Imagine a crisp, clear, early summer day while driving on CA 46 West. There is no traffic while I get to enjoy golden California hills dotted with ancient oaks and vibrant vineyards. Every day I am blessed with the advantages of living in this amazing environment, free from many of the fearful issues that plague millions of people around the world.

It occurred to me this privilege is available, in part, because of the military service members that graciously serve now and have served throughout the history of our great country. I fall asleep peacefully every night because these folks are awake 24/7 watching and caring!

To celebrate Fourth of July this year we had a fundraiser that raised $250 for homeless veterans. We sold retired flags, provided by Paso Robles resident, David Kudija, for a $20 or more donation.
Jory Rogers of Supportive Services for Veteran families, from Community Action Partnership, was able to use these proceeds to outfit an apartment for a homeless veteran.

We will revisit this fundraiser for the months of November and December. Super cool recycled USA and California flags are available again at Casa Rustica Furniture Gallery, 1336 Park St. in Paso Robles, open 7 days a week 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Check out the flags for sure, and while you are there take a peek at the handcrafted artisanal pieces we stock. Items are crafted in California, USA and countries around the world.

We offer several styles including California Ranch Vibe, Vineyard Farmhouse, and Urban Wood and Metal.

We specialize in custom made sofas, sectionals, and chairs and offer you the size, configuration and fabric of your choice. Design consultation with an experienced designer is free and we love doing it!

See our ad on page 12 of the November 2017 issue of PASO Magazine.

~ By Michelle Sanders