30 July 2012

A Day At The Agoura Antique Mart~

A couple of weeks ago, I met up with the lovely Debra Hall to pick up some chairs that I had purchased from her, and since I was in the area, I was able to stop by "The Agoura Antique Mart"  and "A Beautiful Mess" located in the Whizen's Center in Agoura Hill's.

I was lucky enough to get permission to take some photos of the beautiful "Agoura Antique Mart" , so here they are.
Sorry for the bad photos, these were taken with my iPhone.


I wish you could have seen the table that this vintage enamel basin was sitting on. It must have been 10 feet long, it was fabulous!!! I would have loved to take it home with me.












Don't you just love that old iron clock face?!!


The dealer in the above 5 photos had beautiful French pieces. I wanted one of everything!!~




This was an absolute beautiful French lavabo.

It was a wonderful afternoon with the family which ended with a delicious meal from "The Blue Table", which is in the same shopping center as "The Agoura Antique Mart".

If your ever in Agoura Hills, the Whizen's Center is a must see!

Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

27 July 2012

Gift of Friendship~

Hi everyone~
I woke up this morning and found a wonderful and sweet smelling surprise in my mail box from my super sweet and generous friend Theresa from "The Old Whitehouse".

She makes the most heavenly products for your laundry room. I had told her that I was interested in trying some of her new linen water and not only did she grace me with a bottle of her lavender linen water, but also a package of her lavender laundry detergent and a reusable lavender dryer sachet.




I love the packaging and my whole house is infused with the aromatic smell of her lovely lavender products.




Her linen water is perfect to spritz on your sheets for a restful night's sleep.
I've already spritzed it on my sofa and in my boy's room. If you have boy's you know how stinky their room can get, so this took care of that problem right away. :)


***All of her products are all natural and vegan and environmentally friendly, which is another plus.

Thank you so much dear Theresa for your thoughtfulness and kindness. I will truly enjoy this wonderful gift.
I'm off to wash my sheets and bedding now in your heavenly smelling detergent.

If your interested in purchasing some of your own lavender laundry products from "The Old Whitehouse", you can visit Theresa's shop 
or visit her lovely blog

Have a lovely day all~
Sincerely,
Melinda

26 July 2012

Vintage & Treats~

Good morning all. I hope your enjoying your summer!
Just wanted to share with you a little table setting I did the other day.
Hope you enjoy~




Sunflowers from the farmer's market.


I got a set of 4 of these fabulous vintage green French bistro chairs from the lovely and sweet  Debra Hall. I just love how they add some much needed color to my house.


Rice Crispy treats from Trader Joe's. These are delicious!

 Have a beautiful day.

***Joining Jennifer from "Jennifer Rizzo" for her Fabulously Creative Friday Linky Party~
 and
***Joining Sharon at "Elizabeth & Co." ~
and 
***Joining Courtney at "French Country Cottage" for Feathered Nest Friday~

17 July 2012

My Favorite Things Week 1~

 Just wanted to pop in and say "hi",
and show you some of my favorite goodies of the week!

{1. Vintage cabinet~ The Willows Home & Garden; 2. Palm Oil Soap~ French Soaps.Com, Savon De Marseille; 3. Salerno Urn table lamp~ Ballard Designs}


{1. Collin Signature Skinny Bowery Jean~ Hudson Jeans; 2.Almond Tonic Body Oil~ L'occitane; 3.Western Chambray Shirt~ Civilianaire}


I was never really into clothes until recently since I've lost so much weight. Now I can actually wear skinny jeans!! :) This is a huge thing for me!! Now bear in mind that I do not look like the woman above in my skinny jeans! Let's just say that I won't be bearing my mid-drift like she is:0)
 I love the ones pictured above from Hudson Jeans, super cute and comfy, they can also be purchased from Nordstrom.
The Almond Tonic oil is fabulous if you have super dry skin like me, and it smells wonderful.

Hope you enjoyed and have a wonderful day!!
Sincerely,
Melinda

11 July 2012

This & That ~

Hi everyone!!~
I hope your having a wonderful week.
I spent the morning yesterday having breakfast in a little French cafe'.
No, not in France, but in Newport Beach California.
I took the boys out for breakfast and a movie and we had the best French breakfast at one of my favorite places in Fashion Island called "Cafe' Beau Soleil".
It's connected to this fabulous shop called American Rag Cie which carries fabulous denim, clothing, vintage clothing and French housewares. The owners travel to Europe fairly often to stock the housewares shop with gorgeous vintage French furnishings. Oh, the furniture is so amazing!!~
I'll save the shop photos for the next post.





Sorry, but I didn't think to take a photo of my "Parisienne Farmer" crepe until after I had finished half of it. But let me tell you, it was delicious!!~
Chicken, fresh tomatoes, and spinach in a light creme sauce~YUM!!


My oldest enjoying an iced chocolate.

Afterwards, we went to see the movie "Brave".
THE BEST DISNEY MOVIE I have ever seen. Seriously, I loved it!!
And the boys loved it too.

Moving on~

This is my front entry way.


Continuing with the French theme~ A few of my favorite linens from France.


Excuse the ugly carpet.






My favorite French torchon's.




Hope you all have a beautiful day!!
It's getting hot here now!
Sincerely,
Melinda

10 July 2012

House Goods Sale~








Vintage prom dress from around the late 40's early 50's.
It is in really good shape with lots of beautiful tulle.
It's a lovely peachy/pink color and would be perfect for any shabby chic home!

$55.00
+10.00 S/H
FINAL SALE!!
SOLD!!~



 Rachel Ashwell Rose Blossom/Serenity Sage linen pillow with ruching and ruffle. Has button closure and down/feather insert.

$50.00 
+7.00 S/H
 FINAL SALE!!
SOLD

Hope you all have a lovely week!!
Sincerely,
Melinda

07 July 2012

Giveaway Winner~


 
Thanks to all of you who entered!!~
So here it is, the winner of the $50.00 gift certificate from Novica is #3.

 
Congratulation's Anne.
I'll e-mail you all of the GC info soon.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend~
Sincerely,
Melinda


03 July 2012

Vignettes: Dining Room

Just a few quick photos from my dining room.
I hope your all having a lovely week!!~


I cut some lavender from a few of my plants from Trader Joe's and added a few bunches around the house.
Such a heavenly smell~






My favorite vintage gray scale~










Wishing you all a very Happy & Safe 4th of July!!~

Sincerely,
Melinda


***So excited to join Nicki at "The Vintage Farmhouse" for Creative Things Thursday.***


02 July 2012

Inside~

 Hello friends. I hope your all enjoying this beautiful Summer.
Can you believe it's already July? Wow, the time really does fly by doesn't it?!!
Our summer beach and pool plans have been put on hold because my little one has been sick over the past few days, and now Moms caught it. Don't you hate being sick in the summer?! It is just too pretty outside to be stuck inside :)
 

Anyway, I completely changed the living and dining areas the other day. I wanted something fresh and different, and I think I got it.
I also got around to painting my mantle. I was inspired by Maria's mantle and was getting tired of the old paint chipping off, so I just went for it.




I really like how it turned out, but I think it probably needs a coat of semi-gloss on it. I just used an eggshell finish which is what I had on hand in the house.
The color is called "steam" by Benjamin Moore.



I changed out my petite crystal chandelier for my vintage pink and white tole chandie to add a little pop of color.








Dining room~


I also wanted to show you a little sneak peek of my bedroom. I finished painting it and now all I need is new bedding.








I used a color called "classic gray" by Benjamin Moore on the walls here in my bedroom. It is a gorgeous color!


Well, I hope you all have a wonderful week and a very Happy 4th of July!!!~
Sincerely,
Melinda