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A quiet moment in the coffee garden.

Zephyr awaiting a crumb to drop on his nose.

Latte, all gone. 🙂

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It’s Sunday, and the first of day-light-savings-time–which I hate. Nothing like messing with one’s internal time clock to make the whole country grouchy. So, I’m in my pjs at–oh, let’s just not say.

Everyone on Twitter was showing off their delectable brunches, so  I went downstairs and made my own.

You can never go wrong w/fresh brewed coffee and lemon crepes with powdered sugar. My favorite.

d, xo

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Coffee, waffles, chilly bare feet. Small joys.

d xo

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My new coffee hideout. You could get lost in this crazy place, half coffee house, half clutter, gardening pots, random scary wall art, but tons of plants, a golden gravel patio, enclosed with lots of umbrellas. AND I can bring Zephyr with me. 🙂

Under a huge overhang, a couch set. There’s usually a guy reading and smoking a cigar here. One day he was asleep.

Patio shots. Doesn’t feel like Sacramento here.

Pink Gernaniums, yellow sunflowers grow next to a table.

My favorite table next to the water fountain. Sigh.

I think I need more coffee. 🙂

d xxoo

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I love my new coffee mugs. And that is a very rare statement. But they were so festive and SO afordable. I grabbed them like they were made of chocolate.

Were did I get them? Goodwill; Trish Richman, $1.49 each, brand new.

That’s more than I pay for a cup of coffee when I go out. Let’s not calculate that one. I might  faint. 🙂

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A quiet, lazy day on the couch watching TCM, sipping a cafe au lait in my favorite cup & playing with the camera. 🙂

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The sun came out yesterday, but it was breezy, chilly and the most spectacular clouds joined in. It was the perfect weather day.
First, Zephyr & I walked to the cafe for coffee. We stopped to visit Shadow’s tree. It’s getting big; spring buds are showing. The cafe garden is showing signs of spring too. The yarrow & rosemary are  blossoming. Good time to make rosemary bread.  Reminds me of home.
top-of-shadows-tree-clouds1cafe-garden1coffee & paper 

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Hello, Just checking in. Letting you all know I’m still here. DahliaFound has been picking up business and I’m so happy. So I’ve been shopping and trying to get more posted. It never ends.

Meanwhile, amidst the world havoc I thought I’d take a minute today to appreciate my flowers. I’ve been gardening now for a year and a half at the cafe. That’s a lot of coffee trade. 😉 but the cafe is looking nice. My plants are happier with the temperature dipping. Soon, Autumn will produce a second spring, that only California gets. Let the flowers bloom!

Outside the Cafe

Outside the Cafe

One of 5 flower pots--Chinese Lanterns and Marigolds

One of 5 flower pots--Chinese Lanterns and Marigolds

Time for tea. Have a nice weekend, d.

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Hello. Yes, I’ve been the un-poster, the non-writer, the bad blogger. What can I say? These ever-so-fun migraines have leveled me flat. My biggest joy is the doc prescribing more caffeine–I kid you not. He, of course, does not know who he is talking to. My blood is transfused w/the finest Italian roast available. Throw a couple Excedrin Migraine tabes (all caffeine) into my coffee and I’m on rocket fuel!

Anyway, the head bangers have subsided for now. Hallelujah. Plus, I’ve got my new “blended lenses” aka bifocals. Yes, more fun. They are supposed to help me read the fine print, but mostly I feel like I’m wandering through fun house mirrors, dizzy and nauseous. JUST STAY AWAY FROM THE STAIRS! (Sorry, warning to myself.) If you don’t hear from me for more than a week, I’m probably at the bottom of the stairwell, having pitched it over the “blended lenses. ”

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On a fun note, I’ve been invited to write the “Daily Dose” over on the Etsy Vintage Blog http://etsyvintage.blogspot.com/. I even figured out how to create a hot link all by myself. I am so awesome. (Can’t do it here, yet, but one web mess at a time.) It should be fun. I get to pick my favorites. Who doesn’t love that?

Well, it’s been a nice evening. After a grizzly 100+ degree day, Zephyr and I went swimming at the river. It was lovely–a girl getting to swim with her dog. The best. Now, he’s crashed in front of the AC, and I am off to watch my FAVORITE show: Burn Notice, because # 2 on my favorite things to do list is Jeffrey Donovan. Anywhere, anytime, babe. Just say the word. 😉

Oh my. . .

Oh my. . .

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I bought these fabulous little coffee cup tags from my Etsy friend Ann up in Canada. (she sent me tons of “gifted extras” that are equally fun.) She is the ephemera queen of Etsy. If you like vintage paper, she’s your woman: http://anndouglas.etsy.com.

So, I’m sitting here watching my first Ebay auction (buying) and to kill time I typed up the tags for my shops. I love them. What says me better than a coffee cup?

http://dahlila.etsy.com for crochets and naughty cards, typed.

http://dahlilafound.etsy.com for fabulous vintage finds.

 

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