I am not known by my family for my early rising. I'd like to change that, because I think I could get a lot done in the quiet hours of morning -- if only I were awake.
This morning was an exception. I set my alarm for 5:30 a.m., and woke up 17 minutes early -- maybe I was a little anxious? My mom and I were on the road by 6:05, on our way past the lupines to the central California coast for a girls' day out.
Our road trip was inspired by the 6th annual Remnants of the Past Vintage Show, held in and around a huge old barn in the middle of an orange grove at the Dana-Powers House in Nopomo. (Vintage is the new antique, you know.)
Earlier this week, I wondered if I should stay home and clean my house, instead of escaping to the beach for a day of shopping. But what better inspiration to make ones' home beautiful than a few hours of browsing artfully arranged collections of homey vintage treasures?
We saw so many inspiring ideas -- lots of beautiful ways to arrange cut flowers and unique uses chalkboard paint. I'm going to copy the terra cotta pot pencil holders by Patti's Artful Design. And I LOVED the rag book pillows by Euro Linens, but I'll have to find a way to make some myself out of old books.
A few things were way out of our price range, but we came home with some treasures, nonetheless!
We had a fabulous day, finishing up with lunch (and a little more shopping!) in San Luis Obispo. Thanks, Mom!
Now go read my mom's post! :)