Thursday, April 29, 2010

~Victorian Screen~ Rosebowl find

Hi Every one, I am in a hurry today already running late for work. But I just felt funny not posting anything for ~Vintage Thingies Thursday~ And for ~Show And Tell Friday~. Both of these blog parties are fun to join in on. Because if your a collector you always find new treasures on the different post for these two days. I have here a screen I picked up at the Rose Bowl Flea Market 13 years ago. For just $100. There was another lady looking at it when I spotted it. But her husband had told her "where are you going to put it" She had looked at it for a minute or two more. As she walked off I asked her if she was still thinking about it. "She said it is all yours". Of course I didn't think twice. It is from the 19th century. There are Hollyhocks on the right side of the screen, I should taken a better picture. And the left side shows swallows and waterlilies. Well please be sure to visit the other two events. Thanks for stopping by today...Julian

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Today, I was taken a walk in the garden and I felt, I just had to share these wonderful Iris's with you for White Wednesday and also for Outdoor Wednesday We have a area dedicated to assorted colors of Iris, I would love to show them all to you today, but I'll hold back and just show the Whites for White Wednesday. Okay I just had to sneak in a non all white in for ya, isn't it just beautiful.

I really hope you enjoyed our Whites for White Wednesday, hosted by Kathleen at Faded Charm I hope to post all our wonderful Iris's in the near future but for now enjoy our Whites. Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy your day and be wishes, Julian

Sunday, April 25, 2010

~ Todays Flowers~

Hello Everyone, today I have this beautiful white iceberg, with the two buds. Just beginning to open up. This rose is a performer. She blooms almost all year round. The photo above is a lemon just ready for the picking. Thank You all for your visit today. I am glad to join in on the fun with fellow gardeners. At ~Today's Flowers~ Have yourself a great day in your garden...Julian

Thursday, April 22, 2010

~ My Birthday Gift~

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to share this birthday gift I received from Ray for my special day for getting another year older. This is a late 19Th or early 20Th century oil painting of two pugs getting into trouble tearing up their owners child's doll.

I just luv the look in this one's face while he is holding the dolls arm in his mouth.

Please check out every ones post at Colorado lady for ~Vintage Thingies Thursday~ And at My Romantic Home for ~Show And Tell Friday~ Have a good weekend. And thanks for stopping by......Julian

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hello friends, today I would like to share with you for "White Wednesday" which is hosted by Faded Charm, (Thanks, Kathleen) This wonderful Bird feeder house which Raymond's Uncle (Thanks, Terry) was able to hand craft for us! We treasure it. It's nested above one of our White bed of rose's in our front garden. It's nice when we pull up to the house and the first things you see is this towering over the roses. Not to mention when our 3 purple, Crape Myrtle trees are in bloom. What can I say but Beautiful!
I would also like to Thank, all of those who sent me, Birthday Wishes! I could have KILLED Raymond for posting it! (LOL) I enjoyed a wonderful day in Palm Springs, with Raymond shopping for Antiques and enjoying a wonderful dinner with our close friends.
Thanks for stopping by, And enjoy your White Wednesday!.........Julian

Sunday, April 18, 2010

It's My Birthday!! 45 Came too QUICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fellow Bloggers, Just wanted to let you in on a little secret of Julian's. Today 45 years ago in 1965 this wonderful man was born. Look at him here working in our garden on his birthday! Love ya babe........Raymond

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

~WHITE WEDNESDAY~ Outdoor Wednesday~

Well Friends it's time to bring you, some garden whites for today's ~Vintage Thingies Thursday~ And for ~Show And Tell Friday~ I always have a great time seeing every ones collections for each of these blog party. Today we have a set of cast iron German garden furniture. The set is from about 1845-1860. They were cast in Europe and brought over by someone who couldn't leave them behind. The chair that our girls are sitting under was the first one I bought, in Palm Springs, 12 years ago. I just loved the rams head on the armrest and all four feet are hoofed. The back slat has two dolphins facing each other. The bench and the other chair have the same pattern.
The other chair and bench we were lucky enough to pick up at an auction in Redlands Ca. two years ago. Not that many were with this pattern. And as far as we know they also were cast in Germany. Thank You all for stopping by for a visit. Have a good day...Julian

Saturday, April 10, 2010

~ Silver Sunday~ Sugar Bowl

Happy Nifty Thrifty Tuesday its time to bring out your treasures to share again. Linda over at ~Costal Charm~ is hosting this event. We are posting up a Victorian sugar bowl which we picked up at a flea market a couple of years ago. I just love the humming bird that sit's on top. We also have some small spoons from are travels.around southern Ca.
Please be sure and stop by every ones blogs to see their treasures. Have a great week and Thanks for visiting us.....Julian

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

~ Garden Wire Whites~

Hi Friend's,
I'm joining in on the fun over at
~My Romantic Home~ For "Show and Tell Friday" Hosted by Cindy. And I'm also joining in on ~ White Wednesday~ Hosted by Kathleen over at Faded*Charm.
Today, I have two white painted French wire Victorian plant stands. They do make reproductions out there so be careful if your planning to buy vintage. We have arrange seculants and geraniums, on these wonderful stands.
The plant stand on the top of the post is a treasure we found at Matildas Mouse. a barn sale about 45 minutes from the house. I like the fact that it has several different little shelves to place pots and moss in all the different area's.
Thanks for taken a peek at our little treasures...Julian

Monday, April 5, 2010

~ Easter Reflections~

Hello, my blogging friend's I trust you had a great Easter. With your family and close friends on Easter Sunday. We went to church that morning for mass to remember what Easter was really all about and to just remember that our problems might not be as bad as others. And to be Thankful for everything we have.
Then we drove to Indio too eat an early Easter dinner with my family. After we all eat we decided to get some fresh air in my mothers front garden, and then it hit a 7.2 earthquake in Baja Mexico which is about 4 to 5 hours drive from my moms house I tell you the earth sure did shake! And it seemed like a while but Thank god there was no damage to our family or the house.
Of course we tried to call friends and other family out of town but the cell phones were not working because every one else in Southern Ca. were doing the same thing. But we are grateful that there was not a high death toll and a lot of damage. Now that is also something to be Thankful about. We arrived home later that night and we were grateful there was no damage at home. Our grandfather clocks stopped of course with all that swaying and shaking but thats it and our girls were fine also.
I took a picture of this wonderful French cast iron Cross that Raymond, bought at the Long Beach flea market last spring. We have it in the garden in the back yard with a white Lady banks rose growing around it. We just luv the look of it and also the meaning of it, during these troubling times I ponder at it from time to time and give Thanks that Raymond and I are well and safe. And that our families are the same.
I pray, you and yours are the same......Julian

Friday, April 2, 2010

~Show And Tell Friday~ Happy Easter!

These two are my favorite Easter postcards, I luv the pastel colours and the subject matter. It is just so innocent. And the two chicks sailing off on a adventure, are just adorable!

I like the look on this rabbits face in this one. He looks surprised that the girls have found him.

This vintage postcard has a message on the rabbits body written by the sender "This is the rabbit that lays the eggs. Arizona Jack"
They are all made in Germany for the American market at that time. They are post dated between 1904-1913. I always have a good time, looking these goodies. But I only have room for so much.
These two are playing tug of war.....poor little worm!

Happy Friday, Everyone I hope your all well. And getting ready for a busy weekend with friend's and family. Cindy over at My Romantic Home is hosting another event today. Please be sure and check out the wonderful post if your able too. I hope you have enjoyed our vintage postcards, we took pictures of out in the garden to share with you today. We would like to wish you and your family, a Happy Easter! And thanks for stopping by....Julian