You must have known I couldn’t fit all the Vignettes photos in one post! Here we go:
I always take photos of vintage birdcages for my friend, Donna.
Lori has a lovely vintage display cabinet that is full of beautiful things. Part of her collection of Bride and Groom cake toppers is inside as well as other sparkly things. (Lori had, at one time, a 400 piece collection of the vintage cake toppers. Many are for sale in the shop.) I was poking around inside and saw these gorgeous crowns. Turns out Lori made them! Let me show you a few:
Aren’t they beautiful? Lori is one talented woman. I started collecting Bride and Groom cake toppers in the past year. The collection started as a result of a giveaway I won from Linda Crispell. One of the wonderful things she sent me was a cake topper. My interest was sparked. I’ve picked up a few more since. I was planning on buying one of Lori’s before I left because I’m so crazy about her and thought it would be nice to have one that had been part of her collection.
Lori asked me which one I liked – of course I like all of them – but I pointed to one while I was in the midst of photographing her crowns. As I left, she handed me a bag and said it was a present. Guess what she surprised me with?
You know how much I love this shop. That must be evident after all my posts over the last year and a half. It is stunning – each and every time I go in. It never disappoints. Above and beyond that though, are the people who work there. Every one of them is warm, welcoming, charming and knowledgeable. I could chat with them all day. They have become friends. If you are ever in San Diego, drive out to Ocean Beach and visit Lori and her beautiful shop. I’m going to visit one more time before I leave. And that means more photos.