Friday, August 28, 2009

The Vintage Lady

Welcome. I am so glad that you stopped by. I am going to visit my friend, Cathy, who owns The Vintage Lady in Old Town Tustin. Come along with me and Bentley and we will visit her charming vintage shop and garden to see what she has been up to. Summer in Southern California is winding down and I wanted to visit her adorable garden one last time before she plants for fall.

Looks like Bentley has been patiently waiting for us.
Put on your walking shoes and off we go.

Her blue door is open and waiting for us to enter.

As we enter the front door we are greeted by a joyful quote painted on the wall.

Let's take a peek at some of her wonderful vintage treasurers.

Her shop is located in a tiny historical cottage and each room is painted a different color.

Let's pour a cup of tea and visit Cathy's little garden in back of her cottage. She teaches " Make It & Take It " garden classes and her specialty - Mini Fairy Gardens and heirloom flowers.

Cathy designs all of her special garden signs and has a local artist paint them for her. She takes custom orders for them.

The Vintage Lady is located at 434 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780

714 731-0422

You can visit Cathy at her new website and see more photos of her charming shop and garden on her flicker page. She also has a blog under construction.

I am so happy that you stopped by. I love to hear from you and sincerely appreciate that you have taken time to leave me a comment and follow my blog. If you have any questions or want to see me paint something special, please leave me a comment or send me an e-mail.

Now that fall is almost here, we will be painting lots of sunflowers, roosters, pumpkins and special FALL WELCOME signs with scare crows and fall flowers. We will bake pumpkin bread, plant fall flowers and visit shops decorated for fall and go on some fun road trips together.

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin


Anonymous said...

Hi Erin,

Darling shop and darling dog and blog. I can't wait until we do fall together.

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Hi Erin,
What a cute place! I love the miniature garden.

Hugs to you and Bentley,

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Hi Erin,
what a lovely shop, thanks for the tour! xo, suzy

Phyllis said...

That shop is my kind of place! I love finding indepents shops like that and always spread the word when I do.

Thanks for sharing your visit with us :)

Anonymous said...

My - my - my - what a darling litle shop. So fun that places like The Vintage Lady are still around.
Love Bentley - he is adorable.
Love, Brenda

Patty's Stitches said...

Thanks for letting me stroll along with you. Wow, what a wonderful shop to visit! It's a long way from Tennessee, so thanks for taking me along. I can't wait to see what it looks like in the fall! Don't forget to take us back there.

Lisa said...

What a precious shop! Thanks for allowing us to tag along.:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun post! I love the fairy garden and that little blue chair! OH MY! I really love it! Enjoy getting into Fall and all of the beautiful colors!

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Erin!

Loved the tour! That blue door is amazing!

And the slatted garden chair is a fav!

Thanks for your comments too...

love, kelee

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful place to visit for oodles of inspiration. I bet you could paint those vignettes all day. Your photographs are stunning. Have a lovely day.


Mary said...

My kind of place to treasure hunt - very pretty shop. Love the yellow tea set, the painted signs, and what a great idea to use a garden statue to hang jewelry!

Hope you and Bentley enjoy this early September week - bring on the cooler weather I say, then we can hunt in comfort! Have fun.

sandra Lee said...

What a beautiful shop...makes me really miss mine. I love her garden and can't wait for her blog to start up. Thank you for sharing this special place.

Mary said...

I think I have to drive to Tustin and visit this adorable place. Thanks so much for sharing...I'm making plans now. Bentley is adorable!


Debbie said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I'm loving it. I must visit your shop next time I am in CA. I live in Phoenix so I'm not too far away. I absolutely LOVE the garden signs and Christian expressions. Giving glory to God is what I always desire to do. So nice to meet you, Debbie of Heart Choices

Ruth Welter said...

What a fabulous shop Erin, I'm going to go and visit her site now.


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a charming place. I enjoyed visiting so much. laurie

Stacey said...

Hi Erin! What a fun shop. I would love to visit in person. Definitely heading to the online site. :)

Cathy Jarrell said...

hi erin!
thank you so much for doing this post... i really appreciate it!

love, cathy
the vintage lady

disa said...