Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

 In one of the previous posts, I was dreaming of a mantle for Christmas see it here.  Well..........
this year my dream came true.  While on a road trip though Ohio, we stopped by an antique mall and there was my dream mantle.  After the expert packing by my husband, we were able to bring it home

When I purchased it, I was thinking of painting it black or white but when I saw it in the room, the quarter-sawed oak gave a richness to the room and complimented the kitchen cabinets across the open room.

My home tour begins here:

The following photos are the ornaments made by my kids when they were 2 and 5 years old.
This is my favorite tree each year.

O Holy Night is what these carolers are singing


Monday, October 7, 2013

The Three Speckled Hens Antique and Old Stuff Show in Paso Robles, CA was a fun venue last weekend.  If you want to keep being inspired to "Decorate with a Touch from the Past" visit my booth #4749 at:

Mill Creek Antique Mall
805 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA
7  days a week

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Three Speckled Hens Antique Show

My friend, Leslie, and I just received word that we have been accepted to be vendors in the show "Three Speckled Hens".  This show is on the central coast of California in the city of Paso Robles.  Here is a photo we took of our treasures.

Join us for a fun antiquing weekend October 4-5, 2013
If you would like more information about the show, go to their website.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Dress Up for Progressive Dinner

Last weekend the couples at our church had a Progressive Dinner.  Our house was the first stop for Appetizers.   I guess I was too busy to get very many photos of the appetizer bar  so I only took a picture of a few of the fruit kabobs and a bowl of cherries. 

I didn't even show you the yummy fruit dip that is so easy and delicious but here is the recipe:

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (15 ounce) jar marshmallow cream

Just use a hand mixer to cream it together.

We, also, served a platter of meats and cheeses along with a veggie tray,  green olives,  chips, and dips.  

The trouble with Progressive Dinners is your guests don't stay long enough to visit too long
but I will show you who got dressed up for the occasion.

She modeled her vintage white summer dress layered with a man's shirt that is made into an apron.  Spring has sprung with her vintage floral hat.  The vintage floral picture behind her compliments the flowers of the hat.  The large satin brooch with the rhinestone center makes a statement.  Also, the necklace is made with a family heirloom watch by my friend, Sandra.  You might like to take a closer look.

Enjoy a nice Spring Day by entertaining a few friends.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Road Trip Close to Home 2013

After having a delightful brunch with our daughter and family, we started to go home but decided to take a road trip close to home.  I just wanted to take you with us so just enjoy the scenery.

All these barns, old houses, and weathered fence posts
 makes me want to decorate something very rustic.

Hope you had a pleasant trip too !