One of my favorite shops to visit while in L.A. is Bountiful in Venice. If you love romantic, shabby decor, then Sue Balmforth's gorgeous store will literally make you weak in the knees.
Many years ago, when I originally discovered Bountiful, it was at the height of Shabby Chic's popularity and the shop was filled to the rafters with beautiful shabby antiques. The prices were always on the steep side, but Sue had an incredible eye for finding just the prettiest things. Today, the shop has shifted it's focus a bit - more gift items like soaps and fragrances, but there are still many lovely antiques displayed throughout the shop.
This glass cabinet, lined with wallpaper and stacked with floral dishes, is just fabulous!
I will soooo be trying to replicate this look in my own home!
These tole trays were so pretty.
These pastel ones are getting harder and harder to find.
This old, chippy phone was so cool and such a great pale blue color!
Can you believe this collection of pedestal cake plates???
And this set of French chairs was TDF!
Bountiful has some of the most incredible chandeliers, too.
This one was HUGE!
There was a time (not so long ago) when vintage barkcloth pillows like these were selling for upwards of $200 and $300! These were part of the sidewalk sale...
The shop has glass apothecary jars filled with shells on every surface.
Very nice for that shabby, beachy look...and very appropriate for the shops' Venice location.
A wonderful wall display of jewelry and candles.
Look at these pretty soaps...
I love the packaging!
And some more pastel candles in the prettiest shades.
I apologize for posting so many photos, but Bountiful is truly "bountiful" and I wanted to share every little bit of it with you.