The warm weather here in California prompted a pilgrimage in our county to find treasure that few could only dream about. My daughter and I spent 13-1/2 hours following a trail that would leave even the best behind in the dust as we plowed our way through many destinations. We found scrumptious things that only those with vision could find (I know others are out there!).
Our trail lead us first to the Cokas Diko Outlet store where I found the perfect chairs for our dining table and some inspiration to try on other projects. We left there to cross the street to the Scandinavian Design Outlet where we captured ideas but no treasure. Driving to Starbucks to refuel before heading to the Restore store, where you can find a plethora of household and building salvage but decided we needed a list of measurements before we could ever begin to wade through what we would need there.
We searched endlessly and found incredible items, including relatively new Chase
Campaign Stools from Pottery Barn, originally $150.00 each, which Leah bought for $20.00 a piece – for her Globally inspired decor. What a deal!
Of course, we always go through the bins of books and believe it or not, I found a history of Viet Nam (one travel destination I have a vision for) and a book on French cooking, explaining why French women are not fat! My best treasure of the day was this 1940’s Underwood typewriter sitting on the floor in mint condition. Oh my gosh, I have always wanted one and God knows my very heartbeat…I am astounded at my good fortune for $40.00 (we looked on EBay and they are selling for about $550.00)! These old typewriters are so popular right now, I never thought I’d find one. Yay!
We weren’t done yet, we journeyed on…
To Good Will and the Hospice Thrift store for more exciting treasures and awesome purchases. With a brief stop for dinner we headed to Petaluma and the Home Goods store for more inspiration and to check out any new products that we had to have. So much “eye candy” to be had and here are a few ideas!
Our final destination, Target, in the new mall near Home Goods. It is the hugest store and by 11:00 pm I was ready to go home – literally exhausted after thirteen hours on my feet. What a wonderful day, so exciting, so inspiring, and such great treasures! It is one of my passions and my daughter’s; treasure hunting brings us alive!
Some other pics from our day: