Thursday, April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009

Ok, Ok...I am So far behind and I am sorry! It has been a crazy last two weeks! I did an estate sale for a family here in Cambria, then the wonderful "Remnants of the Past" barn show on Sunday so I am just playing catch up this week! I will try to insert a couple of photos of the show in Nipomo at the Dana Powers Barn so that if you weren't able to attend you can get a little glimpse of what it was like. For those of you that did attend, thank you! The next one will be in October--not sure of the date yet, but I will keep you posted!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Now this is a funny shot! What is it about me and wheelbarrows? I unpacked one box from Alameda and what an assortment! A lovely old bisque doll (only her feet are showing!), a sterling handled ink blotter, a toy lawnmower, sand pails, a vase, and wheelbarrows!! I am preparing displays for the Barn Show in Nipomo on April 25th and, of course, new after Easter displays for the shop. Found some more wonderful old toys, great old books, lovely old linens (yes--I'll have lines out again soon--as soon as I spend a day or three ironing!) and some other garden items. Also found some wonderful old French baskets with French labels still intact. Yummy! Oh, and a darling OLD French cute! Would love to take a busload of you with me to Alameda...maybe some day we can do that.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Today I am off to Alameda for the flea market! Hooray! Tina is going to "shop sit" for me and I am SOOO excited! You just never know what you will find there...but there is so much stuff, that you will always find something! Will try to take a few pictures along the way to share with you when I return. Please check in again on Tuesday or so.

Also--some of you have asked, "Does your house look like this shop?" As I looked around for a vignette or two to snap for you, I discovered, well, yes, my home does reflect the shop (or is it the other way around?!) but with much, much less stuff. Sort of organized clutter you could call it. The picture added here today is a glimpse of some of my treasured little books. Love 'em!

OK--off to Alameda and parts between here and there! Can't wait to share my finds!


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Header!

A big THANK YOU! to my friend Jenny Malott for designing the header for my new blog! She is the ever so talented creator of "Live Artfully" magazine and has graciously helped me jazz up my little blog with this new art as well as taught me some new tricks: like adding a photo inside the text of my posting! This photo of her latest magazine (on sale at Birds of a Feather, by the way!) features wonderful recipes and happenings and people all from the Central Coast--only $5.75 per copy!

My friend, Patti Erwin of Cambria hosted us for a little "blog class" at her home and served such a delicious lunch--and tea and cookies! What fun to learn something in this delightful setting with two such sweet gals! Thank you to both of you!