Thursday, January 14, 2010

La France



Welcome to La France...beyond its ornate tiled doorstep, the cheerful shop bursts with clothing, hats, shoes, jewelry and other objects from the past 100 years and more. Located in Ybor City, I discovered this AWESOME shop while I was in Tampa for the Outback Bowl. I knew this shop was a must see, as soon as I saw the window displays...and boy was I right. The shop was full of customers and it was very hard to get pics of all the neat items, but I was able to get a few. I have never seen a VINTAGE clothing store that was sooooo full of merchandise and soooo organized...hats off to her owner! If you are ever in the Tampa area...check La France out...you will be glad you did!



AWESOME window displays!



If shoes could only talk...I'm sure we would love hearing about all the places they have been to!







VINTAGE HATS...they are soooo much FUN to display in you home...I have some in my dressing area outside my master bath.


Can you picture your HUBBY in these?

I'm going over to Suzanne's party...so please join me!

53 comments:

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh I love all the vintage goodies! Must go shopping!

Hugs!
Maryjane

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

I love vintage clothing! If I had discovered that shop, I'd never make it back out again. :)
Thanks for sharing the pics...
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Darlene said...

What a neat, NEAT looking shop! I love that beautiful black dress and those shoes are so great!! You are so right....what stories they could tell! Have a great Friday.♥

Low Tide High Style said...

What a great store! I doubt I could get "Mr. Tide" into those pants though!

Kat :)

Jane said...

What a fun shop! So much fun stuff.
Have a great weekend.
Jane

GWENDOLYN said...

Looks like a very delightful place to shop.
Blessings!
Gwen

fairfieldhouse said...

Linda,

What a great place to get lost in!

Deborah

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Looks like a fun store. When I was vacationing in Phoenix I found a fun vintage clothing store. I had never been in one before that.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I love to stop in shops like this...my husband not so much! So when I see them and I am alone...I stop!

Rettabug said...

Linda, we're hoping to make it down to FL in Feb. if DH's cardiologist okays it. I've been to Ybor city & would love to find this little shop next trip. There is a Sewing & Embroidery Expo in Tampa while we're down there, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

You MUST do a pink depression glass post someday!! I would ♥ ♥ ♥ to see your collection!!!
Thanks for the birthday wishes. I'm celebrating all week long. :D

kanishk said...

I'd never make it back out again. :)
Thanks for sharing the pics...
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Mary said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I really like your blog and I'm now following it. That looks like a really fun store. I love brousing in stores like that! Mary :O)

sissie said...

Gosh, I can't believe the rows of vintage clothing hanging in the background! What a fabulous place. Wish I could go there.

Blue Creek Home said...

My husband, daughter, and her boyfriend, went to the outback bowl. I stayed home and babysat the dogs!!!! My daughter would have loved that store. Too bad they didn't stumble on it!!!!

Thanks for adding me to your sidebar...adding ya back!!
Rhonda

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Thanks for stopping by and following! I lived in Virginia for a few years and wished I had time to visit Alabama! So many places to see so little time.
Nice to meet you!

barbara@hodge:podge

Rettabug said...

Thanks for the address, Linda. I was really looking forward to going to FL & Tampa soon.
DH had some new chest pain last night so we are now questioning whether or not we should travel & be away from home for a whole month. :( *sigh* I feel like we're in limbo & our lives are on hold at the moment.
Thanks for stopping by & I'll let you know if I get to go.

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

oohlala..what a great shop! My daughter loves vintage clothes. Me, not so much. But I do enjoy looking. Sounds fun! I can picture my hubby in the pants but it'd be quite hilarious!

Linda said...

What a wonderful shop...I think I could spend lots of time her. That is a fabulous black dress and love the hats...I have a small collection so I know I'd be spending some happy times looking at them...hugs, Linda

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Omigosh!! What wonders are in that store!! I'd be walking around with my mouth open is awe!!!
LOL
*hugs*deb

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Linda~
That looks like such an amazing store! It would be so fun to walk through and see it all! :)

I also enjoyed the beautiful beach pictures you showed us in the previous post! I can't wait for spring, how about you? Here it hasn't been cold so much as dark and very rainy...but today the sun is out! I cannot believe it! :)

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! :)

Jenglamgirl said...

Hi Linda~ love the window display... what a fun neat store. I would love to walk through it and see all the treasures. Also, love that glass window pain in your post below with the beach stars... Have a fab. weekend. Jenn

The White Farmhouse said...

Love that black dress! How fun would that be to wear out one night?

Anny said...

HOw pretty, thank you for sharing :)

Joan said...

I was in Ybor City in April, but I sure missed that shop. I do remember a shop that had the neatest door knobs-giant brass bees.
Did you eat at the Columbian Restaurant?

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

I just found your blog, and so glad I did! I'm a huge Auburn fan! Although I am an Iowa girl, and the Hawks are my first team. LOL

I love vintage clothing, I would have gone crazy in that store. YUM!
Love your blog, count me as a new follower!
~Amy

Together We Save said...

Wow - beautiful displays!!

Donna said...

I wish I could go to that store! Looks like so much fun.

Becca said...

Hi Linda!! Thanks for leaving such a sweet note on my blog about my sitting room re-do!! I've enjoyed visiting your blog ... love the chocolate brown in your condo's breakfast area and your wonderful decorating tips! I'm sure I'll be finding lots of inspiration here as I follow your blog. Take care, Becca (Adventures in Decorating)

{ L } said...

You always discover the best and most unique places! I want you to take me shopping. :D

Haven and Home said...

Looks like a great store!

Rebecca said...

GOod Morning
Looks like you had a blast, great shop! Love vintage clothing... I used to wear it and have just a few dresses left. Mostly from the 30s for some reason I liked the era.
Blessings

Lou Cinda said...

Oh my gosh!! What a great store!! I LOVE crinolins! (Did I spell that right?) They just make me happy!

If I thought I could get away with it, I would wear one of those white crinolins with those white pumps everyday to work!

Do you think that would be work place proper? lol

Have a great day!!

Lou Cinda :)

Prior said...

That white window display is great... What an interesting store! Lezlee

Kerri@averyblessednest said...

I saw that you followed my blog a very blessed nest...so I popped on over to yours and I adore it! And I am so jealous of your location! I am going to explore the rest of your blog and now you to have a friend! Thanks again.

Kirsty said...

Thanks for visiting and joining today! I adore the vintage stuff! So fun to get lost in....

Lori said...

Thanks for stopping by and for the sweet comments, and for following.. I love the name of your blog. I just love the beach. I wish it was summer all the time. I grew up in BR, LA so I miss the heat...

Oh, I'm having a drawing if you would like to enter. i put it up after you started to follow.
I also have a link party on Thurs called Get your craft on thurs. and would love for you to stop by.

Whimsical Creations said...

What a lovely shop!!

Miri said...

Lovely shop! Thanks for sharing!

Bea said...

What a neat shop! I wasn't planning on going to Tampa, but...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What an incredible shop. Thanks for sharing about it.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

LV said...

Enjoyed my trip to the vintage clothing store with you. I love going into any place that has vintage things.

Maureen said...

It looks like a fun shop to poke around in. I love the mannequin head - so different!

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

That is a cool looking place. Don't you love it when you find somewhere like that. Such a thrill to look around. You never know what you will find. Thanks for the virtual tour.

Shirley said...

Wow, what an interesting shop. It took all my will power not to through those doors!!! : ))

Lisa said...

Great Tour! Thanks;

Tammy said...

That little shop is very cool. I love the vintage hats.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a fun place! Maybe I'll be lucky enough to get there one day.

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh my goodness, it would be so much fun to visit that shop, even if you didn't buy anything! I think I could spend hours there. I especially love that train case!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Tara Beaulieu said...

I really love that white "tree" (?) she has as a window display, so creative! And I am a sucker for a pretty hat, too! All the photos are just lovely!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a great shop! I love the hats and the kilt!

Coloradolady said...

Oh, how I wish I could visit this shop! This is amazing to say the least. The owner really has a eye for displaying the goods.....I would have had a ball in this shop! Happy VTT!

Roslyn said...

Looks like a really great store to visit.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a great fun store! love most of their vintagey pretties!.. wish I could give the shop a visit!

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