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

1stdibs Dealer Since 2011

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Antique 19th Century Gustavian Chairs
Pair of 19th century Swedish Barrel back chairs fully restored. Lovely cream white color, upholstered in antique Swedish Hemp.
Antique Early 19th Century Sweden Gustavian Demi-lune Tables
Elegant pair of demilune console tables with beautifully carved apron over lovely tapered fluted legs. Very Pretty. Stockholm, Sweden.
Antique 19th Century Sweden Gustavian Sofas
Elegant Gustavian style barrel back sofa in scraped down cream white color. Lovely tapered carved legs and arms. Extra detail of beautiful carving along top crest of sofa, as seen in...
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...
Antique Early 19th Century Sweden Gustavian Cupboards
19th century Swedish sideboard with lovely carved paneled doors. Scraped down to original ochre color with hints of white. Interesting handles on each side.
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.
Antique Early 19th Century Sweden Gustavian Dining Room Tables
Lovely early 19th century Swedish dining table with carved dental apron. Terrific design with detachable leaf that can be removed to form a 43" round table or two separate demil...
Mid-20th Century France Garden Ornaments
Beautiful 1940s French Garden Cement Deer with authentic antlers. Very majestic. Old repair on neck
Antique 19th Century France Trumeau Mirrors
19th century French trumeau with original leaded glass. Great large size.
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.
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...
Antique 18th Century Gustavian Daybeds
Beautiful 18th century swedish daybed/bench. Lovely hand carving on the the head and foot board. Original hand scraped paint in a Swedish cream/white color. Terrific size for loungin...

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