Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Warmth Company - A Distinctive Home Store in Aptos, California

I had the good fortune to meet the owners of the Warmth Company, Monica and Naomi,  at the Alameda Flea market at the beginning of this month.  Melissa and I had a great time visiting with them and checking out their finds; cool beach cottage painted furniture, antique aqua glass bottles, sea shells galore - they knew all the secrets!

Finally, last week I had an opportunity to  drive down  the coast  to see their store in Aptos. Aptos is a small historic town just beyond Santa Cruz, yet a few miles before you get to Monterey on Hwy 1, with part of the town (including the State Park)  on the ocean side of the freeway, the rest of the town tucked on the other side of Hwy 1. Thank goodness Naomi had given me her card at the market, so I could plug in the address into the GPS on my Iphone, because I did get turned around a little bit when I got off of the freeway.

 Warmth Company is located in the cute historic shopping district - will definitely have to go back when I have a little more time.

Wow -walked in the door and was instantly in coastal decorating heaven!  Enjoy my tour, and a just a small sample of all of the incredible treasures to be found inside.....



    
Here's the flea market chair in a pretty boudoir setting!  Sorry, it was so sunny that day, and difficult to get the lighting just right, the antiqued white dresser is covered in beautiful soaps, lotions and antique bottles with corals and shells....



Love this white mother-of-pearl lamp!






Beach washed bottles...



Tons of decorating books scattered throughout the store, including one of my favorites 
"The Way We Live By the Sea"...











All Shell Chandelier! So pretty..


My new bedroom...


Treasures abound in every single corner of this store!

In their words.. "Warmth Company offers fine home furniture, furnishings & accessories for those people with discriminating tastes and who desire a distinctive “look and feel” in their living space. Our mission is to provide everything you need to turn your house into your home."  

Warmth Company is a MUST SEE store on the California Coast!!
Here's a link to the website: http://www.warmthcompany.com/index.html,

Hope you enjoyed the tour, come with me next time!


15 comments:

Tricia Rose said...

Do you know Saffron & Genevieve, in Santa Cruz? Colleen has beautiful stuff I haven't seen elsewhere... good pickings driving along the coast!

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Wow - thanks for the lovely tour...looks fabulous & I bet you had a great time!

Have a beachy & wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
"Celebrating the Coastal Lifestyle"

Beach Combing... said...

Tricia -
I don't know that store, will definitely have to check it out when my daughter arrives in July, thanks for the suggestion!

Beach Combing... said...

Marie -
you know me... I always have a good time!

Jojo said...

What a beautiful shop. Thank you for showing so many photos.

Melissa said...

Wow, that place is totally "you!" Buy it from them!! Or just take over!!!

Beach House Living said...

The Blue Sea Fan pillow has a really nice look...

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

Hi there,
What an absolutely gorgeous treasure trove of a shop.
I am completely in love with chandelier.
Lou
xx

Rose West said...

Looks like my kind of store! Wish they had one here...

simpledaisy said...

Looks like a wonderful place to shop! I wish I lived closer:)

Scarlett Fiona Reed said...

Hi Caron, Great post on a great shop! The gals at Warmth and I have a very symbiotic relationship, sending customers each others way. I'd like to thank Tricia for letting you know about my shop, and would love to invite you to Santa Cruz to check it out!

Anonymous said...

Warmth & Co. has a wonderful space to shop. When in the Aptos area, another amazing store to see is Outside-In, a locally owned business with a lovely husband and wife team also on soquel drive. I have shopped in their store for years and they through their travels they have pottery that is hard to find and unique gifts.

Anonymous said...

loved the tour of Warmth. We plan to visit. Have you been to Seaside Cottage in Cambria,Ca.? They have antiques, shabby chic, and beach cottage decor. They are in the East Village.It's a beautiful store, and things seem to change daily.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Aptos and still have family just up the street from The Warmth Company. I noticed one of the items you photographed was Annette Tatum's book "The Well Dressed Home". That's a fabulous book and Annette is so much fun. I've actually had the pleasure of working with her on her Spring Catalog. Small world! I get to go visit Aptos next weekend and Warmth Co is on my list! A shopping trip for my Bff's little Capitola beach house!!! cannot wait! thanks for sharing!!!

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Avoid putting your antique furniture in front of heating and air conditioning vents to prevent fire.

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