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Wonderfully Unexpected finds for home

Started by Shannon Turner and a group of passionate women who adore collecting, Girard Avenue Collection is a place you turn to when you want to discover fantastic finds and the wonderfully unexpected for your home. From lighting to chairs and tables, accessorizing your home within your price range is simple with this La Jolla shop of wonderful treasures.

Q: When did you open your store?
A: 1997

Q: How did you get started in the business?
A: After doing gift shows at charity events, local high school fundraisers and even at my own home, I realized that a great number of people liked what they saw. Peeking out my window at 6 a.m. and seeing beach chairs on the street with anxious shoppers waiting for the 9 a.m. doors open – that was a wow!

Q: What do you love about owning the shop?
A: I love and enjoy many aspects of owning my own business. Satisfied, happy customers who just “love the shop,” and hunting always and everywhere for that unexpected “have to have” find. Also getting inspired by the many designers that display their finds and “look” at our shop. It is a treat to see what comes in daily!

Girard Avenue Collection | REstyleSOURCE

PHOTO: Jessica Downey
Girard Avenue Collection | REstyleSOURCE
PHOTO: Jessica Downey

Q: Favorite entertaining or design tip? 
A: I just love to entertain, as my young grandchildren know. We have four adorable little ones, ages eight months to four years. Guess what? The children love Shannie’s dinner parties. We all sit together at our big table with candles, silver, music and good conversation. It lasts a good while. We cherish the children’s conversation while the son-in-laws do the dishes.

Q: Do you have any favorite pieces in the store right now?
A: My shop is just full of favorite finds, hard to choose! I did just just find an early 1800’s hand painted bench that is so different. It is the real thing, a marvelous piece.

Q: Do you have any special client stories you would like to share?
A: Barbara Streisand walked into our shop and all went a twitter! She was renting a home for the summer and needed furnishings. She decided to fully furnish her temporary home from my shop, what fun for us all. The delivery – oops, something fell out of the truck – install and more visits to the shop were all exciting and fun. Since she was new to the area, I was able to escort her around town. What fun to see people react to her!

Girard Avenue Collection | REstyleSOURCE

PHOTO: Jessica Downey
Girard Avenue Collection | REstyleSOURCE
PHOTO: Jessica Downey

Q: Is there anything in particular that your shop is known for? 
A: Girard Avenue Collection is known for the fun find, unexpected and always something new and different. We also host several different events each year to benefit local charities including the San Diego Historical Society, Las Patronas, and local schools. We love to give back, support our town and have a party!

Q: What are your bestsellers?
A: Coral, shells, sea fans, beachy things. Vintage anything…Mirrors, lamps, the unusual find for the home and garden.

Girard Avenue Collection | REstyleSOURCE

PHOTO: Jessica Downey

 


La Jolla, CA

858 459 7765

The Girard Avenue Collection was started over a decade ago by Shannon Turner and a group of women with a passion for collecting interesting objects for the home. This ever changing store scape is full of an eclectic mix of vintage/reproduction pieces and fantastic finds. The hunt for treasures at affordable prices is part of the fun for their loyal clientele.

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