Saturday, February 16, 2008

Enter At Your Own Risk

That should be the sign on the front porch as you enter this dazzling haven for beads. After you have passed through it's cheery front door you become transfixed by the goodies held within. This is part of the seduction of Serendipity Beads.

There are beads and baubles in every hue and color. Exotic ones from all over the world beckoning you to touch and envision their splendor.

I went in looking to pass some time and to find a particular one. I came out more than an hour later with a wee paper bag full and my head still in the clouds.

If you have such a place in your area, pay them a visit. You'll be so surprised by the delights hidden inside. And I'll bet my bottom dollar you can't come out with just one bead!


BumbleVee said...

I've got two places only 5 minutes from me....I love to go there and ooo and ahhhh over all the beautiful colours, sizes and shapes. I just have to touch them... pick them up and of course... take them home in little baggies...even if all I do is sort them and put them in my own containers at home. Silly hey?

so far...I only use them on my dolls, or bears to dress up an outfit...or as part of the dangly bits of my origami ornaments...but I do love to collect some beauties... in case... Who knows what I might try next in the crafting department..??

Donna O'Brien said...

Oh, boy- that IS alot of beads. So what are you going to do with them?? I'm thinking Bo Derek's hair in '10'?

Dorian Fletcher said...

I must have been a magpie in my last life - I am mesmerized by anything that sparkles...beads certainly fit the category! There used to be a wonderful bead shop in San Francisco in the 60's called Yone (Yonay). I still daydream about the treasures it held.

rochambeau said...

Yum. Candy!! Heaven!

Like what you said to Cherie at sage and thyme. You're a gem.


FrenchGardenHouse said...

oh my, that looks like a wonderful place! I would buy lots and lots, that I know. (Probably too many) but how much fun would it be to create pretty things with those?

Are you making something with beads?
xo Lidy

Lori said...

how fun!!! how do you ever choose what to get, the choices look endless!!

Lana said...

The only way I could come out without too many would be to leave all $$ and plastic at home and pray they don't offer credit!

I love using beads in my embroideries and sure could add to my stash in that shop!

Christine LeFever said...

When I was a little girl, I loved playing with pop-beads to where one of my brothers simply called me Beads!

Beads here would LOVE a visit to your bead shop, especially as it in a darling old house.
Christine,er, is that Beads, NOT!

Why it's Zwee!!!!!!!!!!!! More on that later...

Christine LeFever said...

...And I do understand that it is NOT yours per se, but yours locally.

Christine, again!

Britt-Arnhild said...

A heaven for my youngest daughter :-)

Doreen said...

Oh..what fun I would have in there.


Lea said...

Yep, enter at risk is correct... I LOVE bead stores and this looks like a special one...

Christine said...

oh, Susan
what gorgeous colors!
You must've had the most lovely time there.
I'd love to see what you do with them.

Laurie said...

I looks like bead heaven to me! Wow! I sure would love to pop in that store for a day of shopping.


Gail McCormack said...

They all look so beautiful I know I'd be in total confusion deciding which ones to choose.
Your blog is lovely
Thanks for visiting me

Suzanne said...

What a fun little shop. I believe you are right...I wouldn't be able to leave with just one bead!