4/15/15

Round Top


This is the crew I went to Round Top Texas with and they were so much fun!

This is how it all went down!

I meet my friend Shelly, (the one wearing the hat) at a garage sale...we kept running into each other and she finally asked me to go to coffee.
We had so much in common, it felt like I had known her for years!


She was telling me about her friend Mary, the one on the left, and her sister Carol...that's me on the right..

 I realized her friend Mary was my best friends sister from elementary school. They use to live down the street from me, but had moved away. 

Now can you believe that!
What are the chances of that happening?

Well, they were all going to Texas and asked me to go and
Of course, I said yes...

 It felt like Carol and I had never been apart! After all those years we just picked up our friendship from elementary school and didn't miss a beat!
I'm not going to tell you how long it had been since
 we had seen each other...I think I might of been eighteen years old.





We rented a house on a cattle ranch and this was the view from the back of the house...it was so pretty!
It went on for miles...


I put together some pictures of some of the things I saw in Texas...
These were pillow shams made with antique lace placed over linen..




They were gorgeous!






These drapes were made from the same company...they took parts of antique table clothes and created a pattern out of them.

























I bought a rug from this shop, but forgot to take a picture of it..he had some beautiful things.

















This was at Marburger












I fell in love with the color on this chest!












There were even shells and coral in Texas















This man was a sweetheart...he held up different purses for me for at least 20 minutes so I could send my daughter  pictures to see which purse she wanted.
He must of thought this ditsy blond has got to be from California!


I also bought one for my daughter in-law.





We ate here and had the best Margaritas I have had in a long time!
I can't wait to go back to Round Top...




I wanted to thank all of you for loving on me and leaving such heartfelt comments and emails during this hard time.
I'm hanging in there, but dang I miss my mom so much!
But, like my mom would of said to me...its a season...remember the blessings and all the fun things and times we shared!
Cheers...
Those margarita were in remembrance of you mom!




4/7/15

Saying Goodbye



Its been a while since we've chit chatted..so let me catch ya up on whats been going on...I went to Round Top Texas for 5 days and had a wonderful time... but...





The day after I arrived in Texas I found out my mom died.






She was only 78 and died 7 months after my dad died last July.


She was my best friend and she was a loving person who made everyone feel comfortable. 


She always found something nice to say to every person who came in contact with her.


She had a knack of making a person feel good. 


She also taught me to laugh at myself and find the humor in all things, even the hard things we go through in life. 


She will be greatly missed by all who loved her..

I love you mom! 






3/23/15

Vintage Flea and a Bamboo Mirror



Have you ever felt sick, but not sick enough....I'm still re-cooperating from my accident and a cold..I feel terrible in the morning and after loading up on Advil and cold meds I feel better in the afternoon...by dinner  I'm feeling pretty bad and dizzy!




I went to a flea/vintage sale this weekend...its put on by the Barn Chicks. 

They have it twice a year and
 the prices were pretty good!






I thought this chair was cute..








I was hoping to find some unique items.... I did find a beautiful painting of the ocean and two shells.














I liked these rope balls 










And this is a mirror and a small table I found, the table has a mirrored top...

I'm thinking of putting it right here in my entry way with small prints beside it.

What do you think...paint it Black or keep it red?

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie

3/16/15

Beach House




This cottage is in Del Mar California...its a cute little beach town in Orange County... I would love to live near the beach..
After the weekend we had...I wish I was laying on the beach right now...which I will tell you about in just a bit...





It is ocean front...sounds nice HUH!










It is about 3,200 sq feet...





The rooms are small, but adorable!





Look at that view!





I would love to have my breakfast here every morning...




Love the flooring!












There are 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths.





Love all the white wood details...








This would be a dream backyard...






The average list price for this area is

$4,533,178...it was listed in 2014 and you can

find out more about it here.


And this is why I had a bad weekend....
My hubby and I were driving to Ventura Beach and the traffic came to a sudden stop...
The man behind us wasn't paying attention and hit us going 60 miles an hour.
The impact pushed us into the car in front of us...
We were very lucky...
Just very banged up and of course we have whiplash...
Are we having fun yet?

I had to go to the hospital to be checked out...but all and all I'm fine...
It could of been so bad...

Thank God my daughter and the baby weren't in the back seat...

The crazy thing is my son and daughter were just a few minutes behind us in separate cars.
They both pulled over to help...
And my older son was driving on the opposite side of the freeway, but didn't know it was us..

Pretty crazy huh?

Hope you had a better weekend than I!






3/8/15

Yellows Fabrics

( Artivos)

Sometimes a creative mind works in mysterious ways....especially mine....
I have these beautiful yellow and white fabrics that I adore and I found this gorgeous rug that was pink with a tad of yellow....that's all it took for me to envision a room that could look like this...




( Laura Terp Hansen)


Pink, white and yellow.... 

So pretty ....







This is one of the fabrics I adore from Duralee and in person the color is brighter and prettier...I took a picture of the sample below....









This is from Robert Allen...I love this!
 It comes in a variety of colors and I had pillows made for my sofa out of it in blue and white.....It would make beautiful curtains...wouldn't it?







This is the same fabric from Duralee that I showed above...its a lot prettier in person...don't you think?





Isn't this a beautiful door...its from Taos Mexico and I found it here.






It needs a pink pillow...don't you think?








Windsor Smith....
So pretty...
This room has been in magazines, all over Pinterest and blogs and I can see why...





This gorgeous baby is from Surya Rugs...







I took my vintage yellow lamp and put it with these wonderful fabrics...
It needs a different shade...






Which led to this...
Pulling out some of my vintage fabrics...







This vintage fabric would be a great mix ..






OK..
So on the topic of vintage...
I found this great pot a couple of weeks ago...see how my mind works..it led to this whole new subject on vintage finds....






And I found this mirror...is it just me or is this so cool.....
Wouldn't this look great with all those yellow fabrics...






This is another one of my vintage finds....
Wouldn't it make great pillows?








Windsor Smith brought these colors all together perfectly....
















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