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Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Field Trip~ Trouvé

I recently went looking for some Annie Sloan chalk paint. A local store called Trouvé carried the line of paints and waxes. So I made the trip. Upon entering the store I found so much more and was ever so happy to have my camera on hand.

My heart began to beat wildly when I spotted the French bottle drying rack.

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The antique bread boards were just gorgeous. The second one from the top was my favorite.

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On a bottom shelf in the linen area I spied a scalloped quilt that made me want to slumber under its beauty.

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One can never have enough white Faience and yellow confit pots.

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The collection of blue and white pottery was enviable but it was the sideboard that really caught my eye.

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I could just imagine it repurposed as a kitchen island. The patina up close was amazing.

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Out the back door still more treasures were waiting.

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Isn’t this antique birdhouse just so darling and quaint?

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There were of course a few quintessential French bistro tables scattered across the courtyard.

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Birdhouses or perhaps… patio lanterns.

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An antique market basket~ yes please.

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Across the courtyard is another area that offers clothing. I spied so many lovely frocks but my imagination was captured by the use of an iron headboard as a clothing rack.

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Spools of twine and jewelry. What more could a girl want?

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So go visit Joan and Krissie and tell them that I sent you.

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Happy Shopping,



4225 E. Camelback Rd Phoenix, AZ 85018

Tues - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


jeanette from everton terrace said...

I think it's best for my pocketbook if I stay away. The headboard for hanging clothes is pure genius, I love that. I might have to pin that yellow shelves with the white dishware, such a great pop and I'm a sucker for white.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

What a beautiful store! I wish you had discovered it about a month ago so I could have gone too!

KaseyQ said...

Ohhh that looks like so much fun! WIsh I lived in AZ! But alas, I am here in Virginia. I'll have to go treasure hunting elsewhere. :-)

Cristina Garay said...

That's a place full of treasures!! Love those chairs in the firts pic!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

A truly fabulous shop! Did you make it out of there with just paint?

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I have an identical iron headboard out in the garden...hmmmm.
Laura, once light my day with inspiration!

Karena said...

Oh my kind of shop Laura!! Did you get your ASCP paint and what color are you using!?

Art by Karena

It's All Connected said...

My finances would be in ruins if I went to that store. Oh, the vintage garden pieces! ~ Maureen

Pamela R said...

Oh my this shop is divine!! I would give almost anything for those vintage birdcages!

The Boston Lady said...

That shop looks lovely and fun, Laura. Did you get the ASCP? If so, which color? Ann

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great store, Laura! I'm sure I would have spent quite a bit of time there soaking that all up!

martinealison said...

Je me suis régalée aujourd'hui en me promenant dans votre blog... Tant de belles choses à admirer et d'idées à se souvenir...
Merci pour ce partage.
Gros bisous

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word. I am in love. I need to go and see what all they have. Looks like such a great place. Let me know when you want to play and we'll head to the GW. Hugs, Marty

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love Vuntage and the Market Basket would be in my kitchen with the sideboard. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Easter Tablescape. I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend.
XXOO Diane

chateau chic said...

Oh my, how did you resist buying?? That shop has fabulous stuff!! I'd have a hard time just window shopping in the store.
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin' my heart skipped a beat when I saw that charmin' little birdhouse. I'm smitten to say the least!

What a wonderful place!

Have yourself an awesomely blessed weekend sweetie!!! :o)

Kare said...

Their houses were photographed in the December issue of Traditional home a few years back. They were lovely!

The French Hutch said...

OH Laura, What a fabulous shop. I am sighing while strolling through your photographs. I love everything here. The pretty blues in the dining room and such gorgeous colors in the quilt. Love that! Shelves of faience would keep in looking all day. I love everything outside too……….."sigh"……….thanks for sharing.

The French Hutch

laxsupermom said...

Oh Wow! That place looks like an incredible place to shop! What incredible eye candy! Thanks for sharing.

Jill Elaine said...

I want one of those french bottle racks in the WORST way! Was it at all a reasonable price??
Arizona is on my top 5 list of places to visit. This winter was so hard on me mentally that I thought of you and Arizona daily I think. I'm coming one of these years I promise. I just cannot take Ohio's cold much longer.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a pretty shop! LOVE all the Frenchiness! And garden stuff! Thanks for taking us along!

joleneotten said...

What a gorgeous little store! I love local shoppes - they have such treasures in them. That sideboard is an absolute gem! So beautiful!

ImSoVintage said...

I'm trying to figure out if there is anything I don't like........hmmm. NOPE!!!!

French said...

wow, lots of great stuff...I have seen her on Cote de Texas I think? LOVE!!

Debbie said...

That's not a store; it's a little piece of Inspiration Heaven. Just one beautiful thing after the other.

Auntie Em said...

What a beautiful shop. It is waaayyy too far away from my home for me to ever visit but I love having the chance to see their beautiful store through your post.
Thank you so much for sharing! :)

jeanetteann said...

What an amazing place,wish we had somewhere like that here.
Love it all.
x jeanetteann

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

I love finding places like this. This is just an adorable place.

Eileen said...

What a treasure trove of items!
Wonderful I'd have been swooning all over that place.
Love the bistro set, and the urns!

Danielle said...

I would love to go browsing in this store. Wish I lived closer. Looks like a beautiful place : )


Little Leslie said...

This one of the most beautiful stores I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing it with us. And, re. the VW bus. It was the coolest one I'd ever seen. Have a good rest of the weekend.

Designs By Pinky said...

Blue and white is SO hard to find now, around here. I would have GRABBED one (or all) of those jars!!!!! And I have wanted a yellow confit pot for quite awhile. Great store!!! XO, Pinky