Thursday, January 21, 2010

Shop Tour: C & A Camp

After my stop into Pillow Mint this weekend, I went into C & A Camp (no website just yet, the link goes to a Google map), a newish store in Charlottesville's "warehouse district" (more of a row) which houses a bunch of great home & antique stores.


Owner Carlin Camp is a ball of energy, quick to greet and befriend anyone who walks into the store. C & A Camp is full to the brim with all sort of items, from modern furniture for dogs to natural beeswax candles to antler chandeliers and tables to funky hair accessories. Think Garden & Gun meets Elle Decor with a little Domino thrown in. There is just so, so much to look at that there's no way to stop in for just a minute. You'll be there for a while.



You might as well make an afternoon out of a trip to this little area so you can hit up Pillow Mint, Quince, C & A Camp, and the antique stores that are tucked in between them.

Everything in the store has been hand picked (and in some cases carried home from buying trips abroad) by Carlin. She believes in Fair Trade and also donates 10% of her profits to a charitable foundation.


Carlin was kind enough to offer up a few items for a blog giveaway. Starting next Tuesday, I'm going to have three weeks of giveaways featuring items from C & A Camp. So, come on back to put your name in the hat next Tuesday...and the Tuesday after that and the Tuesday after that!

Whose lucky pooch is going to get that bed?



Jimmy, the store mascot, is not for sale :)

If you stop by, be sure to check out the "Open" sign made by Carlin's daughter, Taylor. It's pretty cute.


Here's a slide show of all the pictures I took at the store. Some are a little fuzzy, but I think you can handle it.

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10 comments:

  1. I totally need to go to Charlottesville to shop!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this pics. I am drooling! It's probably a good thing I live in Richmond now. I still get to Cville to see my parents every other week, but I don't usually have time to hits lots of stores. Next visit, though, I will head for this area! Would you recommend parking in the City Market parking lot? Excited to see what you are giving away next week.

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  3. Awesome store! I'm going to try to convince my husband to take a weekend trip to C-ville for some shopping!

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  4. Carlin will LOVE this post, Jeannine!! Very nice!

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  5. Looks like a great store...I feel a road trip coming on!

    Kat :)

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  6. What a neat store! I wouldn't be able to resist going inside after seeing that adorable Open sign!

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  7. Ahsante sana Many thanks in Kiswahili=
    I was so happy with this wonderful beautiful blog, I screamed for my cousins, so not humble!
    Am in Dar Es Salaam, tomorrow Zanibar, then a party for www.pacttz.org., Google it AMAZING. So grateful for the post, again many thanks and grateful to be in Africa:)
    Carlin

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  8. I need the phone # to this store!!! Do you think she would ship? LOVE it.

    Bethany

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  9. Bethany, was looking over this amazing blog again,saw your question. yes I will shop, when I can get out of my driveway GGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRR.
    if it is the antler bottle opener,am waiting for a shipment (should be soon, but the weather may be the prob),have a diff.opener not as interesting, sold out of the other.my home # 434-974-7574,call the shipments come to my home then i take to the shop.Thanks, everything about this post has given me needed encouragement.I am WAY new, dont have a clue what i am doing, except excactly as I please and bus. has been slow I suppose due to economy, weather and newness. BUT I am determined to make this go because I believe in my shop, what & why I carry products, plus it is funny.Getting to meet the most amazing folks and everyone of them has been very nice:) Will have things from Africa to support what I believe in and make the shop more diverse!
    Carlin Camp

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  10. Carlin, Just saw all the amazing pictures. Your shop is wonderful and I can't wait to visit it in person. Way to go- there are many things I can't wait to come and get my hands on. Am especially interested in seeing all the African goodies you picked up, but none will be better than the wonderful hippos you brought me. xoxo

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