Monday, December 22, 2008

Whats it like being a Christmas Baby?

Does everyone forget your Birthday because of the hustle bustle of the holiday? Well I haven't forgotten yours my friend......

Dennis and I just want to wish our good friend Debra a Happy _0 th Birthday. Its a big one but I'll never disclose the number. Lets just say she looks like she's celebrating her 30th. You may recognize her, she's beautiful, talented and everything she does, she does to the 10's. Give her a visit and wish her the best. I hope you're out there celebrating (Betz) and having a wonderful time with your family. Maybe we can get together and do a little celebrating ourselves when you get home, You with your Sangria, me with my Margarita. Oh and have a wonderful Christmas also,
I miss ya!
xoxo Cheryl

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Waiting on the storm.....

Just a quick little post to let everyone know I'm still alive.... if anyone cares.
I've been to bogged down to blog. A couple of days ago we had a nice little rain and we woke up to the sound of water running through the creek that runs through my yard. Theres nothing like that sound, so serene, and by tomorrow morning it should be a little rushing river as we're expecting a storm tonight. I finally put up the tree and did a little decorating around my home so I'll share a few pics with you and until I blog again.......Goodnight my friends.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

New Items Added to My Website and Ebay

You will find this Sweet Oil Painting and Old Ironstone Nut Dishes and Butter Pat on Ebay
These Butterpats are Sold
Just wanted to mention I have and will be adding lots of new Fascinating Finds to my Website and Ebay so grab a cup of java and take a browse....

Thursday, November 27, 2008

While Waiting on My Family.........

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I just wanted to take the time to wish each and everyone one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving. My turkeys in the oven, my table is set. I didn't want the usual bouquet of flowers from Costco so I managed to rummage through the house, gather some random candles, grabbed a pumpkin and used this wonderful Flea Market Find from this week. Its a wonderful Old silver tray and this is what I ended up with. I thought it looked quite cool so I decided to share it with you.
I also wanted to share a family fav in our house. Whenever we have a function, this is what my daughter asks for. This year she made them........
Individual Cream Cheese Tarts
3 8oz pkgs cream cheese
5 eggs
1c. sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Cream eggs w cream cheese one at a time, add sugar gradually, add vanilla. fill cupcake liner 2/3 full bake 30 min. @ 300
cool 5 min and mix the following ingredients. together and spoon into well of the cake
1/4 c. sugar
1 c. sour cream
1/4 tsp vanilla
Then add a dalap of pie filling, preserves etc. pop back in oven for 5 min then chill....Your family will love these!

One more thing....
For my Bloggin Buddies you can SHOP from my WEBSITE this whole Thanksgiving weekend and get 15% off anything. Just send a note with your purchase that you recieved this offer.
Have a Wonderful holiday!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Birthday My Son........

How does this happen........ one minute your rocking your babies in your arms, singing Itsy Bitsy Spider and reading Good Night Moon and the next minute your watching..... them Rock their babies... Daisy and Simba in this case, My son Tracy's precious 2 dogs he rescued and now He's singing his own songs. Today is my middle childs birthday and although we celebrated last night I just wanted to wish him a Happy Birthday and share him with all of you. He is quite an amazing young man (If I don't say so myself) and I love him with all my heart (well... divided by three, he has an older brother and little sis) but this is about him. He turns 24 today but he might as well be 2 because when I see him I want to still cuddle him in my arms, (and I do) look at that face wouldn't you?? Tracy's a very talented Singer/Songwriter, Writes all his own music and is the sole singer in both bands he started. He plays the Keyboard and Guitar and I share him with everyone I know. His style of music is Indie-Rock and has been playing gigs around L.A. for 4 years. He has cut 3 cd's and is working on his fourth. He has two bands and Emmitt Kelly and Sincere Parody, and if I could figure out how to put his music on you'd be listening to it right now. BUT..... if you click on the links you can listen to it on his sites. He loves to surf and has a beautiful girlfriend Dominique who we all love. Besides all that he is a Wonderful Compassionate Person and well liked by everyone who meets him, He loves his family and I am proud to say I'm His mom. So Happy Birthday Sweetie (and I hope you don't get mad at me for sharing) I love you so much and hope you have an Amazing Birthday!!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Before and After........

After...u can click to enlarge

Just thought I'd post a quick before and after of the new paint color in my living room. Although Jennifer's Photo can't be beat with my old digital, I did my best....Maybe Santa will see this and get me a new camera for Xmas...hint hint. I'm open to suggestions on which Digital to buy.... oops.. I mean ask Santa I'm countin on my Blogggin Buddies for some input. By the way the old paint was the green...Behr Light Lichen. The new is Ralph lauren's Sisal.
New additions on my Website, Take a look.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Some New Fascinating finds...

I found this wonderful Old Oil Painting of these 3 Baby Cubs and almost flipped. It is titled The Kings Children and its dated 1931. isn't it great!

Sorry this Little Doe is Sold
How cute is this Little Old Cement Doe I found today. You can put her anywhere inside or out, she makes me smile everytime I look at her. She came with all her original dirt also. If you want to see more pictures of them you can find them on my ebay site. Off to bed to get ready for some more good shopping tomorrow at the Flea Market....I can't wait.......

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My First Award.......

I've been instructed by one of the best of bloggers ~Teresa from Garden Antqs Vintage~to tell you 6 things about me and go on to nominate 6 bloggers I here goes
.1 I can never stay on the task at hand. I go from one thing to another until nothing seems to get accomplished, it drives me crazy...Can we say ADDERALL

.2 I have this thing for my power blower. In any given day it will be used at least once if not many times around here. If I never own a broom again I wouldn't miss it. Everyday I blow my garage out, my patios and I've even been known to stand inside my house and blow out the doors......a little obsessive wouldn't you say?

.3 I love to eat and could probobly out eat any man, Just ask any one of my friends. My favorite food is Mexican. Chips, Good Salsa and a Margarita and
I'm good....which takes me to question #4.

.4 I am Italian and Swedish and was raised on Mexican food. My Grandparents were from Italy and in the 1940's opened a little cafe in North Hollywood Ca. Called Rusty's Hacienda. With a wide variety on the menu my grandfather said the enchiladas became more popular then the pasta so he went that direction with his business. The business expanded and grew to 3 other locations, we basically were the first Mexican Restaurant food chain in Southern California. Needless to say our whole family grew up in the restaurant business till 1991 when my grandfather and father passed away and they were closed. They were open for 51 years. What great memories!

5. The things I love first and formost is my family. I've been married 30 years but met my husband when I was only 13. So I've known him 39 years. My 3 kids are the greatest and we have so much fun when we're all together which is alot of the time...... and I love my Roses, Hydrangeas, the Sun, Boating, Backgammon, the Ocean, my Friends, and My Surroundings. Oh and a good Flea Market is definately at the top of my list. Looking for old Ironstone, Tole, Oil Paintings, Butter Pats, Etched Mirrors, Old Iron Elements...I could go on and on....whoops I've already done that. I'll make #6 short.

6. I'm a very visual person and I can't hardly relax in my own home, I'm always looking around brainstorming about the next thing I want to do in my home. .... sounds like I need medication wouldn't you agree?

Now I nominate....
1. Barbara Jacksier On the very first morning after my very first blog my very first phone call was from Barbara wishing me good luck, thanks Barbara
2. Rue Think of this as a belated birthday gift.
3. Cindy~My Romantic Home I especially loved the window peeping blog.
4. Talking Trash Sorry here's your fourth one, I think your hysterical
5. The Beautiful Life Check out her great store.
6. Restyled Home Love your urn Blog

WHEW! I'm glad thats over and done with, I'm Exhausted!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fab Flea Market Finds........

Sorry All Items Have Sold

What a great day at the Flea Market on Sunday. Not only was it a gorgeous day, I found lots of treasures, the kind I don't usually come across. I love Old Czech Glass Beaded Lamps. Have you ever seen one? If you haven't your in for a treat. In The pics of my home on Jennifers Old Painted Cottage site you will see the one and only one I own. I purchased this one to sell and it is listed on my Ebay site. Its just exquisite one of the prettiest I've seen.
Another treasure is an Old Litho Print of the cuttest 3 English Bulldogs...just look at their faces, and last but not least a fabulous Vintage French Ottoman with the most amazing Pink Roses and French Blue fluted legs. You can see more pics of all these things on my ebay site and I am listing more this evening so pop back by.
Meanwhile I am having my home repainted, the green Behr paint (Light Lichen) that so many of you loved and asked about is being changed to Ralph Lauren's (Sisal). While the green is new to you I needed a change and I wanted all the walls in my downstairs to match my great room. I'm loving it!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Taking time to smell the roses.......

Are your roses still blooming? Here in California where it will be 80 degrees today I had to step outside and take a break from my computer. Its hard to think Holidays and Fall when your roses are still blooming. But I love, love, love, my roses and I'm never ready for those 3 months when I can't look out my windows and see them. Should I mention I have over 180 Rosesbushes in my yard.
My new website is up and running and although it will be a work in progress for awhile (so please bare with me) if I had waited till I was satisfied you may never have seen it. So please stop by and sign my guestbook and I hope you stop by often because you will find new treasures on it everyday. Don't forget you can also find me on ebay @

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Don't give up on me now......

Stay tuned, I've been working on my new website and it should be up and running by Nov. 6th. I just want to thank you for all the new visits and emails.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Barbara Jacksier made me do it......

First and formost I feel honored that Barbara chose my blog as her~Blog Du Jour~this month... So now the pressure is on, especially since she mentions I've only posted a couple of times. Since I was on the subject of my Objects of Desire I thought I'd throw in a few pictures of another one of my sicknesses (oh I mean passions) for Old Tole. The rustier the better in my book and if you can find a Pair well you know you hit the mother load. Most everything I own is in pairs. (I'm a Libra and it must come from the whole balancing thing). I love Tole Wall Sconces, Candleholders, Lamps, Oh and if you see a Tole Birdcage don't pass it up it may be years before you see another one.....I think Tole Pieces add such a Romantic Garden feel to a home, it brings the Garden in even when your garden isn't Blooming....So Enjoy! Occasionally you will find Old Tole pieces on my ebay site under Fascinatingfinds. Thanks again Barbara!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Just a Few of My "Objects of Desire"....

I thought you should know that I'm a Heavy Metal Junkie..... Although not in the usual sense. I have this wierd affection for Cast Iron Urns and Doorstops, Floral Tole Trays and Tole Sconces, French Enamelware, Old Wireware Baskets, Birdcages etc. etc. Most of which carry a floral theme. I thought I'd share with you my collection of Old Doorstops and Cast Iron Curtain Tiebacks. I will add some pictures that were featured and photographed for a Local Magazine in our area called 805 Living. Doorstops are so fun to collect and decorate with, especially when grouped together.....So enjoy!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Kudos to Jennifer

I just want to thank Jennifer from for featuring my home for the month of October on her website. She is truly amazing at what she does. I don't think she realizes how gifted she is and how many ladies out there look up to her. Keep up the good work Jennifer because you bring a smile and inspiration to everyone you touch.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Tweeking My First Blog

Or should I say my second.... I was feeling all proud of the first Blog and as I was proof reading it and tweeking it I deleted it somehow. HOW FRUSTRATING!
Anyway it was about time spent figuring how to blog, The Stock Market Plummeting and How I will just bury my head and continue on with my Multi-Tasking since I can't change the world and then I went on to tell you about my day yesterday where I was a Vendor instead of a Buyer at our local Ventura County Flea Market....Ok, I will slow down....Breeeathe........My friends have been trying to get me to sell at Flea Markets for a long time so lets say I finally succumbed. OMG! What a fun day, not only did my sweet husband of 30 years share in the experience, (its way different when your on the other end, selling instead of shopping), I even was able to slip away and find some new treasures for myself. I saw lots of familiar faces and friends and its a great way to do some networking in this crazy business I love. I will be listing some of those new treasures on my Ebay site (fascinatingfinds) in the comming days and will continue to work on this thing you call Blogging. Till then, Cheers