Last week, I spent a whole decadent day playing hookie with 'girlfriend' – a longtime bff who moved to St. Helena about a year ago after a 15 year stint in Austria (so actually, now I call her gurlfreund – two dots over the first u). This is really double happiness since now I get to see/talk to her all the time and I have an excuse to go up to wine country even more!

We had a delicious lunch at Cook and then took a stroll along the main street in town. Sure, there are plenty of beautiful stores in every city – window displays that grab your attention, expertly merchandised tables, every square inch jam packed with items that you never knew you couldn't live without…but they are few and far between. One of these stores is Napa Valley Vintage Home in St. Helena, CA.  Pure eye candy.

As you first walk in…

The metal baskets on the wall on the left are vintage grape picking baskets.  Vintage Home works with an artist to custom paint them to your specifications.  

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They are displayed throughout the store with huge bouquets of silk flowers. They would be spectacular in a mud room or entry to house umbrellas and sports equipment. The cost for a custom painted vintage grape picking basket starts at $1,000.

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I never knew how much – or even that I wanted an artichoke candle at all – until…

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sparkle for the table

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Hello beautiful – maybe next time, but today that compote behind you is coming home with me…

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We loved these candles under cloches. It keeps the dust from collecting on the wax, and also allows customers to lift the glass domes and smell each scent that has been captured from within.

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I had to get up close to see if these colorful ranunculas were real or not.

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um, does this come in a bathtub?

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and upstairs there's more…

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As a lover of neutral tones, this gorgeous store was pure inspiration to infuse just a touch of something unexpected.

Napa Valley Vintage Home

1201 Main Street

St. Helena, CA 94574-1902

(707) 963-7423

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