Old Town Temecula

A couple of weekends ago, we drove up to Temecula and wandered around the shops in Old Town. Temecula is kind of a mix of Old West and wine country. The merchandise pretty much ran the gamut. . . .


Valentine’s Day holdovers.


A funky outdoor pottery shop with fountains, birdbaths and items like this:



I have no idea what this stuff is, but I assume it has to do with horses.


A nod to the surrounding wine country. I’m not sure if it’s actual wine or colored water coming out of the bottle.


There’s a hot air balloon festival in Temecula every summer and I’m hoping to make it this year. We used to see balloons flying over our house when I lived in San Diego before and I never got tired of them. Has anyone been up in a hot air balloon? I’d love to do it sometime.


A frou-frou boutique with a romantic bedroom. . .


I’m guessing you’ve never seen a lampshade made from a crinoline?

I stopped in my tracks when I saw this gorgeous import:


It’s a Jaguar, but I don’t know the year. The vintage pickup across the street was pretty cool too.


Can we say pristine? I can’t imagine parallel parking this on a busy street.

Finally, some more flowering pear blossoms. I shot this in the shade and am liking the blue tones. . . .


Great weekend, everyone! We’re going away next week, but I’ll post a photo or two.


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17 Responses to Old Town Temecula

  1. bonniegunkel says:

    Oh my gosh! I love that wine bottle fountain!

  2. Caroline says:

    Such a lot of wonderful pictures. I liked the second, the one with the wine bottle and your pear blossoms with that blue tone a great deal. That pottery looks amazing, so much to see.

  3. Cheryl says:

    Carole, I always look forward to this ‘evidence’ of one of your foot tours through small town funky shops! My wedding gift to my husband nearly 15 years ago was a hot air balloon ride! We had to join the ground crew for the inflating process, then hopped into the gondola and were off … straight up. Personally, the most amazing part was the silence, except for the occasional blast of the burner. You must do it, at least once!

  4. TBM says:

    What a fun place to visit. You never know what you’ll see. I love the wine fountain. Have a wonderful week!

  5. I’ve heard there are lovely hot air balloon events in New Mexico. I would love to watch those. There’s something so beautiful about all the colorful balloons in flight that is so romantic. Have you ever been up in one? I don’t know if I’d go (heights!) but it would be fun to watch.

    • I’d love to see the balloons in New Mexico too, Jackie.
      I also have a thing about heights, but being up in the air doesn’t bother me. It’s being in a tall open structure like the Eiffel Tower that really gets me. You’d think being on solid ground would help, but no.

  6. Those cute kitchen towels would go perfectly in my pink kitchen.

  7. nutsfortreasure says:

    I would love it there too

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