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Southern, California, United States
My sister and I are "Annie Louise". We live in sunny Southern California. Ever since we were kids our mom would take us to estate sale and garage sales. So I guess it is only natural that we still both love to go to garage sales, flea markets and thrift stores--- nothing more exciting than the thrill of the hunt and the find!! Our style is a cross between rustic, shabby chic and beachy. We are both new to blogging, but have decided to start our own blog. We hope you find this blog interesting and come back to visit often. Thanks for visiting, Jackie and Jeanette

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Trying my hand at a new project

It has been raining hard here in "sunny" California, so I am not able to do any outdoor painting projects.  I thought this would be a perfect day to attempt some indoor projects I have wanted to try.  So I transformed by bedroom into my craft room and whipped up these wreaths.  I also made the rosettes that I have seen on so many blogs, but never could get mine to turn out, but today all the stars must have been aligned because I love how the rosettes and the wreaths turned out.  I tried to keep them rather natural looking so I left some strings hanging on them.  I also stamped "Paris" and "Bonjour" on the material I used for hangers.  I had a blast doing them.

I also attempted to make a burlap wreath, but it did not turn out well at all (it actually makes me laugh when I look at it)  so no post of the burlap wreath.  I will see if I can play around with it and then maybe I will post pictures of it.  I think that is it for crafting for today.  I now have to clean (if you have ever worked with burlap -- you know what I am talking about) my craft room and transform it back into my bedroom.

I am linking up with Faded Charm, White Wednesday--check it out for amazing white creations, and pictures.  http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/ and transformation Thursday at http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/

Blessings to all,

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a joyful 2011.

Take care everyone. Blessings to you all. Jeanette and Jackie

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A beautiful Sunset

It is raining, gray and dreary here in "sunny" southern California  (reminds me of my childhood in Oregon)..

The picute below is of a beautiful sunset that I took just one week ago.  What a difference a few days can make. 

Jackie and I hope you are all enjoying a relaxing, cozy, warm weekend. Blessings to you all.

Friday, December 17, 2010

There is a Fall season in Southern California

Hi everyone,
  Just wanted to share some pictures of our "fall season" in southern California.   Coming from Oregon many years ago, I will admit that it has taken me awhile to enjoy and notice that the seasons do change here.  May not be as showy as the season changing colors back east, but I still think it is beautiful.  Enjoy.

A persimmon tree in all it's glory.

Have a wonderful Friday.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

White Wednesday in Old Towne Orange, CA

Hi everyone,
  While Jackie and I were selling at the flea market in Orange, I went over to the library and snapped a few pictures of the original Old Towne Orange fountain.  This fountain was originally placed in the Plaza (circle) in Old Towne Orange in the late 1800's.  In 1937 it was moved to it's current site by the library.  They have benches around the fountain, making it a great place to sit and relax.   Unfortunately, in June of this year one of the beautiful egrets was stolen from the fountain.   I adore this fountain, and hope you do too. 

 I am linking with Faded Charm--hop on over to Faded Charm to soak up the great assortment of wonderful white Wednesday posts.  Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pictures of our booth at the Old Towne Orange Flea Market

Hi everyone,

  Jackie and I had a great time selling at the Old Towne Orange Flea Market this past Saturday.  The weather was perfect and we really enjoyed visiting with everyone there--such a friendly atmosphere.  Here are some pictures of our booth set-up.

I just love these little gnomes.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Blessings to you all, Jeanette and Jackie

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Just starting to decorate for Christmas -- slowly

Hi everyone,
  Just a quick update--we are just starting to decorate for Christmas--whew where is the time flying?  Just had to get a small white tree this year, something about the white was calling out our name. 

I love these silver, glittery pinecones.

In Southern California this is as close to white as we are going to get, today it is going to be 77 degrees.  Jackie and I will be selling at the Old Towne Orange flea market this Saturday.  Stop on by, we would love to chat.  The weather should be great, around 78 degrees :)  Hope this post turns out okay, my computer is giving me fits.  Computers can't live with them, can't live without them.  :)
  Have a great day and blessings to you all.