Thursday, 28 January 2010

Days 3 & 4 of CHA ,Antique Valentines and more Books

Hello folks.

Didnt post yesterday as we got home from having dinner around 8.30 and what was supposed to be a half hour nap before blogging turned into a full nights sleep as my eyes never opened until 8.00 am this morning. I think the missing hours have caught up with us both or we are just geting old haha.

Anyway yesterday was a wet day but still not cold like at home and after we had finished our business meetings around 2.30 pm we went to Gordons favorite place in Anaheim the Antique district. It is the only place in Los Angeles that has a roundabout (as in cars and roads) and all the buildings are very old time american there is even a real diner and drugstore that is 110 years old and we always have something to eat there every time we go, its a really pretty place. Here are some pics.

Heres Gordon with Los Angeles only roundabout in the background.

Here are a few vintage valentine bits and bobs that caught my eye in the antique shops.

I love the colours and the faded distressed edges and the extravagance all so scrummy

I would love this suitcase full of valentine ephemera.

And then i turned a corner and found these and i wish i could have bought just one home.I just love things like this and there were lots and lots of them but even with 30% off the smallest one was $400 woweeeee and they wouldnt fit in my suitcase.

I also loved this

And this too

After a few hours of travelling the antique stores we went and had something to eat and then came back to the hotel where we fell asleep for all those hours.

Today was the last day of the show and we went and finished our business and said our goodbyes to friends old and new.

Oh and look what i won in the Graphic 45 raffle.
A gorgeous scrapbook and journal created by Diane Schultz made with some of the beautiful papers we have ordered from them.

It was a perfect end to the show and i will put these up in the shop for you all to see and inspire you.

We really do have some wonderful new products to entice you with and i am sure you will all be very very happy with our finds.

After the show finished we had to go and get another suitcase to bring some rather delicate and special samples we have borrowed back with us to the UK to display on our stand at the NEC Threads Trade Show and you will be amazed by these when you see them.

Im going to tease you all until we get back home and then i will tell you some of the products we have bought back with us.

Over the last couple of days i have managed to accumulate even more books and the latest Cloth Paper Scissors magazine of course, heres a quick pic of them.

If im not too jet lagged i will post on Friday evening when i get home, but in all honesty it will probably be Saturday when we are back in the shop.
We are both really missing Harry and cant wait to give him his pressies but i bet hes had such a fabulous time with Michelle and her family he probably wont want to come home.
Cant wait to see you all when we get back.
Smiles Rob and Gordon xxx.

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