Friday, June 16, 2017

~Thrift Store Find~

I wanted to share with you a coffee table,
 I found at a thrift store.
 I could imagine it painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I was with my friend, Mary, 
when we spotted this table at the thrift store.
They were going to throw it away.
It just needed some tender loving care.
First, Stan sanded the table.
Then, we painted it with Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint.
Then we scuffed some edges to make it look distressed.
Now I have a new vintage coffee table!
You can always find that special treasure
 at a thrift store!
Happy Shopping!
I love displaying artichokes that have flowered.
The artichokes are from our garden.
The flower is such a bright purple,
very pretty!!
I found the cutest French bag at 
Barnes & Noble Bookstore 
the other day.
Love the embroidery on it!!
Have a wonderful week!!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

~Our Garden in May~

I wanted to share with you photos of our garden this month.
We always have birds visiting our garden everyday.
The artichokes have been producing more than usual.
I think because of all the rain we've had this year in San Diego.
Stan picked some for dinner.
They were delicious!
Roses & flowers in bloom everywhere.








Lots of apples on our Anna Apple tree. 



Pretty soon the pink trumpet vine will be in bloom over the arch.
I made some quiches for our family this last week.
A fruit crostata for dessert!
Hope you all have a wonderful week!


Sunday, May 14, 2017

~Our Wisteria and New Romantic Dining Area~


I wanted to share photos of our Wisteria in bloom this year.
We have several of them.
This one is on our hill.
This Wisteria is next to the house.




We love how it shades our dining area!
Same photo, but at night!
I shared with you photos of some wreaths,
 I added to our potting shed.
I just finished a new sitting area next to the shed.
I added topiaries and small pots with pansies.
A table and chairs add the romantic mood I wanted to create!
I love how it turned out!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

~Roses, Roses, Roses~


I wanted to share with you a birthday cake,
 I made for our daughter, Carly.
I made a naked cake using roses from our garden.
 A simple vanilla cake with frosting.
The recipe is Martha Stewart's:
Here are some recent photos of our roses in the garden.
Enjoy!












The roses are so pretty this year.
I wanted to let you know,
 I've been planning for awhile now to have knee replacement 
surgery. Today is the day. I'm listening now to my body and this is what I need. Better quality of life! I'm so happy Stan is retired and will be home. I'm still going to blog and instagram, it's what I love to do. Gardening is our passion and will definitely be my inspiration to get back into shape. I'll keep you updated on my progress. I've done some posts to share in the weeks ahead. 
Thank you for always being there for me.
Have fun in your gardens today, I'll be thinking of you  
  
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