When Gabrielle Ekedal moved her SF antiques shop Gypsy Honeymoon from a quiet corner on Guerrero Street to a marque space on bustling Valencia Street, "it was like moving from the country to the city," she says (even the NY Times took note).
A serene space with plenty of natural light, the shop is filled with vintage pieces like silver teapots and porcelain cups arranged artfully on an 18th century Italian console and linens and textiles tucked away behind glass front drawers; as you wind your way to the back of the shop, where owner’s bird chirps quietly away, you feel you've left the urban world behind.
"Everything in the shop is one of a kind," Gabrielle says. Her commitment to offering one-of-a-kind objects is something she considers to be one of Gypsy Honeymoon’s strengths; but she acknowledges that at times it can be a challenge, particularly when an item’s uniqueness comes with a high price. To stay true to her vision of selling “soulful” objects while also offering a mix of prices, Gabrielle began holding stoop sales on the weekend, offering items ranging in price from $1 to $10 dollars. For more information, visit Gypsy Honeymoon.
Above: Gabrielle Ekedal behind the counter at Gypsy Honeymoon; photo by Lianne Milton for the NY Times.
Above: A collection of vintage furniture functions as display for Ekedal's eclectic wares.
Above: One of the shop’s many vignettes, featuring seashells, bits of masonry, and statuettes.
Above: An engraved silver teapot; photograph via Handful of Salt.
Above: A rusted garden table holds pristine white porcelain coffee cups. Photograph via Handful of Salt.
Above: A pale blue wall painted with gold leaf.