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The Glass Menagerie or Goodwill & Tshatshke Hunting

In Art, Children's Literacy, English bulldogs, Film, K-12 Education, Thats' Life on April 11, 2010 at 4:54 PM

This week, we dropped in on the farmer’s market/street fair which takes place every Thursday at the Civic Center in Oceanside directly across from the library. A couple of the vendors caught my eye. First, Bella Vino Gifts. Today we met Jeff toiling underneath a tent full of beautiful handmade, glass blown wine bottle cradles, bottle stoppers and much more.

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Bella Vino Gifts

I was impressed with the colors, the variety and with the eye-catching table display.  Jeff was absolutely lovely to Her and me so I was especially appreciative of  That.  If you’re looking for a unique gift for that uniquely special person in your life, these hand painted wine bottle stoppers would certainly be welcomed conversation pieces in anyone’s home.

When it comes to materials for decorative curio tshatshke, jellyfish do not immediately leap into mind. That’s why I was drawn to the Coral Cove booth. Janine Schutz, the owner has a good eye for “unique and decorative corals and ocean themed blown glass.” Glass objects, it seems, were the theme-of-the-day, but don’t just take my word for it.  Here.  See for yourself:

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Coral Cove

Coral Cove

Lastly a shoutout to Sunset Soap Company, family owned and operated on a mission “keeping San Diego clean.” The whole family was there manning the tent. She’s such a fan’a families.  We were told the soap is mild, pure, organic and all handmade with no artificial dyes or preservatives and made from all natural ingredients gentle enough even for a dog to use.  That kinda impressed me.  The kids were well behaved and cute. Who doesn’t wanna be around cute, well behaved, well mannered kids?

Sunset Soap Co.

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"Keeping San Diego clean"

As always when we’re out and about we meet the most beautiful people in the neighborhood.  This time we met a group of beautiful young girls who stopped us to say hello and shower us with goodwill energy. Notice one of them with books.

❝In here, life is beautiful. The girls are beautiful. Even the orchestra is beautiful!❞ –Master of Ceremonies|Cabaret, 1972

Flea markets and street fairs are very popular in these parts.  Here they occur at least once a week and not just on Saturdays.

Find out about the local farmer’s market/street fair near you.  It’ll give you something to talk about, write about, think about and even read about.

Goodwill Energies I direct
Toward each and every one of you
Each and every day!

❝And there came to be evening and there came to be morning❞

That’s life today!

  1. Thanks for the shout out! Come see us again!

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