Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Labor Day Giveaway

I picked up this Fan Coral Candle and Compass Bottle Stopper at Pottery Barn the other day...

These ocean-inspired candles capture the shape and texture of coral in precise detail.
  • Cast from molds made from natural coral pieces.
  • Fan Coral: 9" wide x 3" deep x 10" high 

to have as a Giveaway over Labor Day Weekend.

Just leave me a comment and be a follower of both La Dolfina & Il Tuo Tesoro

If you mention the Giveaway on your blog I will enter your name a second time.
The winner will be chosen on Labor Day.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Estate Sale Saturday

I know it's going to be a good weekend when I get an email on Friday from Sam & Mary announcing they are having another estate sale!

Can you see why I look forward to seeing them?
Aren't they adorable?

Their sales bring me to some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the East Bay.

This weekend was no exception.

It was a rather small sale contained to just a few rooms but we managed to find a few treasures.

I love treasure hunting with my best friends... 


Here are my Mom and Mary tallying up our treasures.

Back in Alameda, we cruised town looking for garage sales.

I stopped to take a photo of this memorial that is tucked into a rock wall in a center divide in one of Alameda's Gold Coast neighborhoods.  My Mom who has lived here over 70 years had never noticed it before!

This pooch was patiently waiting for his owners to return with their garage sale scores.  His owner built this unique vehicle which I see occasionally  tooling around town.

I scored these vintage spit bamboo fishing rods from the 1920's.

The best find of the weekend though was this new eatery that just opened in town.

I think my husband's expression says it all!

It really is that good!!!!
We're going back today for the crispy hot dog!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

 So soon?

Any plans?

One last trip to the beach?

I thought I'd leave you with these images as we bid farewell to the lazy days of Summer...


If you're not going to be hitting the road this Labor Day Weekend you might want to check out some amazing end of Summer sales going on right now. 

All these coastal inspired accessories are now on sale at Pottery Barn.  I just ordered the ship in a bottle place card holders!