Hello! I want to share with you another fabulous shop we visited in San Francisco during spring break, but first a quick reminder that today is the final day to sign up for the Easter basket swap. Please see the post below for details, and email me your information if you would like to join. I'm excited, there are some really talented ladies that have joined in!
Now, about this fabulous little shop. I have had the pleasure of visiting San Francisco four times now, and each time, I have made it a point to stop in at Timeless Treasures. This year I was especially excited as my oldest daughter was with us and being a major, she is in love with typography, which is exactly what this shop specializes in.
A little closer look. The owner Joan, is one of the most welcoming and helpful shop owners I have had the pleasure to meet. It is always nice to chat with her. She has a passion for typography and it shows throughout her shop.
2176 Sutter Street
San Francisco CA 94115
Mon- Sat 11am - 6pm
Sun 1 pm - 5 pm
What are your plans this weekend? My studio is in serious need of reorganizing and cleaning, so I'm planning to stay off the computer and work on that. Wish me luck! :)
While we were in San Francisco over Spring Break, I had the pleasure of visiting the most charming little bakery called Miette. Because my youngest daughter has plans to become a pastry chef and has a dream of one day owning her own bakery, we tend to visit different bakeries everywhere we go. This sweet shop did not disappoint.
We tried quite an assortment of the candies, and I have to say the salted caramels were my absolute favorite. Some of the candies were...interesting, but always fun to try new things.
A must stop if you're visiting San Francisco. They also have a darling website where you can order lots of different gift packages. I see a treat for myself sometime in the future. :)
PS, you still have until Friday to join in on the Easter basket swap. There are some really talented ladies signed up so far!
The beach at Muir Woods was in it's own way just as beautiful as the woods. I don't know, to me, there is something so peaceful about looking out at the ocean.
And one last shot...
A parade of drag queens! I couldn't get my camera out quick enough for a better shot, but it was a parade of queens, and most of them were dressed as nuns with glitter! :) I wish I could have had a photo of their faces! Gotta love 'em!
Ok, so the title of this post should have been " A whole LOT more...". Thanks for indulging me with my scenery photos. Next up, shopping....that's what you really want to see, right?
Hello everyone! I know this is not normally what you see on my blog, but I was so awe struck by the stunning redwood forest grove outside of San Francisco that I thought you might like to see them as well. This area is called Muir Woods and it is just so beautiful. This was my first day with my new camera, and I'm not thrilled with the photos, but I think you can get a general idea.
If you're interested, you can read more about the Muir woods here. I will tell you that the tallest trees are about 250 feet tall!
Hello! This was our view today from San Francisco! We're still on vacation, and having a wonderful time despite a few upsets. First, our rental car was broken into a couple of days ago, and I was stupid enough to have "hidden" my camera in the car. My batteries had run out while taking photos and I hid it in one of the compartments in the car and then forgot to grab it before we parked for the night. Just so happens that was the night that someone decided he needed to bash in the car window and take my camera and our GPS my husband had brought with us. Ugh. I had some wonderful photos on my memory card of our trip so far and of the silhouette swap I did with Carola. This brings me to the title of my post...I took photos of what I received from Carola in our swap just before we left home and I still had those photos on my memory card, I had planned on blogging about that already. I also had planned to share some of our trip with you, but since I did not get a new camera until today, I haven't been able to do that either! So we'll have to do a little catch up.
I also have developed laryngitis since we have been here, and while I don't feel wonderful, I do feel better than I sound! LOL But, we're making the best of it all anyway and still having a great time. :) I will share more photos of the beautiful San Francisco soon, but for now, I thought I would go ahead and share with you the things I sent Carola in our swap.
Carola and I both share a love of silhouettes and so we decided to do a swap with that theme. These are all items I either gathered for her or created for her. I knew she loves sepia, cream, and black so I also tried to keep everything in that color family. The framed silhouette is vintage and if you can't tell from the photo, it is stitched.
I embellished a vintage container I found with a sweet silhouette image (from the child's silhouette cube stamp I carry in the shop) and some vintage ledger paper and trims. Inside I tucked some special pins.
I had a silhouette created for Carola with her name on it here, and then printed it onto fabric to embellish this tote bag. I just used a simple tote bag, tea stained it, and embellished it with the silhouette and vintage lace, ruffles, and millinery.
I hope you're all having a lovely week! Be back soon with more San Francisco!
Hello! I wanted to post a quick note to let you know a couple of things. First, the shop will be closing tonight (Wednesday night) around midnight, and we will be closed for approximately a week. There are just a handful of the spring items left, but if you were wanting any of them, you might want to snap them up before we close. The spring play packs sold out, but I was able to restock them with a few more packs.
I also wanted to let you know that the spring kits for Joli Paquet will be on sale tomorrow in each artist's shop. You can preview the kits on the JP blog. There are some adorable kits to be had as usual! Tutorials resume next week. I do not have a kit for sale for then as we had a scheduling conflict.
Which brings me to San Francisco! Yeah! I love San Francisco, and we've been there twice before for quick trips, but never with the girls and never for a whole week! We're actually only taking one daughter as our oldest is headed off to Europe for her senior trip. (She's heading to London, Ireland, and Wales.) And while I'm not going to Europe, I am excited to be heading to San Francisco, and my youngest daughter is super excited too.
So..I do know of a few places that are must sees while in that area such as Castle in the Air and Tail of the Yak in Berkeley, but if you know of other places please let me know! If you know of great restaurants, shops, sights, etc, tell us! Especially if you know of any places a 16 year old girl would love.
I'll still be blogging, I have a swap to share with you (still) and hopefully will share some details of our trip with you so keep checking with me! :)
Oh, and all orders have either shipped or will ship this week prior to leaving for San Francisco! (thank you a million times for your spring orders!!)
So we were interupted on the Savannah shopping post by a wonderful little boy in our house for the weekend and me being sick. I'm really having a hard time kicking this cold/sinus thing. Today was a better day than I've had in a week, so I'm hoping I'm on the mend. My favorite shop I found in Savannah was Vintage General. What a beautiful, fabulous shop with a great mixture of old and new items. I found lots of fun things in there.
Vintage millinery and the sweetest vintage doll dresses.
I love vintage flashcards, and am always looking for the ones with sweet graphics. Love these and the adorable vintage doll hat.
This is my favorite thing from Vintage General. It's a vintage poster that would have been used in a classroom. It's already hanging in my studio. It wasn't even a little bit of a bargain, but I just adore it!
We did lots of other shopping during the trip, including stopping at several antique shops along the way there and back. I shopped for lots of the same things I always do, and this is what I found. (some of the things were also from Vintage General or the Paris Market too)
More antique lace that I can't seem to get enough of these days.
Love Walter's rubber stamp.
This gorgeous thing is a vintage baby blanket in the softest pale blue silk. I just fell in love with it, even though I wasn't sure what I would do with it. For now, it's draped across the back of the couch in my studio.
We ate lunch at the absolute cutest bakery, Back In the Day Bakery. It was just so darling!
The sandwhiches were wonderful, and the cupcakes were pretty good. Cute though, right?
I even did a little shopping there! It was fun the see Jenny and Aaron's work on the walls there too. I've seen their work in bakeries in NYC, and now in Savannah.
So, if you have a chance to go, by all means GO. Savannah is just a dream and I can't wait to go back again.
Oh, and as I was doing some shipping in the studio today I foud a little reminder of my nephew being here.
It appears Spiderman needed to scale the doll cabinet! LOL
On Saturday Loren and I went to the flea market in New York for a short time. We only had a short time in NYC for this visit so we really wanted to cram as much as possible into that time. I went through the flea market faster than I ever have before, but you know, even though it had been a little more than a year since I had been there last not a lot seemed different. Except the prices. The prices all were higher. I only purchased a couple of things, and this ruffled confection is one of them.
I'm sure you already know just how much I love ruffles, and so when I spied this, I was in heaven. It was in a box, all bundled up and I just kept pulling out layer after layer of ruffles. I couldn't figure out who owned that booth, so I just kept asking everyone that passed by and standing and waiting. I really did not want someone else to find it. Unfortunately when I did find the owner of the dress he wasn't the friendliest guy on Earth and wouldn't remotely bargain with me on this dress. I actually put it back and roamed around the rest of the flea market before I finally went back and purchased it. I wanted it bad. I paid way too much for it in my opinion, but I didn't buy much else so I decided it would be ok. LOL What you're seeing in this photo is the sleeve! Is that not an amazing sleeve?!
As you can probably see the fabric is almost threadbare..which made me love it even more. It's actually 2 pieces a very long layered skirt and a top with the sleeves you see above. It's tiny. I mean teeny tiny. It won't even fit on my Nicole, my mannequin! So, I'll more than likely be cutting this baby up and using it in various projects. If I can bring myself to do it. (don't worry though, I did buy something for Nicoloe, but I'll show you that in another post) The rude guy, was much happier now, and told me I was a "smart woman" for coming back and buying this. I told him, "no, just ruffle obsessed".
This little ruffled lovely is a vintage silk baby dress. While this was much less expensive, I still probably paid too much for it...It has some stains, but, look at those ruffles! I'll be cutting this one up for sure.
This little button card is my only other flea market purchase this time around, and it actually was cheap. Finally. Sweet, isn't it? I had hoped to find several things for the shop, but just couldn't find the things I was looking for.
Oh! Before I go. Are you ready to start playing Show & Tell Sunday again? I hope so! I have a new partner for Show & Tell, my dear friend Cindy and I am super excited to have her as a co-host! Analise has new projects and endeavors she is working on, and doesn't have time anymore.
On Monday we will be telling you about a few changes we are making, and we will give you a new topic! I hope you'll be ready to play along again, I have really been missing it. I love visiting so many blogs and seeing everyone's treasures and collections!
Cindy made a new button for us too, so you're more than welcome to add it to your sidebars if you would like!
Ok, I'm off to play with my ruffles..I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Much love, Cerri xo
We're back from the mountains of North Carolina. It's a beautiful place as I'm sure you can tell from the photos. We had a great time, but it went a little faster than I had hoped. We had to hurry back for freshman orientation tonight...still struggling with my baby off to high school on Monday. (!) We're spending the rest of the weekend shopping, getting hair done, and getting ready for school to start. I will always think that school should NOT start in early August. It's too hot, and still too much summer to enjoy.
I'm also going to take the day Saturday to go treasure hunting at the Hwy 127 sale. I try to go for at least one day every year. I will take my camera and hopefully have lots of fun photos to show you from that.
Hope you all had a wonderful week! I'll be back to shipping orders on Monday and wait until you see all of the fun new things for the shop that were waiting on my door step when we arrived home today!
Talk to you soon! Cerri xo