Thursday Things for this week include:
1. Heath Ceramics. Every piece is handmade in Sausalito, California since 1955.
2. It was my visit to Sausalito with Scott in 2003 that sealed the deal: I had to live in California.
Scott and I had lunch here and the rest is history. We moved to California.
If Sausalito and the Bay Area were warmer, I’d live there. But San Diego is much more my speed, weather-wise.
It’s 79F in January today. A little unseasonably warm even for SoCal, but I’ll take it.
Plus it would be dangerous for me to be that close to the Heath studio. I could have a field day.
3. Pouring Bowl. I’m in lust with that glaze, Moonstone. I’m not in lust with the price.
4. These tumblers
Shades of aqua, Tiffany blue, teal…
5. …and Turquoise of any kind…
… are colors that I love, gravitate toward, and make me happy.
However, they don’t come in my size so it’s a no-go on these. They look so warm and cozy, too.
You know, for all those frigid San Diego “cold” winter nights in the low 50′sF where I need a down jacket, three sweaters, long underwear, mittens, a hat, the fireplace going, and boots.
Someone’s birthday is coming up and I know this would be a hit.
8. Pretty much anything from This Store would be a hit with me.
Like a kid in a candy store.
Or like an adult in a candy store, literally.
They have more items to decorate with, create, bake, and make things with, and to get your sugar rush on with than I know what to do with. And that’s perfect.
9. For now, it’s a Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting for my sugar rush.
10. Last chance to enter the Chobani Yogurt Giveaway.
Have you ever had an event, trip, a moment in time, a circumstance, or something happen that you believe really shaped, altered, or impacted the course of your life?
Without a doubt, that trip that Scott and I took to the Bay Area in 2003 was one of those life-changing and life path altering trips. After spending time in downtown San Francisco with all it’s culture, Marin County for all it’s beauty, the Wine County (Napa and Sonoma and the Russian River Valley) with all that great wine; I fell in love with California and had to make it my home.
Ironically, I feel in love with the part that I don’t live in: Northern California. But then I fell in love with San Diego.
We left the South Carolina coast where we were living and headed to the Southern California coast, and I can’t imagine living anywhere but SoCal now. We tried living in Phoenix for 9 months but it wasn’t my cup of tea and moved back to San Diego.
What are your Thursday Things?
Another of my things is that it’s almost TGIF time.
P.S. Thanks to everyone who said you voted for my Chocolate Donuts in the “My Family’s Favorite Breakfast Recipe Contest”. The winner is announced tomorrow and I really appreciate everyone who took a second and voted with a quick comment.