FORGET- ME -NOTS A UNIQUE SHOP IN CARMEL-BY-THE SEA
When we move into our Carmel cottage, we bring most of the furniture out from Kansas City. The first purchase I actually make in Carmel is from a little accessories shop called Forget-Me-Nots. I find a blue and white plate rack
to hang in my kitchen with my blue ware collection. I love it!
Over the years, I try again and again to find the little shop and decide it is out of business. Au contraire.
I am exploring the Jordan Center on 6th and Mission Street
and much to my delight see the familiar sign
over the door of a large shop.
Two buildings and four floors house Shirley Jensen’s collection of one of a kind furniture and accessories for the home and garden. She has been in this location for 8 years and in Carmel for 25 years.
Shirley is a petite dynamo as she zips around from one customer to another.
I ask if I may take photos and and she consents.
The main floor of the first building is a lovely potpourri of funiture, books, china, glass, and paintings.
I love the distressed piece in the door.
I find antique wicker,
Three geese are putting their best foot forward.
I am now ready to start up the stairs.
I pause on the first landing
to admire the blue and white checked chair and
browse the books.
I read “ A Thousand Days in Tuscany” and loved it.
I leave that level
and reach the next landing with this feminine collection.