French Vanilla, Victoria BC

Not so long ago, I stumbled upon this store in Victoria,
And what a wonderful find!

 Picture heavy post.. so
go get a cup of tea or coffee, and 
 enjoy the tour of this
 gorgeous store.

As you approach French Vanilla
you are greeted by a window display that
draws you in and already has you writing 
your wish list.

I always manage to carve out
some time to go and do a little
shopping at this store, it doesn't
matter how short our trip to 
Victoria is!

I love how beautifully 
Sheila, the owner, has layered this boutique.

After we got back from shopping/
picture taking I was looking through the
pictures and realized....
I forgot to get some of these sweet candles 
for myself!  Next time.

Can you see that beautiful moss nest
inside the hydrangea arrangement?
Sheila makes these!

And who doesn't love birds??

I love the way she has layered
linens, starting with a french
 table runner and then
adding a linen placemat on top.

Crowns, dishes, candles,
glasses, napkins...
isn't that cook book holder

Lavender, chalkboards, plaques...
This makes me want to repaint my 
laundry room.

Look at the detail on the clocks face.
 I have a thing for clocks...
(just look at my pinterest page.)

Dishes, tea towels,
you need some serious time
 to take it all in.

I have that galvanized crown from
the last time I was in.
It works in all my rooms.

There is a whole other side of this 
store that I don't have any pictures of!

This was not a paid advertisement...
I just thought you would
enjoy the eye candy! 

 For a closer look, click on
or if you are in Victoria,
1848 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria, BC 

Come back in a week or two
 for a  tour of 

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  1. Thanks Abby for the wonderful post and great photo's of my store. Looking forward to seeing you the next time you visit Victoria! Sheila

  2. What a beautiful store! We were in Victoria last year, and I do not remember seeing this. I hope we'll be visiting again this summer, and I'll have to make a point of looking for it. Meanwhile, I am enjoying your lovely images and I'll go over to take a peek at the website.

  3. Oh wow, what a great place. So many wonderful treasures. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

  4. oh I love that store...and your blog!
    i even bought a chandelier there...and for me to pay retail for an antique thats saying something.
    Friendly staff and wonderful items!
    Love your pictures!

  5. I hate to find shops like that when I am on vacation only because I want to take everything home.

    Beautiful eye candy and fun ideas.

    Thanks for the visit.