Sunday, May 30, 2010

Part #2 California's GOLD Rush !!!

What a wonderful time spent. Yes, we felt we struck GOLD in our relationships with Stephanie & Mike and also Gloria & Ted from We all were able to put our heads together and come up with the same conclusion , by the look of the collections of these two couples, we are all in it for the long haul. Gold was also found in antique shops visited in Orange, Laguna, Balboa, Venice, Santa Monica and San Diego. Lets not forget the beaches, the flowers and my sons favorite late night "CRAIG FURGUSON SHOW" in which Mr. Furguson asked Ben if he was Justin Beavers, When he found out Ben was 18 he suggested Ben must be Justins grandfather. This was the highlight of Ben's trip.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


In the famous words of our friend Portia Maloney, WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE what we have seen so far on our trip to California, beginning with our friends Stephanie & Micheal Clark. We met them in our store in Dallas, and they said if you ever come out . . . When you first enter their house you are greeted by a display on the left wall of the awesome power of white. The first thing that cought my eye was a three foot trophy etched "FLOWER SHOW", and what a show it was. Limitless panels of French lace layered everywhere, among down pillows, beautiful fabrics, and fine French furniture. And you want to know why we can't find any old rose florals? Because they're all here in her house. Probably 200+ of them and other florals. Stephanie and Micheal took us on a whirlwind (more like hurricane) tour of beach and coastal towns Tuesday, and it even included antique shopping too. Stay tuned.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Todays Garden Sale!!

Everything has come together very well and we are now ready for our Annual Garden Sale. Weather today has been a blessing along with our friends Jeff and Portia Maloney. Portias great eye for putting things together and Jeffs great gardening skills. This time of year you never know what to expect but the cooperation has been great with the high to be around 85. Here are a few photos of the set-up. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


We can't keep a secret that well- we're fiving a sneak peak at some of the gift items for sale at our garden sale this Thursday and Friday. See 5/3 Posting for details.
In that posting I made reference to Ozzie and Harriet? Does anyone remember what Ricky's brother name was and was he an older brother or younger? I don't remember!

Monday, May 3, 2010

I went to the Garden Party! Reminisce with your old friends

Most of you aren't old enough to remember the Ricky Nelson (Ozzy and Harriet) but with Mothers Day sneaking up on us it's probably a good idea to "Please Yourself!!"
Why put the pressure on anyone else to try and come up with the perfect gift? What a fun time to stop by Portia Maloney's back yard Thursday night or Friday. This year the yard is loaded more than ever with some wonderful surprises. From crusty old flowerpots and potting benches, to concrete statuary and birdbaths, to rocks and seashells, to vintage outdoor pottery and iron accessories, and to the more elegant artwork and Antique yard furniture, you will find what you are looking for. This year we will be surprising everyone by introducing a couple of accessory lines. We really would like to have everyone stop by and join in the fun. We will be open for business this Thursday night May 6, from 6pm-8pm. We will be offering munchies and drinks. Friday May 7, we will be open all day starting at 10am and ending at 3pm. The address is 4224 Allencrest , in Dallas (75244) which is two blocks north of Forest, between Midway & Welch. This is Dallas Mapsco #14 Y. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! (QUESTIONS? Call Alan @ 214-770-2994)