Tuesday, March 30, 2010

You'll want this French Cart*

At a French outdoor market or (Olivenhain Grove Sale) the first thing you would want to purchase would be this AUTHENTIC FRENCH wheeled pulled cart!!
It exudes perfection and is reminiscent of what the french ladies would be toting their special purchases around in.

This leads me to introducing our First Vendor,
Andrea Drexelius from "FRENCH BASKETEER". Importer of classic french beautiful Totes, Carts and Baskets. Her products are amazing, Andrea is passionate about baskets and how they are constructed. She lives in Orange County and France. She has a blog you can visit www.frenchbasketeer.blogspot.com
Her web site is www.frenchbasketeer.com
Don't worry I will put FRENCH BASKETEER near the front so you can purchase one of these Beautiful items right away to show off, I mean tote your Fabulous treasures around in!!!!!!
I know I won't be leaving home without one!!

Monday, March 29, 2010


The "Olivenhain Grove Sale" is in 30 days!
APRIL 30th Friday 10-4
May 1st Saturday 10-4

You will see a map over to the right here on my blog!
Mark your Calendars, Put a sticky note on your steering wheel!

It is going to be A Uniquely Fabulous Event! I can't wait to introduce you to the Hand selected talented Vendors.....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

White Wednesday Spring Cookies*

I am in my kitchen today baking cookies for my little boys class spring celebration party at school. I said I would bake the cookies, of course they will have to be Spring themed! I'm going to make two shapes. A watering can and a flower. I think it will go perfectly with the project that is planned. Planting a spring flower!
They only asked for one per child but how do you bake a flower without a watering can to go with it!!
I'll probably do a sugar cookie or I have a recipe for a fabulous lemon cookie. I probably will make one of each.
Have a wonderful week and bake some Spring goodies *
xoxo, Me

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dinner at Stella Mare's *

Dinner at Stella Mare's, in Santa Barbara...
On Saturday I drove to Santa Barbara for a Birthday Surprise Dinner for My cousin Mary , I posted about her a few weeks ago!
I first went to this Fabulous location about 20ish years ago, The restaurant was owned by someone else back then. I recall the Fabulous old Structure, a quaint House with a beautiful glass Atrium room. It's secluded and romantic, I could of just moved right in.....The architectural detail were still as I remembered. The Stair Case is one of my favorites, I took these pictures on Saturday before Dinner. It funny but I never forgot the details all these years later!
Oh! She was so surprised, the evening was wonderful, the food was Delish, service was exceptional , a must dining experience if your ever in Santa Barabara Ca.
xoxo,Love, me

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Chateau De Fleurs Sale!

I'm packing my Fabulous Treasures for the sale in the morning!
I can't wait to see all the Vintage Finds. I will be there with Pam,
we will be setting up early and ready to open at 9:am.
The show is friday and Saturday 9-4
Get your cart and bring your friends, You won't want to miss out!
It's going to be A Classic!!!!!

Christie Repasy and Rita Reade are hosting this fabulous event*
address: 1524 S. Hill Avenue, Fallbrook

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Oh to be celebrating!

It's a big day for celebrating, remembering to wear green is Big at school today. Our school is adopting a " green lunch", no wasteful containers or packaging....I love it, it makes us think of creative ways to prepare and pack the lunches for our kids.

I found this photo of my dad(far Right) with his Coast Guard buddies. His description was that they just came in from being at sea for along time. They came into San Diego.
Here they are in the in the restaurant! PATRICK'S Dine and Dance! 1945! They all look so happy to be a shore.

March 17th also is a day for remembering someone so special, Dennis Patrick Smith* my brother, who's Life was monumental... to me

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring is beautiful!!!

Yesterday I worked all day outside and the smell of the orange blossoms and all the fruit trees are so delicious. It makes me want to bake a Meyer Lemon Cake or whip up a Orange flavored Frosting on chocolate cupcakes!
Spring inspires me to clean and bring flowers in from the garden and to be outside.
Here in So. Cal we are outside a lot.....
Here is another photo from my Garden house.... I hope you take the time to find a special spot where you live just to enjoy this new Season Spring*
Love, Me

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Who needs legs!

This vintage garden chair is missing its legs.... I love it anyway just the way it is, It is my seat to sit in it when we are gathered around our stone fire pit. I always find a way to use something that is beautiful. Maybe someday I'll find its mate.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Turn of the Century Vintage Sink***

This is my White Wednesday post!
This Fabulous Two Bay Sink is for a future Design project.
I sure hope it cleans up well...
I Love Love Love it!!! The sink is just sitting and waiting to get all refurbished and polished up!
I'll post the after photos when I'm finished with the whole project. For now, we can just look at this Baby and Dream of the Dinner Party Dishes stacked a mile high with that great smelling dish soap bubbling over to the floor! Pink Dish soap of course!!

By now you know I'm really happy to share posts about Loving Vintage!!
Have a Beautiful Day!

Monday, March 8, 2010

A Fabulous Vintage Street Lamp Base*

This is a Vintage Street Light Base that surrounds the bottom of the street light. It is two pieces it would make a fabulous table base!
Guess where it will be? For Sale! at the Olivenhain Grove Sale! Don't forget to mark your calendars to save the date. The most fabulous Vintage Items will be there. I will be starting to post about the fabulous vendors that will be there! It's so exciting to see this coming together....
Follow the blogs for constant updates !

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Happiest Birthday Wishes Mary*

Summer* Mary left. Me right. Mary's 8th grade graduation gift from her parents was a trip from Phoenix to my little town in the midwest to spend the summer on the Lake at my house!! We had the most Fabulous Summer. Really, It was truly a gift for us both....

A Special Birthday Wish to Mary! One of my Favorite people in the world. Happiest of 50th Birthdays to a Beautiful, Sweet and loving friend and Cousin. We share a unique bond of friendship and are cousins at the same time. You 're strength and courage are unwavering yet you are so caring and gentle at the same time. A wonderful Mother to your Beautiful Daughters and A treasure to all of us who Love you. I know you'll Celebrate this 50th year with passion and Grace for all the things you care most about. I'm truly blessed to have you in my life and so Thankful for the special bond we share.
Love xoxo,Gail

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

* My Vintage White Garden House*

This is inside my favorite place to have dinner,lunch or just relax! It's my Vintage Garden House! We built it on a on a beautiful stone foundation so it looks like it has been there for many years. It's a really a unique structure adding a lot of focus to the Landscape.. I also enjoy seeing it in the distance during the day or beautifully lit with a Rustic Willow Chandelier to dine by at night. My Favorite feature is the Vintage white Doors. I Love Love Love them*

I love separate architectural structures. It gives personality and Character to the property.