Saturday, November 29, 2014

highland park

my sister came down from half moon bay to visit for the thanksgiving holiday and we got to wander around highland park on friday.
shopclass on york st. has a fab selection of vintage teak furniture, pottery, pendant lamps, art and more. my sister bought some metal signage and we both picked up some unusual occasion cards. the one i'm holding is "book worm"
 a block or so before figueroa is another vintage shop. it opened 2 weeks ago and i didn't catch the address or the name, but the muralist is viral and you can't miss his work as you drive by. be sure to stop inside. the owner has great prices, is very friendly and is constantly bringing in new pieces on a daily basis. my sister scored a framed david lance goines art print (fitting for the thanksgiving holiday:)

there's lots of great walls of new graffiti art to check out here and tons of murals in highland park like these are everywhere =  art inspiration
this mural is on the side of a florist shop on figueroa
when you hang a right on figueroa from york, stop in the bearded beagle for vintage clothing.. here's a cool jacket we got there!

1 1/2 blocks down is sunbeam vintage with the most beautifully upholstered mid-century furniture i have ever seen and also some amazing cocktail glass sets. my sister picked up some vintage vinyl here
a lot of the shops in highland park don't have big signs or visible addresses while you're driving, so you really have to pay attention and feel your way through. trust your instincts, pull over, park the car and walk that block where something in a window, sidewalk furniture or wallart sparked your eye. it's fun to explore and discover here. today is small business saturday. please go out and support your local mom and pop shops!


CoastsideBooks said...

Great outing. Inspired now back In SF. Thx for posting!

Kim Baise said...

me too and fun!! thanks for taking pics. can't wait to roam around san francisco w you in feb.!

shellie said...

very cool! it seems so different now. I used to live there in the early 90s with a couple of friends.

Kim Baise said...

hi sf! hp is changing a lot but there are still some little mom and pop shops that look like they have been around forever. you should take a little trip to see!