That’s the experience I had recently when I spent a leisurely afternoon in Sonoma. Part of my all too infrequent visits to this charming town is a stop at Chateau Sonoma, a store that specialized in all things French, and failing that, things that feel French.
Once upon a time they sold only antiques and things they brought back from France. And if that’s not entirely accurate, it surely felt that way to the shopper.
This time I notice that they have new items with a distinctly old European sense, so if someone else snatches up that perfect tea pot, another one may be easily available. Chateau Sonoma says that they are “an ever-changing, artfully arranged tableau of unique antiques and accessories for your home and garden.” I couldn’t agree more.