Monday, February 21, 2011

A Visit to Yankee Girl Antiques in Marin

Welcome to Yankee Girl Antiques!
Located in San Anselmo, California, it is one of my favorite antique stores to visit.
Why? Because it isn't a "junk store" or a "museum."

In other words, the merchandise is quality, and well priced.
Upon entering, I always have to just stop and take it all in. Everywhere you look, it's pure eye candy! There are 8 dealers here, all very cohesive in what they sell, so you get the feeling it's a one person store, not a collective.

If you're looking for a selection of items you collect, this is the place.

A selection of globes. I love the canisters! There is a huge selection of yellow ware... well as Majolica and English Ironstone.

When I'm ready to start that collection of ironstone, this is where I'll come.
I would have started with that wonderful soup tureen.

More tureens!

What a beautiful vignette! I saw lots of old "Sunday Paintings" like above...

...and this one too.

There is a selection of good quality furniture, including European pine, American walnut, vintage wicker, authentic painted pieces and faux bamboo.
Isn't that bed exquisite?

It goes with this armoire that I would have bought! I've seen similar faux bamboo armoires or cabinets like this for well over $3000. This one sold for $1200, causing me even more remorse for the "one that got away!"

A nice three piece vintage wicker set, upholstered in grain sacks. I thought this was well priced at $1500. Perfect for a front porch.

One of the many nice lamps on display.

This pretty pair of crystal boudoir lamps looks amazing in this tabletop vignette.

I always gravitate to the alabaster lamps!

I left behind these roosters, telling myself the next poultry I add to my collection had better be alive!

A wonderful old birdcage.
Eventually, Mr. A had to "reel me in," as I could have stayed here for hours!

Here is my one purchase from Yankee Girl. A wicker nightstand. Very reasonably priced, probably because it's not in great shape, it is perfect for the pool house bedroom.
Actually, that's why we went to Yankee Girl in the first place. We were on the hunt for a nightstand. Mission accomplished!

A visit to Yankee Girl Antiques is well worth your while. Located just 14 miles north of San Francisco in quaint San Anselmo, it is also one of many antique stores there. Be sure to visit their website here. And if you do find yourself on the antique hunt in Marin and Sonoma County, Martha Stewart wrote an article which includes Yankee Girl here.


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