As promised, here are photos from my book event at Summer Cottage Antiques in Petaluma, California. So grab a shopping basket and come inside.
The always fabulous Michelle McCauley set up a stunning setting for book signing.
And, all of the 30 dealers stayed open late for the event. Since it's Waterside Wednesday, I'll take you on a tour of coastal finds. Let's Shop!
Unlike some multi-dealer shops, Michelle's two-story emporium stocks a delirious selection of vintage goods that all look fabulous together. And the prices are very reasonable!
There are chippy wood chairs painted in great ocean hues,
... and wicker side tables with lots of color-coordinated vintage ceramics.
... Whimsical wall hangings with a coastal theme,
... and bracelets in a rainbow of sea glass shades.
You can find thousands of rare buttons, including these sea-themed rosewood ones.
One booth feature's treasures from the sea.
Need an instant display -- or the perfect gift? Beautiful bottles filled with mother-of-pearl buttons, assorted baubles and bijoux abound.
In case shopping made you hungry. Michelle served a buffet of delectables!
With glass and plate in hand, guests could watch a Waterside Cottages slide show on my laptop. In addition to the behind-the-scenes photos from the making of my book, it features he many ways to decorate in cottage style.
Michelle's romantic office (see below) is featured in my slide show and in Waterside Cottages. Isn't it gorgeous?
A good time was had by all and books flew out of the shop.
PLEASE NOTE: Michelle sold out of copies but will have more soon. Although the stock is always changing, if you see something in today's post that you want to purchase, visit www.summercottageantiques.com or call 707-776-2873. (I'll feature more photos from Summer Cottage Antiques in my next post, too)
ALSO NOTE: The Holidays are coming! If you are thinking of ordering autographed books as holiday presents or Thanksgiving thank you gifts, order early. My mom (who is a wrapping wonder) will joyfully gift wrap purchases in festive Chanukah or Christmas paper, sparkling silver or ocean aqua, and will send your gift directly to the recipient with an appropriate gift tag with your personal greetings. Just go to www.watersidestyles.com and we'll do the rest.
*** BLOG DU JOUR ***Petaluma artist/crafter/graphic designer Cathe Holden's blog is filled with great make-it-yourself ideas and inspirations. I got to met Cathe at Michelle's book party. Her October 11th post features clever Advent Calendar ideas. Today there's a great organizer. If you are at all crafty -- or wish you were-- trust me you'll love her Just Something I Made blog.
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