Tuesday, April 29, 2008


There is a darling shop in Carmel, California called Forget-Me-Nots. As you walk into Jordan Plaza, you will be greeted with gorgeous potted boxwood topiaries, lavender and these fabulous blue Mop Top Hydrangeas. You can click on any photo to enlarge it.
Come on in ~ the door is open!
Forget-Me-Nots has one of a kind furniture and accessories for the home and garden.
Love this white iron bench, chair and table.
When in Carmel, one must have a chandelier made out of shells!

Handmade linen bolsters, antique wicker and equestrian pictures make for a cozy room.
The shop has an assortment of pillows and sachets that are handmade by a local artist. On the shelf to the left are pretty red English transferware dishes.
Now wouldn't you just love this set? Check out the little pillow on the left with the cherries and little bird Redwork! It almost came home with me....
Lovely and warm antique furniture - love that sideboard and the beautiful blue transferware! Check out that checked chair in the corner!!
Now this is just too pretty to curl up on, but I am in love with the toile fabrics. I can think of many of you blogging friends (Penny and Manuela) who would have loved this as much as me!
A view from the second story.
The little dog is peeking through the lavender! A local artist paints these sweet pictures of dogs - too cute!
Great Toleware chandy!

Beautiful French linens - some monogrammed - make up this inviting bed! Upstairs you will find a vast assortment of the most beautiful antique European linens - anything from Redwork, Battenburg to monogrammed towels, pillowcases and sheets.

Thanks for shopping with me, now let me introduce you to the owner of this amazing shop...
Shirley Jensen. Shirley has had several shops in Carmel over the past 25 years. Forget-Me-Nots was previously on Delores Street for 8 years and then moved to the current location 8 years ago. I asked Shirley to describe her shop and she said, "We have antiques for the home and garden and Classic European and English interior decor with a casual flair."

Forget-Me-Nots is located on
6th and Mission Streets (tucked back into Jordan Plaza)
P.O. Box 7318
Carmel, CA. 93921

Now what beats shopping?
A rest at the beach!
Ta-ta for now!
Note: For those of you who asked, I have decided to keep the antique print for now, however I may decide to part with it. This past week I have been swamped with orders for pennants and have not been able to visit my blog friends like I should be doing. Just know that I wish all of you a wonderful week and think of all of you each day! ((hugs))


ShabbyInTheCity said...

Mmm what a shop! What a place...we were there on our honeymoon.

Kathleen Grace said...

Ooooh, lots of inspirtion at that little shop! I love it all:>) The beach looks like fun too:>)

She'sSewPretty said...

Becky, I love your virtual tours. I need to start writing down all the shops so I can go visit this summer. I haven't been to Carmel in soooo long. That looks like a wonderful shop.

Sharon Kay said...

What fun it would be to shop with you in this darling shop. It was fun looking at all the lovely treasures with you. I have never been to California so I enjoyed the tour of the shop and the beach. Thanks for the walk............Sharon k

Kathy said...

That is an awesome shop. Thanks for the tour.

Love the Scotties too.

farmerjulie said...

darling shop! I got married in Carmel!
love the tour!

Linda said...

I love Carmel and what a lovely shop...I enjoyed my visit.
I'm happy you are keeping the print and busy is a good thing. Hugs, Linda
p.s....love the beach shot...for me this is heaven on earth. L.

Rochelle said...

I just love Carmel....I was born and raised in Gilroy, CA which is not far from there. My grandmother and I used to go to Carmel for a day of shopping and lunch or dinner. I remember lots of cute boutiques! Those were the days.....too long ago!

Stephanie said...

WOW! I would love to shop there ! Looks like a wonderful time!

The scotties are having fun too :)

Have a great evening!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what a fantastic shop. You could just about move on in and live there.
Thanks for sharing it with us

Daisys Little Cottage said...

My ex had spent time in Carmel before I met him. He was always bugging me to go. I was afraid to fly. Looks like I really blew that one, huh?
It looks divine. Look at little Dughall, hope he's got plenty on sunscreen on his lil nose!

becky up the hill said...

Well..suppose I may mosey into this store soon? It's really sweet..thrift store prices..right ;o)? lol...keep your nose to the sewing machine grind stone..come up for air when you can..and up the hill too!

Rochelle said...

Yes, we very much know about the outlets in Gilroy. You see both of my brothers still live there and we visit twice a year. In fact, at the end of May my daughters and I will be attending my nephews graduation and believe me we will be shopping at those outlets! Time to stock up on summer things! :)
Your Doogs is a real cutie too!

Thimbleanna said...

Gosh, how lucky are you to be close enough to visit Carmel? What a lovely shop. And that pic of the pup is just adorable!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Hi sweetie girl. I think I remember this little store from our last visit to Carmel. It was wonderful to "revisit" it again through your beautiful photo tour. You are so close to Carmel...I envy you!


Lisa said...

What a great day, I'm jealous again. Every blog I look at that involves some beach time, I just get jealous!!!

Denise said...

I love Calif... I love Carmel... I would like to return one day and visit that shop......... how wonderful the pictures...........

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky,
What an adorable shop. I definitely see that little bistro set with the red and white checked cushions in your house. Better go back and get it before it's gone. Have a great week.

LeAnn :)

Mary Isabella said...

What a wonderful shop....Have a Happy Wednesday

Susie Q said...

Okay, I spent 2 of the most glorious days ever in Carmel so this is killing me!! I so want to go back!
But this shop would be one place I would go and stay for hours!! English, so English...oh how I love it all. What fun you must have had and can you see how green I have turned? Envy is an awful thing!! *laugh*
And that beach...so beautiful.


Anonymous said...

That's one gorgeous little shop. So full of inspiration. It's a shame it's on another continent:-(


Rosemary said...

What a great shop. I love Carmel!!
Thanks for sharing,

Natasha Burns said...

What a great shop! I love the chandeliers, that one with shells is incredible (as is the price tag, wowzers!!!) Have fun this week xo

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

OH, thank-you so much for the wonderful tour of this sweet shop. I love Carmel, it is truly my favorite place.
have a great day,

the feathered nest said...

Oooh what a great place! Yes LOVE that little set with the checkered pillows and the redwork pillows - just my style. The beach looks great -- I haven't been to the beach in years ...sigh!


Sue said...

Oh, I remember that store from years ago. Your pictures are beautiful. I'm trying to convince my husband that we need a trip to the west coast this summer. If all goes well I will add Forget-Me-Knot to my list of must see places. Thank you for the reminder.

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Becky; the shop looks GREAT!! I would love to go to the ocean We were in California last year visting my son.He didn't live near the beach last year but he just moved about 1/3 of a mile away.
Maybe I can go next year befor he moves back to the east coast(he is in the Navy)
Best Wishes

Michelle said...

Hi Becky,
I loved the shop - thanks for the tour. Did you come home with anything??

Your time at the beach looks so peaceful and relaxing, something well-deserved!


black eyed susans kitchen said...

Becky, that would be one fun shop to visit. It is soooo up my alley. Thanks for the tour. Susan

Tiffany said...

Ohhh, I spy with my little eye a white and red pillow with a "T" on it that I would love to have!!

Wish someone around here sold pretties like that!

yellowfarmhouse said...

WOW that store is just plum full of great treasures - probably a good thing I don't live near by, LOL. Love the picture of Doogs at the beach. Way to cute :)

Hugs - Karen

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a fun and beautiful shop...from the entrance to the toile!! loved it all!!

kari & kijsa

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh my my!!!! I could spend hours in this shop! So much to look at! I'm new to blogspot and checking out blogs. Am looking forward to coming back to read more of your posts!

becky up the hill said...

This weekend I decided to buy everything in your pix..well the metal furniture and those French red pillows and a few other bits and bobs..what? Really? You can see it all when you visit me..if I have it unpacked..I may not get to it ;o).

Miss Jean said...

Back at you, girlfriend. We had a delightful time and the food and company were divine. Hey, we girls should take a trip to Carmel! Forget the boys!!!

Lallee said...

Thank you for the tour. My eyes zeroed right in on the red plaid chairs and the white bench in the window. How soon can you ship those my way ;-)


bj said...

That a lovely shop...thanks for the tour.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hi there Doogs! You look so handsome!

That shop was amazing. How I wish I could visit! Right now!!!


Meggie said...

What a great shop and such a darling name. Thanks for the tour, Becky.


Aah, look at Doogs enjoying that sunshine! Aren't these kind of shops just the best. x

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love your blog. That store is awesome. And I adore the pictures at the beach!! Terrie

daisy cottage said...

Hi Becky!
Oh how I LOVE Carmel! I've been lucky enough to visit there twice in my life! What a wonderful shop - thank you SO much for taking us too... I adore the little table and chairs.

Jaimie said...

Great shop! I have got to get down to Carmel soon!

woolies said...

What a wonderful shop!!! Great pics, I feel like I'm there! (and it's a good thing I'm not - for my pocketbook, anyway!)

cindy said...

Great shop...would just love to go to that whole area...have always heard it is fantastic.