Friday, February 25, 2011

Eye Candy~The Attic and Vignettes

I’m back from my trip to Sunny/Rainy California. Had such a good time junking and visiting with family. I hope you’re ready for lots of pictures, because for once, I remembered to take some.

Our first outing was to San Diego to visit The Attic on Coronado Island.


This adorable shop is owned by Nancy who I have known via Ebay and blogging for years, but have never met. I was thrilled to find Nancy working that day and it was so fun meeting her in person. She is as warm and down to earth as I thought she would be.


We thought it was so funny how we were both wearing almost the same thing. Here’s just a sampling of the many gorgeous things she has in her shop.












I want to send a big thank you to Nancy for being so sweet. It was truly wonderful to finally meet her. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend a visit to The Attic. Tell Nancy I sent you.

Our next stop was to the lovely Vignettes located in the Ocean Beach area of San Diego. The owner, Lori, was nice enough to let me take a few pictures to share with you here on my blog. Be warned, drooling is likely to be a side effect to viewing these photos.













Simply gorgeous. I realized after the fact that I didn’t get any pictures of my friend, Joy’s booth. The Vintage Rabbit is her little biz and her booth was simply amazing. She had the best stuff and I’m sad I didn’t get to see her on this trip, but hopefully I will do a better job at getting in touch with her on a future visit.

I have more to share with you from my trip. Pictures of some very lovely shops, details from my day at the Long Beach Flea and of course, the goodies I brought home. But, that will have to be on my next post. Hope you’ll come back and check it out! Have a fun Friday~!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

White Wednesday~My daughter, The Artist

I just realized that I could do a post with pictures that were already on my computer before it started acting wonky and since I’ve been wanting to do a post about my daughter, aka, my#1 girl, for awhile, I thought now would be a good time. Here she is.


I love this picture. It was taken a few months ago after she got a cute hair cut. Since then she has cut her bangs, so now she has a funky retro hair style.

The other night we were hanging out and I asked her if she thought of herself as an artist. She said, not really, which surprised me as she totally is. I don’t know where she gets it from, but she has been drawing amazing things since preschool and has recently been doing quite a bit of painting.

DSCF1489 This is one she did last trimester in her art class. It was supposed to be a memory or a dream. The house in the painting is my dear friend, Joy’s house. Ellie would go with me on visits to Joy occasionally and would love to walk through the cemetery nearby, on her way to Dairy Queen to buy a banana milkshake.

Never in a million years could I ever paint anything remotely resembling this.

This trimester she is taking Photography 2 and she is really enjoying it. She had an assignment to find a photograph she liked and try to recreate it. This is the photograph she chose.


So she enlisted the help of one of her girlfriends, and came up with this.

Picture1Pretty close, right? She was also instructed to do another photo that was “inspired by” the first one and she came up with this.


Thanks for letting me get my brag on about my #1 girl. I’ll be leaving on my trip tomorrow and I’m really looking forward to it. It has been raining here all week and looks like more rain is in the forecast here for the weekend. Not so in sunny CA. Yeah!


Friday, February 11, 2011


We are having technical difficulties with our computer right now so I’m not able to include any pictures in this post. Just wanted to drop in to say hi. The Junk Salvation show last weekend went very well. I want to thank everyone who came out and supported/shopped this first time show. It was so much fun meeting new friends and seeing old ones as well. I did take some pictures of my space which I’ll just have to share some other time.

February and March are going to be busy, busy! This week I’m working on getting my two booths stocked and fluffed. My Monticello booth is nice and full of goodies and I’ll be heading over to Stars today with a car load. Next week I’ll be heading South to Temecula, CA to spend some time with family. I hope to visit some shops in San Diego, Venice and Santa Monica as well as the wonderful Long Beach Flea Market. I’m already starting to think about Farm Chicks, my next big show coming up in June and I want my booth to be better than ever!

In March I’ll be heading North to my good friend, Tiffany’s house for a lot of girlfriend fun and crafting. I can’t wait for “Dream Girls 2” or is it “Dream Girls, The Sequel?” Last year was so much fun and I’m sure it will be even better this time.

The new computer is scheduled to arrive in a couple weeks, so until then, I’ll be taking a little blogging break. I’ll be back with pictures of my trip South and hopefully some of the goodies I have found along the way. Have a great weekend!