Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

From our home to yours…


May your day be filled with the wonderful blessings of family, friends and love.  And food…don’t forget the food!
Here’s to a joyous holiday season!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Home for the holidays…

One of my favorite places in the whole world is tucked away in an quaint antique shop in Pacheco California.  As you stroll through Antiques and Things you’ll find wonderful collections of prim, cottage, rustic, vintage and antique furniture and décor, and collectibles.  Something for everyone, as they say.

I love this shop…love the people…love the ‘feel’…it’s like a home away from home for me.  It’s the place I go to see dear friends (and fellow dealers, I was in the shop for about 4 years!), and get a round of hugs every time I walk in the door. A wonderful group of people that have become so much more than just friends over the years. I love to spend time there shopping, visiting and just soaking in the wonderful ambiance of this lovely shop. it was so nice to see all the festive décor!

Here is my favorite spot in the whole shop…


Nothing soothes my soul more than a peek at my friend Bobbi’s space.  Her wonderful old fashioned, colorful, barn-board and chipped paint downhome COUNTRY STYLE.  When I walked in her room (above!) today, she was sitting in the white chair on the left.   I said outloud what I think every time I walk in her room… “if you put a bed in here and I could LIVE here!”.  So comfy and cozy, so crafty and country, SO ME.

Visiting my sweet friend inspired me to come home and start decorating for the holidays, a week early!  I think I’ll start with the kitchen…I bought the most adorable tiny tree with twinkly lights, tiny wooden apples and sweet red gingham bows.  I plugged it in as soon as I got it home, put on a pot of cider, popped a pan of gingerbread in the oven…

Let the holidays BEGIN!!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!



Friday, November 5, 2010

Christmas – Farm Chicks Style!

In case you missed it…this is my new FAVORITE book ever!

farm cks xmas

Ohhhsooo lovely and filled with the most amazing photos, stories and holiday inspiration.  While I have to admit to loving every photo in the book, a few have me thinking of some of my favorite memories of Christmas…

“Happy Memories” talks about sweet memories of childhood holidays…remind me of wonderful Christmas mornings at Grandma and Grandpas home  (circa 1964!)

Willoughby Mandi Meg Christmas pjs (2)

And “At Home for the Holidays” makes me think of their mountain home in Crestline (CA!) where we spent a lot of our holiday break hoping we’d get snowed in!

Willoughby mountain home snowed in

Every page of this WONDERFUL book is pure Christmas eye-candy.  Full of colorful pictures, ideas and holiday inspiration.

Join Sarina at the Farm Chicks Blog  to read all about her ‘virtual book signing’, and more about her book.   I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!!!

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”!