Enjoying the Warmth…

Our post header refers not only to the gradual warming temperatures we’ve been experiencing but also to the incredible warmth this community has shown us.   It’s been fun for us as more and more people are out walking now that the days are getting longer.  We’re meeting the  local community and their kids (furry ones included!).  Thanks for the great welcome!

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We’ve sold the hutch but still have this “lazy susan” table made by Lexington Furniture.   It is definitely an item of superior quality that will last for generations to come!

Some local characters…(the pictures speak for themselves…ha!)

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Spring is Around the Corner!


As usual this time of year, the daily forecast has been up and down.  Makes it hard to figure out what to wear every day, doesn’t it?

We’ve been getting the store prepped with a lot of fun Easter and spring items!  We have some adorable egg cups that came from a local woman’s incredible egg cup collection.  She probably had over 400 egg cups….I’m not kidding! 

We held our first Ribbon Flower class and everyone told me they had a great time.  Ria Roberts, our instructor, came well-prepared and we left the class with 3 completed projects (and new friends!).

And here are the finished products!  I was so proud of everyone for participating and accomplishing so much!  Stay tuned for our next class…

Good job everyone!
We’re getting new inventory every week, so be sure to stop in to see what’s new!

Last but not least, let me introduce you to Charlie.  He wanted to ride the Fire Truck pedal car out front and his Grandpa graciously let him.  Look at the adorable fireman boots!  He loved it!

"Charlie" our visiting Firefighter!

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Ribbon Classes in February

Interested in learning how to make a flower out of ribbon?  We have just the class for you!  For only $15 (+$5 for materials), you will leave the class with 3 ribbon flowers in hand that look very similar to this:

If you have a cool vintage pin or maybe an old set of earrings that still have a pretty setting, you can always use it for these pretty items.  They can be made into pins, put on a headband or attached to your purse. The class will be held on either 2/16 or 2/19 depending on what day the largest number of people can attend.  Call the store for details and to check on availability.  (619) 466-2600

Here’s some neat things you can spend your 10% class participation coupon on:

This pretty jewelry box is priced right for your Valentine gift-giving needs!

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Wish You Could See It In Person!


These beautiful flowers came from one of our customers Marizabel, who welcomed us to the village!  Aren’t they beautiful?

Just got these new (old) Royal Doulton “Elegance” place settings in the store.  They weren’t here even an hour before the first 4 place settings were gone!  We have 8 more, so you’d better get them while you can…

This pretty little vase is just waiting, wishing and wanting to go home with someone…

Don’t forget that we also have practical things that are pretty, like this Cobalt Blue Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven.  Wouldn’t that look pretty in your kitchen?

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Everything’s New and Blue in January!

In a few days, it will be a month since we opened shop and we want to thank you for supporting us in our new venture!  The feedback has been very positive and we’ve met so many nice people.

Here are a few of the new things you’ll see in the shop this month.  Be sure to subscribe to the blog so you can get notified of classes, coupons, specials, etc.!

We love the way the Cobalt Glass looks with the sun streaming in behind it!

Do you know how many times we hear “Oh, that’s the pattern of Pyrex my MOM had!” 

This is a beautiful hutch and table set from Lexington furniture (Lexington, NC)!  The table has a built-in lazy susan – neat!

This cool mid-century Lane Hope Chest still has all the original paperwork intact!

We hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the new photos!  Follow us on Facebook too (it’s on our links…)!  We’ve got even more pictures there!

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Open at Last…

December 10, 2010…the day I became the boss of me!  It was an exhausting, sometimes frustrating journey but my little gift shop in the village of La Mesa finally opened to a welcoming crowd!

I couldn’t have done it without the help of my best friend Julie, who was with me pretty much every step of the way as I hunted, scoured and picked my way through hundreds of boxes of antiques and collectibles over the past 2 years. 

I also need to thank my husband who patiently tolerated our dining room and patio becoming more and more crowded with all my “finds”. 

And I couldn’t have made it to opening night without the help of my sister Terry who helped catalogue all the books and cookbooks I’ve brought into the store and my best friend Sheri, who shared a dream with me many years ago to get out of the mortgage rat race and open a little shop in the village.

It’s been fun meeting new people and sharing in their delight of their newfound treasure.  I feel strangely sad when I have to say goodbye to things I’ve found  that are so “cool” but I have to stay focused on the reason I bought them in the first place.

Still, I’ll miss things like the neat portable stereo turntable:

Or some of the beautiful international Christmas dolls that we had:

I hope Bill loves the vintage Philco Radio I found.  This estate I’d found it in had so many cool, vintage radios!   I still have another cathedral Philco if you’re interested…

For those of you who can’t come in, be sure and subscribe to this blog and we’ll keep it updated with pictures, class schedules and specials!

THANKS for visiting my blog!

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