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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21st Century Italy Chandeliers and Pendants
Beautiful wooden chandelier made from 18th century Italian church candlesticks. Great aged patina. Lovely cream white color with hints of aged gilded gold. Not yet wired. Check out m...
21st Century Italy Chandeliers and Pendants
Beautiful wooden chandelier made from 18th century Italian church candlesticks. Great aged patina. Lovely cream white with hints of gilded gold color. Not yet wired. Check out my ...
Antique 18th Century Sweden Gustavian Dining Room Chairs
Swedish set of eight period Gustavian dining chairs scraped down to the original Swedish grey/blue finish. Lovely open work geometrical backs with simple tapered legs. Covered in Swe...
Antique 1800-1809 Sweden Gustavian Footstools
Swedish Gustavian bench or footstool scraped down to the original Swedish pale green/blue color. Finished on three beautifully carved sides with tapered fluted legs. Upholstered in a...
Antique 19th Century France Regency Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors
Beautiful carved and parcel-gilt mirror facette from Paris, France. Original glass. Lovely two-tiered molding with hand-carved birds, florals and foliates.
Antique Late 19th Century France Garden Ornaments
Beautiful 19th century French Biot jar. Initials CF on one side. Great aged patina with lovely French soft cream yellow color. Solid with no cracks or distinguishing chips.
19th Century Grand Scale Trumeau
$4,700 Sale Price
40% Off
Antique Mid-19th Century France Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors
19th century large Trumeau from a beautiful apartment in Paris. Lovely French green/blue color with gilded accents. All original with mercury split glass mirror. Separate three-panel...
Antique 1780-1789 Sweden Rococo Sofas
18th century Swedish period Tragsoffa, scraped down to original lovely cream or white color. Beautiful carved apron over reeded tapered legs. Upholstered in antique Swedish Hemp. Gre...
Antique 19th Century France Wardrobes and Armoires
19th century French faux bamboo armoire from Paris, France. Lovely aged patina and color with beveled mirror, canopy top and decorative finials.
18th Century Swedish Rococo Cabinet
$9,200 Sale Price
20% Off
Antique 18th Century Sweden Rococo Cupboards
Beautiful large Swedish 18th century Rococo cabinet with arched pediment cornice and lovely carved apron. Wonderful commanding size for excellent storage. Varmland, Sweden.
Antique Early 19th Century Sweden Sideboards
Very handsome Swedish sideboard with lovely carved panelled doors and apron. Scraped down to original cream/ white color.
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.

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