Stevie’s gypsy had sun, lace, and paper flowers. Which was curious, indeed.
But nothing beats the curiosities at Gypsy Honeymoon.
Gabrielle Ekedal just reopened her enchanting antique shop in twice-the-size digs on Valencia Street. Which means more room for the mostly European housewares, vintage clothing, and jewelry clustered on every surface.
Her collection is downright exquisite: a dramatic New England secretaire from the 1870s, a Victorian necklace with a banded gold chain and coral droplet, a 1920s coiled sterling snake bracelet, vintage Christofle silverware.
Affordable gifty finds like local Sweet Revolution caramels and 1900s photographs round out the mix — and make the shop better than any chain store.
By a landslide.
Gypsy Honeymoon, 1266 Valencia Street, between 23rd and 24th Streets (415-821-1713).
Photo: Courtesy of Gypsy Honeymoon