We had some time yesterday afternoon so Mary and Muriel and I headed out to Tustin to wander the shops –Muriel had a gift certificate that needed to be redeemed at the Flying Geese quilt shop before it expired ---nothing sets a quilter on fire like a gift certificate with an expiration date, am I right?!
Old Town Tustin is a charming area with streets lined with large ficus and oak trees, perfect for wandering.
There are lots of antique and nick knack shops and places to wander..and wander we did!
Wouldn’t this display draw you inside?
And one must make good use of the photo op with Indian Sam!
((Do not know what he is doing with a frilly baby doll, but we were not questioning it!))
I spied this…..but not in working order and the price was $325.00. NOPE!
I spy 3 little machines! These didn’t come home either.
1950s Aldens made in japan…$150.00?? NOPE!
But then I guess it *IS* California! But still!
Ohhh quilts and linens! Love the display!
Patchwork boots? Definitely NOPE!
Oh, now this is lovely…..
I love the simple solid pink and green and the quilting was exquisite!
But THIS little thing…..THIS needed to come home!
The cord is broken off, but this is an antique “travel” iron. It only weighs about 10 lbs…I love the green porcelain and the wood handle, and I’m going to use it as a “book end” on one of my quilt book shelves in my book case. Circa 1920s-1930s I believe. Too cute to leave behind!
Oh yes and don’t forget the Flying Geese Quilt shop!
More fun neutrals are also going home!
((I love the bugs!!))
We also had to indulge my inner child – who remembers riding her bike to the Thrifty Drug Store in the 1970s and getting an ice cream cone for 15 cents.
Thrifty Drug is long gone in California, but when I saw the Thrifty Ice Cream sign in that familiar font, I begged to continue our walk this far so I could treat the girls and myself to something nostalgic:
Thrifty Ice Cream!
Thrifty Drug was much like Woolworth’s in its day – it carried everything from housewares to cosmetics to clothing items and school supplies to record albums. I bought my first record album there – Beach Boys – when I was about 9. But the ice cream, oh the memories!!
The containers haven’t changed either!
Thrifty’s pistachio nut! Still as good as I remembered! Yes, the visit to Tustin was worth the slow traffic crawl back up the I-5 to return me to my hotel in Downey.
My inner little girl is happy!