Flea Market Finds

Its been a long two weeks and I've had a hard time thinking about what to write for a post....

So I thought Id share with you a few things I've been doing..

My daughter and I went to the Flea market and saw these beautiful hand dyed vintage fabrics from Africa. 

We were told they were used as shawls.

I bought some and would love to do this with them...

love it with the white!

( Irving and Fine Instagram)

They would look great in a room with red and white...

They also had these black and white hand dyed fabrics.

 I loved all the different patterns!

 I wish I had bought a couple of these too, they were beautiful.

 They would look great as pillows in my guest room...

I just might have to go back and get them!

I had to stage and up-date my parents home so we could sell it. 

We had to replace the carpet, paint, new cabinets, all new appliances and new counter tops. 

It was a lot of work!

She had the red sofa which I had to keep so I added the bold blue to 
  help balance the red.

We sold it in two weeks...we have a 30 day escrow and now need to pack up the house!


 I'm not looking forward to that!

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Outside Dining and Vintage Plates

I know a lot of you might be experiencing Fall weather...

Living in southern California, we are still in summer mode...its been in the 80's to 90's this week...

I do love our warm summer nights and being able to have dinner outside with friends....Summer is my favorite time of year!

We went to my friend Shellys, who is also a designer and a fabulous cook.
She had a watermelon salad and it was so good!
 It looked beautiful!

Isn't her table setting gorgeous!

I had this chair recovered for a client of mine and wait to you see the back!

It looks perfect in her cottage looking home.


I added some small vintage plates to another one of my clients dining room walls.

 Its exactly what it needed!

You won't believe where I found this beautiful vintage oil painting?

In a garage thrown in a bunch of trash at an estate sale...

Yes, I believe I scored on this one!

Its signed by the artist, John.

I guess it could of been painted by the home owner.  But, any who, I love it!

And the recipe for this salad is below...

Hope you enjoy it!
(Recipe found in 805 Living)

Thanks for stopping bye,



Fabric and Ageless Style

Hello Peeps!

 I'm back...

We just got home from a wonderful vacation ...

We rented a beach house up in Ventura and

we had so much fun...

I really didn't want to come home! My oldest son and his wife, my daughter and her husband and all the grand babies came. Were already planning a trip back next year. It was close enough, but far enough for it to feel like we were on a vacation.

 But, were home now and back to the norm!

I thought I would share with you some up-dates on a project I'm working on. These are some of the fabrics I will be working with.

The fabric in the back will be used on the kitchen chairs and the first image above will be pillows and a valance.

Were using quartzite on the counter tops and tile on the back-splash. I haven't figured out what tile I'm using yet, but I'm working on it!

Cindy, over at Rough Luxe blog did a post on ageless style, Linda Wright.. She is a Texan living in Paris and owns a little boutique, Crimson. 

She is gorgeous and has a wonderful style!

Check out Cindy's post here and find out more about ageless style.

Talk about ageless style...I found this makeup on Pinterest...its makeup for women over 40..I love it...my daughter noticed how pretty my skin looked and asked me if I had done something different...I told her it must be my new makeup, Boom!

I bought the color stick and the glimmer stick...the glimmer gives you a natural glow..My daughter who is in her 20's is going to buy it...
By the way...I don't get a kick back from this company...its just something a tried and liked!

If you have any tips for ageless beauty please pass them on..

Thanks for stopping bye!



A Visit to Raoul Showrrom

(Juxtaposition Home)

I'm giving up on being consistent with blogging...

Hope you don't mind, but its the season of my life. 

I've been working and taking my son to doctors appointments..I also celebrated a wedding anniversary...

I met my husband when I was 18 years old...shoot, we've been married as long as the hills are old!

My son is doing better and improving all the time. He will need another surgery on his arm and we will be seeing the doctor in Sept or Oct. 

Here are some of the things I've been up to...

I'm looking for two new chairs for my living room. The two I have are about 25 years old and are looking there age. The sofa in my living room is ivory. I thought this time I would mix it up and use two different fabrics. A solid ivory on the front and a blue fabric on the back.

I love this look from Patina Rentals. I showed it in another post here.

I'm using a French Bergere chair and I don't want it to look to serious. I like my home to be a little playful.

(William McClure, Bill Williams)

I went to Santa Barbara and visited Raoul Fabrics Showroom. They had these lovely hand dyed table linens from Africa that I love. They are not cheap, but they are gorgeous!

They make beautiful pillows...

All of their fabrics are hand blocked and beautiful.

They also had these cute and summery purses!

I went to a stone yard with a client and we bought this Quartzite for her kitchen counter tops.

 Boy, I really love the look of Quartzite stone.  

My favorite is Marble, but I'm not one that wants to worry about upkeep..it would drive me crazy! 

I'll share with you some of the other details about her kitchen another time...still working on some of the design plans.

Thanks for stopping bye!



Oh my gosh...

Did you think I dropped off the planet?

Number one no no in blogging!

Time got away from me...sorry!

Here's where the weeks went!

I visited a store called Changes in Agoura Ca and fell in love with this chair!
You know I'm in love with Chinoiserie style.

The owner has great displays and if your looking for fun jewelry you'll have to check it out!

We celebrated my granddaughters birthday..she turned one...

Shoot...shes too cute!

My daughter made her an organic carrot cake with coconut milk frosting..

No sugar...

It was really good!

My daughter tries to give her only organic, no Gluten, no dairy and no sugar.. 

I sometimes wonder if that's why shes always in a good mood!

And here's my other cutie

We took photographs of my clients living room for my portfolio....

 I took these photos with my phone..

Shoot, it takes such great pictures!

 I cant wait to see the professional ones!

I had this coffee table custom made for her.

 It has a beautiful stone top and I found the ivory box at an antique store...

I love it!
 I wish they had two of them!

This fun chair was at Cost Plus...

It would look so cute in a little girls room.

 The little cutie isn't for sale and shes one of a kind!

Thanks for stopping by,


Virginia Kraft Textiles

I found these wonderful hand blocked textiles 
while I was searching Instagram.  They were  created by Andrea Whalen..

Her company is named after her Grandmother, Virginia Kraft.

I've always loved hand blocked fabric..

I would love to try making my own one day.

I love this one!

Wouldn't it be cute in a children's room.

Virginia Kraft can be found here.

 A percentage of all sales go to The Virginia Kraft Fund which helps underprivileged children in her community participate in music, sports and the arts.

My son came home on Saturday and hes doing well. He started an outpatient P.T. program and someone has to be with him at all times. He has a long road ahead of him and one more surgery. I'm sure he's going to be going through a lot of different emotions and frustrations and so are we. But, were flowing with it!

I use to tell my kids all the time..when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

 And that's what were going to do!

Thanks for stopping by,


Following Instagram

There is so much social media it's hard to keep up with it all. 

Between Pinterest, Instagram and Blogs it can be over whelming!

But, they can be wonderful tools to explore different styles and give you an idea of what you like.

I find so many inspirations and ideas for the  home. 

Here are some of the people I follow on Instagram..

 Halcyon House

House Beautiful

Anna Spiro

Tilton Fenwick

Sherry Designs

Studio Mcgee

Loi Thai

Did you notice all the yellow and blue? 

Do you think were going to see more of these two colors together?

 I think we are!

Have a great week!

One Kings Lanes

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