Thursday, October 16, 2008

Browsing Under the Jacaranda Tree


I was feeling very nostalgic when my mom I visited Jacaranda Tree & Co on Mount Pleasant a couple of weeks ago. The white wicker desk that was used by all four of my sisters and I growing up had been purchased by my mother almost 20 years earlier from the very same store! Fast-forward to the present and the charming two-storey boutique is still under the management of Dianne Monkmon at the same location.


Jacaranda Tree & Co is like Toronto's version of Room Service Home. Knowledgeable and helpful staff are there to guide you to the perfect hostess gift or help you pick out a finishing touch for your home.


The front section of the store houses a vast selection of china, serving accessories, bar ware, vintage tea cups, table linens, plus amusing odds and ends at the register. A particular highlight are the colour coded displays and beautiful arrangement of seasonal items.


Moving on to the back is an apothecary of lotions and potions for the bath, vanity accessories, an adorable section for children and babies, linens, stationary, picture frames and more.


For those seeking furniture rather than accessories, the second floor holds an array of antique reproductions and other vintage finds that would fit into any English garden or French country  design scheme.


Framed prints, mirrors and accent tables are a plenty for those looking to add some antiquity and patina’d charm to their spaces.


My own picks at Jacaranda Tree & Co are:


Glass Canisters with Metal Lids, $49.99 (small), $69.99 (medium),  $89.99 (large)


Needlepointed mint floral bench, $499.99


Roger & Gallet guest soaps, $19.99


Adorable floral-printed tea set, $19.99

1 comment:

JoAnn Froeder said...

Jessica, thank you for the wonderful photos of Jacaranda Tree, I am in San Diego, CA USA and my closest friend moved to Toronto a few years ago. She works at the Jacaranda Tree, now I can better visualize the setting she is in at work. Please tell June hello from me on your next visit to the shop! JoAnn Froeder