Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fire and Ice

Check out a few of these wonderful etsy sellers in my newest treasury.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Now Go Get it Dirty!

I just love the blogging community. You never know who you might come across that might be an inspiration to you! I came across Ginger's blog the other day and was so excited to see another crafty woman that likes to ride a mountain bike. I commented on her blog and invited here to come check out the pics of my new bike and she left this comment, "Looks like a nice ride. Now go get it dirty!" I love it - and I did! On Sunday my husband and I met some friends at Anderson Truck Trail, just outside San Diego. At the top of the trail we could see all the way to downtown San Diego and Point Loma. It was a gorgeous day filled with great friends and a challenging, but fun ride. I'm ready for more!
Although I did bring my camera, the battery ran out. I "borrowed" the pic above from this website so you could get an idea of what the trail looks like. Although it was nowhere as green as this yesterday, it was still beautiful!

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sweet and Sassy

I'm loving the sheer and sassy nature of this otherwise sweet and innocent vintage apron. Practicality may be out the window, but what fun it would be to cook up a fine dinner for a few friends on a special occasion, or perhaps just a meal alone with you and your husband. If you 'd like to make it yours, you can find it here, in my etsy shop.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sienna Collection

Introducing the Sienna Collection by lorenzstudio. The fabric for each pillow in this collection has been carefully chosen and each pillow has been lovingly created to produce a unique combination, just in time for fall. To purchase a pillow, or view more pictures, please click here to go to my etsy shop.

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Who's Winning?

Yep-that's me zipping right past the boys! My nephew, Robby, was promised a few rounds of go-karts with Uncle Sean and we all had a blast. Apparently, Robby wants to be Jeff Gordon for Halloween! Too cute.


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

My new bike

My sweet husband just can't pass up a good deal and I am now the lucky recipient of a brand spankin' new bike!

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Vintage Florals

These vintage melmac plates are just perfect for a fall place setting! They are just perfect for indoors or outdoor use for a casual meal! Set of 8 plates (4 large and 4 small) are now available in my etsy shop.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

My little helper is back

Such a good helper! That cute little apron that is mostly covered up, well, it's available on etsy now. Click here to see some better pics!

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Just part of my daily bike ride

You can just barely see the baby poking his head up above the grass!
Tomorrow I'll post some pics of my new bike!

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Big Red Barn

Yes, it's true. I do live in red barn country. Not only are there a few right outside my window, but a few times a year The Big Red Barn puts on a Country Folk Art Sale. Everything about this place is wonderful-the smells, the sights, the sounds. Various craft and antique vendors display their wares in the big red barn and on it's all-encompassing porch. The grounds are filled with beautiful walkways with flowers that seem to pop up out of nowhere and fragrant herbs that fill the air. People are "busy" eating fresh kettle corn and enjoying each other's company. It's a beautiful way to spend an afternoon, and the next sale is set for November 15, 16 and 17th. The location is 15175 Highland Valley Road, Escondido, CA, if you just happen to be in the area!

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Autumnal Colors

As I start to feel a slight cool-down in our weather, I'm reminded that autumn is right around the corner. The cool blue-gray color of the bird on the top branch reminds of a crisp, cool Halloween-type evening where ghoulish colors abound. The warm golden color on the belly of the bird on the bottom branch reminds me of a harvest moon on such a night.
This vintage illustration is available in my etsy shop and would coordinate perfectly with these Chinoiserie Placemats as featured on Hostess with the Mostess.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Too Sweet

Aaahhh...the simple things in life!
© 1971 - A little before my time! I have 2 of these vintage illustrations available in my etsy shop.

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Thursday, September 06, 2007


Turquoise and Chocolate - such a pretty color combination for fall! And speaking of chocolate, I can think of a million delicious foods that would look just darling atop these vintage melmac floral plates and inside the 2 turquoise coordinating bowls! The bowls are listed in my etsy shop.

*Update - the plates are sold*

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Marco? Polo...

Fish Out Of Water?
This is how my belly felt after we went boogie boarding on Labor Day! The poor fish - how did he get to the top of those stairs, anyway? This charming vintage book is now available in my etsy shop. Click here to purchase this book or to view some of the illustrated pages.

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Fantasy Land

Newly listed in my shop are these vintage illustrations just perfect for framing and hanging up in a little girl's room. I have named this collection of 3 illustrations, Fantasy. Sailor, My Pony and The Fountain are all available in my etsy shop. And while you're there, be sure to check out my Labor Day sale:
10% discount if you purchase 1 item
20% discount if you purchase 2 items
30% discount if you purchase 3 items
40% discount if you purchase 4 items
50% discount if you purchase 5 or more items
*Update - these prints are sold*

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