Friday, August 31, 2007

Laura Bell's Antique Store






There is a precious little gem of a shop here in town that is owned by my friend, Marsha Tobin. When you walk in you will feel instantly welcome in the inviting and warm cottage and old world atmosphere.

Once inside, you will find yourself losing track of time as you look over all of the beautiful things. Marsha's shop provides a constant change of fine handpainted furniture, architectural remnants, lamps, chandeliers, paintings, hand painted signs, transferware, ironstone, mirrors, vintage clocks, vintage linens, garden decor, jewelry and much more.

Marsha has a keen eye for looking for the small things for scrapbooking and altered art mediums. You can find old laces, rick rack, charms, keys, dog tags, buttons, great stamps and just about anything else you can imagine using in a collage or shadow box. Each visit is a delightful discovery of fascinating treasures.

Marcia and her knowledgable staff are dedicated and always helpful to assist each customer find that unigue item or gift. Oh, and don't forget to say "hi" to the store mascots and public relations reps, Ollie, Ziggie and Tye...Marsha's sweet little family of Pugs.

Laura Bell's is located at:

1214 J Street
Modesto, CA. 95353
telephone: (209) 522-8042

Note: Because I was only allowed to post five pictures of her shop, I ended up doing three postings...so be sure to look at the other pics.

12 comments:

Sweet Remembrance said...

I love the store...it looks so "me"! I know I would love everything there. The fact that she has pugs is a bonus...love pugs! My grandbaby is a pug...
Have a wonderful weekend!
Priscilla

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh this store looks like so much fun! Hope you have a great weekend :)

Dena

Kim from "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

What a great store your friend has, Becky! I'd love to spend time there looking at her lovely treasures!

Esther Sunday said...

Modesto has got it going on... :D
Esther

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Ohhh what fun! I could be in there hrs. and hrs for sure. Becky thanks so much for letting us come along on a trip w/ you. Did you get anything? I noticed that little Dutch girl/boy ...have the same one! xoxo, cherry

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! I really think I need to drive to Modesto. Thanks for the tour!

Shabby-Roses-Cottage said...

Hi Becky,
Your blog is so sweet and full of beautiful things...I love Cath Kidston too...Love greetings from germany,Patricia

Lallee said...

I think I enlarged every picture in all three posts so I wouldn't miss anything....like all the Scotties. I adore the little painted one with the sad frown that's white, black, and brown. Did you know that was the Japanese interpretation for brindles ;-)I love all the mannequin heads throughout the shop and how they are dressed. I'm sitting here right now with one hour to go hoping to win one myself for displaying my hats. Cross your fingers for me. If I don't get this one, I'll keep trying for others.

Becky said...

Lallee - my fingers are crossed!!! Becky

Shelby said...

That would be an absolute MUST go place for me if I were there.. :)

Dale A. said...

I so love looking at all your pretty little "things". You and your friends blogs just brighten my day and have caused me to look at items in stores differently. Thank you for your blogs.

Dale Ann in Okla.

Sharon Kay said...

The store looks like a fun place to shop the afternoon away. I love all the treasures and want one of each.......