Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Treasured Home…my latest discovery!


Don’t you love discovering a new, stylish place to shop?

Especially when it’s filled with unique antique pieces and charming items for your home?

Well, yesterday I finally had a chance to stop by and say “Hi” to my fellow blogger Barbara Bussey, who is the owner of The Treasured Home. And I was so impressed. Seriously, if you’re in the vicinity of Fair Oaks and Sunrise Boulevard you have to pull in and see what Barbara’s done in only three months.


This is her new place.

Don’t you love that black and white striped valance?

Barbara’s got wonderful taste and it’s obvious in the way she decorates her shop. When Kirsten and I walked in, it was all decked for Spring with glorious shades of green everywhere.


Are you looking for something special to create a pretty tablescape? There’s plenty to choose from here. Books, designer placemats, pieces of silver and glassware…


Toile and rich oriental rugs warm up the shop and make it feel cozy.


And I love these oversized lighting fixtures from Ikea, don’t you?

Barbara blends old and new to create such a fun personality for her shop. Psss…ask her about those floors when you stop in, you’ll never believe what they are.


When we arrived Barbara was getting ready to teach one of her painting classes. She’s so busy, running her shop and teaching classes…and on her spare time she’s always on the hunt for something special at flea markets and garage sales.

We stopped in unannounced—my camera in tow-- and she was so gracious and warm.


She has a small studio set up in her shop for her furniture painting classes and it’s a great chance to meet other creative women while learning how to spruce up your latest project.


This is a shot of some of the Maison Blanche (Chalk-Based) and Miss Mustard Seed’s (Milk) paint that she carries in her store.


These pillows initially caught my eye, but then I fell in love with this vintage crib. What a wonderful way to display her pillows…


It was hard to know where to focus my camera…


I wanted to show you all the cool items but there was just too much.


Hmmm… I could see these adorable moss flowers dangling over my Easter dining table…


and nothing makes me happier than seeing a crusty old urn for sale…


I think this chair would look pretty next to my white painted bricks.


Have you been invited to dinner lately?

I think these heart-shaped sachets made with vintage fabric would make a pretty hostess gift.


Besides items for your home, there’s some pretty jewelry displayed in vintage frames filled with chicken wire and hanging on the walls. And while we were there, Kirsten bought a pair of lovely earrings. Kirsten is my friend who seriously cannot pass up a jewelry counter without buying something. (Don’t worry, her hubby never reads this!)


This piece of shabby chic beauty was out front. Now wouldn’t this look great decorated with moss and a bunny for Easter?

I hope you liked my little tour. If you get a chance to visit Barbara, please tell her “Hi” for me!

Right now I’m off to finish some painting. And then I’m working on a few springtime floral arrangements with Kristen for our first little job. Yay!

Here’s where we were yesterday, doesn’t it look like a slice of heaven?


Here’s Kirsten in a thick coat because it’s refrigerated in there!

I’ll keep you posted….






Art and Sand said...

My brother/sister- in- law live in the pocket area of Sacramento. Is the shop near there? We won't be going up to visit them for awhile, but when we do visit them, I would love to drop by that shop.

I think I need to make some cute little hearts like those.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW what a fabulous place to shop!! So much eye candy!! I love that little metal urn too!

Leslie Harris said...

Hi Carol. If you were in the Pocket area you'd just hop on the 50 freeway and get off on Sunrise Blvd. I'd say it's about a 25-30 minute drive depending on traffic. But once you get there, there's some nice shops in Old Fair Oaks Village too.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Oh my! What a wonderful place full of gorgeous eye candy! Makes me wish I lived anywhere near there! Thank you for sharing this. The inspiration is overwhelming!

Sarah said...

What fun to see inside Barbara's beautiful shop. I'm a longtime follower of Barbara's blog. She has great style. I love the crusty urn and that piece out front. Great idea to add a some moss and a bunny.

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Hello dear Leslie!
Thanks so much for dropping by yesterday! I wish I would have had a chance to show you around and talk with you longer! And thanks for showing everyone around the place!
Until we meet again, take care!

michele said...

love that crib full of pillows. what a find! thanks for the intro and letting us tag along shopping.



Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Ooh ... my kind of place.

Gypsy Heart said...

What a wonderful place to browse and wish! Did you make a purchase? I simply adore all the flowers ~ makes me happy. I used to live in Ft. Worth and there was a flower market very near, open to the public. I would go by there before I went to the nursing home to see my mother and buy huge bunches of flowers. Besides putting them in mother's room, I would give them to the nurses at the front desk and two other ladies that I had known forever. I really think I enjoyed the experience more than they did. :)


Linda said...

Oh how lovely!! I could spend a fortune in there!!!!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Leslie, I loved getting a glimpse of her shot. I'll take a few of those moss flowers! How cute!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

truly something for every taste! wonderful

Anonymous said...

Well the next time I'm up there I'll stop in for sure!! Beautiful store! Are you really going to leave us hanging on what the floor material is?

The Divorced Lady's Companion to Living in Italy said...

I loved that open red cupboard. I have so many sculptures hidden away that I'd love to show off. I'd love to pop by! Luckily I've found a similar place on the way to Padova which I might have to check out.. Xcat

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I wish I lived close by to shop. Love that crusty urn. I have been following Barbara for quite some time.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh what a lovely shop! I would love to spend some time there! And have fun with all those lovely flowers!

Monica said...

This looks amazing! I bet that it was hard for you to not leave with bundles!

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