Tuesday, June 21, 2011

bountiful


first two photos via:sacred cheryl blog



For those of us familiar with Abbott Kinney,  Bountiful is sort of an, 'of course' place you need to stick your head into every so often just to wander in amazement at the magnitude of inventory they have. It's been here as long as I can remember and never changes accept they always seem to have more 'stuff' piled on to the piles. Where do I start... This place is curiosity shop meets, french atelier meets....hoarder with a wad of cash and good taste.


Need some antique shells? bleached star fish? An enormous clam shell (are we still working this trend?.... Ya, I think I'm still in to it. )  a lovely triple milled soap or a venetian glass to stick your toothbrushes, a vintage tin toy telephone, vintage rusting garden furnishings.... you get the idea.
























When I entered the store on Friday, I could hear voices of a shop clerk wrapping something up for a customer  but could not see, for the  stacks and stacks  of cake stands, a single soul.


 


Making your way to the back of the store you squeeze your way through a narrow passage of stacked mirrors and vintage cupboards


love the floors.

into the back section which only yields more.


I guess there's an upstairs too. I've never found a staircase and on this day, my meter was running out, so I snapped a few photos and called it a day.




 Bountiful is a bit of a crazy house of beautiful treasures.  If you're in Venice Beach, you really should stop in. You'll be amazed if nothing else at the endless amounts of incredible vintage finds. 

11 comments:

Eclectic Etcetera said...

Makes me want to buy an airplane ticket!

(and I'm still into the shells as well! I think I always will be..)

beachcitylifestyle said...

I love it there. I bought a few too many cake stands. Couldn't decide.

Fabiana said...

This looks like a really good dream that I wouldn't want to wake up from! WOW! I love the floors too!

ciao from Newport Beach

TERI REES WANG said...

Bountiful... is a beautiful place to space out.
I love to sneak up stairs and out back to check everything out.
There used to be a smaller one in Utah, that was just as much fun, but on a smaller scale.
Cheers!

www.designfabulous.com said...

Love to see shops like this, but hate when they are not near me. Wish Richmond, VA had some shops like that.

Cheryl said...

Love places like this....

Curious Details said...

ohhhh yeaaaa. it's perfect.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I visited years ago and was told they
rent items for movie sets...........tried to find them in Utah last week, but came up dry. Thanks Megan

ArchitectDesign™ said...

How funny -we explored this store before meeting you for lunch. Cute shop but SOOO many matches and cakestands! Who knew there was a business in that!

Richie Designs said...

love that store but I'm always afraid I'm going to be a bull in a china shop – trip and domino the whole place down with one fell swoop!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I've heard of Bountiful, but had no idea of the literal translation! Bet you would have to feed the meter a good bit of coin for an afternoon browsing! It's a favorite shopping stop for Rachel Ashwell I recall reading some years ago?

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