Monday, May 20, 2013
It's with a heavy heart beyond words that I share that my sweet father Lenny has passed away... He fell ill was taken to the hospital via ambulance, 2 days later it was decided he would come home on hospice within 5 days he was gone. My dad has lived with me for 6 years. His health wasn't the greatest but he managed. Last October he had another large heart attack that really took the wind out of his sails... I have been truly blessed with the time I have had with my sweet dad. He never complained and trust me he had lots of pain but never said a word.... He made me laugh usually at myself and not take things so seriously:) he was a prankster and always rooted for the underdog:) he was my hero!!!! He always encouraged me and was always so excited to hear how I did at my shows... He helped me put things together and gave me great ideas.. He was the best..
I miss him like crazy!!!
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Today is my birthday and to be honest I am very fine with it!!!! I use to say I am 49 (again) but I am 52... I don't feel like I am 52 however that is suppose to feel??? I have so many blessings in my life, I am one lucky mama and Gigi (grandma)... my great aunt Jeanie once told me.."Kitten always be proud of who you are and that includes your age" I have fought it for many years but every year my birthday comes whether I want it too or not..:) Sooo I am thrilled to have had another year of living and loving!!!
Wishing everyone a happy happy day:)
Friday, April 5, 2013
I am getting ready for a couple of shows, April 20th and 21st is the Little French Flea Market which is in Trazana Ca and then May 5th and 6th is the Three Speckle Hens show in Paso Robles. I am so excited to do these shows. I am doing a garden and outdoor living theme. Which brings me to the above wagon...
I have had this wagon for at least 10 years, it has had many jobs... I bought it at a yard sale a little on the rustic side... Now it has aged a little more and I think has more character:) I had it on my porch with terra cota pots planted with flowers, then Max came along and then it was his ride to the park... It still has a lot of life left in it!!! So its next job is as a planter!!
I put some packing peanuts in the bottom of the wagon to help with drainage. Normally I use pebbles in the bottom of my pots but the peanuts make moving the wagon a lot easier (less weight) next spread your potting soil, lightly water then add a little more soil and the best part plant whatever your heart desires!!!. Can't wait for this to grow in!!! Its such a lovely addition to your garden, patio or just sitting in your yard..
I will post pictures when it's all grown in!!!
Thanks for stopping.. Happy Friday!!!!
Friday, March 29, 2013
spring decorations and I was like OF COARSE!!!
I love spring and what it means.. A new start, for me its the start of the new year...
The years I lived back east when the snow started to melt the green grass was poking up I started my hunt for the first crocus... I loved seeing the purple and yellow crocus making their way up from their long winter sleep... I knew when I saw the first one that warmer days were just weeks away... I had planted 20 bulbs year 1 by year 3 I had over a hundred coming up all over my 1/4 acre front yard.. My neighbor told me that the gophers were the blame because they moved them everywhere.. Whatever was spreading them my yard was beautiful.. Thinking back now I wish I had taken pictures...Spring is always such an event after a long cold winter!!!
I found 3 bags of vintage Easter basket grass a few years ago and I have used it over and over.. The purple and blue large eggs I glittered.. My poor Lenny had glitter all over him for days:) I glitter in the backyard and because of the afternoon ocean breeze I have no control over the glitter:)
Happy Easter and Happy Spring!!!
Monday, March 25, 2013
I LOVE these old Postcards!!!!!
They make me smile, the colors and just the pure sweetness of them!!! It was such a simple time back then, the address on theback of them is usually a name and a town that's it...
So much to tell.. Lots of shows coming up.. The Little French Flea Market April 20th and 21st Three Speckle Hens Show May 5th and 6th... Sooo that means I have A LOT of work in front of me to get done!!! I am going to do more of lovely old bird baths and vintage cement animals.. I am planting an old wagon cant wait to see it grow in!!! Will show you the progress on it:) I love to garden so that's why I usually tend to have more garden items!!! We have had a colder than usual winter and very dry we are 8 inches below our "normal rain fall." Our foothills are usually green and full of purple Lupines Yellow Mustard flowers and of coarse our California poppies.. Nothing really yet. Hopefully our April showers will bring May flowers!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT ALL
My swap partner for the Valentines Swap was Sandi Allen and what
an amazing swap partner was she!!! Sandi is so talented I love everything
she sent me from the grungy eggs to the sweet heart on the wire!!! The darling
Spring banner just everything is so amazing... Thank you Sandi soooo very much:)
Sandi's blog is theprimitiveskate.blogspot.com PS she made it all!!
Once again Amy has put on another wonderful swap... Thank you Amy!!!!!
Goodness I can't believe February has come to a close already... Honestly
where does the time go?? I have been busy on my picking trips my next show is in
April my favorite The Little French Flea Market:) It is now a 2 day show!!!
I went to No California for my picking trips, I found the sweetest town Scotts Valley
and there was this darling store named Ivy Porch. It has several different vendors all with amazing talent!!! Don't you just love when you find a store that makes you go
AAAHHHH I love everything!!!! The garden was lovely and really inspired me. The weather was amazing (sorry to my friends back east and the mid west) In the high 60's
sunny and no wind, it was so pretty....Spring is in the air!!!!
With that said I have lots of goodies to show and tell and I will be posting all my
wonderful goodies... I am now selling on One Kings Lane Vintage Place
if you get a chance pop over and check it out!!!
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
I know its a bit late but I really wanted to show my wonderful gifts from my swap partner Linda Gates, her blog is countrypickins.blogspot.com. She sent me yummy candy a very sweet Christmas dish towel. Linda made the smaller snowman with the Ginger bread man, she also sent me the ginger bread man and star. Everything was wonderful and I love it all...
I was having some technical problems with uploading my pictures and my blog was in a strange format anyway all fixed now and on to happy blogging:)
So remember a few months ago I had a contest I was going for 50 blog followers had a great push got to 40 which honestly was very exciting for me!!!! I am so sorry it has taken me a while to post the winners so here they are: Cyn blog cynzplace, Bettyj blog Through My Back Door, Danice blog Homespun Hannah's blog, Wendy blog Ravenwood Whimzies Primitives Fold Art and Ms Amy blog Bumble Bee Lane!!!!
Thank you to everyone who became followers, I am so thankful for your support!!!
Keep checking back I have lots of great DIY's coming up AMAZING treasures to share and show dates to share:)