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Monday, August 29, 2011

On A Beautiful Hot Summer Day...

One of my favorite things to do during the summer is visit Roger's Garden in
Corona del Mar, California...

The gardens are always beautiful and the gift shop and fine art gallery are always lovely. 
Visiting here can never be a quick visit because there is always so much to see.
Let's begin with the garden because it is such a bright warm day.  However, because it
is so warm today we won't stay out too long...

So many varieties of flowers and plants...

Several waterfalls and fountains certainly make a warm day seem a bit cooler...

So many different ways to add interest to a garden...

I know we are getting toward the end of the season for roses but here are just a few
they are still offering...

We are very fortunate in Southern California that our rose growing season lasts well
into the year.

Now, let's take a peek inside the gift shop...

I look forward to going back to visit during the Christmas season because their displays
are always so beautiful.

I hope you have a lovely and peaceful week.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all on the east coast who were touched by
hurricane Irene.  I hope you are safe and with little damage.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sunday Visit With Atelier De Campagne

It's always a wonderful Sunday when I get to spend a little time with special people.

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of spending a little time with Trinidad and Martin

They were at the Long Beach Flea and Antique Market...

I wish my photos were better but their area was so popular and always so packed with
people that it was difficult to take good pictures. 
I am also still healing from knee surgery so I was not able to bend down and take photos
of things that were lower... 

I also just want to mention that they will be having their big container sale in September
and I am sure it will be very exciting.  I know I'm looking forward to it!

Trinidad, Johan and Martin make up the wonderful Atelier De Campagne team and it is
always such a pleasure to see them.

As I said, I wish my photos were better but their space was so popular that it was very
difficult to get a good picture.

I hope you are having a great week!

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Summer Visit To Country Roads Antiques

I have been absent due to a little knee surgery but before the surgery I had a chance
to do one of my favorite things on a Saturday or Sunday.  I drove down to Old
Town Orange to visit with Sue at Country Roads Antiques.

Her store always has so many fun and wonderful things to look at and it sets the
imagination in high gear.  My last visit was no exception.  I thought you might like
to see some of her current treasures(although by now I know she already has
even more new treasures to find)...

I think this would be wonderful with a butcher block top...

Interesting lights and chandeliers are everywhere...

What a wonderful birdhouse.  One of many...

One of the fun things about Country Roads Antiques is that it's huge. You really have
to walk around several times and go through room after room because each time you
will be amazed at all the things you missed on your first walk. Just as I began to take
pictures so many people appeared and I didn't want to get in the way of their shopping
so be sure to go to her site to see more wonderful treasures. The store is also full of
some great industrial pieces right now.

Have a wonderful week.