I had a great time on my trip to Carmel last week. I drive up several times a year to visit my sister and so I have certain places I stop at along the way, and favorite stores that I look forward to visiting while I am there. I thought it would be fun to gather together all of my 'travel trinkets' from this trip and share them with you. The first is this little ant made out of pebbles that I got at a marvelous plant nursery and display garden in Carpenteria, Seaside Country Gardens, I think that I will put him outside next to a pot on the shelf under my kitchen window. They have a nice selection of succulents here so I also picked up one of those, just to tuck in somewhere. Don't you think he is cute!
In Carmel I always try to go to Casa di Campagna because amongst other things they have the cutest little birds...so much fun to add a touch of whimsy to a bouquet or arrangement. How about these two perky little fellows...
Brinton's is a fantastic home store in Carmel, they seem to sell everything and anything for the home...you can always find it at Brinton's. I copied the idea from my sister of using this Plexiglas container for a dish soap in the kitchen.
At Sur La Tab I found this cute wire basket and fell in love with it. The Santa Barbara daisies are from Griggs Nursery in the Carmel Valley. They aren't hard to find, but at Griggs I was able to get them in six packs. They are great 'filler' plants and I never seem to have enough of them. A few other plants seemed to find themselves in my shopping cart too, including some beautiful dahlia tubers. Griggs also sells plants from Annie's Annuals, unusual plants that are difficult to find in Southern California.
Along with the wire basket I got this little cloche at Sur La Table, inside is another little bird from Casa di Campagna.
And...drum roll please! This wonderful buy, a Martha Stewart turkey platter on sale at Macy's for $5.00. It will be very handy to have come Thanksgiving.
I hope you enjoyed this shopping trip with me. Do you bring home trinkets from your trips?
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