Monday, June 9, 2014

Antiquing in Soquel


We love traveling and discovering places we've not been to before.   Cindy at My Romantic Home posted about a wonderful little garden/antique shop in Soquel several years ago.  I made sure I found my way over to Wisteria on
 our recent trip to California.

Wisteria is in an old home and filled with wonderful garden themed items and antiques.  In the garden there are beautiful plants and garden features for sale.
One of my favorites was this birdhouse with the copper roof. 

Large archways of hanging and fragrant wisteria
 greet visitors on the garden path.

The sound of water falling and trickling fountains can be heard in the background.   Pea gravel paths make that wonderful sound as you walk throughout and visit the garden rooms in the back of the property.


Blue delphiniums oh my!

 I found Soquel a delightful little town.   I love the little white church in the center of town.

 All the
  the antique shops are 
in walking distance to each other with the 
exception of Wisteria which is just a
 short drive up the main road.  

The shopkeepers were friendly and very helpful
 about giving information about the area.  
I shopped the entire morning while
 my hubbie played golf.   

I met the owner of Potager and she was so nice and allowed me to take photgraphs of  her shop. 

 I loved her style and enjoyed visiting with her.  She told me she lived up the coast in a farmhouse and had large flower gardens.  I can only imagine how beautiful her place
 would be after seeing her shop.

I fell in love with the plate rack which was
 not for sale...sigh!

Look at the size of those garden cloches!

Great little wheelbarrow with the
 perfect  shade of green!

The back door to her shop with the biggest
 lavender plant I've ever seen!

If you are in the area, near Santa Cruz 
don't miss this fun little town.  My husband grew up in
 San Jose and never had been to Soquel before....go figure!