February 10, 2010
I was flying back home on Sunday when I grabbed the latest copy of Country Living magazine.
I adore this publication, but I need to renew my subscription - hence the airport purchase.
Inside there are plenty of great articles and idea notebooks, with features on closet makeovers, vintage luggage, antiques, and even sea salt (my latest fixation).
Then what before my eyes should appear in the March 2010 issue on page 69 but a fabulous feature on my hometown !
“Five Reasons to Visit Petaluma”
When I saw my sweet little hometown featured in a major national magazine, I got a little giddy.
Ooooh, a three page spread ! I live right nearby these places !
Petaluma is the southern most town in Sonoma County, just 35 minutes north of San Francisco. Our town shares its eastern border with world famous Sonoma, and is known all around for its numerous antique shops in the downtown area.
Twice a year, we have an amazing Antique Fair where the streets are closed off, and almost 200 vendors come from across the West to sell their vintage, salvage and antique goods.
The big feature in the March 2010 issue of Country Living is on this very Antique Fair ! How marvelous !
The Petaluma Antique Fair is where I spied this piece . . .
. . . . which inspired my latest cabinet makeover (pictured below).
It’s where I saw some colored antique seltzer bottles
Similar to the bottles on display at Napa Style that I saw last fall.
And this year, I’d like to score one (or two) for myself.
At the Antique Fair I saw this clever idea – vintage spoons as door pulls, brilliant !
And it’s where I saw this vintage frame crafted into a jewelry holder . . .
Which inspired me to make this fabric backed jewelry display with a recycled frame:
It’s where I saw this bright green painted piece . . .
I’m still regretting not buying these babies from the September Fair. It haunts me.
So if there is anyone in Northern California who’d like to meet me there,
I’m extending this invitation:
We will browse the Antique Fair for three hours, followed up by a private luncheon at Zagat rated Risibisi, a local favorite, within walking distance. Email me for details.
I can’t wait !!!