Cruisin Over Sixty

Cruisin Over Sixty

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Celebrate Spring

Celebrate spring with a homemade Easter basket. I made this for myself to share with
my family. You can make one for your family, friend or yourself. This was fun to
put together and not that expensive. I leave it out for family or friends to help
themselves to whatever catches their eye in the basket.
I put dollar gold coins (I got them from the bank)
in plastic eggs that I got at the market.
We have a See's candy shop near us and I got the finger puppet on a candy cane, the
 chocolate egg, sour bunnies, foil wrapped bunny and orange cream suckers from there.
Everything else I got from the market including my favorite shower gel, Neutrogena's
Rainbath in pomegranate. There is some cotton candy hiding in the back of the basket
and inside the Hello Kitty tin are Jelly Belly candies.
Pink is my color for Easter and spring this year.
Have a Happy Easter.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Contenders

These are the stars in my garden today. I will probably stop showing so many shots of my
roses when springs gets here-spring is here- and the rest of the country has beautiful roses, too.
This color is always so rich it takes my breath away.



Do you see the little green spider on this rose? I am always
trying to capture shots of the critters.

I love how my roses have these subtle and sometimes
not so subtle changes in color. You've probably seen enough
of my roses by now and are looking at your own or looking
forward soon to seeing yours. Good-bye for now from
my rose garden and welcome to spring!
(The sun has been so hot here this week that it has burned
the outer edges of these rose petals.)
Very shabby but chic...

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Vintage Marketplace 2015

This weekend I visited the Vintage Marketplace in Rainbow, California which is across
the freeway from Fallbrook, California. This beautiful chandelier is among a few
I found at the Marketplace. Do you see the price tag of  $200.00?

The crowns are votive candleholders.

This was so sweet but needed wiring.

I fell in love with this chair.

Chandelier close-up.

I have no idea where this is from, probably somewhere in France. It looked old.

I liked this pillow.

This caught my eye altho I did not purchase it.

They had something for the little ones.

This sweet image was painted by Christie Repasy  on the front of her booth. 

They had wonderful things like this that you could use for your spring flowers.

Pretty shot.

This is a shot of me taking a picture of me and my childhood friend Penny at the Marketplace.
We were reflected in a mirror.

It was a beautiful day in Southern
California. I was joined by my
daughter Jenny as well as my friend
Penny. We had a great time.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Peaceful Garden

Last week it was supposed to rain when Mr. COS and I visited the Sherman Gardens 
in Corona del Mar, California. A short ride to the beach, down the freeway from us.
I captured some beauties to share. First the roses. This lovely rose is called "Iceberg".
 This is the "Bewitched" rose.
This rose is a budding "Orange Juice" rose.

This is the "Orange Juice" rose is full bloom.

This is the "Peace" rose in full bloom.

I can't resist trying to take a picture of the bees.

This garden has some beautiful exotic plants. This one caught my
attention. I did not get the name. Sorry.

The Koi Fish Pond.

This is an orchid plant. Magnificently beautiful.

In the outdoor pond they have some turtles lounging. It was about 65 degrees and some sun
was shining through the clouds. It never did rain while we were there.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Yearning For Spring Request

A blogger that I follow requested more rose photos from my garden. I am happy to do it.
I love roses and that's what inspired me to do this blog. This "Sentimental" rose of mine likes
to bloom in our cooler winter in Southern California with a little rain and  sunshine.
Here it is a day later falling apart in a very shabby chic way. We're expecting rain this
I turned this rose upside down and around to get these photos. When it blooms it
never looks the same. It's a chameleon rose, if there is such a thing.
"....If I Should Die Before I Wake..."
When I was three years old my mother would put me to bed and
say a prayer before she tucked me in. In the prayer were these words
"If I should die before I wake".  I asked my mother what it felt like to
die and she did not know. I remember asking her to come back after
she died and tell me what it was like. She said she would. She passed
away twelve years ago and I am still waiting to hear from her.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Shabby Chic Star In My Garden

This very shabby chic rose is the star in my garden today.

It glows in the afternoon sun.

This shabby chic orchid is in my bath and I put it in the sweet
crown vase I found at Roger's Gardens

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Waiting for Spring

I was out and about this week and dropped into Pier 1 and to
my surprise found all kinds of ideas for Spring and yes, for
Easter. Already. But the displays were lovely. I had
to share. Lots of cute bunnies.
Tablescapes galore.

This little bunny is a salt shaker.

I wanted to take this table scape home with me.

Too cute.

They had surprising faux wreaths.

This is a charming napkin holder.

I thought you might like to see things that were available to celebrate Spring while
waiting for it.