Thursday, November 10, 2011

American Home & Garden~Best kept SECRET in Ventura, CA

I've been keeping a SECRET!  I've been shopping at this little shop in Ventura, CA.  for some years now...never telling anyone where I found such great treasures.  I mean, the BEST rusty, chippy,  home and garden pieces EVER! American Home & Garden has been my SECRET for years!  All of you know how passionate I am about gardening and I  have found the most beautiful pieces for my garden here.  The dealers all up and down the coast have known about this little hidden gem right around the corner from the Ventura Pier and Fairgrounds, but have always kept it a SECRET!  I call it the best kept SECRET in Ventura...and guess what????  YEP....I opened a new booth space last week Thursday!  YAY...ok there my SECRET is out!!!  I just adore Leslie the store owner and Karen the store manager...and OMG the staff and other dealers are all so warm and friendly...I could spend all day everyday in this shop!
Here are some pictures I snapped today .....Isn't the store front cute?

I just love the clawfoot bath tub filled with Herbs and Lavender.  Rusty garden chairs, are just a sampling of what is in store.

Here are a few pictures of my booth space...I love displaying with Santos Cage Dolls.  The French table runner is the perfect backdrop.

I love Madonna's and you will find plenty of that French Nordic~Jeanne d' Arc STYLE in my booth.  Along with all the Jeanne d' Arc Magazines and books!  I have the books French Atmospheres, Amazing Retreats, The Special Christmas Edition and the 8th and final Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazine all in the store right now!
There is always a dress form or two...or three in the space also!  I think they make a vignette so special..especially love them with vintage rosaries. :)

You will also find lots of vintage bottles and statues.  Rusty tables, chippy painted cabinets and farm tables!  

I will be taking more photos of the store and sharing with you this best kept SECRET in Ventura CA.  soon!
Please stop by and say hello we are located at 64 South Oak Street, Ventura, CA. 93001 and the phone is (805) 648-6818
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Linking to Kathleen's White Wednesday over at Faded Charm here 

Thanks for visiting everyone~sending hugs! xok


  1. Good for you Kathee! It looks like a lovely place and of course your space is lovely as usual! Terry

  2. Thank you Terry! So nice to hear from you! xokathee

  3. Kathee, I loved seeing your new space yesterday, and I LOVE the bus scroll sign I got from you. I found the perfect spot for it! I'll be posting about it on my blog soon. I would wish you the best of luck with your new space, but something tells me you won't need it...your space looks amazing and I think your items will fly off the shelves!!


  4. Thank you Jennifer! I'm so happy the subway scroll worked for you...can't wait to see the pics where you put it! Thank you my friend!

  5. Hey girlfriend!

    What day are you coming up? Can't wait to see you!


  6. You made my day!!!! Thank you very much & please let me how the soup comes out. I am in love with your blog & need to redo mine with a side bar very soon. xo Laura

  7. Thanks Laura! Can't wait to make the soup!! xok

  8. This looks like a great place. Too bad it's in CA...a bit of a drive from KY. New follower.

  9. I am thrilled :) And thank you for the gorgeous coffee table! I put a photo of the living room on facebook here :

    can't wait for more goodies!

  10. Meg!! OMG it looks amazing...I love your style..can't wait to see more. Thanks for the post...I just "friended" you on FB...

  11. Looks like a really fun store, thanks for letting the secret out!

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