Friday, August 17, 2012

Favorite Store: Zinnia

This week we hear from our loyal reader Jen about her favorite store. Thanks Jen!

Favorite Store: This is Zinnia, a shop for creative minds in the village of South Pasadena, just 15 minutes north of down town Los Angeles by the metro rail line on the way to Pasadena.
The website tells it all, and has great pix too.

What makes it special: You never know what you will find, since it carries non-traditional craft items, artwork and tons of idea inspiring goodies.

Favorite item you purchased there:  Well, that's hard to say, last week I bought a few vintage sewing patterns from the 1950's, but I won't be crafting with them.  They do have a gorgeous cement floor with old patterns decoupaged to the cement--I'm OK with that if the pattern is missing pieces!

How often do you visit?  I like to wander through the little shops in this district, especially on Thursday afternoons when the Farmer's Market is in full swing. 

If anyone comes to LA, and especially South Pasadena, Zinnia is not to be missed.  It's a piece of old-town Southern California style.

1024 Mission Street, Pasadena, CA 91030
Open Tues-Sun (hours vary)

If you've got a favorite independent store to share, send it our way!

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