Sunday, April 24, 2011

~ Our Italian Terrace ~

The sun was out this Saturday morning so we decided to share with you some of the blooms in our terrace garden. This is the third year that the terrace has been finished. And the plants have finally matured and shared some blooms.

Here's Tallulah exiting the entrance of the our small orchard. We have different fruit trees planted here. The orange and tangerine trees are filling the air with there sweet scent and the bees seem to be hard at work pollinating. And the grape vines already have small tags on them. Ray's Lemon tree got hit with the frost this past winter, or a goffer got to the roots. We are unsure but it looks pretty sick. But we have some hope for it!

The name of this rose has slipped my mind, at this time. But I luv the blooms on it they are full of light yellow blooms and pink blooms. It is a hybid of yellow and pink roses. It is beautiful!

The terrace has mint's,boxwoods, ivy, geraniums and some succulents which do pretty well with the heat here in So.Cal

The Iris bed below has given us an abundance of bloom. But the other day I noticed some nibbling on the blooms. So now I must start hunting for the little pest. I will have to relocate the little boogier.

Here are some nice geranium blooms that have survived the frost this past winter.

This is a succulent that has given this pretty purple bloom today. I hope you all enjoyed your Easter and Thank You for stopping by the garden today weather I call it Italian or a garden from Provance. Maybe just good old American sounds the best to me............Julian & Ray
I will be linking on to ~ Cottage Flora Thursday~

~ Vintage Inspiration Friday ~

~ Feartherd Nest Friday ~

~ Fertlizer Friday ~

~ Show And Tell Friday ~

~ Home Sweet Home ~

Monday, April 18, 2011

Julian's Birthday Treasure's

This is Julian's newest treasures he scored for his Birthday this past weekend. He was looking for another birdbath for the garden and we found this one in a wonderful shop in San Diego today. Now we just have to figure out how to get it home safely.

We, just started remodeling our front court yard and this wonderful piece will be a great focal point at the far end of the new court yard.

We found this wonnderful oil paintin on canvas, at the Long Beach flea market this weekend. And the Price....Well, let's just say Julian high stepped it real fast when we paid the man!!

Here's Julian, grinning from ear to ear in our garden today! I can only imagine he is thinking what a spoil brat he is for getting all these goodies for his birthday!! "Love ya babe!"

Hope you all enjoyed Julian newest treasures! And Julian wants to THANK everyone for the wonderful Birthday wishes he recieved today, via his FB page and Tallulah's FB page.

Have a wonderful week!! Raymond & Birthday boy Julian Today I will be linking up to ~Vintage Thingie Thursday~ ~Open House Party~ ~Cottage Flora Thursday's~ ~French Country Cottage~ ~ Vintage Inspiration Friday~

Sunday, April 3, 2011

~ Antique Easter Treasures Of The Past ~

As we decorate our home for Easter, we must take a moment to remember the meaning of Easter! We hope all our fellow bloggers and friends enjoy this time of the year and we must remember those before us. We hope you will enjoy our little Easter collection! Here are some German candy containers from the early 1900's-1930's. Made of paper mac he and their eyes are made of glass. Candy had been filled inside for the children and placed in their Easter baskets. This bunny carries a vintage flag with him and no Easter collection is not complete without a lamb. We used are putz lambs to also display our vignette.

This chocolate mold above has a little child dressed as a rabbit for Easter it is probably from the 1930s.

In this photo above there are some milk glass eggs and one egg made of tin from the 1890 to about 1915.

Just thought we would add some of pictures of our front garden flowers, that remind us of Easter as we walk to the front door.

This compote is filled with some moss and flowers from the garden and another candy container and a wonderful little lamb. Thank You for stopping by and seeing our goodies..........Julian & Ray Today I will be linking to ~ French Country Cottage~ ~ Vintage Inspiration Friday~ And also for ~Show and Tell Friday~ ~Saturday Show Off~ ~ The Table Scaper~