Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sauntering Into Summer!

Welcome Summer 2013 ~ We’re ready for you!
We have found the perfect seaside décor and accessories to add beaucoup coastal chic to your home and garden.
Everything and more for entertaining inside and out.
Come in and find your summer magique.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sur La Mer

Just in time to launch your nouveau summer look and fulfill all your entertaining needs ~ Our dealers have returned with loads from their scouting trips both here and abroad and we're filled to the brim with fabulous coastal décor and vintage accessories!
From upholstered linen and deconstructed furnishings to
vintage South of France wares and one-of-a-kind, amazing artisan creations ~
Our forecast is calling for ~ Amusant sous le soleil!
We hope to see you here soon! 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Magique dans le Jardin

It wasn’t difficult to wile away the hours this past week in the magnificent La Jolla garden that Vignettes was invited to stage for the fifteenth annual Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla.
In a seamless collaboration, our group, Barbara Gray of Cottage White, Karen Lampard of Café Paperie and Robin Mckeirnan of Vintage Beach House, wove our spell in, around and thru nature’s beautiful handiwork, always mindful that Mother Nature had to remain ~ center stage.
We knew what we had to do and we did it. From layering vintage European textiles on old wooden benches and bistro tables, to filling every vintage vessal with lavender to piling up stacks and stacks of antique gardening books to hanging and puddling the perfect Gatsby-esque curtains in the windows to our piece de resistance ~ transforming a potting shed into a gardener’s sanctuary ~ We left no stone unturned!
It was complete when Karen placed her original works of art within the sanctuary; drawings and watercolors of nature, botanical prints and hand-cut butterflies with threads for wings ~ all displayed in and around vintage glass cloches and propped against mossy pots. At that point, Mother Nature smiled.
Enjoy our labor of love

ONLY Barbara could manage to find the perfect
"Secret Garden" iron arbor!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The La Jolla Secret Garden Tour

Coming up this Saturday, May 18th from 10:00 to 4:00 is the
La Jolla Historical Society’s fifteenth annual Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla and the rare chance to stroll behind the garden gates of some of La Jolla’s loveliest private estates.
Once again, Barbara Gray of Cottage White Interiors invited Vignettes to be a part of this amazing event and so together with Barbara, there is: Karen Lampard of Café Paperie, Robin Mckeirnan of Vintage Beach House and myself, to make up this year’s fearless foursome staging and styling one of the fabulous, secluded gardens.
Join us and take in some of La Jolla’s best kept gardens.
Ticket information at
Or 858-459-5335
Here’s a behind the scenes sneak peek
as we work this week to prepare for the unveiling on Saturday.

Seeing Karen Lampard's AMAZING paper artistry alone
is worth the price of admission!