Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Capitola Art and Wine Festival

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I had such a great weekend, it was a girl's weekend away!  We stayed at a friend's beach house in Aptos, California which is only about 30 minutes away from us. We got there Saturday afternoon and stopped at Trader Joes for lots of snack food which we ate for dinner along with some very good margaritas!  Later that evening we all went out dancing! We had a blast!
Sunday afternoon we went to the Capitola Art and Wine Festival!  I brought my camera along to share it with you!
Aren't these glass pumpkins so beautiful?
Capitola is a cute little beach town with lots of shops...

The only bad thing about the day was that the sun never came out. It was foggy all day!








The weekend went by so fast but we had so much fun!

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41 comments:

Hope Filled Living said...

Cindy,
This looks like so much fun. I love the booth with the glass gourds! I also noticed that people have sweaters on! Is it chilly there?
Mary

House and Garden Boutique said...

Going to festivals is one of my favorite things to do on the weekend. Really liked the glass pumpkins and the lavender painting. Read your review on the new TV show....that looks pretty good. I'm a huge fan of Stephanie Powers. If I had a mystical power I'd use it to clean my house and grocery shop, for sure!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Mary, yes it was cold by the coast but warm inland. We've had a really cool summer here this year!

H & G...Stephanie Powers is the characters name, not the actress ...

Carol said...

I agree. The glass pumpkins are breathtaking!

kerrie said...

I love Capitola...it is a beach town I wish I could live in...the fog is one of my favorite things about beach life.

Elsie said...

Cindy glad to see you having fun.
I love the booth with the glass
pumpkins and the glass artist that
coordinated his shirt with his
glass vases. Beautiful all of it.
Thanks for sharing.":O)

Denise@alloverroses said...

Even with the fog it looked like a great time. I miss going to and selling at the Art & Wine Festivals. They don't have them here in the Sacramento area. Down in the bay area every city has one and sometimes more than one. I love the glass pumpkins. I wonder if they have a web site. Google here I come! :) Thanks for sharing your fun time!
Denise

NanaDiana said...

Cindy- What a wonderful weekend. I LOVE those glass pumpkins. I have not seen anything like them before.

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and Traders Joe's provided you with a gourmet meal...lol...and the company was fabulous...fog, or no fog, it looks like you had a ball! Diana

Patty said...

Wow! New reader here :) and I must say I wish someone sold those glass pumpkins here! I would get several. Love your blog.

Persian_princess said...

Aww, that looked like a lot of fun. I wish I had known about the Festival over the weekend. I was looking for something to do. Ah well, glad you had fun and thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Oh boy...another town to add to my list of 'places to visit in the Bay Area'. Sounds like a super weekend!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I would love to spend a weekend that way! Loved those glass pumpkins...why can't I find beautiful things like that around here?!! Great photos too.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I LOVE Capitola and the Santa Cruz area!!! One of my favorite places to go!!!!! :)

mydesignchic said...

How fun!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love those glass pumpkins. I don't buy a lot of seasonal items, but those I would. Love Capitola, spent many summer days there when I was in high school. I love getting over to the coast to get out of this valley heat. I'll take it, fog and all:-) Thanks for sharing the beautiful art.

Olivia~ said...

Hi Cindy! Looks like fun! Those glass pumpkins are to die for!
Love it!
Hugs,
Olivia

Julie said...

That looks like great fun!!!

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Julie

Bonnie said...

We ahve relatives that live in Aptos. Love that place. And oddly enough they use to live in Capitola! Looks like your weekend was fantastic!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Cindy, Just came from Nellie's blog and so glad I did.I was born and lived most of my life in Palo Alto& Cupertino before moving to Sonoma County-then this native Ca. girl moved to Colorado. I do miss Capitola and Aptos as well as Carmel.
Loved seeing the photos....I'll be back.
Noreen

Beverley said...

Hello Cindy, I'm so glad you had such a fun time. I love anywhere by the ocean. Maybe that's because I was born In England, an island. I love being by the sea. I loved the glass pumpkins. They were so unusual and beautiful. Glad you got to go. Beverley

Susan said...

Cindy I am glad your out and living it up Girl!! It looks like a beautiful place to spend a weekend!!

Dayle said...

With or without the sunshine, what a delightful weekend. Girl trips are so much fun.

I'd love to have you join me for my new Simple Pleasures series some Thursday. We're a fun and friendly bunch.

Cherie said...

Thanks for bringing me one step closer to home with your post. I love that you do that just for me. You are such a good blogger friend. :) Much love to you!

Cindy~ said...

Cindy, Thanks so much for posting the great pictures. Living by water is special, isn't it? By the way, I must have one of those glass pumpkins if I can find them somewhere online!(:

Andrea said...

Girl's weekend sounds like so
much fun!
I love the glass pumpkins.
Thanks for sharing the great
pics.

Violet said...

I love Capitola and I really wanted to go to this show but we had just been at Art in the Park the weekend before.

It looks like it was a lovely time with beautiful weather!

I enjoyed all the photos.

~Violet~

Allison said...

Looks like a fun weekend! I really enjoy art festivals and the setting of this one near the water looks nice. Those glass pumpkins are just gorgeous! I would like to have several of those on my dining room table for Thanksgiving. Pretty photo of them!

Linda Q said...

Cindy that sounds like a great weekend! You go yaya girls. I love seeing photos too. Wow those glass pumpkins and gourds are amazing!
Linda

Annie's Online Store said...

it seems everyone is having a great time and enjoying themselves, i love the colored little pumpkins, they are so beautiful that i cant wait to get them!! a joyous occasion it seems to be

Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog said...

oh my god, it seems like so much fun, people are walking around, enjoying themselves and seeing the best ware of the day, how much i love these types of thinga, thanks cindy for taking us there, i love the decorations!!

Vintage French Hen said...

I just love Capitola! A ride on the Shadowbrook tram to have a glass of wine and a stop at Pizza My Heart is a regular habit of mine when I'm over there. The festival looks like fun, I will have to try and make it next year! Marcia

mo said...

Love the glass pumpkins! So wonderful. Thanks for sharing with all of us. *hugs*

Senem KAPTAN said...

Hi Cindy,

My name is Senem and am from Turkey. I really liked the glass pumkins and I wonder where I can obtain them. I'm not even sure that they may send overseas but I want to try!!!

Dena said...

I haven't been on a girl's trip in years! We used to go to Palm Springs or Vegas annually. Sigh...I miss going dancing! Sounds like a great time, even if the sun hid. :)

Hugs,
Dena

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Wow, I am loving those glass pumpkins!

It looks like you had a wonderful time, despite the fog.

Aren't festivals wonderful? :-)

Marilyn (in Dallas)

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...
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THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI DEAR CINDY THANK YOU FOR SHARING CAPITOLA I HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE,IS SO CHARMING,I WISH I CAN LIVE THERE IS SO COOL..HUGS

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Those glass pumpkins and gourds were stunning! What a great place!

Lou Cinda :)

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Cindy ~ what a lovely place to visit and spend time with girlfriends. As a little side note, my Grandmother's name is Capitola...how cool is that! xo

texasdaisey said...

Oh I love those glass pumpkins and gourds! What a great place to shop!
Debbie

Amber said...

It sounds like a lovely weekend! I love quick little refreshing & fun getaways!