Travel Wedding

Gump’s San Francisco

Mr. Feather and I are super late on a ton of wedding stuff, including registering for gifts. So this past weekend, we spent an hour registering inside one of our favorite stores of all time in San Francisco – Gump’s. Gump’s is one of the oldest department stores in San Francisco and on my “must see” list for visitors to the city. There are so many unique and beautiful items of furniture and decor inside, and I could spend hours looking around. Some of my favorite pieces of furniture growing up were from there. OK enough of my yammering – some photos!

The entrance on Post Street

Some of their lovely items + a Qing Dynasty Buddha- the largest of its kind not in a museum, and the only item not for sale.

Lanterns hanging in the stairway

We registered for lots of more practical stuff as well. But it’s so easy to dream big when in such a gorgeous store….I hope you enjoyed my little peek into Gump’s! What are some of your favorite decor shops? And where would you register? We need ideas! Help!

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  • Julia
    June 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Wow, I have been the first one two day in a row! It says something 🙂 I don't have a store to recommend though. In general I like antique furniture stores, big or small. I love strolling around just to see and touch some.

  • Chiara
    June 2, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Love those lanterns!!!!
    xo C.

  • Melissa
    June 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Lovely! And so is that valentino trench… lucky!

    xxMelissa

  • Jenna Lee
    June 2, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    That trench is perfection! Love it

  • Annette
    June 2, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    The lanterns are AMAZING!! Serious love. I don't know how I would choose a store for my registry. Sounds like too much pressure to find all the things you want in one or two places!

    lefthandedstory.blogspot.com

  • dabblelicious
    June 2, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    oh I love Chinoiserie cherry blossoms!

  • Nelah
    June 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I love those laterns, def something I want to have. Gosh, I haven't done furniture shopping in years. Wedding registry is fun and stressful. My mother in law helped out for the most part cuz I absolutely had no ideas since we only receive money as wedding gifts in Asia.

  • amy b.s.
    June 2, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    wow, that store looks amazing.

  • Tangles
    June 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    That store is amazing! You don't want my recommendations for where to register! Ha ha 'Round here everyone registers at Target, Walmart, and BedBathBeyond. It's considered "snotty" is you even *think* about registering at Dillard's for fine china. 🙂

  • Sunshine
    June 2, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I won't be registering for my wedding either. We're asians, it's all about the cash ahaha 😀

  • newpetite
    June 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I love the whole concept of 'Gift Registery'. In India, we just give cash so that the couple can buy whatever they want. In the end it is fun to sit n count the loot :). The main reason being – the 'no returns/exchange' concept followed by the stores.

  • Tara @ Haute Lunch
    June 2, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Wow, what a lovely store! I've never seen it when I've visited San Fran- must check it out next time! Registering for gifts seems like so much fun, but I'm sure it can get daunting after a while. Enjoy it as much as you can! P.S. Great choices! 🙂

  • Cindii
    June 2, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Ooh! I never knew about this store. I should check it out when my wedding comes up. Hehe. Good luck registering. 😀

  • McQ
    June 2, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    We registered at Tiffany, Pottery Barn, and Macy's mostly due to the fact that our peeps are scattered all over the place and these 3 seemed the most widely accessible while still featuring items we liked and would use.

    I loved reading about Gumps – as you know I'll be headed to SFO/Napa/etc in a bit and am always searching for spots like this. It's on my must see list 🙂

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    June 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Oh I love the store! I collect anything with an oriental theme including Hermes scarves. Too bad I don't live in San Fran but I'll be sure to visit this store if I ever get the chance to go to San Francisco again.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    June 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Oh I love the store! I collect anything with an oriental theme including Hermes scarves. Too bad I don't live in San Fran but I'll be sure to visit this store if I ever get the chance to go to San Francisco again.

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    June 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Oh I love the store! I collect anything with an oriental theme including Hermes scarves. Too bad I don't live in San Fran but I'll be sure to visit this store if I ever get the chance to go to San Francisco again.

  • Much to My Delight
    June 2, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Oh wow…that is some store! I think the New York equivalent would be ABC Carpet and Home. It's the most gorgeous (and expensive) place for home goods. Thanks for visiting my blog today…following you right back!

  • Lisa
    June 2, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    i love gumps too!! i seriously cannot get over your valentino trench it's just so gorgeous!!!

  • Michelle
    June 2, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Must keep Gumps in mind when I visit SF. Love your outfit, so casual but ever so chic. That Valentino trench was a great buy.

  • Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies
    June 2, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Registering is one of the most fun parts of getting married. And that trench is gorgeous!

  • Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies
    June 2, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Registering is one of the most fun parts of getting married. And that trench is gorgeous!

  • Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies
    June 2, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Registering is one of the most fun parts of getting married. And that trench is gorgeous!

  • the nyanzi report
    June 2, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    beautiful!

  • Mrs. Hot Cocoa
    June 3, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Gumps carries a lot of Maria Yee furniture, which I love!

  • Stylepint
    June 3, 2011 at 2:22 am

    Gumps is always a fun store to browse. It has such lovely furniture…it's like a visual feast. =)

  • Alexa
    June 3, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Gumps is awesome…has been around a long time and is a San Francisco landmark really. Great post.
    alexa
    http://www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

  • Josie
    June 3, 2011 at 7:11 am

    They have such gorgeous pieces! And I love your little trench. Personally, I can't wait to register at Target (I'm a Target junkie) and Williams-Sonoma when I get married.
    xo Josie
    http://www.winksmilestyle.com

  • Nina
    June 3, 2011 at 7:13 am

    You look great 😉 Love the flats.

  • Vasu
    June 3, 2011 at 7:30 am

    lovely finds….amazing

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  • Sal
    June 5, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Gumps might be one of my favorite stores ever! Love the gilded screen =)

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  • Shasie
    June 5, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Never heard of this store but looks like a great place to shop and create a registry

    Shasie
    Live Life in Style

  • Deniz
    June 13, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Very beautiful! 🙂
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