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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tea Leaf Cottage

As is our tradition, after having tea at Paris in a Cup tea house, Colleen and I cross the circle to the other side of Glassell to our favorite antique shop. It's called Tea Leaf Cottage. Just feast your eyes on the displays in the windows!
So much chic and shabbiness! White cottage chic! French Country, English cottage! What ever you're looking for, how ever you want to call it, it's in here!

As we walk in, we're greeted by Joan (the owner) and the Twisted Sisters. The Sisters are three antique boudoir dolls. Two of them have been around since the shop opened about 25 years ago. The third one, was recently added to the family.

This is a shop where you can find just about anything that's antique and white, silver or beige. And the combination of all these beautiful items is enough to make me swoon.

There are several dealers in this store, and all of them have the most beautiful and unique items. It's always a treasure hunt, or more accurately, a treasure find when we come in here.

Some of the things in the store are very "frugally" priced...

...Others, well, let's just say I'm waiting on winning the lotto. Isn't this display cabinet dreamy?!
Most of the things fall somewhere in between.

I'm only posting a few of the photos. This is a shop that has wondrous things tucked into every nook and cranny. AND you have to remember to look up. There's all kinds of things (like gorgeous chandeliers) hanging from the ceilings and walls.

My pictures really didn't do this shop any justice. I forgot to take pictures of the front counter that stock full of heavenly perfume bottles, rare trinkets, and of course, Joan, who is a doll to work with.
Tea Leaf Cottage is located at
141 N. Glassell
Orange, CA 92866
714 771-7752
It's a definite Must See if you're ever in the area.
Patricia :o)

I love everything in this store front window!!!


GardenofDaisies said...

What a great shop! So much to see!

Olive Cooper said...

You are right it is dreamy. I would have problems with impulse control! thanks for visiting me♥olive

vivalacabin said...

Be still my heart, and thank you for the delightful detour of my day!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful shop! I would love to visit! What a great name for a shop too! I can see what a linen lover you are too! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Eileen @ VintageandCottage said...

That was a fun tour. Wish i was anywhere near that lovely shop. Your vintage linens are fabulous. I have a vintage tablecloth/ linen collection I don't use nearly enough.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a GORGEOUS store, wow!
Beautiful pics. :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Trisha said...

Hello there! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment! Next time you happen to see a VS, go in and smell the laundry detergent for yourself-pretty sure you would love it! Your blog is beautiful!


RainGardener said...

WoW! What a great shop, I love it. Your're right I'll bet it has just about anything you could want. I don't get around to as many antique shops as I'd like to since I quit selling. I need to make more of an effort now that gardening is about through.
Yes, all of those flowers are blooming now and I took pictures of about 25 more that I didn't show. Granted, some are barely blooming at this point but still blooming! ;-) Thanks so much for stopping by, I really enjoy the company.

Farm Chick Paula said...

What a gorgeous place, Patricia! It's like a feast for the eyes!

Diane said...

Patricia, you made me feel so good today, to think you would have missed me, I needed that this Friday I was feeling a little off, and that was so touching. We need to meet up sometime we sure don't life too far I mean Orange County and Ventura County... we can pick a central spot for the two of us. 0x0x, Diane

Julie said...

Oh WOW! What a great shop. I would get lost in there!

Barbara Jean said...

Great pics sweetie.
Lots of good ideas for display at my little place.

regarding my back pain. lower back. been in 3 times to chiropractor. now bad headaches and sinuses giving me fits too. (not blaming chiro. mind you)
thanks for exercise idea. do you remember where on net you found them?


barbara jean

Pear tree cottage! said...

O! MY! GOSH! Patricia, you would never get me out of that wonderful shop.........I would only leave being dragged and ticking (smiles)

You lucky things!!! and the post before Paris in a Cup of Tea....heaven in a teacup I say!!


Denise said...

Enjoyed visiting with you.I also love vintage linen I have alot because none of my sisters wanted any that was passed down from both grandmothers and our Mom.Please drop by for a visit.Maybe I'll get some of it out for you.Denise