Find what has disappeared
Gypsy Honeymoon is a dream from the exotic land of brick and mortar. It is a space that holds reverence for the anonymous artisan of the past as well as the contemporary creative. It is a petri dish, a goddess temple, an ancient French romance.
Gypsy Honeymoon knows that inspiration is found in the lines of an Art Nouveau bronze mirror or a plain 19th century sterling child's cup; an "80 million year old" opal-saturated ammonite, or the cerulean blue of a kingfisher feather diadem created a hundred years ago; that there is life in the carving of an 18th century Italian console, in the hand-beaten "24 karat" gold water-gilding of a wood, gesso, and rabbit-skin glue frame, and that there is desire in a perfectly round, handwoven, Ch'ing wedding basket.
These things were not designed for planned obsolescence. They were made to survive, to be re-used, re-cycled, and re-loved.
Gypsy Honeymoon is about locating beauty and utility in beloved objects that enable us to live comfortably day to day, all the while inspiring us divinely.
What is the precious object that describes you, that you must bring with you? What is the gift that expresses your love, your appreciation? What does the chair look like that tells you you are home? Which painting lets you enter it and dream?
The story is: we are all artists dreaming our lives into being every day, and we are all gypsies, migrating from land to land over the years and centuries, like flocks of rainbow-winged birds.
Listen to your muse. And love your every breath. That’s really where the story begins...
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"Gypsy Honeymoon presents practically two hundred years' worth of fascinating, eccentric and eclectic objects in such a way that it is easy to fall in love with, engaging the eye, a sense of the romantic, and a desire to elope with the past." SFstation
"Wonderful things at this store, if you have a taste for the Victorian." Yelp Review
"The sweetest most beautiful store on Valencia Street. I like to go in anytime I'm visiting the neighborhood from the East Bay because honestly it is like visiting an exquisite art museum." Yelp Review