Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
My husband, the romantic that he is, planned our 30th Anniversary. He took me to the place where we honeymooned called Heritage House in Little River, Ca. It's just a few miles down the road from the darling community of Mendocino.
We motored up the 1, stopping occasionally at points of interest..places where Steve camped with his family when he was young, and places that were just breathtakingly beautiful. Northern California has the most amazing coastline.
This is the front lobby/restaurant/mainhouse of Heritage House. On 43 (?) acres lies cottages all with an ocean view.
This is the view from our place...the weather was perfect--while Sacramento sweltered in the 90's, we were comfortable enjoying 70 degree weather. Each room has a fireplace..which we used every evening! Another unique thing about Heritage House is it has no TV, no radio, no phones. They do have an ipod, and we listened to music while we played games, or talked...
Here is the view of the lobby/restaurant from where we were staying...
We'd breakfast there every morning... enjoying the view, and each other's company.
Remember the movie "Same Time Next Year" with Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn? It was filmed just six months before we came here on our honeymoon...this is the cottage that was built for it and is available to stay in.We were 19 years old when we met, three months later we were engaged, and six months later we married.... Wow! 30 years and I'm still madly in love with Steve!! I am so proud of that man! He's my biggest supporter and makes me feel so protected and safe. He's always willing to listen when I need to talk, has wise counsel that I can trust and a great perspective on life that I need from time to time. He has a steadfast love for God and his family. I am honored to be his wife.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
The Rules of the Tag Game: 1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog. 2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. 3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. 4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Allrighty then, here goes:
1. My favorite food is sushi...I could eat it 5 times a week. When Steve asks me out to dinner, he says "Where do you want to go, and don't say sushi!" He loves it too, but just not as often as I do!
2. I am a decorating magazine junkie. I need to join a twelve-step program for it... ;-)
3.I have had a life long crush on Donny Osmond. I used to keep it a secret as it just wasn't cool in the crowd I hung out with in High School. One of the great things about getting older is you don't care as much about what people think of you. Also, about Donny Osmond...when asked, I know his birthday in lightening speed response..December 9, 1957. But when asked about my husband, I always pause and think a minute...is it 3-4-58 or 4-3-58?? For the record, it is March 4, 1958. Sorry Steve! And I love you way more than Donny Osmond!! :-)
4. I take a lavender scented bubble bath almost every night. In the summer I have a fan blowing on me. I LOVE the scent of lavender--real, not artificial. If it IS artificial, it has to smell really real...does that make sense??
5. I read Proverbs every day. There are 31 chapters in Proverbs, so I read the same chapter as the day of the month.
6. I was a big fan (still am) of the artist Susan Rios. I was in an Art Show with her in San Diego called Designing Women. She was the featured artist and I was showing my painted glassware. I was so excited to meet her and we had lunch together. One of the biggest compliments from her was when she bought one of my pieces (a covered cheese plate). I wonder if she still has it...
7. and....hmmmm, what else..I secretly admire and wish I could be June Cleaver--wear a shirt-waist dress and pearls and keep an immaculate home. I really do love being a 'homemaker'--love the idea of the 40's & 50's housewife...
Okay, so now I tag the following:
Marietta at Sweet Old Vintage
Tiffany at Beyond The Vintage Path
Denise at Pink Pomegranate
Ceekay at Thinkin' of Home
Karla at Polka Dot Rose
Joanne at My Little Cottage in the Making
Becky at Just Bee 'n' Me
Also just wanted you to know after getting on antibiotics I am feeling MUCH better! Thanks again for your words of encouragement and prayers. I may be out of the loop for a few days as I have much to catch up on that fell by the wayside while I was sick.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Well, I'm going back to bed...hope you have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Thank you so much for your kind comments, emails and prayers! Wow! I feel so blessed that you took the time to wish me well--You are becoming very dear friends of mine and we haven't even met! I was touched by your thoughtfulness...
So here's what I did whilst recuperating.....went thru thousands (it seemed like it) of magazines..(I am a magazine junkie) and clipped favorite photos and crafts, organized them by categories (bedroom, kitchen, etc) slipped them in protector pages and added them to my Idea Binder. I've had one going for years and had to chuckle when Dawn had posted about her Binder--well, you know what they say..."Great minds think alike!" ;-)
I just finished this last night...had bought the platter at a thrift store, the "Rest in the Lord" plaque at a local antique mall...recently purchased a box 'o' buttons (OLD!) at a garage sale..along with lace trim that I dyed in coffee. Do any of you use coffee instead of tea to give an aged look to white lace? I find I like the color better and it dyes faster. I dyed my lace curtain panels for my living room in coffee and loved how it turned out. Of course, my house smelled like Starbucks for a few days, but nobody seemed to mind...
And this is how I'm displaying the collage platter in my family room. I've been so attracted to brown and white transfer ware lately and have been picking up a few here and there if the price is right, meaning, cheap!
Oh Yes! I just checked out Marietta's blog this morning and whatdiya know--SHE did a collage platter too!! It's that "great minds" thing again!! ;-) Check it out--it's beautiful!!
My daughter-in-love, Kristen is off work this week and asked me to go out with her...she's discovered a neat consignment shop she wants to show me, then off to a new Antique Store Mall that recently opened. So we'll do lunch and hit the shops....I let you know if I find any goodies!
Have a good day!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Years ago my friend Toni asked me if I would like to assist her in organizing and having an estate sale for a 90-something year old lady who passed away and, having no relatives, left her house and it's contents to her church (the same church Toni attended.) When she asked me I told her, "Ya know that's like asking an alcoholic to a bar!!" And I quickly accepted!
What fun Toni and I had going thru all this lady's 'stuff'. Her name was Hazel and she was a devout Christian since girl-hood. I have cards and letters that she saved..even the ones she had sent to her parents, apparently she got them back after they died. In the cards to her parents she thanks them for bringing her up in a Christian home, and for being wonderful parents..
There are also cards from her best friend, Mabel, who thanks Hazel for her friendship and the biggest gift she could ever receive, introducing her to the Lord!
I've enjoyed going over the cards and letters from time to time..She seemed to have had a happy and fulfilling life....I found that Hazel had become a nurse and volunteered in Sunday School and traveled a lot. She attended numerous weddings, because she saved not only the wedding announcement, but her place card at the dinner! She was a gal after my own heart--she saved everything!! The graphics are so beautiful--these had to be in the 30's! Sometime I'll scan a few for you to enjoy.
I don't think the above picture is Hazel, but it is one of her relatives...
Many of the vintage wedding pictures in my guest room came from Hazel as well as a few trinkets and treasures scattered about the house. So she's remembered--by someone who never even met her...
Speaking of the guest room, I wanted to share with you what I found at a recent garage sale....
a duvet cover and shams--queen size--for $4.00!! Got 'em washed and thew them on the bed--a nice change from all the white, I thought.
Also, in the picture, is vintage bed tray--also $4.00!!
Don'tcha love a great deal??
Have a great day!