Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Website!

Please visit us at our new website! We are in the process of adding our store inventory so check back often! If you see something you like, give us a call. We will happily arrange shipping. Happy shopping!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Vintage Room Divider....French?

This stunning glass divider is to die for!!! It is made of four panels with flexible joints and each panel has three pieces of glass that look like faded mercury. SIGH....

A Whimsical, Seaside Christmas

One of our favorite things to do at E T C E T E R A S is to create something beautiful out of unexpected pairings. Since La Jolla is a quintessential seaside town, we love mixing treasures from the ocean with traditional christmas decor to create a whimsical holiday feeling. We think using what you already have makes the holidays simple instead of stressful! Gather large ornaments and place them into a giant clam shell, or add some angels to your collection of coral and seashells. To further the idea of whimsical simplicity, hang angels or vintage ornaments from your chandeliers, or put a small christmas tree into a iron urn. Stop by the store to see more of our seaside holiday decor!
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LOVE: A Giant Clam Shell Pair

We are in absolute awe of our newest addition to our ocean life collection...this giant clamshell is stunning! It is a matching pair and is estimated to be about 300 years old. It measures 36" across and 22" tall. We have no idea what it weighs, only that it took two men to bring it in! We are so enamored of our lovely giant that for now its not for sale...
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vintage Arkana Chairs

I have absolutely fallen in love with this pair of 1970's Arkana Lounge Chairs! They are made with leatherette, teak, and a bit of steel. These stylish mid-century chairs are so comfortable to sit in and just lovely to look at! The wood needs a bit of TLC, but the everything else is in great shape. The chairs are priced at $350 for the pair.
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Saturday, October 31, 2009

New Arrivals: Foo Dogs

E T C E T E R A S newest addition is a charming Foo Dog Family. Ancient guardians of Chinese Palaces and temples, Foo Dogs are actually stylized lions. They are generally seen as a pair with the male holding the world beneath his paw and the female holding her cub beneath her paw. Their purpose is to ward off evil spirits and promote tranquility. They may make a great addition to a tranquil space, nestle into a bookcase as bookends, or flank doorways just as they did in Ancient times. E T C E T E R A S has several pairs in different sizes ranging in price from $48 to $200.

Friday, October 30, 2009

New Store Hours

Starting Monday November 2, store hours will be Monday thru Saturday 10am to 5pm. On Sundays, store hours will be 10am to 4pm. Don't forget to turn forward the clock this weekend!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Arrival: McGuire Gothic Armchairs

E T C E T E R A S has another fabulous set of four McGuire chairs, this time crafted in the Gothic Style. Each chair is entirely made from ratan and features a Gothic backrest. The chairs fluid style carries through to the graceful armrest decorated by a classic rattan framework and woven rawhide joints. The cushions are upholstered in a lovely coral and shell motif fabric and the ratan framework is stained in a lovely ocean blue. FABULOUS!!!!
The set of 4 chairs is $1850.

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New Arrival: McGuire Regency Chairs

E T C E T E R A S has acquired a set of four McGuire Regency Armchairs with upholstered backs, loose seat cushions, and gorgeous detailing on the back. These classic chairs go well in both traditional and contemporary settings and would be a lovely addition to any dining room.We love, love, love anything McGuire!!

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Monday, October 12, 2009

New Arrival - Nancy Corzine Custom Chairs

We have 10 fabulous custom-made Nancy Corzine chairs. Each chair is beautifully upholstered in a light blue & cream floral silk fabric and finished with a silver gilding. The chairs are stunning and would be a gorgeous addition to any dining room! Each chair is $350, a bargain for Nancy

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

San Diego Home/Garden Magazine

E T C E T E R A S has now been featured twice in San Diego Home/Garden Magazine in the Lifestyles section. We are honored that one of our favorite publications enjoys the store!
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Saladino Villa

One of our favorite architechts/interior designers/visionaries, John Saladino has recently published his latest book Villa, a stunning photographic journey documenting the revival of his beloved Montecito home Villa di Lemma. The large, gorgeous book is a testament to a true passion Saladino has for the run-down 1920's stone estate, and the lovely transformation of the villa is a true labor of love. You can get the book at Amazon or Barnes&Noble.

Home Sweet Home

After an unexpected trip to Mexico, we are back home. We are back in the swing of things, so look for new postings several times a week. Hope to see you in the shop soon!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Few Treasures from the UK..

 We are back! We had a fabulous time in England & Scotland and have fallen madly in love with the gorgeous English countryside. The Yorkshire Dales are especially beautiful and are everything the quintessential English countrside should look like. Here is a sampling of things we picked up on our travels...miniature sterling trophies, wood carving tools, etchings, pillows...stop by the store to see the rest!  xoxo Celia & Tina
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Buying Trip!!

Our lust for old collectibles and regal curiosities is taking us across the Atlantic today! Our 2-week buying trip begins in the countryside of Northern England, winds through the Lakes & Cotswolds, and concludes in the pure delight that is Edinburgh. We live for the hunt of extraordinary things and can't wait to bring back some truly great pieces. Check back for updates on our search for divine treasures!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Secret Garden Tour- La Jolla Historical Society

The beautiful garden of ETCETERAS owner Celia Henely's home was on the 2009 Secret Garden Tour of Old La Jolla last Saturday May 9. For more pictures go t0 the ETCETERAS Web Album

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cow Parade **La Jolla**

CowParade, the world's largest public art event, is making its California debut with CowParade La Jolla. We feel so lucky to have an amazing work of art that will benefit charity in front of ETCETERAS! The cool cow is one of 40 hand-painted, life-sized fiberglass cows on display in La Jolla. The cows are on display through June 15 and will go up for auction July 11th. For more information go to

Title: Moo Indigo
Kathy Przekopp
The Corky McMillin Companies
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