Saturday, March 28, 2009

Fun Friday and Life is Good!

Yesterday was a wonderful Friday. I planned to meet up with one of my long time friends, Lydia. We were going to go to lunch and do some catching up. She lives by Ocean Beach so I told her I would come to her.

I decided to leave a little early and swing by the Thrift Stores in Pacific Beach. Two great thrift stores next to each other. Goodwill and UCP (United Celebral Palsy) non-profit stores. These stores have some great clothing and lots of “treasures”.

It used to be that some people frowned on thrift store shopping but in today’s society of going green, re-purposing and recycling and creating wonderful art out of “vintage” and “junque” it has become extremely popular. As a hoarder and collector of anything rusty or in my mind, collectible I’ve always been a big fan of thrift store shopping…..probably more than I should. Ha ha Geez I can enjoy myself and support local charities what a great past time!

So……I had to laugh as I was cruising the aisles of Goodwill but who did I almost collide with but Maryam, a dear friend. She was also going to meet up with a friend for tea and had a few spare minutes. I couldn’t resist taking a picture………it’s out and we’re PROUD :}

Here’s some of the day’s great finds for me!

Michael Miller Fabric, designer rubber rain boots. hmmmm maybe I will use them a vase or planter .

German doll parts ....cloth body with china arms, legs and head.

Brass soapdish hmmmmm I'm going to use it as a shelf of some kind.

Isn't she sweet!

After a refreshing shopping spree…..on to Lunch with Lydia. We ended up at a nice little restaurant overlooking Ocean Beach, Nikki's, and it was a beautiful day. Talking, laughing, and catching up.

After lunch we took a stroll down the main street in OB (Ocean Beach) and stopped at Bella Maison (Sorry no website).

Last time I was in this store it was more about wallpaper and upholstery now they added lots of great eye candy and beautiful merchandise. This store is one block away from Vignettes on the same side of the street.

After checking out the store, we wandered on down to Vignettes. Lydia had never been but she is eager now to share it with her brother-in-law and friends. We had fun browsing and picture taking.

Of course, we had to stop by Joy's booth….her tees are just so darn cute?

I decided to bring my hubby a little sweet because right next door to Vignettes is s a Cuban bakery, Azucar a spectacular selection of sweets presented in beautiful designs.

Now I just made a quick stop at Starbucks to compliment the dessert and home to watch Oprah.

Yes, indeed, a wonderful Friday and a great segway into the weekend. Hope yours is wonderful too!


Sandy Michelle said...

What a fantastic day you had girl! I totally support thrift stores as well but I would never be able to find a ceramic doll like the fabulous one you found!!! Have a great week!

Sandy xoxo

Just call me Silly Sal said...

How much fun. And I live in North PB :) and never think to go to those Thrift Shops.

Plus, I love to come to your blog and see what new background paper you have up.

Denise Elizabeth said...

Hey long time no see. Next time your in Temecula let me know I'll meet you at Serendipity. Hugs Denise