Places to Go


We are so blessed to live in the middle of a beautiful city with places to go in every direction. Sunday mornings are an open invitation to drive out the the flea market in Cloverdale, but last weekend we had extra incentive as a great friend was participating in the Vintage and Revamped Furniture Market. Gorgeous weather, free time, family fun – we had to go! I was so glad we had the chance. There were many creative, talented people gathered together in one place and, as a result, many objects to inspire – we found so many things to distract and delight us!







I have an old printer’s drawer exactly like this one – I never thought of making in into a desk drawer under glass. I am looking forward to the project! (Also noted – the table made of old yard sticks…)





We left the vintage furniture show and wandered over to the regular weekly flea market. It has evolved over the years that we have been going, but there is always something to find!





Ukulele? Comic books? Plants? (This is where my money always goes…)

After spending an hour or so wandering through the offerings of the various vendors we stopped to watch the horses race at the track next door.






Those horses are fast! We were drumming up an appetite and so we headed back towards the agriplex for lunch. (We can never resist a food cart.) It was a perfect day for a picnic.





Our days are limited. When an opportunity for sun and family adventure comes along … jump at the chance.


Tonight, instead of a poem, a quote… by the late great poet, magic realist and historian (who must have loved vintage markets…) Gabriel Garcia Marquez…

“If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice , I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.”


2 thoughts on “Cloverdale…

  1. Yikes!! My goodness I had so much fun picking out items that I loved. It was also fun to see items that I have or that have passed through my life, gave me enjoyment when they were here and many memories. What a great day.


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