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.