Friday, April 20, 2018

Sunny Outdoor Vignettes...

It is a gorgeous Sunny Friday here in Nor Cal at our Home For Sale.  As part of the staging process for showings, I set some vignettes outdoors...when the sun is shining.  This is the table setup for the kitchen and great room deck.  There are 2 sets of double French doors leading out to this deck and it is perfect for entertaining.  As you can see, I am not fancy.  Melamine plates and plastic ware.  Lovely fabric napkins courtesy of my dear friend Donna of Brynwood Needleworks.  I feel like Spring is finally here.  The lemons are brown wooden ones I painted and I am loving them and the money I am saving from not buying fresh ones each week.

Same deck with my tea cart and some beverage glasses.  Nothing matches and that is because we are going for color to draw people outside the house.

This patio is directly outside my Studio French door.  I love the simplicity of this vignette.  The bench is hand made by Mr. C and very sturdy.  You might say I have a bird theme going on with the pillows and another set of fabric napkins from Dear Donna.  Thank you my friend.  I smile every time I set out these vignettes.

A simple Mason Jar for a cool beverage break while out gathering weeds or pine needles or maybe reading a book.  Now that will be refreshing!

Down at the Pond, which Mr. C built after he went to Pond College, I have another simple vignette.  There used to be two lovely teak benches but time and weather were not kind to them and they fell apart.  So I merely bought the dreaded plastic Adirondack chairs and we actually love them for ease of moving, cleaning and sitting in.  More bird themed pillows.

I have a piece of granite sitting on a large vase and it makes a handy table.  More of Donna's bird themed napkins and a pitcher to fill glasses.  Sipping away the afternoon while enjoying the froggies and the birds serenade us.  Life is Good and we are Blessed.
I shall close for now as I am busy with household chores like laundry.
May each of you begin to have Spring and enJOY the most glorious green leaves and colorful flowers and birds, butterflies and froggies.  We also have hundreds of caterpillars doing whatever they are doing...crawling, climbing and just being everywhere.  Spring Smiles...<3

Monday, April 9, 2018

Sears Point Sonoma

This past weekend we left the deluge of rain and drove to Sonoma California to enjoy the CSRG Vintage Auto Races at Sears Point Raceway. Our weather was gorgeous and the rain stayed away.  The track gets very windy so it was cool and we bundled up.

Mr. C was enjoying his weekend watching the club racers drive this historic track.  In fact in his racing days he drove this track and it is one of his favorites.  I know he is wanting to get back into racing and this group of folks is very friendly and enjoy racing their vintage automobiles.  However for us the logistics of buying a car and all of the equipment necessary is not feasible at this time while we are hoping to sell our home and move out of state.  And a big Happy Birthday to Mr. C this April 12th as he turns 75.  Another reason this CSRG club is right due to many others who are this age.

If we could wave a magic wand this is the car Mr. C would like to own and drive.  An amazing Chevron that is wicked fast.  Danny Baker owns and drives it very well.  It is always good to have a dream and a goal.

My pictures are not good but I at least got the cars in the frame.  We were way up on the top of a hill at the back of the track.  The views were awesome.  And you can see the hills are emerald green.

Yes, I was there and bundled up.  The wind really blows up on the hills.  Gorgeous days and we enjoyed visiting with friends who are drivers and meeting and chatting with so many of the club members. 
What hobbies do you enjoy?  We love Formula 1, Indy, Club Racing and so many others.
I am enjoying the longer sunshine each day.  We still have rain predicted for a couple days this week. All the new Spring growth will be very happy.  Flowers blooming and trees budding.
I would like to share something creative however I haven't done anything worthy of sharing.  I barely have time to keep up with all the Random Acts of Mail, Love Notes Fairy mail and this month of April that is National Letter Writing Month.  This year I am only participating in NLWM unofficially. Last year it got too crazy for me and I mailed about 300 pieces across this world.  No time or extra money for that this year. 
Happy Birthdays to my Sisters Joyce,  Marie, lots of friends and my dear husband.  Let us Celebrate and eat CAKE!!!  <3