Thursday, May 03, 2012

Show and Tell Friday!

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  This week I'm sharing some of my brother's photographs.  He lives about 3 hours away from me in the Sierra Foothills.  


He took these photos near his home at a beautiful shopping center called El Dorado Hills Town Center in El Dorado Hills, California.


When my brother moved to this area in 1997 the land this shopping center is on was just a prairie!



















(Photo Credit - David Kihn)

I hope you enjoyed your little trip to the El Dorado Town Center!

If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden.  If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog.

Thanks to all of you that join in every week! 

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52 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Cindy, what a gorgeous area, looks like something from Tuscany. Thanks for hosting, have a wonderful weekend!

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Love those pics!

Sherry said...

How beautiful Cindy. My husband and I were looking at a shopping center in the news near LA and we were marveling at how it was so beautiful. It looked like Walt Disney World. Sounds silly but, our shopping areas are not that spectacular. Beautiful spot! Thank you for hosting!
Sherry

Anne said...

What a beautiful place! Love those turquoise doors!!!! Thank you for hosting, have a wonderful weekend!
xox

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Lovely! Thanks for hosting and I hope your weekend is wonderful!

XO, Aimee

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Beautiful Cindy,
I can smell the lavender! I am in the market for a stack of those Paris bistro chairs!
Thank you for hosting.
Have a fun weekend,
Donna

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Thanks for sharing your brother's photos. El Dorado is gorgeous!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Beautiful place, I'd love to shop there:) Thanks for hosting!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Oh My! Would love to have a few shopping areas that pretty around here - but that may be a bad thing, as I would be spending more money.:-D
Your Brother did a great job photographing the area. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for hosting again this week. You are appreciated.
Enjoy your evening.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Beautiful photos, Cindy! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

NanaDiana said...

Gorgeous pictures, Cindy. Your brother has a really good eye!!! xo Diana

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow...what a beautiful town center..the photos are beautiful..How wonderful to be able to live in such a gorgeous area!!

Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a gorgeous area! He took some great shots- I feel as though I really visited there!

Thank you for a wonderful post, and for hosting a great linky party.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Elsie said...

Cindy that area is beautiful. Thanks for sharing those. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Kerry Rossow said...

What a gorgeous place to visit!
Thank you for hosting!
Kerry at HouseTalkN

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Nice of your brother to share such great pictures. Thanks for hosting today. I discovered (and I am sure many others have too) iPiccy. Today. Spent hours making collages. Sure missed Picnik but iPiccy does just about the same (and a bit more and a bit less).

Imageremix said...

I'm grateful that you're hosting another party. Thank you so very much. I'm now following and look forward to seeing you over at Quirky Vistas sometime as well!

Liz

PS: Loved the tour. It was fun to see the sights.

Cottage and Broome said...

Looks like it would be a wonderful place to visit! Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Lovely architecture! It reminds me of the buildings I saw when I lived in San Diego - a very long time ago.
Thank you for being a gracious hostess,
Kathy

allisamazing said...

What beautiful pics. Thanks for hosting!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Happy to be partying with you this week! Thank you!

Green Willow Pond said...

Thank you for hosting a great party each week Cindy!

Deborah

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Thanks Cindy. Your brother shared some great pictures. I added egg baskets and metal frogs this week.

Amy said...

Hey...that's one of my favorite shopping areas and so close to where I live. I'll be there tomorrow with my family at the Regal Cinema for the grand opening of The Avengers! How funny is that?? What a small world we live in :)

D said...

Hi, Cindy,
Beautiful landscaping there. What a beautiful place to shop.
D

Fleaing France & French Shopping Tours said...

Very pretty. I love the trend of outdoor shopping areas with landscaping and patios incorporated.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thanks for hosting week after week, Cindy!
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Donna Heber said...

I'm so happy to be joining everyone this week. Thank you for hosting our lovely party. What a gorgeous shopping center. So posh and spectacular.

jeanetteann said...

How lovely to live in such a pretty place. xx

Special 'K' said...

Beautiful pics. Thank you for sharing and hosting. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Liz Fourez said...

Those pictures are great. Looks like a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing and thank you for hosting. Have a great day!
Liz

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

Morning, Cindy! You're brother takes beautiful photos... And what a fabulous place to shop and have a bite to eat! It's like a little bit of Europe in California. Thanks for hosting another great Show and Tell Friday. Hope you have a fantastic weekend! ~Mary

Karen said...

Now that is one lucky brother to live close to all that beauty! Hope you visit him often.
Love being here and seeing what everyone is up to.
Have a super weekend!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Curtains in My Tree said...

As I was looking at those pictures
I wondered if foreign visitors seen the beauty in California? they usually hit New York City

thanks for still hosting show & tell

Little Bit said...

Thanks for hosting. What a pretty area, I thought at first it was France or Italy. Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

Rebekah Greiman said...

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The Tablescaper said...

Hard to believe that's a shopping center. Just amazing!

- The Tablescaper

Anne said...

Cindy,
Beautiful photos.What a lovely place to live.Thank you for hosting.Have a great weekend.
Anne

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

How gorgeous Cindy! Make sure you stop by and enter my giveaway.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

thank you for throwing the best party in town!!!! hugs...

Wild Oak Designs said...

Cindy,
Wow, El Dorado Hills looks so different from the days we visited friends there. We used to live in Placerville!
That was about 28+ years ago.....
Thanks for photos...at least the "urban sprawl" was done with taste....
Come for a visit to my little blog....
http://wildoakdesigns.blospot.com
Nancy

kathee said...

wow Cindy~what beautiful photos~I would love to stroll thru there! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party!
xokathee

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

When they really try, they can put together some wonderful shopping spaces. That is gorgeous. My family lives in California and when I visit we shop at The Grove, Dos Lagos and Victoria Gardens. They are beautiful, master planned shopping experiences. Victoria Gardens has snow in Winter, outdoor movies and more. It's great!! Thanks for hosting =)

Crafty Mischief said...

Cindy those pics are gorgeous! Thanks so much for hosting!

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

What a beautiful area your brother lives in. It is just charming. Thanks for sharing those wonderful photos. Would love to move there. Also Thanks for hosting. I appreciate your parties so much.

Nann

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Vicki said...

Cindy, I enjoyed looking at those photos! I want to go there! You'd think where I live in SoCal, we might have a lot of shopping, because our county is pretty big but, in my enclave, we don't even have a darn Farmer's Market, yet we're surrounded by things growing in the fields. I would so love to shop somewhere as beautiful as El Dorado. It looks so European; what a refreshing change from big, blocky, boxy stores and chains. We might as well make our areas as beautiful as we can, even if it's the corner drugstore.

Liz said...

Hi Cindy, I don't think I have ever seen such a lovely shopping center! You took some great pictures. :)

Thank you so much for hosting every week. :)

~Liz

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KANDEE ACUNA said...

What a beautiful post for the town I work in. I sell real estate for Century 21 in ELDH. It's a fun place to work, shop, eat, great variety of eateries. I love it here even though I live in Placerville.

David KIhn said...

Thank you Cindy for the opportunity to share my photographs of the town and thanks to all for the positive feedback on the photographs.

David Kihn