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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Gold for a Gray Day

It's natural to love green when you live in a dry climate. We gorge on it when we can. We had rain this spring so it's very green around Pasadena right now, and I've posted a lot of green photos lately. But I mustn't overindulge.

Today it's cool outside, and the sky is gray. A little shopping might be in order.

I like Antiques on Fair Oaks: great selection and no snobs. They answer your questions but don't hover. And last time we were there they gave me a cup of coffee to sip while I shopped. (Imagine! I could've spilled on grandmother's velvet!)

When you're finished at Antiques on Fair Oaks you have only to step out the door to continue shopping. The strip along Fair Oaks south of Del Mar has several wonderful antique shops with a wide range of prices. We've seen everything from authentic Craftsman chairs in perfect condition, to smaller items one could call mere second-hand junk. All of it we wanted, some of it we bought (guess which).

13 comments:

Katie said...

Patrea it's gray up here in Berkeley today too, so I'm thrilled to go shopping for antiques with you! Great photo of some lovely shiny objects. How civilized to be offered coffee while you shop.

lynn said...

Coffee too? Not too shabby!

Jim said...

Looks like shopping was the business of the day yesterday for more than just us.

Palm Axis said...

The metal gate in the foreground of the photo. Thats what I think you bought. The peacock chairs frighten me.

Petrea said...

Good thing we didn't buy the peacock chairs.

babooshka said...

I have the opposite to your dry problem, far, far too much rain.I think that's why i over compensate with the sunsets/sunrises.

I like your Post title, really summed up the content of the lively photo.

b.c. said...

those are really pretty things...

Pont Girl said...

Why? Why? Why did you have to show me yet another place where I now will have no choice other than to go there and buy something??? ;)

I vote for the elaborate chafing dish - it's a beauty. I could see you throwing an elegant evening soiree with it as a centerpiece on your serving table. Did I win?

Petrea said...

Too expensive, Pont Girl. We bought a little bell, which we both love. It's now on the mantel. But maybe we'll put it on the table for a centerpiece next time we have people over!

Bernie K. said...

I'd buy the terra-cotta bust of Hecate, and grind it up like Roman meal to make my pannum.

Petrea said...

Bernie, that's some awfully expensive pannum. Then again, maybe pannum's expensive. I wouldn't know.

Stef said...

I really enjoy reading your blog Petrea, it's really good for me to discover Altadena and Pasadena, all the good places to go to, to discover and what's happening... fabulous, thank you!

Petrea said...

Why thank you, Stef!