Summertime Pleasures

They include shopping don't they? Join us this Saturday at Piecemakers in Costa Mesa for the Peddlers Market August 1st. Over 100 dealers selling antiques, collectibles and much more. I'll be there along with friends Debra, Pam and Laura! The beach can wait a bit - we'll be there bright and early! Oh, did I mention that they have the best apple pie ever!


Objets Trouvés

...Found Items. These are some of the treasures that I found yesterday morning, bright and early I might add. I was home by 9am. A neighborhood in Lake Forest held their annual sale and let me tell you this is like going to a flea market! House after house after house is selling everything from treasures from the attic to egg rolls. Yes, I did have egg rolls for breakfast yesterday and they were delicious! The lady that makes them was featured in the OC Register and she has a line down her drive way - how can you go wrong 2 for $1. Hey, they kept me going as I walked the neighborhood with my cart overflowing with these goodies! I met Linda from La Maison Rustique. I'm going to take a little road trip to visit her next Barn Sale. She was hanging out with some friends here locally and I was fortunate enough to pick up some wonderful treasures from them ~ the watering can, and pink bucket.

this super-cute vintage tablecloth - I love the colors!
these three guys will be perfect for keeping one of the doors from blowing shut
At another house I picked up these wonderful hankies
I love this one! "How to Speak French" - this one might have to be framed.
this rose hanky and great little wooden caddy. The nesting benches in the first photo were found while I was nibbling away on my egg rolls. Of course they did not fit in my little cart so I loaded up my treasures and braved the wall to wall traffic to pick these up. They'll get a little makeover and can be found at Piecemakers August 1st
Now for the pièce de la résistance! This little number was delivered to me by my friend Linda. She's a trashing buddy but we went separate ways on Sat. She picked this up for $30. Yes you read that correctly. She though I could either keep it or take it to Piecemakers. Well, for now it's staying with me...I'm slowly moving pieces into it...
lot's of my cream pottery...I just love the details on the glass door.
Not sure if I will paint it yet....what do you think?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and stop over to a Bushel and a Peck for a wonderful give-away!


I spent yesterday morning at the beach - my favorite little town. It was so peaceful...I stopped off at a few yard sales; I found this great red (fav color) Coach bag - practically brand new and a brand new Coach wallet. I spent $20 on the bag and $15 on the wallet. I also picked up a pair of these cute valences - vintage fabric reproduction. They will make cute pillows or ?? I also bought this great vintage scale in a minty green and this wonderful vintage tablecloth. The scale will come to Piecemakers and the tablecloth stays with me! I also bought this chippy white folding chair.This afternoon we headed to the beach again and sat ourselves down in the sand for a few hours. Then we stopped at our favorite consignment store and I scored this enormous glass cloche! It's diameter is almost as large as the chair seat...I think it may be coming with me to Piecemakers in 2 weeks!
It was a wonderful weekend...I hope yours was too!


Farmers Market

This morning I headed to Laguna Beach and made a stop at the Saturday morning Farmers Market. I picked up a few things for dinner tonight; big green onions to grill, radishes and heirloom tomatoes. My hubby is going to make a big grilled steak salad ~ can't wait. I also stopped at a few yard sales and purchased some wonderful things that I will snap some pics of them a little later. Time to do a little more laundry, some gardening and picking up around the house...enjoy your weekend!


A treasure from Kentucky

My husband was in Kentucky on business earlier this week; learning all about how bourbon is distilled - rough life I know...he took lot's of photos of the beautiful country back there and he even popped into an Antique Store. When I looked through his photos I spotted the creamer and sugar pictured below. I have that set and I immediately fell in love with the little square dishes. How perfect for dessert! Well, I called the ladies back in Bardstown, KY Mary's the dishes are available and yes they will ship them to me! My older son said last night "don't we have enough plates"? Come can never have enough cute dishes can you?
My husband also wanted to bring home this antique table above - it's $4,000. but it is gorgeous!

One day perhaps I'll pay a visit to Mary's what a lovely shop Mary has don't you think?


Thank you

Thanks so much to everyone that stopped by yesterday for the tent sale! Special thanks to Landmark Antiques in Mission Viejo ~ the wonderful ladies there shared my sale information with all of their dealers. The vintage wicker desk left with a very sweet dealer and I look forward to seeing it at Landmark on my next visit but I'm sure it won't be there for long ~ sure to go home with someone else soon. Pam, Debra and Amanda had wonderful goodies for sale; fabric bracelets, door stops, headbands and unique jewelry. More pics will come tomorrow - I need a little R&R today. We ended our day yesterday down at the lake with some of my besties sharing wonderful food (thanks to my hubby) and some tropical cocktails and of course lot's of laughs as we listened to Johnny Lang perform. Have a wonderful Sunday ~ Erin


Sneak Peak!

Breakfast of Champions! This is how I started my day today - coffee with lots of cream and a powdery donut...not the most healthy but it was a nice treat. Here are some "sneak peak" pictures for tomorrow ~
I've been working hard today to get ready...lot's of sparkles...
lots of pretties...don't you just love this little desk and chair!
these little glasses are very French...perfect for a glass of wine, a votive candle or even juice...
I think I'm going to rest for a bit...hope to see you tomorrow ~


Tent Sale this Saturday!

No, I won't be hosting a circus at my home... Just a fabulous tent sale ~ lot's of antiques and treasures. Many great deals from 9am~2pm on Saturday, July 11th. If you don't have my address please leave me a comment and I'll respond back to you with details!


Happy Fourth of July!

It's a long holiday weekend - so nice to have an extra day off! When I came home last night I put out some of my patriotic decor. Here are some glimpses of my front porch. Even some of the birdhouses have some patriotic flair
I made this banner, love the fabrics. I'm really pleased at how it turned out.
God Bless America and all of our armed service men and women for their commitment to the people of our country!

I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday! We'll be getting together with good friends and enjoying yummy food and a primo view of the fireworks from their backyard pool. ~Erin