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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Early 19th Century Italian Angel Brackets
Early 19th Century Italian Angel Brackets
Antique 19th Century Italian Rococo Wall Brackets
Early 19th century giltwood angels with painted wooden brackets. Angels are of a earlier period than shelves.
Swedish Rococo Cupboard
Swedish Rococo Cupboard
Antique 1760s Swedish Cupboards
Lovely period Rococo Swedish cupboard scraped down to the original soft blue color. Upper interior storage includes three drawers for cutlery, shelves for plates and platters and a d...
Italian Crystal Chandelier, 19th Century
Italian Crystal Chandelier, 19th Century
Antique 19th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants
Beautiful 19th century Italian eight-light bronze and crystal chandelier. All newly wired and restored.
Swedish Corner Cabinet
Swedish Corner Cabinet
Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Rococo Corner Cupboards
Lovely 18th century Swedish corner cabinet scrapped down to the original cream/white color. Original glass in paneled doors.
18th Century Period Swedish Gustavian Sofa
Antique 18th Century Swedish 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 & Fils ...
Early 19th Century Painted French Bergere
Antique Early 19th Century French Bergere Chairs
Beautiful 19th century painted French Bergere newly upholstered in blue and white stripe. Lovely carved arms and tapered legs. Great aged patina. Very comfortable with down filled cu...
Pair of 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Painted ...
Antique 19th Century Gustavian Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Pair of antique Swedish Gustavian painted chests in lovely blue paint with carved border around beautiful faux grey marbled top. Classic square tapered legs, brass hardware and raise...
Set of Ten French Os de Mouton Dining Chairs
21st Century and Contemporary French Dining Room Chairs
Very nice set of ten Os de Mouton dining chairs from Normandy, France. Sturdy and very comfortable.
18th Century Dutch Delft Vase
Antique 1750s Danish Vases
18th century delft Dutch vase. Beautiful variations of blue in a floral design. Lovely curved shape over octagonal foot. Nice large size.
Large Vintage English Wooden Birdhouse
21st Century and Contemporary English Garden Ornaments
Lovely large wooden vintage birdhouse from England. Shingled wood roof with scalloped front and sides. Great aged grey patina..... Great for inside or out....
Early 19th Century French Trumeau, Paris, France
Antique Early 19th Century French Trumeau Mirrors
Beautiful large early 19th century French trumeau from a Paris apartment. Lovely original painted scene of the "affair of the diamond necklace". Queen Marie Antoinette stands in the ...
Pair of 19th Century French Pine Doors
Antique 19th Century French Doors and Gates
Pair of 19th century French pine doors stripped down to their natural pine color. Three pairs available. We can assist with French hardware.

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