Interesting article in Country Living Magazine

There's a growing trend in retail, which I've not only noticed, but have taken part in, in Southern California. It's the occasional and seasonal sale in sheds, barns and even inside private homes. Some are repeat sales, or shows, with a multiple vendor venue in various areas of San Diego County. Because there is little overhead in putting on a sale like this, you can usually get better deals on merchandise. I'll try and post them on my web site to let you know where and when they'll be.


Photos - First day of 3- Day Sale

The first day of our June Summer Sale was soooooo fun - we had a terrific turnout! The weather was overcast,  perfect for shopping in Ocean Beach. We're looking forward to tomorrow, Saturday. Yesterday, a designer from Manhattan, NY came in to shop, said she found us on twitter and couldn't wait to see our store on her next trip to San Diego. Social Media works and because of it we made a new friend!

   The perfect amount of naturally aged chippy paint

   This beautiful tole painted wooden plaque c1900,
   was shipped to a customer in New England


Just in time for our sale

There's nothing like these old concrete urns and planters that have old paint on them, particularly layered. It makes such a statement and is a perfect look. They only get better as the years go by. They're good inside or outside.
This painted beadboard cupboard just came in with very old paint in creams and white chipping away to reveal the perfect green with all original hinges and door pulls. This is really a superb piece.


Marche Danes Le Jardin in Coronado

What a lovely fundraising event! Marché dans le jardin, held in the gorgeous home of Jane Pollock's ocean front property in Coronado. This was a fundraiser for Art Takes A Village where about 20 artisans gathered for an afternoon to show and sell there creative wares in this market in the garden with a fantastic view of the ocean. Kim Kelly (Bella Rustica), her friend Nancy and I enjoyed it so much. It was especially nice to reconnect with Christie Repasy. She and I have known eachother a very long time and she always participated in my Chintz events. Christie's art is romantic and sweet, just like her. Take a look at her website and see for yourself how unbelievably creative she is. It was fun as always to see Rita, Mammabellarte, Tamerie, A Little of This That and the Other, and, of course, Gina of Lizzy B's. I've been meaning for a long time to go the La Maison Rustique, Linda's barn in Temecula, never seem to make it, though, that thing called owning your own business seems to get in the way :-) But I enjoyed meeting Linda. She's as sincere and nice as I've been hearing for a long time. Everywhere you looked there was glitter, rhinestones or crystals. I couldn't resist Christie's latest small giclée, a sweet princess crown.