Sweet Nothings


Lamps featuring gold-leafed cherubs reading books at Wertz Brothers in Santa Monica, CA

It rained all weekend in my corner of California, and there’s something about constant showers and the changing seasons that makes me want to do nothing but sit inside all day reading. I had to settle for snuggling up with my hubby on the couch and doing work together all weekend instead, which wasn’t half bad. We even took a little break on Saturday to browse the aisles of our favorite furniture store, Wertz Brothers in Santa Monica. This place is a giant, two-story warehouse filled with second-hand furniture and other antique gems. They mostly sell Victorian and American-Traditional items, but we’ve spotted some great mid-century modern pieces there as well and we ended up walking away with a shabby-chic wood cabinet for $39 this time around. So, even though I didn’t get to spend this rainy weekend reading, I can definitely say that the eclectic aisles of Wertz Brothers made me fantasize about a future home in which there will be lots of drizzly-day reading…

Frontal view of our favorite cherubic bookworms

Psst: Did you spend the weekend cozied up at home, or did you venture out for some daring adventures? Does Wertz Brothers look like your kind of store? Do you love shopping for old furniture like me, or are you a big fan of new/contemporary items? Leave a comment.

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  • Reply Melissa A. November 7, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Ah, Santa Monica. My grandfather used to own a coffee shop on 4th & Broadway (back then it was called Nat’s Coffee Shop – I was there to see the building of the mall and roller-skated after school on the 3rd street promenade BEFORE it was a “promenade”). Ah, lovely memories.

    Oh, and old over-stuffed comfy furniture with tons of character…that’s what I like.

  • Reply Jennifer R. Coté November 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Your grandfather’s coffee shop sounds amazing, Melissa, and so does rollerskating all around Santa Monica’s seaside streets. 🙂 I’m definitely going to have to look for the shop that was once Nat’s Coffee the next time I’m around 4th and Broadway…Over-stuffed, character-oozing furniture sounds so comfy to me right now, too, by the way. 😉

  • Reply kristina@beancakes ★ November 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    hi cote! glad that you had a great weekend! i just LOVE the looks of this awesome place!! i love thrifting for vintage gems ~ a lot more fun than shopping for the new stuff imo 😉 😉 {but i don’t discriminate really} that wall of mirrors is so cool as are the aisles of those eclectic desks and chairs!! i did not venture out too much either ~ it drizzled on and off up here ~ but i’m loving this cozy weather right now so i’m not complaining!! hope you had a wonderful monday my friend 😉 😉
    xoxo ~ kristina

    • Reply Jennifer R. Coté November 8, 2011 at 1:21 am

      So happy to hear you had a nice, laid-back weekend, Kristina! The cozy days before the weather takes a winter dip really are the best. 🙂

      Letizia, I adore your statement “If I was rich I would redecorate everything, even my street.” I not only agree wholeheartedly, but I’m going to have to quote you on this forever. 😉

  • Reply letiziabarcelona November 8, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Hey! Same thing for me, I don’t know if that’s because we’re girls, or just humans, but when it rains I just want to sit and read too..well tonight I have to do some sports, I’m running 6 kms (I have too, it feels real good but sometimes I’m so lazy too;)
    Anyway this furniture store looks huge ! I like going there with my bf too, he loves furniture ! aaah if I was rich I would redecorate everything, even my street !

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