Thursday, April 26, 2012

MAY Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazine, New Arrivals, and Snuggie Found a New Place to Crash

So much to share this week~two posts~and two White Wednesday entries!  I love it~so to get started the May issue of Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazine will be at American Home & Garden and Agoura Antique Mart today....and here is a sneak peak of the cover and inside.  Don't forget the new price of only $13.95..

Always such beautiful images and always without advertisements~

I'm loving Spring at American Home & Garden the store looks amazing and full....and changing everyday!  We just re-did the window and look who found a new place to hang out....
(click on any picture to enlarge)

Snuggie thinks this is a perfect spot for him this Spring~ he can see and greet all the customers as they come in.  He just curled up and was loving be admired by all walking by the window~

 In the window we added an iron sofa and chair set with custom ruffled cushions, iron fleur de lis fence, shutter window box, vintage iron table, wicker chair ~ you gotta come see it~you're gonna love this window!

I'm loving this double wash sink on castors~what a great coffee table..with loads of storage!  Look at the old perfectly rusty  bicycle basket~perfect for your books and magazines!

 Here is one of the best industrial carts I have ever seen~look at that color!  Perfect for out in the garden or even used as a kitchen island~and can you spy the old wooden seed box up above?  I could find a hundred uses for that piece!  Can't not mention the 1/2 wall French bottle dryer rack~  

Have we got a sink for you!!!  This is an AHmAZing  double zinc sink from an old dairy!  Perfect for a greenhouse or a mud room, or even just a garden statement piece!  I personally have one of these sinks here for my garden and LOVE it!  Charley is building me a green house for it. 

OmG~so many great pieces are here now~hurry in things go very fast around here~

Joining the great linky party again this week over at Kathleen's Faded Charm...a first for me... two post this week to join in the FUN!  Hop on over and check out the other entries here

Also joining My Romantic Home linky party for Show and Tell Friday click here to follow along and see the other entries!

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Come visit us at American Home & Garden (Ventura's Best Kept Secret~where the dealers shop)
64 S. Oak Street
Ventura CA. 93001
 If you ever see anything you LOVE~give us a call!

Have a beautiful weekend lovelies!

PS..we all appreciate your time and your comments.....thank you! 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

~Caught by SURPRISE~ HGTV Rate MY Space~ Kathee's Cottage Gardens~

This morning I was caught by surprise!  I found an email from a lady who wrote a comment on my HGTV Rate MY Space.  She was very sweet and asked a question about the rocks in my garden.  The funny thing is I had forgot all about my rate my space page!  I had put it up over 4 years ago!  It was a nice surprise and made me go back through and look at my is amazing how fast a garden grows. Back four years ago, I didn't have a blog, I didn't do facebook, I wasn't an antique dealer, so I shared my pictures on HGTV Rate MY Space.  It was so fun to read all the comments and see all the gardens.  So it was a nice surprise that someone found my page again!  If you would like to see it click here.  I would love it if you would leave a comment and rate me...
You can also click on the other albums to see my kitchen and my more garden photos. 
 Today I was planning to do a new post on the garden.  Seeing it is Spring and everything is blooming like CRAZY around here! :)  We had a down pour the other night...and it left my flowers and garden so happy:)!!!  Here are some pictures of the garden yesterday...
 my koi pond Iris (hard to see, but had to show you how hardy this plant is!)
A better shot of the koi pond with multiple Iris' blooming...You can click to enlarge the pictures :)
You can see I love to use Iris and Rose combinations...
This year...I think I will have to start dividing the Iris (Yay free plants)
Last week these Roses were not even blooming.  These are my favorite Roses called Royal Bonica.  Do you remember my post of those gorgeous cast iron urns? (flea market keeper) :)  I have a pair of them and they are across from each other on the driveway.
up close shot of my flea market find...heavy cast iron urn
Another flea market find is my tall bird bath with the little girl..just put her in the garden last week
Isn't she sweet?  The birds sure do love her...I love the Rose and Lavender that surrounds her!

So that is my post for today, I will be linking up to Kathleen's White Wednesday to sure to take a look at her beautiful

Linking up to The Shabby Creek Cottage for the first time today for transformation Thursday here 
Hop on over and check out this amazing blog!

Also joining Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration...OMG this is such a great blog!! click here to visit

Linking to Cindy's My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday here

 I'm always on the hunt for beautiful garden can find my booth at American Home & Garden in Ventura CA.  
The store is full to the brim right now with amazing garden pieces...come in for a visit...:)

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If you would like to see my albums on HGTV Rate MY Space click here 
I would love it if you would rate me :)

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Have a beautiful day..

Monday, April 9, 2012

ROAD TRIP!! Monticello Antiques.......Portland Oregon

I'm a sharer...and believe what comes around goes around...this week I wanted to share with you my FAVORITE  antique store, Monticello Antiques in Portland, OregonMy daughter Khrystyne was living in Oregon a few years ago and introduced me to this amazing shop.  Over the years I've had the privilege  to meet Joyce the store manager, Kelly the owner, and all of the crew!  I feel at home in this comforting. This weekend I had an opportunity to visit the Monticello Home and Garden Show which runs thru May 28th.  OMG I found some  AMAZING stuff....if you get a chance........... go visit!! 

I would love to share some of the beautiful dealers booths....They truly just don't get any better than this!! 

As you can much eye candy to look at...I had so much fun and bought a ton!  

So that is how I spent my Easter weekend,  hope you enjoyed the photos!  Please stop by and say hello to my friend Joyce here
and tell her I sent you!  You will see more pictures of the show on her blog as well!  

Thank you to Joyce, Kelly, Darcy, Joe, and all the crew at Monticello...Kathee, Charley and Missy LOVE you!!  Can't wait to see you again!!

Follow me on Pinterest and see more about Monticello here 

Have a lovely week!  xok