Monday, September 28, 2009

What a weekend...Part 1 !!

This past weekend was our road trip to Southern California. I have been itching all summer long to head out in the car and see some sites... aka... do some shopping. So on Thursday morning, at about 10 am, Iva and I hit the road. Our 6 hour journey was to take us to Southern California for food, fun, art...and shopping.

After our arrival in Fullerton, we dumped our bags into our hotel room and went to check out Old Town Fullerton. We peeked inside shop windows, found our way around town and enjoyed some live music on the brick patio outside of Gilding the Lily. We feasted on deep fried mushrooms, Greek tacos and salad at Stadium Tavern. Yum!

The next day was to be shopping, shopping and more shopping. We got up and went for a quick workout to take care of those deep fried mushrooms from the night before. Isn't fried good? Anything fried is good in my book. After our workout we headed to Roger's Gardens in Newport Beach. All I can say is "wow". This place was worth the drive. We spent much time checking out the Halloween shop. So much to see...

The Secret Lab

This display was freaky and my pictures don't do it justice. There was a tall doll looking into a large mirror and the mirror was surrounded by smaller dolls. All the dolls were sprayed gray. It was a fantastic effect...

There were displays of pumpkins all around outside. Every kind of pumpkin imaginable.

And favorite thing there. I spotted this fresh flower arrangement on one of their counters. It was absolutely gorgeous.

If you ever have a chance to get to Roger's Gardens make sure you allow yourself enough time. It's a large place with tons to see.

After we left Roger's we headed to Paris to the Moon in Costa Mesa. It was a fun little shop. I found this wonderful marble statue to add to my collection of girls.

As we were headed out the door I asked the gal there where we could have lunch. She recommended Taste Buds. If you are ever in Costa Mesa this restaurant is a must. Lovely interior and the food was fantastic.

After we left Taste Buds we headed to Old Towne Orange and the Country Roads Antique store. This store is all we had time for but that was fine. Look what I found !!! It is a wonderful old apothecary cabinet. I was thanking my lucky stars that we didn't fly to L.A. because this would fit just fine in my car. I was/am one happy girl!!

Now to find a place for minor detail.

Friday, September 18, 2009


I have found myself in a bit of a pickle. I am running out of time for my blog sale. I have many pieces in process and won't be able to finish them before Sunday. So...I have decided to postpone the event until Sunday, October 4 at 6pm PST. Thanks for understanding.

On Saturday and Sunday, September 26 & 27 I will teaching classes at Gilding the Lily in Fullerton, CA. Nancy has announced that Friday night she will be hosting the

Tresors de Temp . . . Treasures of Time

trunk show. I am so excited to be able to see and shop the treasures that Nancy is bringing in. Pop over to her blog and see what she will have. Pure gorgeousness...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It was certain magic...

What do you get when you combine 15 wonderful women, amazing art, gorgeous weather and yummy food?

Magic for certain.

The Tinsel and Treasures pre-show day started off with unloading cars and setting up displays in 100 degree weather ! We continued on by gathering together for dinner at the big table under the stars. As we finished dinner Mother Nature gave us a little reminder that we had to head off to bed for a good nights rest. Little drops of rain had begun to fall.

In the middle of the night there was thunder and lightning. A fun and cozy atmosphere it gave us. We arrived back at the hall the next morning, fresh and ready for a fantastic day.

And what a day it was.

Here are a few tidbits...for more photos please visit the Tinsel and Treasures blog.

By the end of the day we were all exhausted. I headed to bed right after my nutritious dinner.

A perfect end to a perfect day!!
(I know....gross huh? But it was good!)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Dead Dog Tired...

And it's aaaaall good! Tinsel and Treasures went off without a hitch. I have lots of pictures and stories to share but it's time to put the tootsies up, relax, get a good night's sleep...and then ...sharing. Check was fan-tab-u-lous !!

Also...I have let my website go for good. My old email address of is no longer valid. If you want to reach me, please use my email address of

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's time...

The witches brew is simmering...the girls have donned their tallest hats and are ready for your arrival...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

working working working....

So much to do this time of year. Not only is there Back to School but also Fall sports. Last weekend we had 7 soccer games to attend. Tournaments are always exhausting but so much fun. Kind of like the Fall show season. So much work...but so much fun. The Tinsel and Treasures show is NEXT weekend. I can't believe it is finally arriving. If you are in the area...don't miss it. It has more than doubled in size with 16 artists, 4 different make and take sessions with Ulla and free admission.

You can get all the show information at the website and stop in and visit the blog. There are great sneak peek photos along with artist information and photos.

In other exciting news...

The Gilding the Lily classes are now up and available for sign ups. You can view these classes on their blog.

and The Littlest Witch class.

The Littlest Witch filled up quickly so we decided to add 2 more spots.

I will be traveling to Gilding The Lily with Iva Wilcox who will also be teaching. She has 2 wonderful classes on the schedule. Check them out. It will be a fantastic weekend of art, art and more ART !! Hope to see you there !
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