This weekend I took a quick road trip up the coast. After a 3 hour drive to Solvang it was time for a pit-stop!This was the cutest little town - I had never been before and hope to go back soon so spend a little more time exploring.Breakfast at the Belgian Cafe was yummy and the staff was so polite and helpful.Our journey led us here to Remnants of the Past. Judy Watkins puts on a wonderful show twice a year at the Dana Powers property in Nipomo, CA. About 90 miles North of Santa Barbara.This is the exterior of the barn the day before the big show. Magic was taking place as deales set their spaces like you've never seen before. The barn is a popular venue for weddings and it was magical with twinkle lights and lanterns. The dealers were wonderful and worked extremely hard to make sure that everything was just perfect!The property is nestled among lemon and orange orchards and the rolling hills.Just a sneak peak of what was transforming inside... Saturday morning was a gorgeous sunny day and the crowds gathered to begin their shopping adventure. As guests entered the property they were given a 2009 calendar from Susan Branch. She used to have the most adorable shop a short distance away in Arroyo Grande but it has since closed. I wondered if she was there Saturday shopping...I think I may have spotted her but I did not want to impose and ask the woman if she was Susan Branch.
Judy really puts on a first-class show. Top dealers, wonderful food, the setting could not have been more perfect and she invited Kaari Meng of French General to be there and teach a charm bracelet class that afternoon which I registered for. This is the bracelet that I made. She taught us techniques that we can use to create our own pieces which I plan to do very soon - I really want to create some re-purposed jewelry from vintage pieces that I have collected. Kaari was extremely nice and very patient with all of her students. Some of the wonderful booths that were ready for shoppers bright and early Saturday! Here is a sampling from Coco - lot's of vintage French treasures.