Afternoon Bike Ride

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It was a perfect spring day for an afternoon bike ride. The scenery reminded us of something out of a Beatrix Potter book. The handmade crocheted messenger bag that is cascading out of the wicker basket is lined with bunny illustration material. We purchased custard-filled baked goods and handcrafted coffee from our favorite local shops. As we sipped an Ethiopian brew, we discussed the simple pleasures of life. wpid-20150331_162300.jpg

These pictures were taken at one of our favorite parks where ducks and geese roam freely. They kindly approached us as we sat on a bench underneath a rustling tree. Potter’s story about Jemima Puddle-Duck almost came to life with these animated creatures. We reminisced about these darling tales that we read to each other out of pocket-sized books as children. Life, indeed, can be like a story. Let’s find daily beauty in the small things and never stop exploring.

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Tassel Necklaces

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May your life be like a wild flower,
growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.
-Native American Proverb

Our handcrafted leather tassel necklaces are matched with a silver plated feather. They hang on a 26 inch silver plated necklace chain. This unisex design is available in black or brown leather.

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Spring Sale

Spring Sale

Chisme Chick is having its first spring sale! Use the code “spring” for a 10% discount. Visit our online shop and be sure to check out the “Things We Love” Collection denoted with a ♡. Our merchandise is also featured on Etsy, Storenvy, and Bonzana.

We’re growing blueberries in this bicycle plant stand. They’re an organic, sweet snack. The burlap sack is filled with homegrown Hydrangeas, Snapdragons, and Kalanchoes.

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Del Mar

“The ocean is a mighty harmonist.” -William Wordsworth

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We attended an oral history conference in Del Mar to learn new methodology, present our research, and enjoy the natural splendor of the area. Bing Crosby wrote the song “Where The Turf Meets The Surf” for the local race tracks. It’s certainly a charming town with a Hollywood history. We recommend that you visit the 1928 Powerhouse Community Center which is on the Historic Highway 101.

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You can learn more at the local historical society and listen to the resident voices with their ongoing oral history project.

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Americana Necklace

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Eureka! (The state motto of California) Inspired by explorers who charted vast lands, our wooden state necklace can be a memento to remember your own journey. Be charmed and collect these state pendants. They are hand-wrapped in wire and have a gold plated clasp to add onto your favorite bracelet or necklace. We offer every state which varies in size and is approximately one inch long. You can purchase your home state or places you’ve visited. The charm comes with a 18kt. gold filled chain that measures 18 in.

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Morning Roses

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“I’d love to have the whole place swimming in roses”
― James Joyce, Ulysses

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World Book Day

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We are celebrating World Book Day. In the words of C. S. Lewis, “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

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Women’s History Month

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Today marks the start of Women’s History Month. Historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich said in the 1970s, “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” We are mesmerized by the incredible ladies who paved the path for future generations as trailblazers.

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