Monday, November 28, 2011

San Gabriel Mission

Hello Dear Friends,
The other day while out doing errands, I passed by the San Gabriel Mission and decided to take a couple of pictures, now wish I had taken more. I live only about 10 minutes from it but have been so busy that I just didn't have the time to go back. I did not take this picture of the bells, it's a stock photo.

This is the cemetery which was built when the church was built back on September 8, 1771. A large cross stands in the center of the cemetery, first consecrated in 1778 then again in 1939.

This is the new church, inside it's so beautiful. I like to attend mass here.

This is the old church, still used for weddings and sometimes mass. Founded by Fathers Pedro Cambon and Angel Somera, it was the 4th Spanish Mission of 21 that were built.

We are all so busy right now with the holidays upon us but hope you had a chance to come and visit my blog and see this beautiful mission. They have a lovely gift shop and the grounds are so pretty. We have visited many of the missions but not all.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Color is Burgundy

Hello to all my dear blogging friends and Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you. This month the color is burgundy.
This lovely plate with a cup and saucer I bought at a flea, set was only $7.00...can you believe it. Mom used to love this color and had dishes similar to this.

Since I collect hearts just had to buy this one at another flea market for $2.00 I included the pretty hand because thought the flowers looked a bit burgundy. The doilie was $1.00.

The angel shelf is in one of my bathrooms which is burgundy.

I made this burgundy heart and was happy with the way it turned out.

The night light is also in my bathroom and I decorated it.

I also decorated this box which is for saving special trinkets.

Hope you have enjoyed my burgundy items, go and see what the other ladies have chosen to show on this Color Party. Enjoy.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

My Japanese Dolls

Good Sunday Morning to Everyone,
When my husband was in the Navy, he brought me these two dolls from Yokosuka, Japan. He really enjoyed his stay there and took many photos. He would go shopping and buy things for me like these dolls, vases and even a Kimono with pajamas.

After all these years my dolls are still in pretty good condition. Although one leg is loose on this baby plus her hair is not having a good hair day, but I love my dolls and they represent a happy and sad time for us. Happy cause we were young and planning a wedding but sad because he was away from me at war and we could never spend Christmas together. But that all changed after four long years on the US Valley Forge.

This is the famous Buddah of Kamakura, Japan....He took this picture when stationed there. Also forgot to mention that he bought our silver service for 12 and our china also service for 12. For being such a young guy, he did very well. Love you sweetie.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Beautiful Peacock

Good Morning Dear Friends, Wow it's cold here, well I feel cold temp. is 65deg. and rain is coming either tomorrow or Friday.
My daughter took her little dog Bailey to the vet yesterday and after the vet they went to the Arboretum and she took this picture of a peacock, I thought it was so beautiful just wanted to share.

Enjoy a lovely day...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Spanish Dancer

Hello to all my dear blogging friends, The other day I was visiting my friend Sheri at (hope this link works) if it doesn't just copy and paste it on your browser, she had a wonderful post featuring the color red. Among her items she had a spanish dancer, I mentioned to her that I had a picture of me in a spanish dancer outfit from when I took classes and she suggested that I post it, so here it is.

Sorry had to take down my photo because on my Stats noticed folks were stealing my picture and I do not appreciate that. So sorry, guess they don't have anything better to do.

Wish we had more pictures but when we bought our second home, we went out one night and we were burglarized in our old home and lost many things, among them photos. Anyway, do visit Sheri so you can see her lovely red post and thank you for visiting me do appreciate it so much. Enjoy the week, raining here but we are nice and cozy inside with our fireplace on, soft music and candles, enjoying hot coco.
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