Saturday, October 23, 2010

Off to the Village venture...

Every year in October since I can't remember when....I've been going to the Village Venture in Claremont...today was no different. It was a nice day...but the kind of day you have to dress in layers and put your sweater on and off...
Off we go...oh I can hardly wait! So much awaited us...

There is music of course...this is the Claremont Youth Orchestra...they are so good!



And crafts of every kind...aren't these guys cute!



This was one of my favorite booths...her pillows are wonderful! And the cool thing is...she has an Etsy shop, so we can get them any time...so go visit Judy and see all her marvelous things yourself...




These handmade bird houses are great too...I got a feeder with a rusted VW hub cap as a base...it will be perfect for peanuts for the jays...






Oodles of hats too...





And yummy cupcakes...







And my personal favorite....dogs in costumes!








Aren't they sweet...of course I asked all the owners for permission to take a photo of their pets...










And how can you resist this....of course I had to go over and pet this lovely...











I spent a long time at The Audubon Society booth...I always do...









I am fascinated with these birds of prey...













And they were nice enough to help me identify a mysterious bird in my yard...Brownie is a California Towhee...so glad to know...












We stopped on the way home...well, actually it is the opposite way from home, but we went anyway...La Toltecha...a wonderful eatery that we have been going to for years...their chips and salsa are famous in these parts...













It looks like Stephen and Anna might have had too much fun! They look as tired as I feel...thanks for driving all the way up from San Diego for the day with us!
















Joseph and Selin ...thanks for driving up from San Diego as well to spend some time with your parents...we love having you!
I had a great day today...but I am always happy spending time with my kids and Don...throw in a street fair...priceless!!
















7 comments:

Dee said...

Oh my gosh...the little statuette with the pumpkin on the hobo stick is too adorable.

The golden retriever looks just like Hannah --- the pup we dog-sit when her mama and daddy have to go out of town.

brooke lynn said...

man, you get to go to the coolest places!

Melissa said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day! I know I would have enjoyed seeing all those cool craft, the great pooches, the good food, and time with family.

Kris said...

I love downtown Claremont! There is some great shopping there!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

What a fun day! The cupcakes look scrumptious and yes, I'm a sucker for canines in costumes as well! Are those handcuffs hanging on that one doggie?
Take care,
Angela

Judy S. said...

Fun photos of what looked like a great day!

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Hi Linda, What a fun day with your family! I just love any time spent with our kids too! Thanks for your comments on my books.
~ Julie