Thursday, December 27, 2012

And A Happy New Year

Here are some images from Christmas week, celebrating Christmas eve, Christmas and
the day after. Saying good-bye to 2012. This is a shot of my friend Cristina's
chandelier in her home on Christmas eve. Cristina is my daughter's sister-in-law.
 I wish you all love and happiness in 2013. This is a shot of my
grand-daughter's necklace.

 Handmade bracelet from a handsome and charming Italian
gentleman, Gianni, Cristina's father.

My grand-daughter's new animal print I-phone cover.

 Stylish shoes seen on Christmas eve on my daughter.

  Crowns inside candle holders. I hope to post these later with candles in them.
These were a gift to my daughter.

Wrought iron front entrance on Christmas day.
Yours truly getting excited about the food on Christmas day.
 My grand-daughter is taking the picture. I'm talking to her
 while being very distracted by the food. As you can see
over time I've been very distracted by food. I'm
probably telling her not to take my picture.
I'm looking very grandmotherly here.
I'm wearing a Johnny Was scarf and top with an Orvis
vest. Earrings are handmade from vintage faux gems from
the forties and I'm wearing Gianni's bracelet.
 The day after Christmas lunch (after shopping) in the marina in Long Beach.
Photo taken through the window of the restaurant.
This bring out the rebel in you?

 Good food in a relaxed atmosphere with a fantastic view. 
I'm linking with My Romantic Home for

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas

A Very Merry Christmas from Southern California
Here are some images in and around home
this Christmas.
Cocktail napkins
Festive votives with little bells
Santa in faux fur
Reindeer with gifts

Nutcracker with drum

My heart and prayers go out to all who are stricken by the tragedy that
occurred at the Sandy Hill elementary school in Newton, Connecticut.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Chandeliers At Christmas

If you know me, you know I love chandeliers. I was doing a little
Christmas shopping and came across this beautiful eye candy.
The chandelier is being reflected in a vintage mirror.




I couldn't resist posting this beauty. $85.00

All photos were taken at Country Roads Antiques
at the circle in Orange, California.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Roses In The Rain

This is my coral rose with what looks like little crystal sparkles all
over it. It got caught in the rain this past week.


 It almost looks like my coral rose is covered in diamonds.

I'm linking with My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
and Fiona's for Green Day.


Friday, November 30, 2012

Dressing For Mr. Claus

 Nordstrom Cole Haan High Pump
'Chelsea' $328.00. Also in black

Dolce and Gabbana Lace Dress $1375.00

Nordstrom  Natasha Couture Feather
Clutch $98.00

Saks Herve Leger Bandage Dress $1150.00
Nordstrom Laundry by Shelli Segal Tiered Skirt Dress $195.
Something reasonable? I found a couple of things.
 ASOS Coast Nikita Dress $219.88
 Payless Shoes $19.99
 What do you think? Santa would like
what I picked out to wear?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Getting In The Spirit

Before-tree is from Costco.

After adding the ornaments.
Mr. COS and I decorated the tree this week.

Butterflies from Saks

Cost Plus and Pier 1

Neiman Marcus.  I can't remember where I got the peace ornaments.

Love, peace and what Christmas is all about.

Christmas tree at Fashion Island in Newport Beach,
California. Over 100 feet tall and 17,000 lights and

We had Thanksgiving dinner here in Corona Del Mar,
California. Quaint restaurant with good food.

This is a decorating update.
A while back we finally found a floor lamp to replace
our broken one. I think it goes with the asian-pacific
design in our living-dining area.

New animal print goblets-only four were found at Home Goods.

I'm linking with My Romantic Home for
Fiona's Green Day

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pretty In Purple

Purple seems to me to be an under-rated color. I have
put together some fall/winter things in purple I think
you may like.  This first gown is from Nordstrom and
sells for $268.00.

 This little clutch is also from Nordstrom $128.00.

This short little dress is from ASOS $96.75.

This animal print dress is from ASOS $41.34.

These Michael Kors booties are from Nordstrom $194.95.

The rest of the things pictured are from  NM Catalog. 
This silk suit is $380.00 from Neiman Marcus.

These suede pumps are $1245.00. Also from Neiman Marcus catalog.
A bit pricey if you ask me, but sooo pretty to look at.
What's the deal with all the purple? It was my grand-daughter's
{first} favorite color when she wanted to be a princess doctor
when she grew up.

This is from Burberry $350.00 in Neiman Marcus catalog.
If I was where it was snowing and I was freezing I would
want this to keep me warm.