I drove to Carlsbad yesterday to meet with my Landscape Designer and the contractor to look at a project in a beautiful neighborhood there. Gorgeous landscapes were all over the neighborhood. This one got our attention right away with it's beautiful Autumn Flame stone bridge and "stream bed" of chunky, glittering stones. It was stunning.
This yard is more of what we're going to be using in our yard. Probably not as heavily packed. Lavender, rosemary, New Zealand flax, Sea Lavender and Daisies, all drought tolerant. Unfortunately the pictures aren't quite as clear.
Their neighbors had this incredible piece of art in the front yard. I couldn't keep my eyes off of it.
The flowers spun in the wind.
On the way home I stopped by the Urban Barn in Escondido. I totally forgot that I wanted to visit
Paper Source in Carlsbad as well. I was really looking forward to it too! Geez!
Do you need a huge birdcage,
or glittered tissue paper flowers?
This booth had tons of crafting supplies
I love the collection of giant letters,
and the sweet heart lavender sachet.
So, what did I come home with you ask?
First, this little scale because she had a red top! Notice the UNEATEN Valentine candy. Yes, thank you very much. I HAVE been a good girl, well, relatively speaking.
Secondly, I came home with this big mortar and pestle. Since my Grandpa Stone was a pharmacist I've always thought of him whenever I've seen these. He's below in middle with the white shirt. This is how I remember him.