Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Flip Flops in Winter

Where else can you go at 8:00 in the morning
Sit outside in the warm sunshine,
wearing flip flops
and find out that it is 35 degrees
So. California, Yep, that was me this morning,
decided to have a little "me" time,
stopped in to Panera for a cuppa joe
sat outside in the warm sunshine with a sweater and flip flops,
I refuse to give up my flip flops!
My husband found a cancerous sore on his shoulder. He had it removed
today, it was about the size of a nickel. His scar is going to be about 8" long.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sparkly Day in Long Beach

Nothing like a little bunny running in the city
What a view

Sparkly Ocean and Sailboats

View from where we had lunch

Looking through the window where we had lunch

Yes, we found another farmers market.

Fresh Flowers
Love this bike that they attached to the wall

ART ~ the theater

My purchases of the day....we went to Torrance to a Antique Street Faire
we visited this last year while on vacation. We had NO idea that 6 mo. later we
would be living down here!!! What fun!

Large very round pitcher...do I see a pincushion in the making????

Then there was this vintage cup, the color of my shelves in my bedroom
so adorable

And then there is this old speckled cup

I picked up this doily...Its one of those old plastic ones.
They are hard to find, great for crafting, spritzing painting, or stenceling

Then this little piece of linen.
Hope you enjoyed going on this adventure with me today.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thankful That we Moved To So. Calif

Just a few minutes out of town there was snow in the mountains
This is Mt. Baldy

coming back down the mountain we had a spectacular sunset

A double rainbow

So peaceful
We came across a farmers market by accident, here is what we found
A lot of firsts for me.
I have never tasted a persmon. It was ok

These were delisious. Like dried apples
Then the best thing ever....
REAL Belgum waffles.
He put in a big ball of dough, takes a little time to get done.
The smell, heavenly

The first one...he accidently put on salt...kinda funny, but
we got the powdered sugar



Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fire King and Scale

Its not an exciting photoshopped photo, but I got this vintage scale for $5.50 because they thought the top was broken off...they all come off, What a deal!!! Then I've been needing an old glass measuring cup.

This one, says Fire King...$1.00. I might be going back to THAT antique shop!!!

Now I need an old red cookbook and that should make for a good photo!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Job update

I decided to go along with Stacey today just to keep her company on the drive. We left the house at 8 am, and we just got home...8 PM. First interview was in Rolling Hills, above Long Beach, over an hour away. She thought the interview went well. We went to a couple of antique shops, I'll show you what I got tomorrow. We found a Fish eatery on line....bad neighborhood, we went to plan B. Found a place that was jammed packed with people. Never seen anything like it, fish taco, soooo good. Then we stopped back by home for 15 min. and took off in the other direction, an hour, for the second interview...went VERY well. She got to see the apt, the office shes really excited. They said they would be making a decision a week from Monday.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Here we go ago again

Just a quick note...Stacey has a new job interview in the morning in Pacific Palisades, then at 6 another, it is her second call back on that one....Please send good thoughts her way...she needs a job sooooo bad.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Latest Acquisitions Letter I

Last weekend I went to an antique mall...never a good thing if you dont want to spend money.
Our sweet kitty wanted in the picture
I found this wonderful old Coke bottle...I dont know how old, but it looked old.
THEN....I found this green scale, and it was 20 percent off...yeaaaa. THEN I found
These adorable leather childrens ice skate...when I picked them up...I knew I could
resale them...on the way home I thought..SALE???? no way, childrens skates are hard to find...
Where is there ice in California!!!
I'm thinking I might give the metal part some glitter...I thought about painting
a little scene on them, but I probably wont
Here's how I bought them..all tied up messy, I put newspaper inside to reform them. I'll be
putting out my painted sled. I sold soooo many sleds in the past, I did keep this one.
The price of reg. old sleds here in Calif...$$$$ I use to buy them for about $10 in Oregon.

Cute buckle. Glitter on the blade?? what do you think??
For my letter this week, "I" I am going with
Ice Scates
Please join other I's at Mrs Matlocks class

Sunday Venice Beach Farmer's Market Love

Fresh Asparagus
Love this shot of the fresh flowers

We caught this guy enjoying a pancake right off the griddle

Garlic Roasted Peanuts, aaaah~ the aroma

The beauty of tomatoes

We sampled...but didn't buy any, why?? It was really good
Black Apples

Oh, and the muffins!!!

Fresh made English Muffins. Brought back memories of my Grandmother who
made the sourdough and then the english muffins $8 a package

freshly made pesto....oh so good!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday Sunny Skys in Santa Monica

View from where we had lunch in Santa Monica

Love this sign over the Pier entrance, 80 Degrees in NOV. I LOVE IT!!!
Another view from 3rd Street Promenade

I'll be playing with this photo in Photoshop

Sunday, November 14, 2010

TTV Camera and Coke

This is the camera I used in the previous post for my Through The Viewfinder

See all the beauty on the glass, lots of dirt and grime.
Yesterday we discovered a "new to us" antique mall
in Ontario...I will be visiting often, Loved it.
I have been wanting an old coke bottle for "photography purposes"
only $1.00

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kimberly Crest House, Redlands, CA

Stacey and I went to visit this beautiful old home. The home of Kimberly Crest. I altered it a bit with some photoshop texture

Isn't it just beautiful

I took my old camera and did some TTV photos, Ilove how

they turned out...TTV, Through The Viewfinder, not altered at all

shows the sun filtering through

I wanted to show you what it looks like looking through the old camera, then taking the photo, I have to hold the old camera in my left hand, way down low, then use the large digital photo to try to look through and focus...I got to giggling I was having so much fun

It was such a fantastic sunny day. I love how this caught the brightness, and it warps it

Hope you enjoyed my photos, I'm so glad I took the old camera, I'll take a picture of it tomorrow and show you which one I used
Oh, this all has to do with toilet paper...Here's the link