Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Archive Home



A few weeks before Christmas, when Kate was home visiting,
 she took us out to lunch to one of the charming little restaurants in Nyack, NY.
  She wanted me to see some of Nyack's shops and boutiques
 so we could do a little holiday shopping.

 While there I spied a little shop with eye catching window displays
 ...clearly there were vintage items and artsy vignettes...
...we had to explore!

The sign on the door said....Pop Up Shop.




Once inside, I was enthralled with the vintage treasures
 and delighted with the artful arrangements and creative vignettes
 that met the eye at every turn!




My mind was racing...
...as I imagined  how I could use this or that
 in my own arrangements at home or in my booth space. 
Oooo...who is the person or persons behind this wonderful collection of cool stuff?


That is when I met Christina Lane
 who, along with co-owners Bette Blau and Meryl Foster
 are the proprietors of this little shop which had just "popped up"!


Christina, who couldn't have been any friendlier and welcoming,
explained that she and Bette were prop stylists and that these treasures were the overflow...the inevitable wonderful leftovers from photo shoots and staging projects.




Wow!
My kind of place!
I loved it all....




Kate and Mr. Flea, my biggest fans...
embarrassed me a little and ...told Christina about my little blog
 and how all of this was right up my alley.


Back in December...
the two stylists had only just opened the shop  a few weeks earlier
 and were still trying to settle on a name for the store.

We shared a few laughs as Mr. Flea thought he was brilliant when
 he came up with his suggestion of calling the pop up shop...
The PROP -UP SHOP! 


But...I loved the name they selected...

ARCHIVE HOME



Take a look around...





Christina was enthusiastic when I asked if I could come back
 to take pictures for the blog...
      ...but it wasn't until last week that I finally was able to return.


 

The store front windows are so well done...intriguing...
...they draw you right in!


A fun collection of galvanized tin bait keepers.
 Pair one with a fishing pole and some cheery flowers
 for a welcoming summer vignette.




They also are now carrying some lovely new items.
Meryl Foster
 is responsible for the contemporary goods in the shop...

...like this collection of MUD dinnerware.
I love the soft colors and matte finish.





Beautiful Turkish towels...
...blues, grays, creams...



 Such a wonderful mix of interesting objects...
...this is the kind of place you have to stop in every week as you never know what you will find!














 Intriguing, right?

I knew you would love it!

You can find Archive Home on their Facebook page HERE
Please tell them I say hello and give their page a Like!

If you see something you must have,
 it just might be listed in their new Etsy shop HERE !

It turns out that Christina is a contributing editor to Country Living magazine.
 Why am I not surprised ! ?!

Hope you are well...
I am still busy cleaning out and decided to focus on that and hold off just a bit longer on re-stocking the Etsy shop.
:)

28 comments:

Judi D. said...

Be still my beating heart! This must be what heaven looks like. Sigh.

marie said...

Oh my...this looks like a wonderful place to explore! Thank you for sharing all the great photos!!

NMK said...

what a FUN shop !

Becky @ Vintage 541 said...

What an amazing shop...thanks for all the eye candy! I did check out and "like" their facebook and etsy!

Becky @ Vintage 541

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow this is a great shop. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us. I am hoping over to the Etsy site now.
Kris

Melissa said...

I only hope that my space looks this good one day! WOW!

Violets Are Blue said...

Wow! What an amazing treasure chest of a shop. If I lived close by the birdcage, glasses, turkish towels and perhaps some wonderful pieces of mud pottery would be in my trunk sooooo fast. Such a great store - I wish them tons of success! Patty/BC

June said...

What a wonderful shop Laura! The photos you took are so awesome that I don't feel so bad now that I will never be able to see it for myself :)
hugs from here....

Karen Albert said...

Laura what a treat and discovery! Thank you for so many images!; a delight!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Sue Marrazzo said...

'Wish your shop was close by!!!!

blog said...

I live 5 minutes from there and didn't know such a great place existed! Thanks for sharing!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Great! Maybe I'll see you there! You will love it!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Wish you could see it in person too Sue...but maybe their Etsy shop has something you like! Thanks so much for stopping by! Take care...

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

It was my pleasure Karena...so glad you enjoyed the eye candy ! Thanks for Stopping by and leaving kind words!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Never say never June !! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thanks so much Patty! There's always their Etsy shop! I know I had to use great self-control when I was there But even so I plan to go back soon!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

You are welcome Kris! Thanks for stopping by!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

For sure Judi !! :)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

It is wonderful Marie! Thanks for leaving kind words!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

FUN Is the right word!!!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thanks so much Becky!!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

This is surely the place to learn from Melissa the shop provides great inspiration

Carole said...

it should be called "This would be Laura's shop if she had one" It is so you. Love it!!!!! I remember you showing some of the pics on IG.
x
C

Sharon said...

Wow! Ideas galore! Thank you for posting. I love , LOVE, love all those perfect vignettes. It's like having a vignette 'textbook' to study for my own space. Thank YOU and thank you Archive Home!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thanks Carole...you are right...Archive Home fits my aesthetic perfectly! And Sharon...it truly is like have a vignette text book!

Andy's Attic said...

These are the Leftovers?? Such an incredible shop! I could spend hours there....wish it weren't clear across the country!! I must check the Etsy shop!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What an amazing place Laura...thanks for sharing with us!!

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