Tuesday, May 29, 2012

~S*U*M*M*E*R is just getting S*T*A*R*T*E*D~AT American Home & Garden

Happy Tuesday morning everyone~Hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend~
Summer is just getting started here at American Home & Garden in Ventura Ca.  The dealers have been busy keeping their booths filled to the brim.  The Summer months are the busiest for us and being a fairly new dealer here...I got my first taste of just how busy we are this past weekend.  The weather was amazing and the customers were out in droves!  My friend Chad  got a chance to take some pictures around the store and I wanted to share them with you... Remember if you see anything you like...please don't hesitate to call the store and snag it!  Things go super FAST around here!  
 I'm loving this vintage wooden chaise lounge with down pillows in that amazing green color we all adore!  Every Summer I love to decorate with vintage iron garden pieces~and here at American Home & Garden we've got so many beautiful pieces to choose from.
Here is another gorgeous chaise ~re-upholstered in painters cloth!  To die for in person!!  Do you spy the amazing primitive bead board cabinet in the background?  ~Great Color~Update: the bead board cabinet and the chaise SOLD!~
The side board is another "to die for " piece...hard to see, but has a scalloped edge and drawers for storage...Update:this amazing side board SOLD!~
 Old ladder with painted #'s on the steps~too cute~and perfect to display with.  Vintage wicker desk with French Bistro chairs...more iron~
 Chad's booth is stuffed!  Click on the pictures to enlarge...What do you spy?
 Beautiful pine hutch to hold all your ironstone dishes~We have several Adirondack chairs in the store now too~  Garden urns are a staple~you can never have too many~
 Architectural salvage, Victorian wire planter, French bottle dryer racks, vintage garden statuary and urns, shutters ~you name it we've got it!
 Beautiful painted dresser~many styles and paint colors to choose from in the store today.  Re-purposed cake stand (great for summer parties and vintage weddings) Update this amazing dresser SOLD!~

Looking forward to seeing you~watch for more blog post coming as our inventory changes daily.  The Summer Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazine should be here by Saturday ...( I will be sure to blog about it, when it arrives)   Have a lovely week~xok

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American Home & Garden is located at 
64 South Oak Street 
Ventura, CA 93001

Monday, May 21, 2012

NEW BOOKS ARRIVED~Amazing Retreats and French Atmostpheres In The Nordic Way By Jeanne d' Arc Living

Happy Monday morning everyone~Thanks to all that came to our Vintage and Antique Yard Sale Saturday~It was a great success!  

I wanted to share with you the new book by Jeanne d' Arc Living called Amazing Retreats.   Just arriving at American Home & Garden in Ventura and also at The Agoura Antique Mart in Agoura Hills.  Another amazing book, filled with beautiful pictures by the people of  Jeanne d' Arc.  Here is a closer look~

Under Nordic Skies. Focus on the authentic and simple life in summer houses. The most fantastic places, different and charming.More than 400 wonderful pictures, taken by photographer Lonnie Würtz Jensen. Text by Vivian Christensen, Made in cooperation with stylist and indoor architect Helle Leth.

I also have available,  French Atmospheres In The Nordic Way always a favorite! 

 An indispensable guide for decorating your home in French/Nordic way. The book is richly illustrated with 400 inspiring pictures.The book was published for the first time in danish in 2007 and in German, English and Dutch in 2011.

These are the two must have books for the summer~and they go fast!  Available now in both stores!

Have a wonderful week~xok

Monday, May 14, 2012

ViNTagE and ANtiQuE YARD SALE~At my HOUSE~and The Little French Flea Market~

Hello everyone~I'm having a huge Antique and Vintage Sale at my house this Saturday May 19th from 7am - 3pm  ONE DAY ONLY. 

The address is 2835 Redondo Ave. Santa Rosa Valley, CA. 93012

I have several dealer friends selling with me~making this a HUGE SALE!   No garage sale items~ a true Vintage and Antique Sale!

Bring a TRUCK and please help me spread the word to your friends by passing this post along~ Everyone is welcome!

Cash and Credit Cards will be accepted! (by most dealers)

Something for everyone~hope to see you there!

See you soon, xokathee

PS.....for those of you shopping in the San Fernando Valley~
My friend Ann is hosting a FABULOUS Flea Market called The Little French Flea Market~  Sat. May 19th 9am til 3pm 
Tarzana Community and Cultural Center
19130 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, CA 91356
For more info please email her at annsayre@sbcglobal.net
or call (818)606-6543  
Please like her on Facebook HERE 

Why not visit both of us???  Make a day of it!  :) 

 Here are some photos from our last sale!  Thank you Jennifer for taking these for me!! (click on the photo to enlarge)

 I hope you will join us~lots of good buys~
Coffee and donuts to all you early birds~
Have a beautiful week...xokathee

Saturday, May 12, 2012

New Arrivals at American Home & Garden~

Hi everyone...I hope I'm finding you enjoying this beautiful weekend and celebrating Mother's Day.  I was at American Home & Garden  today and wanted to share some new arrivals with you.  Enjoy this shot of eye candy~a short post to make you smile :) 
 I love these old Adirondack chairs especially with the time worn paint~
 Great old iron chaise lounge with Shabby Chic ruffled cushion cover~SWEET~
Lovely old bird bath and Orb~
The cutest Beach House sign~sweet shabby dresser~
Several re-purposed cake plates~perfect for the vintage wedding~graduation and birthday parties!
Amazing old steamer trunk~with the original hangers~
Gorgeous~old and large oil painting~
Sweet Victorian wire antique florist stand and lots of vintage flower frogs~

Hope you enjoyed the tour of new arrivals~come visit us at American Home & Garden soon~
Located at 64 S. Oak Street 
Ventura Ca. 930001 
Ventura's Best kept SECRET!
Call us if you see something you gotta have at (805) 648-6818

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Have a beautiful weekend~Happy Mother's Day~

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

This weeks YARD sale finds!~

OMG you know that IKEA commercial where the husband is in the car and the wife comes running...start the car!  Start the CAR!  Well that's how I felt this weekend when I went to my friend Cheryl's vintage yard sale!  Cheryl has AMAZING taste and when she has a sale...well...you just don't miss it!  I came home with several goodies, this 8 foot farm table and 7 chairs being one of them....
 I love the size and the patina~especially the knotty pine top!  I added some of my vintage European bread boards and some of my French enamelware and of course fresh roses cut from the garden~
My next find..was this amazing 3 tier Antique Victorian wire plant stand with the crown....I seem to be collecting more of these lately and it went perfect on the porch with my wire bench purchased the weekend before~
 I also found an antique chaise lounge with a custom Shabby Chic ruffled cover (don't have a pic yet) and a lovely yard long of pansies~Such a great day~  Thank you Cheryl for the invite!  Your sales are a MUST for me!  

Linking up to Kathleen's White Wednesday at Faded Charm...stop by and check out all the lovelies HERE

Linking also to Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesday HERE

Also Linking to French Country Cottage~Feathered Nest Friday HERE

 Linking to Cindy's Romantic Home ~Show and Tell Friday HERE

Last but not least joining Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration HERE
You can also visit my favorite vintage/garden/antique store and BEST kept SECRET in Ventura CA  American Home & Garden~ at 64 S. Oak Street, Ventura Ca.  93001~Where I have a booth space!

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You can find my friend Cheryl on Ebay HERE 
Cheryl's biz page HERE 
You can find Cheryl's booth spaces HERE
Go take a visit...you will be in AAHH~

Have a beautiful week~xok

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Roses and Iris~and a Flea Market Garden~

Doesn't it make you happy when Spring rolls around..?  Having a cottage garden you know when Spring is here.  The roses start blooming like crazy and the Iris pop up everywhere.  Probably my most FAV time of the year!  Still cool enough, that you can enjoy all the blooms...  before Summer comes.  My garden is best viewed and enjoyed in the months of April, May and June....the Summer months are still pretty but the Spring months are breathtaking!  I love decorating the garden with antique and vintage garden pieces. I love flea market gardening...I'm at a flea every week, sometimes 2 times a week..and right now I'm crazy about French wire garden pieces and Victorian Plant Stands~Here is a recent Flea Market find~PS you can click to enlarge any photo!

Yes this was a keeper!  I just happened to be one of the first ones at the market and just about died when I saw it.  As I was asking the price another woman was pointing at it and I knew I had to scoop it up!
Here is another flea market find...going back about 5 years...I found this beauty..a green 3 tier crowned plant stand.  The watering can is from Germany...I collect those too...:)
 I love decorating the garden with TRUE antique garden pieces.  Here is another Victorian Bench I picked up at a flea market in Oregon, while I was at a horse show...luckily there was room in the trailer for it to come home!
I titled this post Roses and Iris...I guess I should show you some!!

Roses and Pride of Madera...I just started some white Iceberg roses on the arbor...still haven't bloomed yet..can't wait!!
Another Pride of Madera (varigated) just starting to bloom. I love their blue color.  In the background another flea market find an old rusty garden arbor bench with dove bird statuary.  I try to match the Adirondack chairs to the colors in the garden...on a future post I will show you my PINK Adirondack chairs!

I hope you enjoyed the garden tour today!  I'm linking up with on of my favorite linky parties at Fishtail Cottage...Thank you Tracie for hosting such a fun party!  So hop on over to Tracie's and see all the other garden party animals HERE

Also linking to French Country Cottage for  Feathered Nest Friday...click HERE  to see the fun!

Find me at Show and Tell Friday at Cindy's Romantic Home HERE

Linking up to Cedar Hill Ranch Cowgirl Up Linky Party HERE

And last but not least~Chic on a Shoestring Decorating~Flaunt it Friday HERE

Follow me on Pinterest HERE

You can visit my "other" flea market finds at American Home & Garden in Ventura CA.  where I have a booth space!  (Ventura's BEST KEPT SECRET)
64 South Oak Street 
Ventura Ca 93001
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Thank you for coming to visit today~I really enjoy your comments and would love to visit you also~