Have you ever been to Dean & Deluca? This was my first visit...in fact, we made a u-turn on the highway just so I could pop in and see what all the fuss was about. I really loved the warm wood floors against the white walls. It looked so crisp and clean. And what do you think about the elk mount above the deli counter? I'm kinda liking it...a lot. Sorry vegetarians, I mean no disrespect.
Their signature tins of spices, salts and condiments were overflowing and it was so hard to choose. Plus, I couldn't remember what I might be out of at home.
And you wouldn't believe the enormous amount of Mast Brothers Chocolate they carry! Stacks and stacks of bars with their gorgeous patterned papers.
The packaging on the Mast Brothers line is simply perfection. Have you seen their videos? They take chocolate making to an entirely new level. Serious business.
Here's a few fun things I picked up during my recent travels.
An antique pewter tray from a flea market along the coast (2 bucks!), assorted spices, an olive wood spreader and brush, a dozen or so Weck canning jars and a glass bottle for my bubble bath. At the same flea market I also scored some beautiful ironstone pieces including this pedestal bowl that holds a few heart rocks from the beach.
And I couldn't pass up this old cash box with the rivets along the sides! Love, love. I also bought a couple of the old Martha Christmas books. They're almost 10 years old and the photos and ideas don't seemed dated a bit.
Well, I'm almost finished with the wine country vacation posts and then we'll go back to our regularly scheduled program. I feel some crafting coming on!