Monday, August 17, 2009

Half Moon Bay Part I

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I've really been doing the staycation thing this summer. A week ago it was Monterey for the day and this past Saturday, Lauren, her friend and I went to Half Moon Bay for the day. It's only about a 45 minute drive from my apartment.

This was one of the few nice shops there. It's called Quintessence and it's located on Main Street in Half Moon Bay. They also have a shop in Menlo Park, California for those of you in Northern California.
I love French Country Decor! My problem is I like a lot of different styles of decorating! I want them all!





I LOVE this white mirror (above)!!! I didn't even notice it when I was in the store! Isn't it gorgeous!
Tomorrow I share some more pictures from my staycation trip to Half Moon Bay.

40 comments:

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

SUCH BEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRING PHOTOS!
I WISH WE HAD PRETTY SHOPS LIKE THE ONE YOU JUST SHOWED US, HERE IN ENGLAND!
CAN`T WAIT TO SEE MORE...

ENJOY LIFE`S SIMPLE TREASURES,
DEBBIE MOSS

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...

Hi Cindy. Staycations are great, especially these days. Thanks for sharing all these photographs; I really should get to Half Moon Bay at some point. Have a great week! ~Arleen

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
another great shop. You have lots to see and close to home I am sure.
we are having a heat wave here and I don't want to go anywhere until it cools off.

Carolyn

common ground said...

Oh Cindy, I'm just in love with those lambs! I did a post recently with just a smidgen of my collection. I have at least one more to do. I'm with you on "staycations". Less money, and you aren't exhausted when you get home! LOL.
Debra

Love the Decor! said...

Beautiful shop! I love my small town, but shopping is almost non existent! Thanks for sharing. I could almost feel as if I were there. :)

Peggy said...

Cindy, Thank you for sharing the great shopping in Half Moon Bay. I almost feel like I was there. How lucky to have such great shops. Our little town in western PA has a few "country" stores, but we don't have anything like you pictured. What fun it was to browse with you. Peggy from PA

Esther Sunday said...

Oh, girl. Now you are hitting home! Born and raised in HMB as you may recall! Parents still there. When I go visit, one thing I do is walk from Pillar Point Harbor all the way to HMB along the coastline, have coffee on Main St. and then browse all these shops! Then my pops drives down and picks me up. Memories, memories!!!! Can't wait to see more pics!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

My kind of shop. Sure do like those birdcages. Thanks for sharing.

Rhondi said...

What a beautiful shop. Everything looks VERY expensive! I love the birdcages.

Linda said...

Cindy I love your pictures. So glad you got to go on a "staycation",...those can be fun,and less tiring.

I wanted to know if I can use your cute little "Please no blog awards" picture to post on my blog?

I get awards and then I don't have the time to post them and pass them on, cuz I am so unsavvy when it comes to tech stuff, that it takes me forever to try to do those. I do appreciate them and don't want to hurt anyone's feelings and I thought that was a cute way to not accept them.

Thanks,...let me know.
Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Hello Cindy! Gorgeous shop! Lovely pictures! I'm new to blogging.. but have been following yours for quite some time. You are always so inspiring! Thanks for sharing & looking forward to seeing part 2!
Hope you have a wonderful week!
~ Teresa

just a little bit shabby said...

OOOOOO! I'll take one of everything!Great shop, great pictures! Thanks for sharing! Staycations give you more money to spend on get "stuff"!!
Sandy

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Nice shop with great decorating items! Hope you are enjoying your "staycation"!
~Patti

Jennifer Froh said...

What a beautiful shop! I LOVE those lambs in the first picture!!! They are precious!
Hope you'll stop by my blog and say hi :)
Jenny

Susie Q said...

I love that screen in the first shots...and those toile drapes...sigh. I have GOT to get going on our bedroom!

Beverly said...

What a wonderful store. I believe I could stay in there for hours. And, those birdcages are gorgeous.

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Cindy; I really love all the beautiful things in the shops. I don't think I have one kind of style either,,, so many lovely things to see an touch,,, oh to be able to buy one of every thing...lol;;; can't wait to see more..

Hugs;
Alaura

Cindy said...

That looks like a wonderful place to visit. I love a look into these great shops via the internet. Hugs Cindy S

Pug1 said...

The lambs are adorable! CHEERS! Michele

Tammy518 said...

That looks like such a neat store. I would definitely get into trouble there!

Chatelaine said...

Another great store. I also like many styles of decor. Sometimes pulling it all together is a challenge. I've found rotating my
"stuff" works best and friends like it because there's always something interesting to look at.

Jacqueline said...

On a holiday to California from England a good few years ago now, we visited Half Moon Bay and went to a restaurant called Papa Georgios which has been a very dear memory to me...it was wonderful.. I think that we must pay a return visit to see these gorgeous shops. XXXX

Beach Vintage said...

oohhh, I love that big pale green birdcage and the birdy cushions.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Cindy, lucky for us, we live where many come to vacation. ;)

I am crazy for the last photo of the headboard, so whimsical! The pink wicker lounge, I gotta have it!

Great photos! Thanks for taking us along!

Tina

French-Kissed said...

How fortunate you are to have such great staycation destinations near your home. What a great store...wish I could check out that fabulous basket on the table with what looks like lavender in it. If I can't go myself, your photos are the next best thing!
~J~

The Cottage Shopgirl said...

What a charming shop! I just found your blog and love it! You have a great style and I agree, I like lots of styles too, it's sometimes hard to stay focused on one!
Sandi

Nina Patricia said...

Beautiful, so much so I think the Hubs and I may need to take a vacation on your neck of the woods.
I always say there is so much to see in our little piece of America.
Keep the picturs coming.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a gorgeous gorgeous shop. Browsing through your photographs filled me with inspiration and I wasn't even there. I also love French Country because it is both elegant and cozy.

Karen

Colibri tejedor said...

hola... un sueño poder pasear por esas tiendas tan bellas, me encantaron las bandejas, una inspiración como siempre.
cariños.

Ginger said...

Cindy, you live in such a beautiful part of Calif. that I wouldn't want to leave either. Lots of things to see, and neat shops to check out.
I love the bunnies.

Lou Cinda said...

I LOVE this shop! Love the lambs!

Can't wait to see more!

Lou Cinda

Brentwood Kitchen Shopper said...

I really like your pictures. Very nice. I definitely picked up some ideas for my own home.

I haven't been to Half Moon Bay, but was in Monterey recently. Love it there.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Let's move in there and call it our home! :)
xo Lidy

love it all. so pretty.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Cindy,
Thank you for stopping by it was so good to see your comment....I just saw the mirror on your post.....I would love to know how much they wanted for it....if you remember I bought mine at Home Goods and it was I think $149..it is the same one !!!!...my friend bought a bench at Ross a while back for around $140 or so and we saw it at a store for almost $600......can you believe that.....see if you wait long enough something will always show up.....Hoping to get back in the swing of blogging next month.....I have had a nice long rest and am getting ready to tackle some fun projects....hope your summer has been a fun one....can not believe it is almost September.....
Take care.
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Lisa said...

What a beautiful shop. I would love to spend a couple of hours walking around it.

Linda Q said...

Oh gosh what a great place to shop and if not to get ideas. See several things that I love!!
You always take such great photos, thanks for sharing!
Linda

Cynthia Thomas said...

Beautiful photos, would love to visit Half Moon, looks so peaceful!!

Judi said...

Hi Cindy
How far are you from Half Moon Bay? I love your pictures. When we were there in California we also drove through Half Moon Bay on our way back to SanFrancisco.
It sounds like you had a really delish lunch while you were there.
I missed the antique store!!!! Ooh my there are so many nice things in there..*sigh*.

Congrats to the winner of the lovely set.
Have a great day!!
Judi

Couutry said...

Half Moon Bay seems so beautiful the shops are nice!!!!

Cathy

Cathy - Country Cottage said...

Half Moon Bay seems so beautiful the shops are nice!!!!

Cathy