny California !

Hope everyone is having a great summer !

Remnants of the Past Vintage Show…#2

Mary Salaber of Glorie…

I loved her antique silver wares,

you can reach Mary at

The very talented mother and daughter team of the Lipstick Gypsy

You can reach The Lipstick Gypsy at

Jenny Karp of Glitterfarm, organic glamour

Jenny uses tea stain coffee filters for her banners . Wow ! I think I will run home and tea stain some coffee filters , and try my hand at these wonderful paper projects . Simply amazing .

Next posts the inside booths.

Remnants of the Past Vintage Show…

“The Thrill of the HUNT, and the Reward of the HARVEST….It’s the October 2012 Remnants of the Past Vintage show”…I invite you to come share in our celebration of all things antique and vintage, salvaged and reimagined , 75 vendors from across the nation will gather in the heart of California’s beautiful Central Coast at the Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo. These creative artisans will be displaying their beautiful wares ! Judy

I couldn’t have imagine that this show would be so impressive as these inspiring vendors with their beautiful displays. Wow so much talent at one show ,I loved every minute of meeting this wonderful group of artisans, and seeing their beautiful vintage and antique items. A picture is worth a thousand words so grab a cup of coffee , relax and enjoy !

The women of ,  Just Cuz Creations …


You can reach Just Cuz Creations at

Sweet Young Things by Emily Young

You can reach Sweet Young Thing here at

I was so very thrilled to meet Johan & Trinidad from


I spent a lot of time talking with Johan , he told me his job wasn’t easy driving all over the south of France looking for unique antiques to sell at his shows. I personally would love travel to the south of France and explore the antique flea markets. What a life !


More of show tomorrow…

xoxo Sacred Cheryl

Boho Tea Photo Shoot…







Styling, design and photography by Cheryl

I have a closet down stairs full of Venice Beach bohemain clothes(now which is my shop space & Etsy shop) and hats so when Danielle wanted a photo shoot I just had her come over and I dressed her with my hat, top, jean skirt, belt and shoes. I use this Ralp Lauren sette a lot for my shoots. Old books and teacup from my local thrift store.

Summerland Garden Style…

I have always loved going to Summerland, California. It’s a whimsical place with beautiful cottage style houses and wonderful antique shops filled with imports from Europe. One of my favorite shops  is Botanik. It’s filled with wonderful garden style items for your home…. You can see this post on my other blog..thepapermystique

Have a wonderful day

xoxo Cheryl

Review of 2011 by wordpress…

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people.  This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2011.  If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2011, there were 132 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 281 posts. There were 1148 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2gb. That’s about 3 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was June 21st with 307 views.

The most popular post that day was Venice Beach shopping…”The Bountiful”.

Thank-you wordpress, and a big  thank-you to all of you who have stopped by to visit my blog. I have had some request for more pictures of Costal Beach shopping and alfresco dinning at cafes.  I will be heading to the local beaches a lot in 2012, to post my latest finds so please join me and have a wonderful 2012 !                                                         

xoxo Cheryl

Christmas Tea Time….

The table is set and it’s Christmas tea time…

Al fresco tea table setting and…

A Whimsical Christmas Tea table by Cheryl  …

Every tea cup has a tag with the guest name…

A snowflake cupcake by Dora…

and she made these beautiful little Christmas jewels cupcakes that were so divine.

The girls loved my big stock pot of Sassafras herbal tea with cloves.

Barbara demonstrated wonderful recipes from The Pampered Chef…you can find her website here

and Brianna lovely Frills were such the hit, I had to buy theses beautiful tiles for my Christmas table.

We handled out some beautiful tea gifts from Maria’s Antiques while the women ate Dora’s wonderful cupcakes .

A special thanks to Dora, Barbara and  Brianna for making this a relaxing and magical Christmas tea event…hope to see everyone next year.

Next post my wine Christmas table, and how to have a kitchen tea.

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