Spotted: Big Daddy in Pottery Barn

A thoughtful co-worker brought me a Fall Pottery Barn catalog, knowing I would love the owl on the cover, and other feathered friends featured inside. But what really caught my eye was the $149 “Layered Wood Panel” pieced by hand with visible nail heads: http://www.potterybarn.com/products/layered-color-wood-panel-square-wall-art/?pkey=e%7Clayered%2Bwood%2Bpanel%7C153%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules I had seen this first at the Alameda Vintage Flea … Continue reading

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

Just Jeeps

I have an old car. It’s a 1996 Jeep Cherokee with 210,000+ miles and it sounds as bad as it looks. I have a broken headlight, dents on the driver’s side, a rusting scratch on the passenger side, and a rattling muffler to boot. It is my old faithful, bought new for me before my … Continue reading