Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Planning For A Fourth Of July Party

Ideas for a Fourth of July party. Our next big holiday.
ASOS Sequin Bandeau Dress in Stars and Stripes $138.49

Sur La Table Flag Dish $9.95

Sur La Table Star Napkin Ring $4.95

Red, white and blue soda from T.J. Maxx $2.99

Plaque at Home Goods $3.99

Liberty decor at Home Goods $9.99

Disney antenna topper $4.95

Sunglass party favor from the Dollar Tree $1.00

An American rocker

Sunday, May 29, 2011

In The Shabby Chic Garden

                           I thought it would be a good idea to have a shabby chic garden.
                                           This is what I put together for that garden.
The shabby chic look  is lacey.

Has ruffles.

Looks vintage.

Has a lot of pink and white.

The shabby chic look always has some roses.
 What do you think? What's your favorite for a shabby chic garden?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Shabbied Guest Bedroom

Lamp and shade from Target. The light green beads were
added later.

Framed print bought at Country Roads Antiques  

Framed fern print bought at a now defunct boutique in Long Beach,

Close-up of quilt

Long shot of framed fern print

Side table from Country Roads Antiques
I added the pink glass knob.

This is what I eventually would like to do with the room. You
can see this is a very old photo 'cause it's all wrinkled.
What do you think? Change it or continue to work on room?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Maxi Dress

Is anyone wearing the maxi dress?  I can't imagine how it got back in style but here it is.
 High end and low. First from Nordstrom and then from Forever 21.

                                              These are from  Nordstrom
Free People Tie Maxi Dress $168.00

Lucky Brand Crochet Detail Maxi Dress $149.00

Trouve Tie Back Knit Maxi Dress $98.00

These are from  Forever 21

Falling Feathers Strapless Maxi Dress $27.80

Ruffled Floral Maxi Dress $29.90 

Aztec Maxi Dress $19.90

Let me know. Thumbs up or thumbs down on the maxi dress.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Favorite Place To Be-My Best Friend's Home

Jen's home is a beautiful place to be. I wish I knew the details to share with you.

Shoes from Nordstrom
Just heard loafers are going to be a trend this fall. This is
a headstart with height.

Love this mirror

Beautiful candle sconce

My favorite place to sit when I visit. This is a hand-
made stool. Made by another talented friend, Lori.

Parker likes it here, too.

Monday, May 16, 2011

In The Garden With My Hibiscus

My golden hibiscus

My neighbor's hibiscus

Close-up of an apple tree blossom

In my neighbor's yard

Close-up of my pink rose

My purple sage

Friday, May 13, 2011

Vintage Shopping-Favorite Place To Be

I can't resist a chandelier but didn't get the price.

Limoges dishes $25.00 each

Stamp on back of dish

Child's rocker $60.00

Hat and box $30.00

Antique trunk $225.00

Inside trunk

Drun $649.00 Toy box $89.00

Armoire $395.00

Hawaiian Gardens, California
The people that run Gum's were very kind and generous
to me. The prices, the quality and the condition of the antiques
and collectibles were amazing. Some of the prices beat any flea market
I've been to and you can park right in front of the store for free.