Thought for a lifetime

Einstein made the very important observation that " Imagination is more important than knowledge ".

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cedros Design District, Solana Beach

A hidden gem named the Cedros Design District exists in Solana Beach ( north San Diego county ).
There are about 85 quirky, independently owned shops selling everything from antiques to plants to home furnishings to pet supplies to clothing and more.
It's a great way to spend a beautiful afternoon.

House of Vintage is one of the Cedros Design District most quirky shops and I believe the sign out front says it all,
"This is not a museum-this junk is for sale"

In the back of the converted house is a room full of vintage everything sewing- from patterns to trims to notions to threads to all sorts of odds and ends. 
But make no mistake- the stuff is OLD.

The doors of this cabinet are old wooden yardsticks glued together. 
I'm totally using this idea somewhere in my sewing studio...
now I just have to start buying up wooden yardsticks! 

And on top of the fabulous wooden yardstick door cabinet was the crown jewel of sewing related items.
A vintage Brother sewing machine in the most delicious shade of PINK!
No idea if it works or not but, when it's that pretty who cares.


  1. Hey JD, it's Marc from Saddleback! This is the link to the other pink Brother that I told you about

    That store seams (haha) awesome like you said it was!
    Love your blog!

  2. thanks for posting about our shop, glad you enjoyed it! xo Debi