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Monday, November 23, 2009

MoS Shops in West Palm Beach: Fun at Circa Who

This past weekend I was lucky enough to take a quick jaunt down to South Florida to visit my parents. As an added bonus we spent Saturday afternoon poking around some fantastic antique/vintage furniture stores in West Palm Beach. West Palm has a plethora of unique design shops- from creme de la creme antique stores to quirky, hidden gem stores selling unique furnishings that are distinctly retro-Florida. 

During the trip, I finally got to visit a store I'd discovered online but had yet to visit in person- Circa Who, located on Northwood Boulevard in West Palm Beach. In my quest to find bamboo chippendale chairs earlier this year, I stumbled upon Circa Who's website and thought I had pretty much died and gone to heaven with their inventory of eclecctic, vintage 60's Palm Beach inspired furniture and accessories. Although my own bamboo chair search ended a little closer to home, my mom did end up getting a pristine set of Chinese chippendale bamboo chairs there that are totally fabulous!

The phrase "kid in a candy store" exists for a reason, but once you grow up it seems like there are fewer and fewer times to get to experience that same kind of giddiness. So I am happy to report that upon stepping into Circa Who I felt like I was in Candyland!

There is a little bit of everything in the store- large furniture, small furniture, artwork, lighting, planters, mirrors- you name it. I especially loved their offering of vintage lamps. I was greeted by this fantastic pair of white ceramic asparagus cluster lamps upon walking in the door and was in heaven.

Look up and you'll see any number of vintage tole chandeliers.


A little bit of everything- it's nice that most of their lamps actually come in pairs, which can be rare for vintage lighting.

This bamboo bench would be fantastic in a living room or at the foot of a bed.

If you are looking for chinese chippendale bamboo chairs, or any chairs that fall under the style of hollywood regency, look no further.



I almost keeled over at their selection of lucite table bases and benches. Of course, lucite is awfully hard to photograph given the fact that by its very nature you can see through it. But I've never seen such fantastic assortment of lucite desk and table bases in one place! And at prices infinitely lower than what you'd see on 1st Dibs.

This chrome console table with greek key styling is just divine.

And the grape vine table base......

These ceramic camel garden stools are so unusual.

If I could have thought of a way to bring this bamboo etigere home with me on the airplane, I would have snatched it up in a heartbeat. At $250, I'd categorize it as a steal!

There's plenty of foo to go around...


Lately I am drawn to slightly kooky over the top ceramic animals, like this life size boxer- to die for!

Here's a pretty kitty like the one Ruthie Sommers put in her daughter's room.

Two's Company has taken the owl umbrella stand and run with it- but this one at Circa Who was the real deal- they picked it up from an estate in Boca where the woman had owned it for over 30 years! For $175 it's not much more than the Two's Company version, which is about $135, and comes with a lot more history.

This fantastic bamboo china cabinet would be a stylish alternative to built-ins.

More bamboo accent tables than I even knew what to do with.


'Till next time, Circa Who! I'll be back!

If you're in the area I'd highly suggest stopping by Circa Who- they will also coordinate shipping items using freight carriers. Their prices, especially on large furniture, are entirely reasonable- I don't recall seeing more than a few things over $1,000.

I picked up a fabulous large ceramic planter with a bamboo motif- pictures to follow- can't decide if I should leave it as-is or do a little painting on it. More pictures from my West Palm Beach excursions will come next week!


Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

Liz Lemon said it best: "I want to go to there."

Jaime said...

Love the owl umbrella holder!

Eloise said...

I would die to go there!!conscist

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