My Mom and Dad used to shop for antiques around Soquel, CA.  Soquel is a quaint little town near Santa Cruz that has quite a few antique stores.  Last time I visited my Mom, I wanted to go back to Wisteria Antiques, a  beautiful place  where I had bought a few pieces years ago.  When I’m with my Mom, we must start our day with coffee and a pastry at Gayle’s Bakery in Capitola.  It is THE BEST bakery on the planet.  No kidding. Their Breads, pastries, cakes, sandwiches and take out gourmet food rival the best of the French.  I only wish I lived 5 minutes from it.


Gayle's Bakery in Capitola



Gayle's Bakery in Capitola - Treat Counter



Gayle's Bakery in Capitola - Treat Counter


Wisteria Antiques French Country Furnishings

 Now about Wisteria….


Wisteria Trees

             You enter through this Wisteria covered walkway into their gardens with architectural pieces, planters, urns           and iron furniture.

Flowers in architectural pieces, planters, urns and iron furniture.

Rustic Garden Bench

Antique Garden Decorations

Antique Garden Decorations and plants

Cottages and sheds to meander through

There are several cottages and sheds to meander through.  You have to take your time because there is so much to look at.  Next time I go there, I promised myself I would take much better pictures (and get a new phone) so that I convey how lovely the setting is.

Old Style Garden Decorations

Vintage Wall Art and Decor

Classic Old Style Hat Rack

Open Cabinet Rustic Wood for Dishes

I wanted to come home with this bakers shelf, white plates and all

Old Parlor Style Decorating

Their vignettes are amazing if not overwhelming.  So, you have to take your time and find a couple of things that you


Etched Botanical Artwork

Like this etched Botanical

Old World Elegant Mirror

White French Antique Dresser

Like this chest

Old Style Antique Garden Bench

Wisteria is such a nice place to stop and spend a little time.  I hope you get a chance to see it one day.

Here’s to Soquel and Antiques