Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloweeeeeeen!!!

Hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween. I plan on celebrating it with a big pot of tortilla soup and passing out candy......just chill'in with my family.
Today we gathered to carve up all the pumpkins we grew this summer. Most were pretty dinky in size, but they sure look cute hanging out together. The picture was cropped to make them look larger than they are.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sweet Max....aka Cheeseburger

Sadness has struck our house again as we mourn the loss of our handsome boy Max.
He passed away unexpectedly on Friday afternoon and took a chunk of our hearts with him. He had been suffering from random seizures this year that the vet said could eventually end with a stroke. I just didn't think it would be so soon.
There is nothing better than having 16 pounds of love greet you when you pull up in front of our house, race you to the door and want you to carry him in like a baby as he rubs his head into your shoulder.
He always looked both ways before crossing the street and waited every morning (8am sharp) at our neighbors doorstep for his morning salmon ball treat.
I know we will always have animals in our life, but I sure wish this grieving part wasn't included. We miss him so much.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Pannikin Lounge

If you go by the Del Mar Pannikin this week you will notice the newly expanded space we like to call The Pannikin Lounge.
When Bookworks closed over the summer, we were all saddened by the loss of an amazing bookstore that had been in business for over 30 years. They shared an adjoining space with the Pannikin and carried an amazing collection of books mixed with a beautiful assortment of vintage finds. I spent a lot of time there drinking coffee and buying pottery for my ever evolving collection (stash).
Well, until the space is leased out again, the Pannikin is using it to expand their seating and also added a few tables of statuary and ceramics. They asked me if I'd like to create an island of vintage furniture to sell as well. Ah, yeah! Don't have to twist my arm.
I've been painting, gathering and revamping stuff all weekend. Here are a few pictures so far and more will be added next week.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lara and Nelz---The Big Day

My brother Bret gave her away.
Perfect weather..... food delicious..... and the dancing that went on and on.
Here are a few pictures of the day.

Wedding prep...part 1

Literally every surface was covered in floral arrangements for my sister's wedding. My studio never smelled so good.
Luckily the white lilies started opening up the day of the wedding.
Lara and Nelz wanted a white wedding with roses, orchids and lilies in tall glass vases filled with pebbles and twigs. The short glass arrangements were lined with tea leaves.....and of course lots of votives on all the tables. Each cocktail table had glass cylinder vase with a green orchid and more pebbles. For the ceremony, a swag of greens and flowers with a curtain of orchids that we strung from clear thread. They added a beautiful touch especially with a little breeze.
My next post will have more pictures from the day.