Thursday, August 13, 2009

San Diego treasures

Ever since I was a little girl, I always got a thrill at the small, sentimental gifts. I still don't care for expensive material things. Here are a few of my favorite treasures from San Diego:

On the way to the beach one day, we drove past a huge beach thrift store with colorful Hawaiian print shirts for men in the window. We went in and I found this dress for $9. It was brand new and has become one of my favorite little dresses. I've already visually determined that there are only 5 pieces required to make this dress.....hello pattern making :))

One day while Breen was doing an open water swim out in the ocean, I sat at the edge of the water and picked handfuls of colorful sea glass. I found the piece of rope netting on the sidewalk while we were returning our snorkel equipment at the kayak shop.

One of the colorful sarongs I purchased:

A plastic child's version of a VW Van for $4.99 purchased in Pacific Beach (I discovered the adorable blue surfboard that clips on top of the van is missing in action....I will find it in this house!)

A beautiful sunset viewed at Mt. Solodad (it overlooks all of San Diego):

Black's Beach.....good times, good times.... :)))))

La Jolla Cove:

One night, while strolling on the beach, we spotted a lifeguard stand with my lucky number 52 (Ok, so it's in reverse...but it still has the combination of my number):

What else is new around here? Let's see....
If you want to have a little fun, go over here to my food blog and check out my first attempt at a video blog on how to make kale chips. Max took the video and we'd like to keep making more.

Here's a new half apron. Kind of reminds me of the Mod Squad...I love it! And YES, a whole crop of aprons will be on my Etsy store by the end of the week...that's a promise!!


  1. Oh my Helen, you are so awesome. So beautiful and sexy adn hawt!!!!
    You are my North. I love you!

  2. Love all the stuff you found, the dress is beautiful. I wish I knew how to sew better, but I am planning to go back to it. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  3. Ahhhhh!!! I am coveting that little van!!! It's the cutest/coolest thing ever!!

    Seriously Jane, have you ever thought of doing something with your photography....these pics are gorgeous. All your pics are!

    Oh, and I love the vintage you!

  4. Great vintage dress! The whole experience seems wonderful.

  5. Love the dress and the stuff you found sounds like you had a blast and I know of black beach very well yes I agree good times on that beach!!

    peace and hugs