places i’ve been with lynn

wow i can’t believe the day flew by. what a whirlwind and it’s 2am. since life is moving faster than light right now, blogging seems to be the way to reign it in and not let great days go by. working on the pics is turning into a nighttime meditation after a full day. in sf i couldn’t bring myself to post, i was so exhausted! looking at the pics now i remember why! everyday was jam packed. this was one of those great days. lynn picked me up on saturday morning and we arrived bright and early for an outskirts auction. it didn’t look like much at first glance but there were a lot of fantastic pieces tucked into nooks and crannies.

lynn got this old painting

and we both loved this portfolio of all things.

and she wanted this goyard trunk but it went really high

i always look for vanities and loved both of these

finding the pioneer gear is incredible, so much history in a hat.

(i promise to get the name of the auction and details tomorrow). our next stop was an hour away to petaluma. it’s a lively couple of streets in an old fashioned all american town. oh and the best part is that it’s full of great antique shopping in 4 or 5 collectives!

this old bank was our first stop. there are three floors and lots of little rooms to explore.

down the street is her favorite place, again i’ll get the deets tomorrow for you. it was filled with great old signs, big harvest tables and styled beautifully!

i would love to get this for lorraine

a collective across the street had 3 more floors of at least 50 dealers.


and the one next to that…

i could go on but there’s only one thing left to say tonight. we didn’t take pics and we didn’t leave the hotel, but it was just as magical. i had the pleasure to have had tea at the hotel with none other than melissa of reverie dreams. she brought her husband sean and daughter gaia and my life will never be the same! they’re the most beautiful trio you’d ever want to meet and i hope you do one day get to experience the joy that’s them! mel, i hope it’s ok i used this photo, it captures these two perfectly.

oh it’s late, ok gotta shut down, bonne nuit!

August 12, 2010. Auctions, California, San Francisco.


  1. Paris Hotel Boutique replied:

    Great pics, love them! It was so much fun with you!!!!!!! XOX


  2. YSLGuy replied:

    Bonjour, just to let you know how much I adore your blog, I have an award for you on mine. Please take a moment to stop by and pick it up!


  3. jules @ The Diversion Project replied:

    now that looks like fun!


  4. Teresa hatfield replied:

    So much eye candy! Thanks for sharing.
    Teresa (Splendid Sass)


  5. Tamra / The Gilded Barn replied:

    Wow, what fun! Love the little folding accordion bonnet.


  6. Miss Amy replied:

    Did you take that last photo of little Gaia and Sean? Beautiful! I love all the color in this post. The turquoise door, the purple bonnet (how does one wear that hat?!)… So many beautiful images. Thank you for sharing!


  7. pamela replied:

    Jeepers! Such temptations!!


  8. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    I love all what you share . But the painting that Lynn got is stunning. Love it


  9. Debbi replied:

    I am so enjoying your travels! I had especial fun while you were California . . . seeing what you found to enjoy out here . . . you must be exhausted!

    A couple of years ago, when we were touring in England, I remember writing home, something like . . . You know that scene in The Flight of the Navigator, when the ship tells the navigator that they filled his brain with information? He asks, “What happened? the reply was, “You leaked.” Well, I leaked . . . too much information, no more capacity to remember all of it . . .

    Are you there yet?


  10. Terri (TerriBoog) replied:

    Oh, what fun! The old bank antique place looks awesome! Fun, funky and fabulous!


  11. A Gift Wrapped Life replied:

    I keep saying the same thing……………I live in the wrong country or part of the world. You two are good together, I think the stuff just finds the pair of you. Looks like a fun, fun time. XO


  12. Fiona replied:

    So many wonderful things! I would have had a field day. I love how blogs opens you up to so many possibilities. Many thanks, Fiona


  13. Melissa replied:

    Oh C ~

    You are beyond super incredibly sweet, and we cannot wait to see you again!

    Love that you love this image too ~ it’s my favorite!

    I’m thinking tea times around the world should be our little theme?!?!

    I need to call Lynn and go ‘shopping’ with her!



  14. Elle Croft replied:

    What amazing photos! I think this is my idea of heaven!!!


  15. Kate replied:

    Oh the things you find! Great pictures. I’ve only ever eaten pie in Petaluma (do you know those weird berries they have there an nowhere else?)


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