Wednesday, February 10, 2010

In Remembrance of Swallowtail

One of the sadder aspects of our current economy is that your favorite stores can fold at any moment. I do my best to stave off this trend as much as I can by patronizing stores I love, even if the best I can do is buy the occasional bar of soap. One of my longtime favorite stores, Polk Street's Swallowtail, recently closed its doors. What I loved about Swallowtail is that they always had the perfect mixture of beautiful artwork alongside historical treasures and botanical curiousities. Below are just a few snapshots by which to linger just a little longer in this magical store, and hopefully glean some inspiration for the future...

On a more optimistic note, I did see a Swallowtail booth at the Alameda Flea Market this month, so there are perhaps a few more goodies to be found.