I promised to be better about my blogging. AND I MEANT TO BE!!!!! But, January started off with a BANG & I headed back to California for multiple reasons… But, while there I was so lucky to spend time with some of my Art Sisters. I flew into Orange County Airport & Vickie whisked me away. That weekend we hooked up with Sandy, Joy, Laurie (plus we saw Cynthia) at the Pasadena Bead Show. It’s the “BOMB” Best bead show I’ve ever been to. We had a ball & spent WAY MORE $$$$ than we should have. Dinner in downtown Pasadena was a blast & we all put our heads together planning our trip to Round Top this Spring (Cindy & I already have soooooooo much planned & I had to pin these girls down so we can start making reservations for the side trips).
While there we also had a chance to head to Matilda Mouse Antique Show. It only happens once a month (Friday & Saturday) & I had always dreamed of attending (& had my first chance in December while at Kim’s Winter Wonderland). Well, this time the theme was LOVE & Valentines…..
The day was wet & cool but, we headed south anyway. There’s the back of Vickie making a MAD DASH for the front door. The sale is held in the old barn on the Betty Crocker Estate.
This is not the greatest photo (it was very hard with the overcast skies making it grey & dark (once inside it really got difficult & a flash just made it all weird light). But, I showed you this so you could see the check out counter & all the great old architectural stuff in the barn (as well as the great bone structure of the barn itself). It was cold & damp inside but, beautiful in a sort of rustic way.
Beautiful OLD treasures everywhere.
Such darling displays!
Outside nature had dressed in her finest…. the pyracantha berries bursting on this bush. So pretty. I could just imagine the birds joy when they see this.
And Matilda (she’s a Wirehaired Fox Terrier) made an appearance!!!! The show is named after this sweet dear. She is very OLD & it is difficult for her to attend now but, her “Daddy” brought her down for just a little while. She’s so cute. My friend Cynthia tells me she has always been dressed for the occasion (or theme…. one year at Christmas she was dressed like Mary in the Manger). Here she’s sporting a vintage pink something for Valentines Day. She lays up on the counter while “Momma & Daddy” run the cash register. WHAT A LIFE!
Also, while there Vickie & I drove north to Nipomo to deliver Christmas gifts to friends of hers. Since her sweet Hubby had surgery right before Christmas she hadn’t been up there to “play Santa”. This gave us a chance to spend a couple of days with our dear friend Diana Frey.
With tears in our eyes we had to say good bye WAY TOO SOON but, there was much talk of our plans to be together this summer! And… right before I left for California….. As if I didn’t have enough already going on, we signed a contract on a new house here in Texas. I saw it right before I left but, jumped on that jet plane only to be signing more papers via email once in California. Looks like I might not be enjoying that beautiful new Master Bathroom we just finished remodeling this past fall. Here’s a sneak peek at the house….
So, forgive me for my delay in starting my Blogging year out but, it looks like another busy year…. Stay tuned for house news & more photos from California.
Thank you to all my Art Sisters that I got to visit with. I LOVE MY TIME WITH YOU!!!!!