Sunday, July 31, 2011

In The Gardens Of My Neighbors

Some favorites of mine from my friends' and neighbors' gardens and
 yards. I mentioned how hard it was for me to photograph white roses.
 I tried here. These are from a neighbor's garden. Sorry, I don't know
the name of the rose. I see these growning in many gardens here. I was
 lucky to be walking by and take these photos of these beautiful roses.
Isn't mother nature wonderful when she grows a natural bouquet like this?

This would make a great monogram 'C'
When I took these white rose photos it was 90 degrees with some humidity and sweat
was pouring down my face. The rose photos turned out because they were
 in the shade of trees.

These are itsy bitsy flowers that I blew up many times their original size. I thought they were sweet.

Pulmerias are popular to grow here. If it doesn't freeze they thrive and if it does
 they always seem to come back to life.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Decorating With Animal Print

             Do you decorate with animal print? Off the top of my head I would say, no, not me. Looking
              around my home I found these images and I have to say maybe I do. What do you think of
                              animal print? Not for you or do you find it fun and whimsical?
Glasses are a catalog find

Vase from T.J. Maxx

Lamp found on-line

Vase from Bombay Company. This store is no longer open.

These animal print votives I found at Hobby Lobby
for $2.99 each.

Mickey Mouse animal print mouse pad
from Disney World.

These goblets replaced the animal print wine glasses. Could only find four
at Home Goods.

Animal print pumpkins for fall decorating

Decorating your I-phone with animal print.

Double animal print. The small animal print rug is in my
master bath. Flip flops from Nordstrom, rug from NM.

Animal print slippers from Marshall's $6.99.

The shoes (Taryn Rose) I wore for the Annual Love Fest were
gifted to me. My nail polish is O.P.I.'s 'Japanese Rose Garden'.

I've worn this outfit a lot this year going from winter to spring. The
bra is from, the pants from Nordstrom by sejour,
and the shoes are Taryn Rose. The short-sleeved turtleneck has been 
around too long to remember.
This is a bed jacket I got from Stan Herman 
 on-line a couple of years ago. The pink with gold
wire hangers I got for my closet a few years ago
when I was laid up with surgery and had to keep 
my closet open 24/7 for easy access. I did not want to
look at wire hangers all day long. 

I found this on the internet at Vignette Design.
I found this on Pinterest.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Others At The Sherman Gardens

These are photos of the other plants and flowers besides the roses at

I think this is the 'Casablanca' lily. I was told this is Donna Karan's
favorite flower.

'The Thorn of Christ'

A catus flower

Can you see the two turtles on the rock? I couldn't resist sharing this photo with you.

This is 'Golden Catepillar'. Mon amour pointed this out. I would have missed it.

We had lunch at the deli down the street under this colorful umbrella.
I'm linking with How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Vintage Mirror

This mirror is in my master. I haven't  photographed
it before because it has problems. It's vintage and
the mirror itself has damage. Lamp is from Pottery Barn.
I bought the print and frame from a friend, who also
made the frame.Covered box from Rachel Ashwell's
Right side

Someone tried to repair the left side of the mirror. I bought this at
Country Roads Antiques in Orange, California.

Vintage heart shaped ribbon glass dish

Notice the little crown backing on the earring post? Stud
earrings by Juicy Couture $48.00. They come in clear, too.
I framed Christie's card that I bought from her booth at the
Vintage Marketplace in Rainbow, Ca. She's at Chateau De Fleurs.
The candle was a gift. The box from Ross.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wild About Animal Prints

I love animal print and I  have some favorites listed here. Do you?
Or do you wish the trend would give up the ship and disappear?

ASOS River Island Leopard Trench Coat $120.66

SAKS Eric Javits Rain Hat $175.00

SAKS Teri Jon Animal Print Dress $330.00

Dolce and Gabbana Caridgan  $1575.00

Forever 21 Leopard Print Dress $27.80

Forever 21 Mixed Animal Print Pants $17.80

Forever 21 Sunglasses $5.80

Nordstrom Suede Pouch $75.00