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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Featured Pieces

French Faux Bois Garden Planter
Vintage 1940-1949 France Planters and Jardinieres
Great large Faux bois garden planter from Provence, France.
19th Century Swedish Carved Sideboard
Antique Early 19th Century Sweden Sideboards
Very handsome Swedish sideboard with lovely carved panelled doors and apron. Scraped down to original cream/ white color.
19th Century Swedish Sideboard
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.
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 Rococo Commode
Antique 18th Century Sweden Rococo Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Elegant 18th century Swedish Rococo three-drawer commode. Lovely serpentine front with scalloped apron over scrolled feet. Pull-out server under top base, all scraped down to beautif...
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.
19th Century French Painted Enfilade
$5,700 Sale Price
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19th Century French Painted Enfilade
Antique 19th Century France Cupboards
19th century French painted four-door enfilade. Great ochre colored worn patina. Wonderful narrow size with lots of useful storage. Provence, France.
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.  
18th Century Long Swedish Farmhouse Trestle Din...
Antique Early 19th Century Sweden Dining Room Tables
18th century Long Swedish Farmhouse trestle dining table. Great long size with original salt wells on the sides. One trestle side has been replaced. Old, but not original.
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...
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.
18th Century Swedish Gustavian Daybed
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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