Every summer, Labor Day fast approaches and we try to squeeze in the last drops of summer fun. Usually, we have a barbecue with family and friends, but this year, The Man and I decided to sneak off to Carmel. We stopped in Tancedi & Morgen so I could get my antiquing fix and I was able to take some photos to share with you. Come along with me! You'll see how charming it is...
Roger and Marsha Alldis have owned the shop over 27 years and it has become a destination for antique lovers all over the world. Throughout the year, they travel to Europe and the east coast to find unique goods to bring back and fill the shop with inspiration for their customers.
This display of arrows certainly has me inspired to start a collection. One of my favorite spots is the tiny closet in the two photos below. I love the deep, dark navy color! It really makes all the white china and pottery stand out.
They have gorgeous assortment of textiles, ranging from blankets to tablecloths and everything in between. And a small clothing line with beautiful cotton and linen pieces.
The jewelry is also hard to resist....
They had just received a new shipment with a large variety of antique pottery from France. The colors were stunning...warm golds, rich browns and yellows, and vibrant greens.
The shop is nestled in the Carmel Valley in an old building that Roger believes might have been the caretakers ranch house from years past. They've added large pots of succulents to the front porch...and a small tomato garden that we were allowed to pick from. (Although, I'm not sure that's standard procedure.) We were grateful and enjoyed them later with our beach picnic spread.