With only a few weeks left in California I decided it was time to make the rounds at some of my favorite stores one last time and in the process I found a new one. Last week I stopped in to one of our favorite taco shops (Las Golondrinas) to pick up mini burritos for my kids and the thrift store next door had a desk and a pair of chairs I just had to buy. ($100 for all three). I read about Marianne’s experience with Annie Sloan Paint so that led me here. La Casa Verde de Granada is just off the main shopping street in downtown San Clemente and it’s filled with all kinds of treasures. Because it’s a co-op they are able to keep prices like what you would find at a flea market.
All along the beach cities you see surfers. The sound of them riding by on their skate boards in the early morning always makes me smile. As if surfing weren’t enough of a workout they ride their bikes (like above) or skateboards to the beach…I just love their passion. Dana Point Nursery along PCH is one pf my favorite places to stop for a hostess gift or something for my own garden. It has the greatest selection of succulents and it is spotless and well cared for by a knowledgeable staff.I bought Annie Sloan Chalk paint in graphite and since I apparently seem to think I have loads of free time I am going to paint the desk before moving. Mostly because I know myself and when we get to our new house I’m going to want to get settled right away. And having this piece painted now will make me happy on that end. I’m thinking of a Kartell chair in red, but something tells me Patrick’s going to want a chair on wheels. I’ll probably go to Ikea and save a couple hundred bucks.
How could I pass these up? The chairs are very sturdy and I have one in the foam & fabric shop right now. Madeline’s new room has a sun room much like her “little” room as we call it here. “I think these in a bright pink will be perfect. On Friday I’m meeting Mary Ann from Classic.Casual.Home for one last trip to RJ Imports in San Juan Capistrano. What treasures have you found lately?