C'est la Vie

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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 French Gilded Mantle Mirror
18th Century French Gilded Mantle Mirror
Antique 19th Century French Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors
Large over the mantle 18th Century French Gilded Miroir de Musique. Lovely detailed carving of musical instruments adorning the top with carved laurel leaves along the base. Mercury ...
Pair of 19th Century French Provencal Doors
Pair of 19th Century French Provencal Doors
Antique 19th Century French Doors and Gates
Pair of 19th century French doors stripped to the natural pine finish. Traditional Provencal carved detailing. Comes with frame. We can also assist in purchasing authentic hardware. ...
Set of Eight Period Swedish Gustavian Dining Chairs
Set of Eight Period Swedish Gustavian Dining Ch...
Antique 18th Century Swedish 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...
Swedish Style Dog Bed
Swedish Style Dog Bed
21st Century and Contemporary American Gustavian Beds and Bed Frames
Swedish style dog bed upholstered in Kathryn Ireland blue and red French stripe fabric. Swedish cream/ white color. Can be ordered in a custom size for any dog.
19th Century Swedish Four-Door Sideboard or Enf...
Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Gustavian Sideboards
19th century Swedish enfilade or sideboard with carved diamond four panelled doors. Lovely painted Swedish gray / white color. Terrific long narrow size. Ample storage with shelving ...
French Empire Painted Bookcase
Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Bookcases
Painted French Empire bookcase with classical detailing. Ormula mounts on base and crown. Cream white color with French blue gray interior.
18th Century Swedish Gustavian Folk Art Cupboard
Antique 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Cupboards
Swedish Gustavian Folk Art cupboard from Jamtland, northern Sweden. This lovely two part cupboard has a set back upper cabinet with raised paneled doors over a two door base for ampl...
Pair of 19th Century French Arched Glass Panell...
Antique 19th Century French Belle Époque Doors and Gates
Beautiful pair of 19th century arched glass panelled doors from an apartment in Paris, France. Three sets are available. Original painted condition with sturdy oak frames for mountin...
Early 19th Century Swedish Four Door Demilune G...
Antique 1810s Swedish Gustavian Buffets
Early 19th century Swedish Gustavian demilune painted four door cupboard. All original with lovely diamond carved paneled doors and three quarter gallery top. Hinges and locks all ha...
Early 19th Century Swedish Sideboard
Antique 1820s Swedish Gustavian Sideboards
Early 19th century Swedish Gustavian style painted three door sideboard. Beautiful curved sides with wonderful three hand-carved drawers over three reeded front paneled doors. Each d...
Pair of 18th Century French Directoire Bergère ...
Antique 1790s French Directoire Bergere Chairs
Very nice pair of period French Directoire bergère chairs. Lovely old blue gray paint, but not original. Classical detailing and form, Paris, France.
19th Century Swedish Carved Bookcase
Antique 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Bookcases
19th century Swedish glass front library cupboard with original glass and carved detail. In the Interior are 2 shelves for storage. Lovely Swedish grey/white color.

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