Monday, August 29, 2011

California Here I Come!

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This little fellow knows it’s true!!!!



I left Hubby to keep the home fires burning, work going & taking care of Ms Elle! And Tuesday of last week I hopped on that big silver bird & headed west!



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My sweet Sandy picked me up at the airport & whisked me off to shop. Meeting sweet Cynthia at The Vintage Emporium in Long Beach! What an adorable shop! I had a chance to meet the owner Julie & she was such a delight! And look at those 2DIE4 silver pitchers she is wrapping up for me!!!! They were each engraved with a C on the side. They were made for ME!!!!! C for Charlene. SOLD!



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From beautiful vintage hats…



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To beaded tops…



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To a WILD HARE!!!! Everybody has one right????



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Cute shop Julie! And if you have a chance to visit Long Beach, CA. be sure to stop by & tell her Charlene sent you… Now we had to rush off to meet some other sweet girls for dinner so we hopped in the cars & followed Cynthia & I’ll show you a bit of the scenery.



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Stunning buildings. Palm trees…



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See that pretty island just off the highway? The palm trees & the water falls (enlarge the photo & check it out). GUESS what that is???? An oil drilling island that they dressed up to hide the ugliness… SHOOT, in Texas we don’t dress those bad boys up!



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And art… in unusual form… A BIKE RACK made into a fish.



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Aren’t these a couple of cuties??? Check out that view off the patio!!! FABULOUS! And while we waited for Lia… Cynthia, Robin & I had a strawberry beer. YOU SHOULD TRY IT!!! This place makes an awesome one! And since it is a micro brewery they had quiet the selection.



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Sunset on Long Beach. The Queen Mary is docked just to the left of this shot & I’m beginning to feel the effects of the long flight, the time change & the 2 beers so it’s time to say goodbye to this day.



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We got a drunk tourist (NO! Not us) to take a parting shot of these California Girls(left to right… Sandy, Moi, Lia,Cynthia, & Robin is hiding in back) as we left the restaurant. Thank you for a wonderful evening. Now off for MILES on the freeway to my beautiful room & much awaited beddy bye at Sandy’s(I had to borrow the photo from her & that’s why it’s daylight in there as when we got home I CRASHED those pretty pillows ASAP). And what a pretty room it is!



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Come back for more fun… for next we’re off to The Urban Barn.



HUGS! Charlene

6 comments:

Jan said...

What fun! Love all the pictures and your Silver Monogram pitchers are gorgeous!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhh Charlene I just got home
from central California and I am ready to go back ~
Have fun!!

xoxo
Lori

A Vintage Chic said...

Looks like SO much fun, Charlene! Sorry we didn't get to meet up--next time, for sure!

Looking forward to seeing more, my friend!

Julie

Feathers and Flight said...

Looks Like So Much Fun Charlene! Love the Wild Hare! There IS one in Every Family isn't their!
Hugs
Jill

Karen Valentine said...

I'm so glad you are(were) having such a wonderful time!!! One of these days I'll get over there again too!!
Miss you!
xo,
Karen

Maija said...

Vintage Emporium rocks!! Diane has great taste, and I shop there every time I am in town!!
oxox

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