C'est la Vie

Encinitas, CA

About C'est la Vie

C’est la Vie is not your typical antique store. Set in a renovated auto body warehouse, this beautiful world of European treasures transforms you to Les Puces de-Saint-Ouen in Paris. Sara Wardrip, the owner has built a trusted and impeccable source for beautiful design for the home and garden. Originally from Vancouver, Canada., Sara moved to San Diego in 1981. She learned to love antiques while working in a French antique store while attending university. Sara took her first buying trip to Europe in 1998 and returned with a 40 ft container full of English and French...Read More

C'est la Vie

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18th Century Swedish Demi lune Clock Cupboard
Antique Late 18th Century Sweden Gustavian Cupboards
Beautiful 18th Century Swedish Demi lune Clock Cupboard. Four raised paneled cupboard doors open to lovely storage on the sides. Dental carving on the cornice apron with elegant pane...
18th Century French Walnut Sofa
Antique Late 18th Century France Louis XVI Sofas
Beautiful Louis XIII style 18th century walnut canape. Lovely aged walnut patina with turned legs with center stretcher. Newly upholstered in cream Belgian linen.
Louis XVI Period French Walnut Canapé
Antique 18th Century France Louis XVI Canapes
Louis XVI carved walnut canapé. Wonderful aged walnut patina with carved apron and back. Lovely scrolled arms and tapered legs. Newly upholstered in French Linen.
19th Century Swedish Carved Console Table
Antique 19th Century Sweden Gustavian Console Tables
19th century Swedish console table with lovely carved apron and tapered fluted legs. The beautiful carving extends all around the table in a soft Swedish cream or white color.
18th Century Swedish Coffee Table
Antique Late 18th Century Sweden Coffee and Cocktail Tables
18th century Swedish pine farm table cut down to make a lovely coffee table. One large carved paneled drawer on front side. Beautiful thick single plank top. Great aged patina.
Pair of 19th Century French Bergère Chairs
Antique Mid-19th Century France Bergere Chairs
A pair of 19th century French bergère chairs stripped down to lovely aged pine patina. Upholstered in French antique hemp. Sturdy and comfortable.  
Early 19th Century, Swedish, Drop-Leaf Farm Table
Antique 19th Century Sweden Dining Room Tables
Early 19th century, Swedish drop-leaf table with original worn paint patina. The top is a lovely aged pine and the base is a pale Swedish green/blue. Closed the table measures 18".
19th Century French Trumeau
Antique 19th Century France Trumeau Mirrors
19th century French trumeau with original leaded glass. Great large size.
19th Century, French Trumeau Mirror
Antique 19th Century France Trumeau Mirrors
Large 19th century, French Trumeau in the neoclassical style. Lovely gilded carving on the frieze. Original mercury glass.
18th Century Period Swedish Gustavian Sofa
Antique 18th Century Sweden Gustavian Chaise Longues
Beautiful 18th century Swedish period sofa scraped down to the original white color. Lovely carved sides, back and apron. Newly upholstered in crisp blue and white Brunschwig & F...
18th Century Dutch Delft Vase
Antique 1750-1759 Denmark Vases
18th century delft Dutch vase. Beautiful variations of blue in a floral design. Lovely curved shape over octagonal foot. Nice large size.
Early 19th Century French Painted Chaise
Antique 1800-1809 France Chaise Longues
18th century French painted chaise newly upholstered in lovely blue and white Brunschwig and Fils crisp cotton. Original pale French blue/green color, Paris, France.

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