Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Oddities & The Calm Show

We are often asked why we chose the word "oddities"
to be a part of our store name and what it really means to us.... Each of us love to search for unique finds
that most people often pass up, because they don't understand what it is, or in many cases they fail to see the beauty in it's uniqueness.  An oddity is a piece that you pick up and you're not quite sure of what it is or what it used to be, but you love it for what it can create as a conversation piece that will add uniqueness to any living space. Here's a few examples of some of the oddities we have in "The Mess" today.....

Wonderful old leather dolls missing body parts 

Think of what they could add to that table or bookcase

We call this guy "Pat"...

He stands tall watching over the counter and
greeting customers as they come through our door

Old cement molds from years ago

Wonderful odd accoutrement's to add to any home or garden!

Antique German porcelain doll parts

Placed in a silver dish on a coffee table they can make the most interesting display

 Antique cherub hanging from an industrial stand

It's a beauty all on it's own!

This is the all time favorite oddity in the store.... an old puppet inside an antique radiator fashioned into a piece of art.... it even has a hand beaded chandelier inside with a pull chain

Imagine the conversations this piece would spark...

We would love it if you would leave us a comment and tell us about your oddities and how you've placed them in your living space.  

Also, be sure and visit us in Santa Barbara this weekend...
The Calm Show is one of the most unique shows
locally with one-of-a-kind vendors
Be sure to visit 3 Fine Grains / A Beautiful Mess's space 

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rachel Ashwell Visits And Shops With Us & A New Book

A wonderful end to A Beautiful Mess week!
We here at A Beautiful Mess have always loved Rachel Ashwell and her style.
We were honored today when Rachel herself came into our store to shop today!
She was even more lovely in person, with a heart of gold.
She is not only talented, but very kind and down to earth.

thanks Lulu

Also, some great news, we will be carrying 
 this gorgeous new book from
at A Beautiful Mess soon...

More exclusives on that later...

Thanks for stopping into the store and our blog!
Have a wonderful week ahead!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Featured In Romantic Homes!!!

Coming just days after being introduced in The New York Times, A Beautiful Mess once again is featured in the February Issue of Romantic Homes Magazine. We're so thrilled with the layout spanning over 6 pages. We would like to personally thank Lu Tapp of for the amazing photographs she's taken for us over the past three months, showcasing not only the talents within the store, but her talent as well. To say that the last three months have been amazing is an understatement for all of us here. Together we are looking forward to what's ahead. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you to all for your continued support.

Please join 3 Fine Grains and A Beautiful Mess, January 28, 29 & 30 at the C.A.L.M Show in Santa Barbara for a charity event benefiting Child Abuse Listening & Mediation. We hope to see you there.
A Beautiful Mess

28875 W. Agoura Road

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

(818) 874-9092

Thank you,
Kymberley Fraser

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New York Times

We at A Beautiful Mess are so excited
to start a new blog and to be featured in this weeks
New York Times. It is an honor! I wanted to thank you
for becoming a new follower and for joining us
on this wonderful new journey.

We wanted to also
thank Lu Tapp Photography also from Dustylu Blogspot
for her beautiful photos!
photography by

Have a beautiful day!
A Beautiful Mess Antiques
Kymberley Fraser