Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Local Color: Three Women

Three Women and an Armoire
When we first moved to Sacramento as a young couple and bought our first home, we had next to no funds for furniture. Tim luckily came across a shop that had pieces in our price range and came home one day with two teak patio benches (which we still have!) and a coffee table. This was about 14 years ago now, but we never forgot the shop. It seemed that it had closed.....it had at least fallen off of my own radar.
Lo and behold, some friends of mine clued me in that it was still in existence but had moved to a new and larger location. Where had I been anyway?!
The store in question? Three Women and an Armoire. (Um...really fun website BTW!) They still import teak furniture from the South Pacific at great prices, and have a large antique inventory from all over the world.
Here's a little peek ...

Fun teak birdhouse. Eye catching accessory!

Antique Octagonal Table

This table almost made it to my house.....but I had no specific place to put it. I still think about it.... a lot.

Outdoor Garden Area

This bench is just like the two we still have on our front porch. Prices are not much higher than they were 14 years ago! We painted ours a sort of a dark brown-black. (Here's a peek at one on the porch)...

Our Front Porch

New Wing Back Chair

A friend of mine got two of these new leather wing back chairs to put in front of her fireplace. We are painting her paneling and brick fireplace white for a dramatic backdrop!

Large warehouse full to the brim.

Three Women and an Armoire. A little bit of Sacramento shopping....a little bit of this....a little bit of that....and a lot of fun.


Ann said...

Wish we had a shop like that!

Fun and classic.

Renae said...

What a great shop and love the name of it!

Renee@Modus Operandi Designs said...

what a great store! I'd be there every weekend if I were you!

Sarah said...

What a fun shop, I'll have to try it out since I live close by. Thanks. BTW, congrats on being name as a top blog for SF mag. Sarah

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

How fun is that??! The name alone (and building painting) is worth the trip!

Your little spot looks perfectly edible!

Julio said...

That is a fun store. I purchased a sideboard from them many many years ago before they moved to the current location.

*Chic Provence* said...

Definitely on my petit bucket list for next visit to Sacto! thanks for a great resource! I can see why that table haunts you..stunner!



mary said...

I'm impressed. Yes, that table is sweet, You don't find octagonal tables very often and those turnings at divine. Mary

Valerie Wills Interiors said...

Wow - I want to jump in the car and drive to Sacramento to visit. Looks great.

Author said...

What a great shop front. It seems like a great resource for the beginning home decorator!