This Saturday - The 9th Annual Point Loma Garden Walk & Boutique

Don't miss this event!
Showcasing nine residental gardens with four home tours.
Cardamom Cafe and Bakery will be set-up the entire day so you can grab a bite to eat.
Artists from the Point Loma Artists' Society will be painting in the gardens.
Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO), a sponsor, will be present with information.
BellaVoda is providing ultra pure artesian water for walkers.

Below is a list of our creative artisans, bakers and gardeners who will be showcasing their merchandise along with the Dana Unit Auxiliary's Bargain Corner. The Auxiliary will be raising funds by selling old salvaged chairs they have hand-painted, embellished and planted. They have become a signature item of the Garden Boutique. This year you will not be disappointed; they're amazing and sell out quickly. 

Visit the Garden Boutique and meet these fabulously talented vendors:

~ The Barn Angel ~ Catalina Glass ~ Colleen Crowden Designs ~ Connee J Designs ~ Cottage Antiques ~ Helen Powell Jewelry ~ Ivy Hill ~ Lizzy B’s Jewelry ~
Louise Blake ~ Martha Lily ~ Melissa Robinson Designs ~ Mostly Mosaics ~ The Odd Potter ~ Peggy Howe ~ Point Loma Garden Club ~ Rustique Iron Furniture ~ Birdhouses by Sally ~ Suzanne’s Garden Statuary ~ The Tea Cart ~
~ Wendy Watson Designs ~ Gwen Spethman ~ Vintage Bling ~

See you there!


Vintage Family Photos

by Cordelia Mendoza
My mother passed away five years ago on April 6th, so I have been very reflective all week. I posted a tribute to her on Facebook and pulled out some of her old albums. I found some wonderful photos of my grandparents and great grandparents. What a treasure! I am posting some of my Grandma Rose, my mom's mother who I was fortunate to spend a lot of time with until her death in 1990 at the age of 89. Here is a photo of her and her friends in 1920. Look at those babes!

. . . in the "Old swimming hole", my granny is second from the left

Below, she is at about 16 years old. Her dress is awesome and I'm enjoying the homes in the background, too.

This was at the end of the Arts & Crafts period, right before the Roaring Twenties. Her outft completely fits the era.

Here's a great photo of what looks to be a general goods store. Gram's off for some shopping, looks like to me. Dates to c1918

My grandma and grandpa were raised in Two Harbors, Minnesota. He was 12 years older than my grandma and had gone away to war. He came home to Two Harbors. She always said "he was the most eligible boy in town". They fell in love, married and traveled across country to San Diego in 1922, the year my mom was born.
Frank & Esther, my grandparents. My grandfather was an avid swimmer and canoer.
(Love the bathing suit!)

These photos are priceless.