Yes, I am finally back! We had such a wonderful time in California and I have sooooo much to share with you all. In fact, there is so much to show you (I think I took about 3000 pictures!), I will have to spend the next several weeks posting about all the pretty places and things that I discovered.
I really love CA - the weather, the beaches, the food, the people-watching, the SHOPPING! Every time I go, I find something new to love and no matter how long I stay, I always end up feeling like there was so much more I could have seen. So, where to begin? Well, we started our trip in San Diego, so I guess I'll start there...
Shortly before I left for CA, I found out that there was going to be the grand opening of a new antique shop called Urban Barn in Escondido (only about a 40 minute drive from San Diego).
Urban Barn is actually a huge (8000 sq. ft.) garage space that holds the wares of many different vendors. It is the creation of Linda Carpenter and what an incredible place she has designed! Each vendor specializes in shabby chic, vintage decor and the displays are beyond gorgeous! You must take a look...
to shabby chairs...
Outside, there is a huge selection of wrought iron furniture.
And look at this amazing millinery display!
There was so much to see! I am a long-time fan of designer Annette Tatum (author of The Well-Dressed Home) and was delighted to find her beautiful, whimsical mannequins on display.
Don't you just love her "paper" ribbons?