Monday, July 30, 2012

~Vintage Ironing Board~

I went to the Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks in June this year.
Rita Reade of Mammabellarte puts on the best Vintage Marketplace I've ever gone to.
It's in Fallbrook, California.
I bought this beautiful antique ironing board from Sara of Sweet Magnolias Farm.
You can't find the old wooden ones anymore. 
So when I spotted this one I knew I had to have it.
I love how she made the ironing board cover with the floral material.
She makes the cutest towels.
I had to get the clothespin holder.
I love how she uses lace and adds her perfect touch to all her items.
She even added lace to the cover. I found the old iron at a thrift store and stamped some clothespins. 
I found this old shopping cart at 
Urban Barn in Escondido.
Now all I need is my clothesline.
 I'm working on my husband to put one up.
I know just the place.
Can't wait for the next show in Fallbrook
 on Sept. 7th & 8th.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

~Button Heart~

I love buttons.
The older the better.
I love hearts.
Made out of buttons.
I wanted to make a heart out of buttons.
Different colors.
I used wire to string them together.
Tied the ends up.
I love my Paris stamp.
The clothespin and linen, so pretty!
I love the way it turned out.
I added some fresh sunflowers.
Button, Button, who's got the button?
The bicycle in the garden, of course...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

~Tomato & Bread Salad~

It was such a hot day in San Diego today,
 I decided a salad would be a refreshing choice.
I cut some fresh baguettes into cubes.
Combined olive oil, kosher salt, pepper and 
fresh grated parmigiano reggiano.
Toasted the bread in the oven.
Went out to our garden and picked some ripe tomatoes.
I also wanted some cherry tomatoes so I got a few of those. 
The basil is so tasty this year so I picked some too!
I poured some good olive oil over and freshly ground pepper.
It was delicious! Just what I wanted on a hot summer day.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fresh Flowers

I love my vintage lavabo.
My mother had given it to me years ago when we first moved into our house.
It was used for a variety of things 
but, mainly for washing hands when first designed.
I love putting fresh flowers from the garden in it.
The spigot is a beautiful accent piece.
I always enjoy looking at it
 and thinking of my mom.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

~Looking Through The Garden Window~

I love looking through our windows on the hill.
There's something peaceful about them.
We can see our garden from different views. It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland and all the 
stories from Lewis Carroll.
 Something magical about the seasons.
Stan has made a lot of paths
 for the kids to play on.
Beautiful how the sun shines on the garden at different times of day.
The sunflowers are reaching for the sky.
Can't wait until they bloom.
I wonder what we'll see tomorrow through the window?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

~Simple Summer Ideas ~

I wanted to give the front door a summer look.
I used some plastic vegetables, wooden fence,
some rabbits and sunflowers.
The finished summer wreath...
French Inspired Plate Stand
I wanted to make a plate stand for outdoors.
I found some plates on sale at Target.
I bought some candlesticks for in-between the plates.
Glued them together with E-6000.
We have been growing succulents in little tins.
I picked out the ones that would fit the plates.
Succulents are so pretty too!
With a cloche on top.
A perfect french look.
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