Cruisin Over Sixty

Cruisin Over Sixty
'Sentimental' rose-representing Christmas

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Roses in November

This is my 'Christmas' rose. Red and white stripe like peppermint candy.
It's called 'Sentimental'. While not blooming much this summer, the
 plant is now in full bloom in November.
My pink rose is having a blooming month.

But not a bloom in October.

Looking very shabby chic.

I purposely planted this rose in my garden so I would have the Christmas spirit
in my garden.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Bits And Pieces

I've been under the weather the last few weeks and will attempt
to catch up on a few things.
Grandpa (Mr. COS) said good-bye to Disneyland in September after working
there for seven years and loving it (weekends only).
I paid my last (free) visit to Disneyland in September on Grandpa's last day.
The band played on Main Street while I was there. A treat for me.
I visited a Halloween Harvest area for the kids.
This is a stage for magic in the Harvest area.
This is one of my favorite sights on Main Street.

The Fire House Band on Main Street. So much fun to watch.
Good-bye Mr. Conductor. I will miss seeing you in uniform.

Friday, October 3, 2014


I think we all realize that forgiving is important for our well-being but
but some of us wake up one day in our lives like I did this week and
realize that forgiving is everything. Without out forgiving there is no
grace. I wanted to say this and dedicate a post to it because if you are
on the fence about forgiving, get off of it and forgive and ask for
forgiveness for yourself. Grace follows.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Halloween Inspirations

Mini skull cakes made with the cake pan in the shot below.
Mini skull cake pan from Williams-Sonoma 
A string of cute Halloween lights from Pottery Barn.

Staub pot from Williams Sonoma

Black tabletop chandelier found on Pier 1.
This mask I found at Pier 1 on-line and
I have been looking for a matching mask
that I got from a boutique a while back
that Mr. COS is modeling in the next shot.
Nice match, don't you think and it's 13.95.
Mr. COS modeling Halloween mask purchased last year.
 This is a better shot of the mask.
When I post this it will still be over six weeks till Halloween but all
the shops are brimming with merchandise now.
I found this on Nordstrom's website for $8.00
It's a head band. I might have to get this for me. If
I do purchase this I will take a pic and post it of me
wearing it.
This was on Nordstrom's site as well ($20.00).
It has a double meaning for bloggers. Get it?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Another Birthday

I had another birthday this week. I celebrated quietly at home with my family.
This splendid concoction pictured here is a green tea cake. Do you see the tiny spent candle
on it? By the way this was delicious and prepared by a Parisian themed bakery.
Beautifully decorated table by my daughter.

Some delicious rum punch to go with the summer weather.
Here is a picture of the cake with some green tea ice cream. Delish!

Sunflowers for the table.

And this is what I wore to celebrate being
one year older. By Johnny Was.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Favorites From The Vintage Marketplace

The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks is coming up September 5,6 and 7th.
These are some of my favorite shots I've taken from the Marketplace.
Enjoy. Try to make it. It is held four times a year in Fallbrook, California.
It is down the freeway about 5 miles from Temecula, California.
There is always a good selection on vintage chandeliers. 


 This is by Christie Repasy who is famous for her rose paintings.  She is a co-founder of
this event.

Paris inspired.

Vintage fabrics.

 Seasonal inspirations.

Beautiful displays.

This is from Rita Reade's booth, the other co-founder of the event.

Here's all the info you need to know to go.