"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rose's General Store

I had a lovely day in Sea Cliff on Saturday. It's one of those towns that is very artsy and spiritual, politically a bit too left leaning and moonbat-ish for my style and comfort but has amazing architecture, with mostly Victorian-style homes done up in the most interesting colors.

I've been to Sea Cliff many times but never noticed this store until today. Because I really see the symbolism in everything, the name struck me and I felt pulled to go into the store. Rose was my grandmother's name.

It's done up in the old general store style and has an energy which I loved. But the best thing I found was a fellow tweeter who shares my political views and feelings on the current situation, which was such a comfort to both she and I.

Anyway here are some pictures from the town and the store. I hope you enjoy them half as much as I did my time inside.










































13 comments:

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Cool! Seems like almost everything in our culture has been commercialized ... all Walmarts and the like. Nice to find something that has some character :-)

Gaelyn said...

It's a fun little shop. I especially like the one about the cooking and cleaning concept which I just don't get.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you enjoyed my travels. Sounds like you need a vacation.

Isolated Existence. said...

I can understand you wanting to go inside. Seems like a very interesting store. Love the pillows! Thanks for the great shots ;-)

LadyBanana said...

Sounds like a really fascinating place to browse :)

Aleta said...

How adorable! I love the "Grow a..." products. And the pillows - I should have one for cooking. Lol (wouldn't hurt to have around to put out the flames - kidding)

Ronda's Rants said...

I love little independent stores like this...St. Augustine had all these very cool stores too! I am glad you had a good day!

swile67 said...

FAB -U - LOUS! Looks like my kind of store!

Lauren said...

@speedcat - AGREED!
@Gaelyn - not sure how ya found me, but nice to have you. I like the pillow too!
@isolated - :)
@DianaBanana-it was great and I can't wait to go back when I can BUY!
@Aleta - I thought I probably should get the toad/prince one. LMAO
@Rhonda- I wish more places were like this store.
@Karyne- come on down girlfriend!

Chris said...

Grow a PRINCE? REALLY? WOW! That sounds like a BARGAIN! :)

I like the Van Gogh pill box. :)

Mum-me said...

Love the second one about the almost-perfect husband or wife. Can you imagine how dreadful it would be to marry a 'perfect' person? Almost-perfect is good enough (or bad enough!)

Lauren said...

@chris, I loved the box too. I almost bought it. :)

@Mum-me- I never thought about it that way...but incredibly profound. WOWZA!

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

That's my kind of shop...

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