Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016 My wish for you!

The last greeting of this year Darlins...

It's always bittersweet to me, sometimes the best is left to cherish but the uknown is absolutely thrilling.

2016 what will it bring?

365 new days of fresh & new ideas
 365 days to be excited & thrilled about anything your heart desires.

365 days to just be you...
365 days to cherish
365 days to dream
365 days to feel amazing
365 to love those around you & remember those who left to soon...

Thank you for each & every visit, comment & friendship
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I love connecting with you & I'm excited to share what's in the works for 2016 with you!

My wishes for you & me Darlins....
Travel safe, keep our chins up, hearts open
 believe in all that we do, 
give our very best everday!


*Happy New Year 2016*
Thank you
 from the bottom of my heart...

Thursday, December 24, 2015

White Christmas in Mammoth

Christmas Eve greetings to you sweet Darlins from beautiful Mammoth lakes, California

*It's snowing*
I was dreaming of a White Christmas
 my wish came true this morning we woke up to snow falling!

The village of Mammoth lakes, Ca today...

We took a drive to enjoy the beauty...

 As we drove along the snow was falling and I saw this on the side of the road, someone made this fantastic snow maiden...

 i had fun making finger drawings in the snow.

May your Christmas be beautiful & fill your hearts with peace & LOVE

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Saturday's "Designing with Vintage" No. 10 Christmas

Merry Christmas Darlins,

Anticipation & beauty is all around us, 
Let's take a moment to see the sparkle in a childs eye.... 
 It's truly there for those who believe.

I believe....
 Let's keep Christlmas in our heart all year... I do!!!
Our home is lingering with saw dust, our yard looks like a rock quary, we still have a sinkless kitchen....

We have what matters most.... the joy & love inside our home captivates the magic amongst us.

Also we have a sweet house guest this week & she has added an extra twinkle to our Christmas this year.

Welcome to No. 10 Saturday's "Designing with Vintage"

Today I though I would share  a few favorite pics from past Christmas's in our home.

First up is evergreens....when ya'll are shopping the stores on black friday, I'm not. 
I go early in the morning just to buy my Holiday greens!

A Vintage miners cart becomes our stand for the tree.
* 1930's deer mount from an old hunting lodge in the midwest,
 * Louis Mirror in the dining room get draped with evergreen garlands.

A family ornament that's been loved for decades.

I hope your moments will be spent coveting the joy of the season, filling your heart & home.

A warm, cozy & beautiful Saturday to you!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Saturday's Designing with Vintage No. 9 "Butlers sink restoration"

Happy Holidays!
Welcome to  Saturday's "Designing with vintage" series No. 9 from my home.

Are you enjoying all that the season brings, 
We are all scurring about so the posts are short & sweet for the next few weeks
I'll be packing them with inspiration I hope you'll savor!

This vintage sink I found years ago up in a salvage store in Los Angeles.

SHE is finally home, it will be inloaded later today off the truck when we can rangle some muscle, 4 men!

I had to peak and tear the plastic...
those are rain drops!

Beautiful curves..

This is how I found her, stuck in the back room amongst all the other lonely bath fixtures.
I had to get her out of there & restore her beauty.

After a couple years I finally found a restoration my state!
 I took her a few weeks ago, the bottom of the sink was badly pitted, I wasn't sure it could be done.

I took her here 

Randy La Page and his team restored the elegance back to this old sink. 

They are magical.
 I am so happy with the finished resoration. 
They are the only place in near San Diego I found,
 I did alot of searching and talking to people.

RANDY LA PAGE from RW LITTLE came to my home, inspected it and said yes they would be able to restore her.

NEXT.... is going to to new faucets & drain. Soon she will be placed in the Butler's pantry.
I will do a full post when she is all set in place in the reveal.

SOOOOO this is how I design with vintage!

I hope your inspired, it's nonsense to be scared of something old, 
just do your homework, ask questions & be patient anything is possible.

 I can help you at CLE Design just send me a email.

Shop for gifts in my store.

Enjoy the beauty of the season,

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Saturday's "Designing with vintage" Holiday's No.8

Happy Saturday Darlins

Since the Holiday season is upon us I'll share with you some vintage inspiration from my home to yours from past holiday's..

Everyday vintage pieces are so lovely in holiday decor..
 Look around your attic or garage,
 I bet you can find the most creative pieces tuck away and you can use them today!

P.s I have yet to decorate this season, But I will share when I do!!!

Enjoy! Have fun! 
A beautiful weekend to you.