Saturday, January 30, 2010

Anthropologie & the wine country

Its fascinating to see how different the vingettes are

I wanted to stop and take a nap in this room

Loving the industrial look...

the bird seed on the table was the perfect touch

more of the bits of heaven

a stop at Glen Ivy spa, a bit of the wine country & Anthro

could a girl ask for more????

sending my love to all of you, simply me Kate


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

" White Wednesday "

Off for a mini trip with the BFF to enjoy the wine country...

So my "white wednesday" post is a bit early this week

favorite goodwill table 7.99

love my white slipcovered chairs

more seaside....

last but not least a bit of "whimsy"

white sock puppies "priceless"

Happy White Wednesday to all

lots of love from the wine country...

just kate  xoxo

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

White Wednesday

the heart has its reasons...

of which reason knows nothing...

sharing our hearts by the sea...

togetherness, love

and family....

Happy White Wednesday to all of you ...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Long Beach Flea & New Friendships

Hubby and I always look forward to our "flea market dates" ... Just the two of us, a stop at Starbucks and off we go. Our home is filled with items that we have found together and love...

So here is the story we met this wonderful couple awhile back Tim & Lisa one trip to the flea and  purchased a piece from them. We always looked  forward to their booth display since it was always drew us in. Saturday we made a stop at one of our other fav antique malls in Orange called Country Roads since we have been admiring the newest window booths not knowing that it belonged to Tim & Lisa. Well they were there and we began to chat asking them if they would be at Long Beach Flea the next day. Hubby and I were looking for a new statement piece and wanted a bit of industrial mixed in

and there "it" was in Tim & Lisa's booth...
they are not only such a dynamic couple & multi talented but they are warm and just so inviting to talk with. Lisa was so sweet offering us beverages and giving me ideas of juxtaposition since this piece would be in the same room as my leather chairs and slip covered beach chairs...

they really know how to bring in the crowd their booth was non stop traffic also you can see their amazing finds at Country Roads in Orange. Pictured below is one of the first pieces we purchased from them

Lisa makes the most beautiful bottles and that too came home with us

When I arrived at their booth Tim said " Hey Lisa your new friend is here" he is so charming and lovable. Lisa mentioned to me when I saw her on Saturday that she was going to stop by my blog, she did and left me such a sweet note. That really touched me since they were busy loading and you know how early you have to arrive the next day when you are a vendor at the flea market. What a blessing it was to hang out with them for awhile on Sunday and meeting a new friend...

we loved putting this in our family room

Tim made this table out of barn wood that was 100 years old

his craftsmanship is over the top, I even had storage below

Even the detail in the mirror is exceptional

To Tim and Lisa we are so very grateful for the time that we spent with you such an unexpected joy...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

White Wednesday " Collections of Us "

I love to scour all of the beauty that Kathleen's White Wednesday unfolds....

Here is my contribution this week " A collection of us"

hubby and I found these on our junking dates at the " flea" & goodwill thrift stores

more of " Us"

our beach " finds"

our favorite white bookcase that we found

"G" modeling my favorite gloves and

my cozy blanket from Simply Shabby Chic

Happy White Wednesday to all

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year Finds

I was so inspired to read Polly's post A Blank Page that I did a little hunting at my local goodwills looking for that fresh new look!!

this mirror was only 3.99 and it had hubby's initial etched on the bottom, then I realized I had some drape tie back holders sitting in my shed so I hung it from one...

6.00 dollar lamp that had a new shade on it!!!!

After drooling over Pottery Barns new catalog " Farm Style"

I found this for 6.99 with the PB store tag still on it

framed vintage floral print 9.99 love the beveled mirror

Anthropologie journal that had store sticker priced at 30.00
got this for 2.99  So perfect for me to keep decor notes

My six year old Gracie already left me pearls of wisdom...

Is that stinkin cute or what?

If you have not stopped by Sassafras Stuff

make sure you do Polly is such a doll!!!!

Happy January 2nd 2010