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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mosaic Monday: An Antiques Flea Market

Last weekend we went to the Long Beach Antiques Flea Market and had a great time looking at all the antique and not so antique items.
There seemed to be a large crowd and looked like lots of serious buyers as they came with carts and wagons to haul their purchases out.
If these photos look small on your computer, please excuse me as I may have compressed them too small in an effort to save space.....I'll get the hang of this thing yet!
Please visit our fearless leader Mary, at Little Red House to see all the other wonderful mosaics this week.....hope you enjoy and I appreciate comments.
Click on the photos, they should enlarge in another window.

Lots and lots of bottles of all colors and sizes.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Do We Really Need This?

Last Sunday we went to the Long Beach Antiques Flea Market and had a great time......saw many items that we liked but my hubby insisted that we had to buy this old window.
Now I love the old shabby chippy look but we are working on getting rid of a lot of the "stuff" we have boxed in the garage and then we go and add to the "stuff".
I hope to be able to have done something wonderful with this piece and show it to you in a future post.
Have an enjoyable weekend!
Thanks for visiting my blog and I love your comments!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Start on Fall Decorating

I've started putting out my Fall decorations even though it's in the high 90's here.....we are having a "Santa Ana" wind condition which means that the winds are coming from the east off the desert rather than the normal winds off the ocean from the west. We always get some of these winds in September.
I haven't really decorated for Fall in a few years for whatever reason but after reading some of the wonderful blogs that I follow, I was inspired to dust off the old pumpkins and get going!
I really need a few other items in the mix of these pumpkins.....maybe some white pumpkins, gourds, acorns and other natural items.
What do you think?....I'd love to hear from you.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Seashells and More Vintage Photos

Welcome to Mosaic Monday

Here are a few of my favorite things......seashells and vintage photos.
I felt that I had to redo my vintage photo mosaic because I cut off some
of the tops of last week's photos. I also tried to use different photos this time.
Hope you enjoy and leave me a comment!

Please click on the mosaics to enlarge.

Please visit Mary at Little Red House to see all the participants in this week's Mosaic Monday.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Etsy Shop Display

Recently Kathleen over at KasheaIntl purchased some of my vintage-style Paris bookmarks and tags and asked my permission to use them in her etsy shop display.
Well, here is the beautiful result.....I couldn't be happier with her lovely display and would like you all to check out her etsy shop, KasheaIntl
Of course I couldn't resist putting her photos in a mosaic....(do you think it's an obsession?)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Last of the Season

Well, here are the last or almost the last of our roses and there are
just a few of the tomatoes left.
The tomatoes were plentiful and delicious!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Vintage Photos

These photos are from some in my collection that I've acquired from here there and everywhere...I seem to have cut off some of the photos but can't figure out how to fix it...hope you enjoy them anyway and I LOVE comments.
Please check over with Mary at Little Red House for all the other wonderful Mosaic Monday

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chocolate Chip, Pecan, Orange and Oatmeal Cookies

Well, I meant to post this to my blog BEFORE Labor Day but I've been so aggravated by the way my computer was acting I couldn't seem to get anything accomplished. Hope you had a relaxing and pleasant weekend.
I normally use my laptop for all my etsy and blog things but happened to lose some of my "cookies" from my laptop and I can't get it back to normal. If anyone has any suggestions on restoring "cookies", I would really appreciate it.
Anyway, I baked these chocolate chip, pecan, orange oatmeal cookies for the Labor Day weekend and they were a huge success!! I usually don't make a new recipe for company before trying it out on ourselves, but this came out just great and I will bake them again.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A New Treasury

Here is a treasury from my etsy team mate, Cottage in the Sun, from Cottage Style Street Team
My vintage pocket watch is included, but please take a look at all the teams items.
Thanks for looking in at my blog and your comments are greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My First Photo Mosaic

I read a tutorial by Little Red House about making a photo mosaic and thought I would give it a try.
Here is the result......
Random photos from our trip to Europe in 2006.
Thanks for looking and comments are always appreciated!