Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fall Season Comforts

Filling pots with fall flowers
Collecting fire wood
A welcoming pumpkin at the front door
Switching to warm fuzzy blankets

Along with the changing of the season there's the changing of your home decor. It's easy to change up for the season by adding a few key items to your space. Heavier pillows such as wool, flannel, velvet or mongolian lamb give a warm seasonal appeal to any sofa. Cozy up with thick faux-fur throws or just use stacks of vintage wool plaid blankets as an accent or color. Pots of fall flowers, a harvest pumpkin, fallen leaves or pampas grass can welcome you at the front door. The final product will leave you wanting to cozy up by the fire with a cup of your favorite tea.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Let's Talk About Baggage

Vintage And Function

There's nothing like vintage baggage thats boosts personal style, and at the same time is totally 

Lately, I'm all about function and purpose. If it doesn't have one of these qualities...it goes out the door! 

I'm a fond lover of vintage bags.

I own everything from vintage tool bags to tote my daily necessities to and from my remodel project,

 to a postal bag re-cycled into a flea-market bag for toting my goodies.

so I guess that means...

I come with baggage....good baggage!!

Enjoy your day!


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Welcome Gift Of Peonies...

 Hope all of you had a lovely weekend. We did! 

These lovely peonies arrived in the hands of our family guests invited for a lunchtime BBQ this past weekend. 

A thoughtful gift, a special gift, 

since they are one of my all time favorite flowers. They remind me of my Midwestern roots, where they 

lined porches, foundations and entries of our family homes. Picking a huge bouquet of these plentiful beauties was routine in springtime.

Now, living here in Southern California, I'm thrilled with a few stems in a very short lived season!

The smell is sweet, the memories are sweeter. I'm taking time to "smell the roses (peonies)" today.

Have a lovely week....

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Warm regards, Debra

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hello Sunshine!!

Hello sunshine...you brighten and warm my day! Enjoying the sun pouring through the windows as I work from home. I'm photographing items to list online....

Finding it hard to stay inside and work as I'm itching for spring and planting! How about you?
Have a wonderful day!


Monday, October 29, 2012

The Smell of Warm Pumpkin Bread...

Hope you are having a beautiful fall! I thought I would share a few pictures of what I have been up to today... baking pumpkin bread!
The house smells heavenly of pumpkin and spice.
It tastes even better set up Vintage style....
I set it on top my very old footed cutting/butcher block along with an Old English bread knife for slicing.
Of course, we like to add a little butter (looking delicious in a antique English wooden "Butter" dish)...
Or...for dessert a big dollop of freshly whipped hevy cream!
Here's the recipe if you don't have a favorite of your own. So simple....
1 1/2 Sticks unsalted butter, room temp.
3 T. Molasses
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2/3 cup orange juice or water
2 cups pumpkin pur'ee
3 1/3 cups flour
1/2 t. baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup raisins optional
Preheat oven to 350. Butter bundt or 2 large loaf pans.
With mixer cream butter, molasses and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 
the eggs, one at a time. Beat til light and lemon colored. Add orange juice and pumpkin
pur'ee mix well. Sift dry ingrediants together and add to the pumpkin mixture stirring well with a wooden spoon to thoroughly combine. Spoon into pan. Bake one hour or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 min, then turn out onto rack to cool.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Smitten with Sonoma....

Hello again....
Recently my husband and I went on a little getaway weekend......
We visited our good friends vineyard, up in California wine country near the Napa, Sonoma, and Glen Ellen area. It was so beautiful and relaxing. 

I am always taken back with the rural beauty, it's part of the rooted farm girl in me. We had a wonderful time and brought back some lovely wine to enjoy and remember our trip by.....until we can go again!!

Thanks for stopping by.....xoxo

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Back from Remnants of the Past...A little of this and that to post

Hi Friends! It's been awhile, but life has been very busy! Busy in a good way...I am blessed.
I have a lot of new things to share both news and my latest travels but I'll start with this post and the rest will follow!

Last weekend I attended The Remnants of the Past Show in San Louis Obispo. Judy Watkins puts on such a gorgeous and well organized show for all.  As a VENDOR it was my FIRST SHOW EVER!! I was so pleased to be invited as a vendor, I was nervous and intimidated but I survived. It was a great success, but more than that, I met such wonderful vendors and shoppers!! I thought I would just post a plethora of pictures with very little words....just for your visual pleasure!

This is a picture of me in front of my booth at the show.... my space was outside!

This first set of photos below are of my space.....

In my booth on top of a table you can see a custom Wingback chair.  I had upholstered in all Authentic 100 year old French grain sack fabric with hand hammered nail heads! It was a hit...lots of oooohs and aaaahs! Not only beautifully upholstered but comfortable too!
Above on the left is another set line chair I have available which is a Union Jack Wingback chair custom made with all Authentic vintage repurposed and reclaimed canvas fabric. It's quality and "Made in America" which I LOVE!!

A driftwood crucifix was the center of my entrance vignette....
We sold a ton of things and you know what that means....MORE TREASURE HUNTING!!

Now...for a few of my welcoming neighbors!
The Vintage Bricoleur was across from me and had such a beautiful space! 

Another vignette of The Vintage Bricoleur, besides having a awesome view of their space, they were so warm and welcoming for our first show as vendors! 
Another vignette ......loved the birdbath!!

This is a snapshot of Terry of The Vintage Bricoleur and myself after the show was over and during the tear down. I look dead tired but I still love the photo of my much enjoyed weekend with my neighbor, Terry! 

ABOVE starts the pictures of Atelier de Campagne's space...they were our other neighbor! Beauty everywhere....I would have taken one of everything!! My husband bought me a treasure from their booth as a token of my first vendor show....so sweet. It is a old cement boy statuary.....I love it.

My third neighbor was Karen Chambers of L.A. Junk Antiques! Karen is on the left and her helper is on the right....her booth was inviting and wonderful. 

 One of L.A. Junks displays had these clever and darling old egg crate separators and they sold quickly! Love all the ironstone....my favorite!

 More .....

So glad we here neighbors.... be sure to check out Karen on Facebook and hit the "like" button!

I wish I had taken the time to take more pictures but being a new vendor, I was a little overwhelmed with everything else. I couldn't leave my husband stranded in the booth! Now that I have one show under my belt, next time there will be more pictures, more wine, more shopping and definitely more socializing. I had a wonderful time!!

I've promised myself to be better at blogging more often, so hang in there with me....there's more to come!
Thanks for stopping by.....