Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Thrill of The Find...making your garden space unique

My favourite thing to do the first Sunday of every month is to head out to the Alameda Flea Market. Like a kid in a candy store, I get so excited for all the goodies I might find there. Making a garden space your own, means to find pieces that reflect your personality. The Alameda Flea Market is a wonderful place to find those special treasures~ so grab your hot cup of  joe & a friend and enjoy this special event!   Coming Sunday, March 2, 2014 *Don't forget to visit Atelier de Campagne & Big Daddy's Antiques. Here are some photos to inspire you to create a one of a kind garden space!
                        Love this oversized clock! Amy Howard Collage of Life Blogspot
           One of kind garden chairs make for a wonderful place to sit & chat. Atlanta Homes
                                               More gorgeous seating! Nuevo Estilo
                       My French Urn from Atelier de Campagne...bring a big truck when you go!

Placing a beautiful bench in a corner adds a wonderful touch to any garden. Tales form Carmel
Another great find from the Alameda Flea Market!
My " Alameda Flea Market" outdoor vignette

Have fun...don't forget~ layer clothing ( cold in the morning, warm in the afternoon), lots of cash, a big truck or car ( you'll go crazy), get there by 7:00 am ( perfect time), and have fun!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Charming Style Of Carmel

       What can I say about this quaint little town that has not been said before.  Romantic,Charming, & Dog Friendly, it is a must on your bucket list of places to visit. Carmel is best known for it's quirky fairytale like architecture~and gorgeous picturesque gardens. Inspiring & breathtakingly beautiful you will never want to leave this little town by the sea! 

                                                               Gorgeous entry!

                              Love this small stone path leading to the front door.

                       Most of the homes have a small courtyard quaint!

Beautiful doors & details make Carmel homes stand out...

Inspired yet? If not go to for more gorgeous Carmel home images!

In loving memory of my mother
Gail Ellena

Monday, February 17, 2014

Finding Treasures with Darryl Carter

One of my favourite designers, Darryl Carter, is known for his ability to combine modern furniture with salvage finds~a perfect & balanced combination.   Take a trip with Darryl to a salvage store & see his magic in action!

A vintage screen can be used as a gorgeous background piece~photo Darryl Carter The New Traditional

Vintage shutters can be used as gorgeous window covers~Darryl Carter The New Traditional

*Travel with Darryl Carter: Finding Treasures At A Salvage Store

                                               Happy Huntings!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Wendy Owen's Sonoma Home

By Vicki

One of my favourite designers, Wendy Owen, has a gorgeous home in Sonoma, California. The home combines cool clean lines with wine country undertones.  Take a look and you'll fall in love with this home just as I have.

Take a tour of Wendy Owen's Sonoma home