I so loved being in my home state of California last week and a big part of me didn't want to come back home to Oklahoma. I'd have stayed longer if I could have...I miss my family so much!
Cali is already so green and lush and flowers are blooming everywhere! It all took my breath away and I came home with lots of wonderful landscape ideas for my La Chaumière de Briarwood!
I'll talk about the shopping later... I found so many fabulous things I had to ship them back home via Fed Ex Ground! :)
I snapped the picture you see at the top of a sweet ranch style house near my brother's home. I have always wanted a picket fence and this one stole my heart away! I love how the gate area is recessed and not flush with the sidewalk. I showed it to my Mr. AGPMan and someday we hope to do something similar...
(Can't you just see my guy rolling his big blue eyes? He is!)
I'm dreaming here... We are smack dab in the middle of a kitchen makeover and THAT is the priority right now!
On Saturday a big box was delivered to my front porch and I thought at first it was the one I'd shipped back to myself.
But when I looked closer I realized it was from one of my longtime friends I first met via eBay.
When I opened up the box it was filled up and over flowing with the most gorgeous vintage linens, lace doilies and old bolts of ribbon I've seen in a long time. I know for certain gathering up so many treasures would have taken lots of tag-sale-shopping to acquire!
Even then finding just the old ribbon would have taken a miracle. Very, very hard to snag these days...especially the soft shell pinks sent to me!
I can't wait to dig in and start creating with these wonderful old finds! Thank you, Michele. You are such a sweet, precious friend to me and so very, very generous! I hope someday to meet you in person and give you a huge hug...
You bless me more than you can know!
I came home with a pile of work to tend to and for that I'm grateful. I also returned with a pretty nasty upper respiratory thingy and so I'm feeling pretty crummy so you may not see or hear from me for a few days!
I'm still blog-hopping and trying to catch up on your most recent posts! I've missed out on so much!
Love to you...