Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween everyone!  As all the kids come trick or treating at your door tonight, count how many little girls dress up like a Princess.  Every little girl's dream is to grow up and be a Princess, right?  Not for my Chelsea!  She never wanted to wear pink or be a Princess. Even for Ally's 6th birthday, which was a Princess theme party, where all the little girls dressed up like a Princess, Chelsea did a modified version which included soccer shorts and a tiara.  

Well, life had other plans for her.  
Guess who was crowned 11th grade Homecoming Princess for her high school! 
Congrats Chels!

My husband Paul looks more nervous than Chelsea does 
as he prepares to walk her down the football game's half time crowning show.

 The big moment when they announce Chelsea as 11th grade Homecoming Princess!

The Homecoming Queen,  Senior class Princess and Chels.

This girl will never miss an opportunity to ham it up for the camera.

Proud parents at the end of an exhausting but exciting night.

 Not one to love the high heels that went with the Princess attire, 
Chelsea was quick to change into her nikes after  the crowning.

Monday, October 17, 2011

October Days

Fall is my favorite season.
It's as though October rolls around and suddenly, you can't wait to pull out your packed away sweaters.  You also find yourself thinking about cooking some sort of yummy soup for dinner. Well ... even though, Southern California's weather isn't cooperating (it was in the 90's yesterday), it hasn't stopped me from pulling out the Orange decor to celebrate the days of October.

I buy these mini pumpkin stems from Trader Joe's and
use them in both my home and shows throughout October and November.
Don't you love the way they pop against this old white bucket?
Touches of Halloween all over my home....ok,ok, maybe just a tad more than just a touch.

I always put lots of candles on the fireplace mantle, especially at Halloween.
Here, you can see my collection of old kid Halloween shakers, next to my daughter's 2nd grade clay pumpkin.

My kitchen Halloween kitty always makes me smile.

Unfortunately,my witch is kinda silhouetted by the back light.
Each year, she happily takes her spot on the dinning room table
I hang my Wendy Addison trick or treat masquerade on the stairs below a black crow.

Yesterday's Long Beach show was a great show 
and a perfect opportunity to add a touch of October to my booth.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Remember Me?

Helllllo, remember me....Rose. AKA..."M. I. A. Blogger of The Year". 

It's been over 2 months since I've last blogged.  Yikes...I better try to catch up before the Blogging Police revoke my blogging license! 

Over the last few months, I've been so fortunate to have been invited to participate in some wonderful shows. 

Thank you to all the show coordinators who not only find me worthy to be in their show, but also put in a tremendous amount of planning and coordinating to sponsor a successful show! I want you to know how much I appreciate all your hard work.

Danni, Ohhellofriend and Jenni, found,  thank you for including me in your first Pop Up Tent Sale!  (Christilynn and I shared a space. Our goods compliment each others items perfectly! She is also a sweetie to spend the day with.)

Grazie to Christie Repasy and Rita Read, for welcoming me back to The Vintage Market at the Oaks. (Despite the spilled paint in the UHaul, the incredible heat and the black out, I spent 2 fun filled days surrounded by vendor neighbors Rita, Juanita, Deb and Dyanna! Their talents push me to step it up.)

Mark your calendars...Next show date: Dec. 2 & 3.

It was three times as much fun at the Three Speckle Hens Show, hosted by Carrie, Suzi and Kathy.  Michelle, Thank you, thank you, thank you for coming and working the show!  You were a lifesaver!

Above all else, thank you to all of you who come out and support me with your words of encouragement and purchases. I hope you enjoy these additional photos highlighting some of my show treasures...