Monday, June 3, 2013

Some Fun Stuff

Gentle Friends the weekend seemed to fly by!!! and we are back at Monday, again!  The last two days the weather by the Bay was almost perfect - Saturday I almost broke a sweat as it got into the mid 70's, and with all the heat I almost had to take off my sweat shirt....  but with a little brisk breeze, I kept the sucker on.  Sunday was perfect, bright, sunny and cold wind a blowin', my kind of day!!  After early Mass, we stopped off for bagels and then it was home and sweats - and some fun house work - but back to Saturday...

We stopped off for breakfast at the Red Cafe, down in the Mission....

....then it was off to the grocery store, the Safeway on Potrero Hill.    After that we did our usual thrifting and Estate Sales, mostly a bust but we found a couple of things....

I picked up the great Gullah sea-grass basket for a $1, I am sure they didn't know what it was or where it is from.  Being from the South and visiting Charleston many times I have seen these my whole life - and know that they can be really pricey.  Rico found the Virgin of Guadeloupe figure and the little old saying I was not going to pass up!!  It now hangs in the kitchen.

We also got some great mail from a friend of ours in north Dakota...

he sent us these really super coffee mugs - the Warholesque Chihuahua's are really fun!!  They are made by Kish Serrano of Paw Palettes you can click on over to see the other breeds she has transformed from the Masters, such as Picasso , Degas and others.

There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,


  1. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a wonderful piece of folk art ... so joyful and colorful. I love the "santos" from Mexico and Central America. Primitive yet robustly soulful. Certainly radically different from the religious artifacts of my own heritage, which is probably why I am so drawn to them.

  2. You made my day Edgar. Did you have 'beagles' or bagels?


  3. Such a darling basket, so useful

  4. Sounds like a nice weekend! Those rules are too funny - they certainly do hold true! :)

  5. What fun! Love the mugs, love your finds too. That basket is wonderful! And the saying -- lolol!

  6. You had a treasure filled week-end! Great luck with that basket. Even before I read your comment, I thought that was a special basket. I keep looking for a Nantucket lightship basket that someone does not recognize. Needless to say, I haven't found such a thing yet!!

  7. I love the chihuahua items and checked out the artist. Her work is wonderful! Thank you for posting her website!

  8. That sea grass basket is really wonderful! My mother just went on a bus trip to Charleston, and came back with a sea grass basket purchased at one of the stops. I like yours better!! ;)

  9. Love the Warholesque Chihuahua mug!! You can purchase them at


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