Monday, July 16, 2007

Vintage Rose Collection

Let me take a moment to introduce you to my very dear friend, Jo-Anne Coletti of Vintage Rose Collection. Jo-Anne is a very talented artist who hails from Massachusetts. She is the most talented rose painter that I have ever seen and she magically transforms vintage and antique pieces into incredible works of art. From baskets to chairs to mirrors and more, Jo-Anne takes joy in creating stunning treasures for her customers and friends. If you are lucky enough to own a piece of art from Jo-Anne, you truly know how special her creations are.

Jo-Anne also has an exclusive line of original canvas prints, notecards, stickers and labels that have been available to her customers for several years now. Many have imitated her art form, but none have mastered the quality and magic that comes to life on her canvas prints through her beautiful artwork and exceptional photography.

If you would like to read more about Jo-Anne or to purchase one of her stunning pieces of artwork, visit It will be a romantic shopping experience that you will not forget!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New Pretties In Vintage Finds!

These very pretty vintage china pieces by Lefton have just been listed in our Vintage Finds Boutique.They are so gorgeous ~ be sure to have a look!

Friday, July 6, 2007

It's The Weekend Again!

It's Friday and I don't know where this week has gone! I guess I've been busy! Today is a busy day too...running errands. It's off to the gym to work out, then down to Fedex to drop off a package, then I need to fill up my car and wash it, go to Debby's to drop off her latest treasures, and then finally...drum shopping! I despise grocery shopping, but then again who loves it right?!

Tomorrow morning we are going to an estate auction at 9:00 a.m. up in Clearfield which is about one hour or so away. That means getting up at 6:00, leaving by 7:00, getting there by 8:00 or so and then previewing until 9:00 when the sale starts! It is going to be 102 out tomorrow and the auction is outside, but I guess that's what you have to do to get those treasures! I hope you all have a lovely weekend ~ do something fun! (*_*)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

A Few Garden Pretties!

Here are a few snaps from the garden today...isn't this a sweet Portulaca plant!
I love these and this one looks like tiny pink roses. They do so well in the Utah heat!

Here are some peach David Austen roses in the front yard. I thought that this bush was going to die, but after three years it is finally thriving and it is always loaded with blooms. It is now about five feet high and sits as a backdrop behind my birdbath.

I love this ornamental Kale stuff! I have never bought any before so I thought I'd try just one in case it didn't like me! This puppy is getting huge even though you can't tell by the pictures.

Here is a picture of my rose hedge out front...26 roses in all...all the way across the front walk and out to the road. They are staggered pink and yellow and are Simplicity roses from Jackson and Perkins. This is the second year for it and it's doing very well. My other Simplicity rose hedge on the side of the house has been planted for four years and it is over 6 feet tall! If you want a gorgeous hedge with no maintenance and blooms that will last all summer and well into the fall this is the right hedge for you! Anyone can grow it!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

My Love Affair With Planes

Take a look at this ~ is there honestly anything better in the world than this view? Not to me there isn't! This is truly a lovely sight. There is nothing better than being in the air on your way to some exotic destination or to even some non-exotic destination. I just love everything about air travel; airports, the smell of jet fuel (yes, I'm weird!), the exhilaration of blasting down the runway with the rumble of the engines all around you, the takeoff and the floating feeling as the plane is climbing, just being on board, and of course, the feeling of seeing the earth rise up to meet you and cruising down over buildings, countryside or the ocean as you are descending into an airport. There is nothing better ~ well, at least nothing that I can write about! (*_*)

My love affair with air travel and planes began in 1987 when I took my first trip to the South Pacific. It was a year of bliss traveling to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti and Bora Bora in French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Hawaii...those destinations bring back many fond memories. I backpacked for an entire year "down under" and in 1989 and 1991 I was off again to the same locations for another year each to see the things I missed before. What an amazing time it was!

Look at this bad boy waiting to take off ~ my favorite, a 747-400!

I love Qantas Airlines ~ "Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd"! They have the best flights and the best service around. The cabin crews are always fantastic especially when you are on the long haul flights. My longest nonstop flight was 21 hours from LAX to Sydney, Australia.

You've gotta love this Qantas 747 all decked out in an Aboriginal Dreamtime theme!

A very cool Hello Kitty jet pulling onto the tarmack.

And finally...this is NOT what you want to see when you are peering out your window midflight. Thank goodness I was not on this flight! I would have been a basket case!!

Exquisite Vintage Chandelier!

This absolutely exquisite vintage chandelier has just been listed in our Vintage Finds Boutique this evening! It has everything ~ loads of ornate details; embossed swags and bows, five lights, vintage crystal prisms...the list goes on! Be sure to take a look! ~Stacy~