I Love California!
Sorry Chicago, but I just do. It's warm there year round, mostly sunny, and near the ocean. You, Chicago, are brutal in the winter, and let's be honest, not very agreeable during the rest of the seasons either. Your Lake Michigan is so big it looks like the ocean, but it just doesn't compare to the real thing!
Since I love California oh so much, I have been collecting California Kitsch over the years. I have quite a few items now, all were thrifty finds...yippee! Most of these items reside in my kitchen as they seem to go best there for me.
Vintage Plates, Tablecloth, and Apron
They all go pretty nicely with my kitchen table and chairs
Other than the weather, what do I love about California (particularly Southern California) so much? I guess one reason would have to be the Old Hollywood nostalgia of Los Angeles...
Ava Gardner and Lana Turner
This hotel just screams Retro Hollywood Glam to me
The Beverly Hills Hotel Coffee Shop
Love the banana leaf wallpaper in here!
Photo Source: Apartment Therapy
Eating at the Farmer's Market is so fun...all kinds of yummy food!
Photo Source: Eyedeal Postards
Photo Source: CaliforniVacation SoCal Style Blog
This is a really great book on vintage style
and places in Los Angeles
And then there are the beaches, just another reason to
"I Love Surfing"
Urban Pink Photography (Etsy)
I have love for Northern California too...
(and all in between)
"Golden Gate Bokeh"
Some California Favorites I am loving (and wanting)...
California State Key Hook
Old New Again (Etsy)
This shop also has other states and fun painted wood decor items
California State Pillow
Love California (Etsy)
Available in other colors and states too
California Embroidered Pillow
Even though I heart California, Chicago really is a great city with so much to offer...I'm just bitter because it is winter ;)
I'll be singing it's praises come summer!
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