Thursday, December 15, 2011

Weekend in California

My weekend in California was really fun.  I am mostly a stay-at-home kind of gal and enjoy the little pleasures in life but last weekend I boarded a plane and flew out to visit Molly in California.  We enjoyed a non-stop shopping weekend.   By the end of the day I fell into bed and slept soundly every night till morning and that doesn’t usually happen.

One of the highlights of the trip was going to the Vintage MarketPlace.  It was such fun for me to look at all the booths and see how they decorate and what they are selling and to compare it to what is selling here in rural Central Pennsylvania.  I gotta say, I’m much more in love with the whites and pastels and burlap in So. California than the “country” colors and stuff that sells here in Central Pennsylvania.   I am gradually making some converts.  The white shabby furniture is really selling at my booth.
I love TJ Maxx so we shopped there on Friday, as well as Marshalls, Home Goods and the Coach store.  We don’t have any of the fun stores here! (thank goodness).  
Saturday we shopped in LA and I enjoyed “the Grove” and “Farmer’s Market” and then on to Santa Monica so I could see the Pacific Ocean and more shopping.  Sunday we went to Temecula, wine country and visited a few winery’s followed by more shopping. 
A big thanks to Molly who had the whole weekend planned and to Matt for not complaining about any of the shopping, etc.  My suitcase was only 7 lbs. overweight so I stuff seven pounds of stuff into a paper bag and put my purse on top and called it my “carry-on” so I was able to get everything home!   If I ever recover financially from this trip I may do it again!

1 comment:

Joan Fricker said...

Kay, it sure looks like you had a great time in CA. The vintage market looks wonderful. I love the palm trees, which you and I don't get to see in the midwest.
I know Molly enjoyed showing you around!