Friday, May 30, 2008

Clowning Around!!

Either you like clowns or you don't!!
Not a big fan! I was traumatized by a clown stepping/stomping on my foot as a child while attending a birthday party. They can be a bit scary I guess.

Anyway, my friend Barbara from Garden Memories, asked me to do a little circus/fair theme for her shop. The Ventura County Fair will be coming to town soon, so she thought it would be fun to have a little Summertime, Circus, Fair atmosphere.

I actually like the vintage feel of these clowns. They are growing on me. I hope other people find them fun!

Just wanted to do a little post before the weekend. Hope you all have fun plans for the last weekend in May.
Pretty soon I am going to start working on Halloween for the shop. Time flies when you are playing with glitter.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Tiny Tour!

Hope you all had a great weekend!!

We were very busy hosting the Memorial Day BBQ!

It was fun, but we had unseasonably cool weather for Southern California.

I just wanted to do a little post today, so I walked around my yard a bit.

The fuchsia is blooming.
The hydrangeas are just starting to bloom. The little violas look cute.
My rabbit is being surrounded.

This is a great time of year for the gardens, and it's just starting.

Hope you have a great week!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!!

Hello all!!

Have a Happy, and safe Memorial Day weekend!!


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Amanda!!!

Let them eat cake, birthday cake that is!!! It's Amanda's 27th Birthday!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Amanda!!

Today our daughter turns 27.

This is a picture of her before her wedding last October.

That smile has been on her face since the day she was born.

She was a delightful child, and she still is. She is a wonderful young lady, and a great friend!!

We hope you have a wonderful day!!

We love you,

Mom and Dad!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Not Fun, and Fun!!

Hello all!!

Here is what I am doing today. Our newish 2 year old fridge went out on Saturday night. It's not keeping it's cool. It's losing it's cool. HeHe!!

We have the extended warranty, but (Isn't there always a but)? The guy, and there is always a guy, can't come until Wednesday between 8 and 12. You know he will get here at 12.

In the mean time I am having powdered junk in my coffee. YUCK!
That was the not fun part. Here is the fun part. We went to the Ventura flea market on Sunday.
I got these 2 pretty, and old Christmas ornaments both for $6. This old salvaged birdbath for $35. It weighs a ton, by the way!! Thanks to my husband for carrying that back to the car.

These old rhinestone buttons and clips. $13 for all.

This cute little Infant of Prague statue. $1 2 Halloween decorations $1 each.For even more fun, Jamie of met me at the flea market. We had a ball shopping together. We never stopped talking the entire time. After the flea market my husband took us to lunch in downtown Ventura. More talking!!!
Then Jamie and I went shopping around downtown. We of course stopped in at Garden Memories. Jamie dropped off some beautiful necklaces for the shop. We then went to some really great antique malls. Jamie found lots of jewelry making goodies. We both loved these wooden shoe forms.
Aren't they cute? A bargain at $4 each.

Can't wait until the next flea market!!

Hope my fridge is working soon.
I am having Memorial Day at my house. BBQ!!!! Good thing I didn't shop for that yet.

Have a great week friends!!


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Two Heads are Better Than One!!

Hello all, and Happy Saturday!!

Remember a few weeks ago, I found this pretty bust at the nursery? (Crown model)

I have been enjoying her. As of yesterday, she now has company.

Yesterday, while in Barbara's shop Garden Memories, I saw her.

She is a Santos bust/head. Barbara just got them in, and I had to have one. I thought she was so pretty, not to mention another crown model.

When I got her home, I walked around the house with her, looking for the perfect spot.

Here it is, an old column. I bought it awhile ago from Jennifer Grey, The Old Painted Cottage.

I thought it was the perfect, like she was meant to go there.
I think she needs a name though, as does the other crown model. If you think of any, let me know.

Tomorrow, we are off to the Ventura Flea Market!! Can't wait, it's been so hot here, I am looking forward to being by the ocean.

Have a great rest of the weekend!!



Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Flea Market Finds From the Rose Bowl

As promised, here is what little I found at the Rose Bowl this past Sunday. I found the letter R.
(My initial), an old original roll of brown seam binding. Good for my art projects, although it is a shame to take it out of the original packaging. I found an old window for my garden vignette. One side is red the other is white, so I can switch it up. You might remember the other window that was there before, well it got termites. YUCK, so we had to get rid of it.

This coming Sunday is the Ventura Seaside Flea Market, so maybe I will find a bit more.

Hope you are all having a good week so far.



Monday, May 12, 2008

Monday Again!

Hello all, hope everyone had a very Happy Mother's Day!!

I did. Mark and I went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Later in the evening we met our daughter, son in law, and my mom for dinner.

Even though I didn't find too many treasures at the flea market, it was a great day!!

I have already started work on things for my friend Barbara's shop, for the upcoming patriotic holidays. I will be having a busy week of creating.

I also wanted to mention that Lori from Pink Faded Roses is asking for people to make patriotic tags for her son's going away party. He is in the Air Force. Help her out if you can.

Go to her blog to read all about it.

Have a good start to the week. I will be back later in the week with pictures of my small flea market finds.



Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Friday All!!!

I'm sure you are all planning a busy weekend.

Just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there! Whatever you plan to do, have fun!
Pamper yourselves! Let others do for you!

Enjoy your families, and have a great weekend!


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Cecil Bruner, and Other Cool Stuff!!

It's Tuesday night, so Happy Tuesday night!!

Remember a few posts back, I said I ordered a Cecil Bruner Rose? Well here she is, or is it he?
A pretty girly pink rose with a guy's name.

Anyway, I love it. It's so fragrant, and you can make tiny bouquets from the buds. I told my husband Mark, not to get me flowers for Mother's Day, I'm already happy with these.

I hope this takes off, and grows up the trellis, FAST!! In other news, I already received my package from Carol.

I got 2 wire cloches. The tall one, I used over my candle holder. (When you order, you get 2)
The shorter one I used over one of my nests.
I got the cutest metal nest, it's an off white, with kind of faded blue eggs. (could not resist another nest)
I also ordered this pretty white pedestal. I haven't decided what to put on it yet, but isn't it cute? I love everything I have gotten from Carol's new site. It seems she is adding new things daily.
By the way, she is so fast. I ordered, she mailed the next morning, and it got here a few days later. Thanks Carol!!
I hope you all have a good week!!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Things I Have Been Doing!!

Happy Friday!!
Hope you all had a nice May Day!

I have been busy again making more pretties.

I made this journal for my friend Barbara. I used some great graphics from the Graphic Fairy.
(We Love Her)

I made some ticket bundles.

A variety of tags, again some graphics from the Graphic Fairy.
If you remember back several posts, I bought this old chippy bench at the Santa Monica Flea Market, for $15. I finally got around to recovering it. I chose very soft linen fabric. Now I am using it as a little side table/bench next to my sofa.

This is what I have been up to this week, along with those chicken wire crowns.
Here is something you should know. My friend Carol of Raised in Cotton opened her web shop yesterday. Run, do not walk to that site. I did a little shopping. You will love it. She has so many unique, and beautiful things. It was very hard to choose. You will love browsing as well as shopping. Enjoy!
Have a great first weekend in May!!
I am off to go clean up the glitter.