I was alerted to an estate sale happening in Orinda the past weekend and I decided to just take off and go. It was such a beautiful Saturday, I didn't think I'd mind the drive. And I gotta say, it was totally worth it! Orinda is insanely beautiful. I'd never been to this part of town, and the natural greenery, landscaped gardens and flowers blew me away. The road was slightly hilly, with trees leaning in, creating this beautiful natural archway...I LOVED it.
The sale in itself was great. Even though I caught the tail end of it (it started on Friday), there were still a lot of fun things!
Beautiful Orinda, the drive...
... at the sale, a pair of boat paintings that I LOVED
... chinoiserie & a styling plaque.
...this bold statement mirror. How fantastic would this look in an entryway!
... some pretty fabrics for upholstering (there were a couple of nice wood chairs too but I wasn't a fan of that style of chair)
... and I managed to snag some pretty candle jars
... someone was hauling away a pair of elegant Ralph Lauren lamps as I was walking in. A TOTAL STEAL. I was so envious!
... and of course, never miss an opportunity to shoot some beautiful flowers, especially when they're just lying there, asking for no one's attention :P
Some more nature spotting on the drive back. I liked that the gardens in this neighborhood were more "natural wonderland" and less manicured perfection. Landscaping GOALS, I tell you!