Happy Hour! That's what I spent yesterday morning at Timeless Treasures, one very happy hour. I could have spent one whole happy day there, but an hour will keep me daydreaming until my next visit, which I think will be as soon as later this week to get a gift for a friend. One of the first things you'll notice about Timeless Treasures is the prominence of letters, lots and lots of amazing, unique, colorful letters! Are you a "P" or maybe a "C"? No matter what your initial or word you might want to collect, Joan, the owner of this great shop, will help you find just the right letters from her extensive collection. In your hunt for letters, you're likely to stumble upon just the right accessory for your home--maybe a cute aqua painted side table, or a shabby white chandler; maybe a vintage book to add to your collection, or a sweet lamp for your dressing table; maybe a book on tea celebrations, or a great piece of jewelry for yourself. If you're feeling Frenchy, as I often am ("F" is for France!), Joan, an admitted Francophile, carries a number of French treasures: books on French decorating, beautiful handmade jewelry from France, antique French keys, and flea market finds from her trips to France (she'll be making another trip soon). And if you like to keep your support local, you'll be happy with her selection of handmade jewelry from a number of San Francisco designers. Enough talk. Lets go shopping . . .
Joan sent me on my way with some Timeless Treasures of my own--my first collection of "L"s. I'm so excited about them! Now I want to get more letters to spell my name. I might be starting a new collecting hobby soon. How about you? I bet you're game for some alphabet soup today to tide you over.
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