Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Funny Valentines,Surprises and a Giveaway!

I forgot to share my funny Valentines with you.....
These 2 silly love birds (my daghter & son inlaw) made these...
What could be better than more of these......?
Here are my other funny Valentines that gave me sweet
 handmade cards and lots of hugs & kisses.....
And here is what the cat, my dear sweet Tigger gave me.....
Tigger and I played a game of hide and seek with this very large mouse(the largest mouse I have ever seen I might add). But after getting a shoebox and laundry basket, with me on one side of the dresser and Tigger on the other we caught him. And thank goodness we did. Other gifts left on the doorstep were'nt so attractive!
Now if that isnt enough excitement for you, then run over to Simply Stated! Rebecca is having a giveaway and you get to pick part of your prize. Now that is exciting!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cottage Rose

One of the Best Kept Secrets in Orange County, CA is a little shop named "Cottage Rose".

From the welcoming front door to.....

to this lovely sitting area and all through the store there are beautiful things to delight you!
Notice the hand painted floor......
The store is graced with a border of hand painted roses by a local artist.

This chandelier is absolutely beautiful. The picture does'nt do it justice.

 Cottage Rose carries a variety or teaware, some old, some new.

The pillows on this bench are so charming.  
A beautiful selection of jewelry...

Baubles & Bling and sweet little things!

This armoire is to die for....

The details are so beautiful.

An old brass bed fit for a princess! Cottage Rose is your destination for shabby furniture accessories, giftware and decor. 
Stop by for a visit and tell them I sent you. You may even see me there!
Cottage Rose is open Tuesday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-4.
3241 Associated Rd.
Fullerton, CA 92835 714-255-0515.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blogging & Friends

Hello My Dear Blogging Friends! I've been MIA for a while and have missed all of you very much. It has just been nothing short of crazy at my house.....as if that is something out of the norm! While I've been lying low a lot of changes have come about in my life and Ive had a few lemons to deal with. But that's ok that is just the way life is, right?

Is this just to die for? I would love to lay here with a book and a big cup of coffee. This is from Cindy at Cute Pink Stuff. I'm jealous, she can lay here whenever she wants, lol! If you dont know her, go check out her blog. Cindy and I have emailed back and forth for a while and finally talked on the phone for over an hour last  week and then another hour a few days ago. We laughed and talked about all kinds of things as if we'd known each other forever. and we both came to the conclusion that it is so easy to please our bloggy friends. I'm sure you have experienced this. In blogland there are no expectations and we visit each other leaving lovely comments of encouragement & compliments. I think that is how the real world should be, dont you? Life would be so much better that way. We laughed about the fact that no one (like my kids) leave comments saying,"I dont want to take out the trash, or I dont want that for dinner! Oh no, its all roses and sunshine. Cindy & I only live about an hour apart and are planning to meet soon. I'm sure we'll post about our adventure. So my advice for the day is this (free, no charge, no strings!) Treat the people in your life with all the love you give to your bloggy friends, yes even the difficult ones and you will be surprised at how that little bit of tlc can change things. I'm going to start doing it right now too!


Monday, February 1, 2010

Girl's Day Out

Off to Paris for the afternoon.......
I took my daughter for tea.....at Paris in a Cup.

 Tea for Two and Two for Tea
That's Me for You and You for Me!

It is the prettiest tea salon I've ever seen. I wanted to take  more pictures but they were very busy so I could'nt get the right angles of the room without getting in the way.

One lump or two?
The food here is just fabulous. I mean really, really fabulous.We were so hungry that we forgot to take a picture of our lunch. We barely had room for the cookies!

Is'nt he just the cutest thing?

Their gift boutique has everything French you can imagine....

So if you are ever in Southern California, visit Paris in a Cup in downtown Orange at the circle. Go HERE to see their online store or make reservations. Bonjour!