Last week Di & I and my daughter headed out to Pasadena. We have been wanting to get out there, but as many of you know we just never seem to get out anywhere!
Our first stop was "Zinnia". We made excellent time and Pasadena isn't as far away as I thought. We had a little time to waste so we stopped into "Mix & Match".
Well we bought a nice sized snack container to keep us company! Anyway, Zinnia was open by now so we mosied on over and enjoyed this creative and artful store. Full of findings and goodies. Some beautiful artwork from several different artists. The artist working that day was ever-so friendly, allowing us to take some pics and telling us all about the things they do at Zinnia.
I am sorry I do not remember the gentleman's name, but Dianne did buy one of his art pieces which is really superb!
Next it was on to "Gold Bug". This is a store on the darker side of art. Full of unusual items to say the least. Amazing jewelry, very rare and antique book plates, steam punk sculpture(that watches you with eyes!), some really amazing leather clothing, and some dioramas depicting bugs living as we so. WITH REAL BUGS! Having tea, sleeping doing laundry and such. Very different and very cool!