The sun is already shining at 8:27 a.m. here in sunny Sacto, CA. Gives me hope that the temp will be warm enough to paint the old wicker sleigh today. It's been "iffy" this week. I've had the darn thing for a few years in it's current natural wicker color but it needs to be much more festive so bring on the Christmas red spray cans! We're going to use it in our Christmas window display at Folsom so I must get crackin!
I've also decided that I MUST buy a new camera! I've noted that other blogs are so much more interesting & fun because of pictures taken "on the fly" at flea markets, estate sales, and just places passing by on the journey. I don't take those kind of pictures now because my camera is heavy & bulky & not easy to lugg around & really meant more for "photography" than just fun shots . So, Walmart here I come for a smaller, easier to handle camera that I can just sling on my wrist & shoot with. Well, um, maybe at this point in the season I may have to wait for Santa (Oh, I KNOW Big Daddy is "Santa"! I caught him one time trying to sneak a blender into the house Christmas Eve. That was of course the year he had bruises & abrasions on Christmas morning :- )
Had a few good "pickin" days - one was on my birthday with my old pal Linda. Had a yummie brunch at Denny's in Cameron Park (love that place!) & headed for the hills around Placerville & Pollock Pines. We have a few favorite picking spots up that way & I adore going to the foothills & miss it when the weather gets bad & we're stuck down here in the valley. Anyway, here's a few great finds. Some are at Folsom, some on Etsy but I love em all!
Ooo, I can SO taste that citrine martini with a little mandarin orange slice in the bottom of these glasses!
And I SO wish I were young and SKINNY again so I could have this fabric made into a fabulous 50's style halter dress for summer!
Just simply LUUUV these Sexton kitty cats!
Just GOT TO find an old fondue recipe book & get back into it! Yum!
An absolutely precious old needlepoint just waiting for the clever person (which I am NOT!) to make it into a pretty little pillow, or even frame it. Too cute!
And the VERY coolest find of the week - An absolutely gorgeous Victorian era silver plate tea pot. It's simply breathtaking in it's design. I adore the reindeer legs & the dog on top. A very special find for sure
So, those are a few of my recent finds. Every picking day is an adventure, taking us to a place of no worries and things that make us feel happy. Hope your weekend has been a great one with lots of love & happy!