by gwen harlow

Posts Tagged "shop local"

Three Things Friday

Posted by on Mar 5, 2010 in Alameda, garden, our new home, photo | 1 comment

Three things I am in love with right now:

#1: my BLINGtastic camera necklace

#1: my BLINGtastic camera necklace

I’ve been forgetting to take a shot of this for ages, I bought it at the cutest little shop here in Alameda (To Herb With Love at Oak and Encinal) back before Christmas and I wear it almost every day. harpy owns a similar one, her lovely polaroid reminded me.

#2: surprise flowers

#2: surprise flowers

My friend brought her son over to pick some lemons [still going strong, give me a holler if you want to come pick some up] last week and surprised me with this enormous, gorgeous bouquet of birds of paradise from her garden.

#3: daffodils from TJs

#3: daffodils from TJs

You know it is spring when these babies show up. $1.29 for a bunch of ten, which is just enough to surprise my daughter and make myself happy, too.

Vintage milk bottle scored for practically nothing from Muse Reuse on Webster almost immediately after I decided I really need a vase that isn’t meant to hold an enormous birthday bouquet.

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This is how we do it

Posted by on Feb 3, 2010 in photo | 1 comment

This goes out to the folks in colder climes, this is how we roll in California in the middle of winter. Lots and lots of veggies, not so much on the fruit this time of year. Which is okay, we always need to eat more vegetables. We spent about $35 on a two big bags of mostly-organic produce, a 10# bag of oranges, a fresh baguette from La Farine, a heavenly bunch of narcissus, and one samosa. And I retrieved my umbrella.

Radish and cabbage Rainbow tatoes

Clementine mandarins Seedless navel oranges

Bunch of carrots Carrots of many hues

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