Friday, September 7, 2012

~ Summer isn't Over ~

Last Saturday I decided to go and browse some of my favorite antique stores in San Juan Capistrano.  It was a beautiful day and I started out with a delicious lunch at The Mission Grill.  Then I headed to The Old Barn Antique Mall with the express purpose of finding some coastal memorabilia.  I had been to these shops before but it's as if those items were all snapped up before they made it to the store.

And then ...  

While turning the corner ... the last measly corner ... I hit the jackpot. Dealer 91.  A treasure trove of coastal finds, reasonably priced and mine for the perusing.  After picking up and handling most everything, I decided on these three amazing finds.
{1} The  painted board, seen above.  Now hanging in my studio to remind me that in California ... it's always summer!

{2} The oil painting seen here.  I keep finding new reasons that I think it's breathtaking.

I was a bit chagrinned to see that there was a small splotch of paint on the frame ... the exact same color as my wall! I don't want anyone to think that I tried to paint the wall without removing this lovely work of art.
My walls  were painted before I hung anything on any wall.

I'm just making myself clear.

{3} Last, but not least is this stunning piece of metalwork filled with nautical goodness.

It serves as a table of sorts and is large enough to balance a plate and a glass at the same time.

Can you believe my luck?!?

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  1. Well, when you wish upon a star ... fish, good things happen at antiques store.

    True story.

  2. You got some wonderful buys! And I love your sweet quilt under the sailboats!

  3. I'm loving ALL your finds!! What a perfect day that was...

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  6. I love these decorations! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)