Friday, November 28, 2008

A Little Shopping

Beautiful Candles
Tree is decorated and hung upside down!
Love the Apple Green and White together

Winter WonderlandShopping in a little coastal town of Encinitas, Calif.  This Christmas decor was so vibrant in person, I hope this pictures do it justice.  I really wanted EVERYThing!  The upside down tree was fabulous!


Whimsy Christmas

Stacked Cake PlatesCake Plate
Cup Cake Holders

Cookie JarThese are so whimsy and adorable!  They love good enough to Eat!!


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Giving ThanksHappy Thanksgiving To all my Blog Friends! Make it a Great Day!

Gobble, Gobble,

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Mans Man

RadiantSoft Leather

Red and Gold

Cocktails AnyoneRed is such a warm and inviting color, this look makes me think of a great Bachelor Pad for James Bond! Masculine but not over powering. 


Golds are the New Silver

A Reflection of You
Sheer Elegance
Touch of Gold
 Dazzle  Me
Gold can't help but be elegant!  A great way to dress up that drab entry or living room. Be sure to add a pop of color as well, such as red or blue.  


Heavenly Blues

Timeless Clock
Sitting Pretty

Set the Table
Cozy on the Toes
Relax and Read
Soft Blues with Chocolate are a hot color trend in Decor!  So many options to choice from.  It's a soft and inviting color combination.  This is my personal favorite!!!!  


Friday, November 21, 2008

My Calendar Board Repurposed

Calendar Holder (The last calendar I used dated 2003)
Chalk Board Paint
New Chalk BoardSo Here's the story. My Father made this calendar holder for me about 13 years ago and I loved it.  But, as the years passed I tired of it. My Father passed away a few years after he had made this so I have hung onto it in the back of my closet.  I've been looking for a chalk board for my new kitchen, and going thru my old things I ran a crossed the calendar holder and thought this is my new chalk board!  The backing on the holder is a smooth surface so i painted it with chalk board paint. I just Love it, and the sentimental value. 


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Top Gun House

View from the house! Thats the Oceanside pier to the right.
Current Picture as of Nov 18, 2008
Top Gun House in 1986
Built in 1887 by retired physician Henry Graves

Here we are in NOVEMBER and the weather was beautiful, our town home is located on the hill in the background.
While eating lunch at the Marina i noticed, on top of Crabby Joe's Restaurant you can see about 15 large pelicans!  The fishing boats are coming and they are hoping to snag a fish or two.
Here's my hubby on his way to surf.  So cool while he was out a family of dolphins played near by.As you can see we live at the beach! We ride our bikes passed the Top Gun house and I thought it might be fun for everyone to see what's happening!  The House's current location is the spot for a new hotel! I know, I know!  A lot of controversy has surrounded this decision.  The house is in the process of moving down a few blocks at the cost of $300,000., So it looks as if it will be saved! Good News. Hope you enjoy the history lesson.  


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Desperate Housewifes

Marcia Cross/Desperate Housewifes
Elegant Desk

Cozy Bed
Mirrored dressing table
Amazing! This is Marcia's trailer on the set of Desperate Housewife's. I would never want to come out! I'm wondering what the other girls trailers look like? Hmmm


Monday, November 17, 2008

To paint or not to paint

Picture of my Great Room,  still a work in progress as we just moved in last August. I plan on hanging clock somewhere in this room.
White Cuckoo 
My ClockThis is my cuckoo, I haven't hung it up for the last 5  years simply because the wood doesn't really match my decor. I really want to paint it all white similar to the clock above. Is this crazy? Help!!!


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Christopher Lloyds Montecito Home

Actor Christopher lloyd
Home destroyed in Fire....2nd Home in Montecito currently listed at $3,600,000. 

So far this home has been spared. Sadly his larger home was not. It appears that home was one of the more unusual homes in the area. Christopher is also an avid gardner and was well know for his many rare plants!  so sad.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Oprah's Montecito Home

$50 Million Dollar Mansion
Oprah in her Tea Room

Tea House

Oprah has had quite a scare with the Fire in Montecito today, here are a few pics of her Tea House and Gardens. Her Vacation Mansion is on 42 acres and is a 23,000. sq. ft. Mansion.  She is neighbors with Rob Lowe. It looks like her home is safe from the fire for now.  And this is just her Vacation Home! Must be nice.