Cruisin Over Sixty

Cruisin Over Sixty
Sentimental Rose

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Celebrating Valentine's Day 2015

If anyone who knows me, they know that Valentine's Day is my favorite day.
This year I went out and about and took some shots in Newport Beach, California
to help you with inspiration for the big love day. This first shot is of
a card I bought. 
Give her a box to store her trinkets. 
An itty bitty ornament with crown because it is so cute.

A large ornament for her drawer pull.

It's the thought that counts. 'Here's My Heart'.

 Chocolate is always for Valentine's Day.

Hang these lovely streamers to celebrate.

 Crown her officially Queen of  your heart.
Roger's Gardens
This sweet topiary would make a perfect gift for the gardener. 

Love to you in French.


Friday, January 16, 2015

The Year Of The Chandelier

I have deemed 2015 the year of the chandelier. Here is Mr. Cos admiring
this beautiful chandelier at Roger's Gardens. 


This is vintage from Country Roads Antiques in Orange, California

A year ago I walked into my doctor's office and saw this.
A standing lamp chandelier. It was purchased at Restoration

 Life can be full of beauty full surprises.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

California Winter Garden

Do you see the bees at work? This is southern California.
All photos are in temperate southern California.

These are blooming right now in southern California. Anemones.
Blooming Camilla tree.

I have never seen this before, Stonehenge water fountains.
This is what you would expect to see in a dry, warm  climate.

If this was in my garden, no way would it be this big.
Roger's Gardens
Something for Valentine's day for the gardener.

Snow in southern California on December 31, 2014. This is
in Rainbow, California a few miles from Temecula, California.
Temecula is located in the southern most county in California-
San Diego County.
Photo taken by Kimi S. on a ranch in Rainbow.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Coastal Winter Decor

I love eye-candy in the winter for the home. This is
all coastal design from Bliss Home and Design in
Corona del Mar. Mr. Cos is admiring this beautiful
shell chandelier.
I couldn't resist this shot of the reflections of the
chandelier in the mirrors.

There are many beach and nautical designs in this shop.
This was my favorite chandelier of the day. Gorgeous.

Magnificent entry.
All photos were taken at Bliss Home and Design in Corona del Mar, California
Details of a tabletop with crown napkin rings.
Altho this might not be your cup of tea, this shop has
something for everyone and a website where you can buy
things from their shop on-line. I don't get compensated
for this. I just love this shop. I hope your New Year
is filled with beautiful sights and sounds.
Last shot of this wonderful chandelier.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Holiday Lighting

Over Christmas we visited some beautiful homes in Southern California and this is one.
I loved the double chandeliers hanging in the kitchen.

Here you can see this chandelier hanging in the dining room
reflected in the mirror along with the chandeliers in the

I wanted to share with you this lovely mantle with a gas fireplace.

Here is a closer look at the carpet. I fell in love with this carpet.
I wish you a happy new year.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Palm Desert at Christmas Time 2014

Last week we spent 8 days in Palm Desert on vacation at the Marriott Desert Springs
 resort. This is the view from our villa of the golf course. Our stay was a gift from my
daughter and her husband. I am still recovering from my surgery. I haven't
gotten back my strength and energy.
This is Mr. Cos removing the pin for my shots. The weather was beautiful and when
 a storm came through Southern California that week it barely touched ground where
we were staying but left beautiful snow-covered mountains.
The pool at the Jasmine Court area where our villa was.

The fire pit and behind it the putting green.

I really liked this.

The staff entrance

In downtown Pam Springs I got the shot of this little
vehicle. It's for the officer that gives parking tickets and
look he's parked in the red.

On the way home, these are the wind mills with the recently
snow-covered mountains in the background.

 I loved staying here. They had a
magnificent staff. The resort was beautiful.
Have a Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Tablescape 2014

This is how my daughter's dining room and table are
decorated for this Christmas season. This little tree is 
on the sideboard. The mini tree skirt is from Target.



Are you noticing the napkin rings and how wonderfully
they match the holly and berry theme?

I love this container for cranberry infused water.

This is from her Christmas mantle in her family room that
opens up from the dining room.
Happy Holidays!