Sunday, March 22, 2009

What do you think of on the first day of spring?

beautiful new blossoms....
darling baby sheep....
or wine tasting???
We had company come to the Central Coast visiting from San Francisco, so we did a little wine tasting. These pictures are from my favorite winery, Tobin James.  If you haven't had any of there wine, it is sooooo tasty.  I especially love their reds.  And look at the beautiful rock and mosaic work, truly artistic.  
And, I hit a quaint antique show here on the Central Coast, and splurged big time.  Look for cuff bracelet pictures coming to my blog.  Aren't these gorgeous?  I have to work up the nerve to cut into them.  One of them had initials and the date 1900 engraved.  It is so amazing to hold a solid silver napkin ring in your hand that is almost 110 years old, wow.  What a story it could tell.  My favorite is the one with initials "G.E.M."  I might have to keep that one, since I do love gems!!

I love the liquor bottle tags, they are so decorative.  I'm visualizing some fun necklaces!  I don't know, would you wear "GIN" on your chest? I would if it's that pretty!!
Thanks for looking.  
Happy Spring.


Stephani Gorman said...

It could be short for Ginnifer??? Wow you had some fun...can't wait to see what you make of them. Hugs, Steff

diane said...

Oh, those are wonderful! And, I love your photos of Spring.
Never heard of Tobin James~and reds are my FAV too =)

shelley in bigsky said...

nice finds Riki...i can't wait to see what comes out of those...girlfriend you definitley are on a roll. aaaah spring, my fravorite time of year...we're not quiet into the season as you are, but we did get to 64 yesterday...and snow today...spring time in the rockies...gotta love it!

Diana said...

Thank you for sharing your day at the wine fest and antique faire. Your sterling pieces are so gorgeous!! I know you will be showcasing some wonderful pieces of art using those antiquties. Can't wait!!