Thursday, April 29, 2010

~ Floral Park Home and Garden tour Jens' Beautiful home ~

Hello and happy day to you my bloggy friends ~
Gosh, another busy, and fun week .. I'm getting ready to run to work, BUT, have been dying to share these beautiful pictures with all of you .. I told you how I was going to this wonderful home tour this past Saturday .. It's always in the Spring, soo for a little birthday celebration, 4 of my girlfriends took me here again (our 6th year of going) and than to a late lunch, early dinner .. It was a wonderfully fun day as always !!

This neighborhood is in olde towne Santa Ana ..It is called Floral Park .. What a wonderful place to be able to call home .. You are always charmed by these beautiful, well kept, tree lined streets and homes .. Each is a bit different in architect and design .. This neighborhood illustrates a far more collection just of homes .. It is truly unique, EvEn the way the streets are designed, and the way they CuRvE around each other .. You always seem to be at a corner !! But, that's okay, can I say I would LoVe to be lost in this neighborhood forever !! I so wish I could take you inside each home .. What an awesome experience !!

They ask that you NOT take pictures, BUT, when I came across Jens home, I JUST HAD to have pictures !! She soo graciously said she would send these to mee !! She is as beautiful as their home .. Soo, come inside and take a peek .. I was just drooling !! Every step you take is just gorgeous !! Look at the paint on the walls, Soo warm and inviting !! Each room was showcasing beautiful shandys, and lighting .. Look at the beds she has transformed .. GORGEOUS !! She has gotten alot of items from The Bella Cottage !! Jen appliqued the beds herself !! They were just lovely !! this home is the quintessental Romantic Shabby Chic Home .. Rachel Ashwell would be so thrilled !! I just couldn't get enough !! Peek into the kitchen, and WoW yourself with her display of hand rose painted dishes !! The openness and beauty of their home just took my breath away ..

Thank you sweet Jen, for opening your home to all of us crazy girlies, and to have been soo gracious and sending me pictures my way to share .. I can just stare at these endlessly !! you have done an amazing job decorating, and making your house a home !! you are blessed sweet one, and I so hope all you, my bloggy friends enjoyed your peek into this shabbylicious, gorgeous, yummy home .. hoping you are all having a happy, blessed week, and doing things that warm and tickle your sweet hearts ~
Big hugs as always
~tea~ xo

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

~ a pretty surprise from Ginger ~

Hello to all my bloggy friends,
Hoping you all had a wonderful, happy, middle of the week Wednesday !! I'm always off work on Wed., soo it's my day to get my nails and feetsies done, run my errands, and do what I HAVE to do !! I always seem to sneek in some fun tho as well .. A friend and I met for some lunch, and than we went to a darling store to pick up some pretties for my birthday tea, (lunch) .. they are decorating it all in vintage type table decor, and pretty handmade tussey musseys for favors !! All of it is adorable, and I can hardly wait for the little party !!

Well all of that being said, I had seen where my sweet friend Ginger had made a tussey mussey for a swap, and contacted her to see if she would make me one for the table, and she didn't want to sell, soo we decided to do a friendly swap .. oohh what fun this was, look at all my surprises .. they came today, and I was just to the moon excited !! The sweetest tussey mussey .. sooo meee ... the match box, filled with sweet lace and treasures, my beautiful bottle, and sweet rose dish .. beautiful linen .. Wow !! Does Ginger know what tickles my heart !! this was such a blast !! I'm like a little girlie when I get new treasures .. I have to leave them out soo I can see and hold them for awhile, and then I find sweet places to hold them !! I wanted to share them all with you !! Like I've said so many times before, I have met the most wonderful, talented, gracious friends in this wonderful world of blog land !! so many of you I feel like I have known for a life time !! We share so many of the same loves, passions, and girly girl things !! If I'm EvEr down, there is always a kind word of encouragement said, and so many of you just crack me up .. (my morning giggles) way better than reading the yucky newspaper !! And then, there is so many of you that just continually warm my heart, and put a smile in my pocket for the entire day .. I'm so EvEr grateful to each of you .. And, to you Ginger, thanks so EvEr much for the beautiful treasures you gifted me with .. You are the BeSt ~

Happy week to each of you, and thanks for always dropping in to say hello to lil' ole' mee ~

To the moon
~tea~ xo

Saturday, April 10, 2010

~ fun pretty shade ~

Hello and happy Saturday to all of you sweet girlies,
Hoping you are out enjoying this beautiful Spring day ... And doing something, well .. kinda fun !! It's my mommas' birthday tomorrow .. soo I've been getting ready for her BiG day !! My Sisters are coming over in the morning, and we are taking her to brunch, and than my niece and brother in law are in a play together in LA, so we are off to see them perform .. It should be a wonderful celebration for her, and when you get us altogether it can be a rather crazy day .. I LoVe my sisters and my Momma ... Brother too, but, this is a girlie day !!!

I've been playing a bit today too, and wanted to share with you what I did .. Last week Christie Repasy shared how she bought a beautiful ruffled skirt, and adorned her lamp with it, soo, I went out and found this cute little girls ballet skirt, and dressed a lamp up in my family room .. it was sooo fun, and I think it looks so"vintage chic" and sooo romantic ... I wrapped a pink satin ribbon and flower to her afterwards .. you can go on and on .. but, for now, this is how she looks .. I really want to find more of a ruffled one, BUT, this was all I could find that day !! there is soo many darn cute little ruffled romantic skirts out now, BUT, I wouldn't dare wear one, BUT, will have so much fun repurposing these darling pieces .. I think at different holidays I can change the decor on them a little, and have grand ideas on doing so !!

This is another reason, I LoVe visiting all you wonderful friends on your blogs .. there is soo much shared, and I think it is so interesting that we all enjoy so much of the same styles, decor, and can share our passions with each other !! You all have inspired me with your ideas, words, and pictures !! I think down deep inside, most of us are die hard romantics, and are always trying to find and discover just the right accessory and combination of details to display somehow in our little cottage, or grand homes .. whatever your sweet haven may be !!

Well girlies, until next time, keep creating and sharing your ideas !! Have fun playing house, and as always, thanks for your always kind words, encouragement and wonderful, romantic ideas ~

Blessings for a wonderful week-end
Huggers as usual
~tea~ xo

Friday, April 2, 2010

~ A sweet treasure and gift ~

Hello to you my bloggy girls,

Heres' hoping and wishing you are all off to a fun Easter celebration this week-end ... I LoVe Easter, and all the reasons that make it so wonderful !! It's at this time that I look to the cross, in a more special way, and thank our Lord and Saviour for HIS sacrifice to each of us that know HIM !! What a wonderfully blessed day ~

I sooo had to share with you, a wonderful treasure I purchased from Ann, at The tin rabbit !! she is a wonderful, new friend, that I have found and met in this wonderful Blogland that we are all in .. It's such a funny thing to me, that I have truly been blessed meeting soo many sweet, gracious, truly wonderfully talented women !! It has been an honor and blessing to be so intertwined with all of you .. you make me laugh, smile, cry, and sometimes just pondering your thoughts .. Quite the journey it has been .. Some of you, I feel like I have known forever .. how cool is that ?!

I saw this beauty on another bloggers post, and just had to get a hold of sweet Ann .. She graciously accepted to make me this old "tenderly loved luggage pocket .. it is soo sweet, very feminine, ribbons and lace ..silky fabric pretty vintage flowers .. I could just go on and on .. I just adore this, and was thrilled when it came to me .. she tucked in a few surprises .. the sweet basket holder with a yummy looking papered egg, a paper flower she made too .. I just LoVe it all !! And, did I tell you how yummy it smells .. Very special indeed .. I hope to add some more of Ann to my collection .. You all have to jump on over and check her out .. she is a doll, and did I say TALENTED !! Check out all her handmade pretties .. You will just LoVe this sweet friend ..
Well, I'm off to make up some Easter goodies .. I pray each of you have an awesome, very blessed, full of LoVe Easter, and I hope you find some really full wonderful eggs ~
Blessings and love to each of you
~tea~ xo