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Shop the Alameda Flea with Me — Oct 2013 part three

My perpetual shopping list: dual-purpose (storage + decorative), owls, linens, equestrian ribbons, charm bracelets, monogrammed anything, and BAGS! What I am drawn to: bright colors, clever repurposing, white wicker, holiday, letterpress and signage, things that are specific/special to the region That equals my collected cottage style! Southern + Pacific Advertisements

Home Depot discoveries

I went to Home Depot last weekend to purchase succulent soil (I think I killed my previous succulents with regular old potting soil!) and found some fun things. I resisted buying them by just taking a picture:   It was a successful trip, and I’ll be sure to think of the HD as a source … Continue reading

Bonne marriage!

My best friend’s little sister got engaged, and I love to plan parties! So I talked Caitlin into hosting a shower for Ellen, over the Christmas Break when we would both be visiting our families in Nashville. Ellen chose a French theme for her shower; she’s a foreign language teacher, and lived in Europe to … Continue reading

Alameda Vintage Flea 1-6-13 report

Last Sunday was the first Alameda Vintage Flea Market of 2013. I had very little budget ($20 max) so I waited to enter until 2 p.m. (when it’s free admission) and vowed to take more pictures than make purchases. Here are some of the many pretty things that caught my eye:

Glampin’ it up at the CL Fair

 I turned the corner at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, and found a precious display of lovingly restored and redecorated trailer campers. This glamorous camping trend, glamping, is so hot right now. Take a peek inside this one: I spy a globe (very in demand at the Alameda Vintage Flea Market), white eyelet lace, … Continue reading

Treasure Island Flea digest — August

The second booth inside August’s Treasure Island Flea Market immediately caught my eye. This “yard art” version of The Virgin of Guadalupe transformed with whitewash and red glitter letters was irresistible! So was the 1962 Shasta trailer parked behind Mother Mary, all red, turquoise and shiny in the sun:This is the home base/creative workspace of … Continue reading

America’s Cup continues Olympic Fever

If you didn’t get your fill of international sportsmanship with the London Olympics, let me turn you on to America’s Cup sailing. The crews and catamarans are here in SF, and the best part is, they will be here through this time next year. I have 365+ days to better understand why the heck they sail … Continue reading