picture from the Hotel del Coronado website
While we were on our "heiress" vacation, it was tempting to just stay in the mansion and craft, but there are so many other things to see in the area that we had to take a few field trips.
Coronado Island is famous for the Hotel del Coronado resort, a sprawling vacation destination built in the late 19th century.
One evening we took the short walk from the mansion to "the Del" for drinks and to see the sunset over the water.
Oceans, beaches and sunsets are good things.
Another side trip was to the Ocean Beach antique area. My favorite shop was an antique store I've been hearing about for years- Vignettes.
The store is full of romantic elegance with a flair for the French.
I loved this Italian lamp covered in china flowers.
Luxury and romance.
Since I couldn't put a lamp or a chair in my suitcase, I settled for one small remembrance of the shop...
My take home- the little Bakelite Humpty Dumpty charm in the center of this picture. I'm planning on incorporating it into a necklace that includes some Bakelite buttons.
One last get-away- climbing out of the bedroom window to the "secret balcony".
Some folks asked about the craft projects we worked on- I'll do a post on them just as soon as I finish.