Saturday, December 12, 2009

Back to blogging…with a lot to share…

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Yikes, it has been a while since I have blogged. I was traveling for work and didn’t have an opportunity to post, then I was traveling with friends and having too much fun to post, and when I came home I seemed to either be too busy shoveling snow or too tired to blog. I got out of the habit after the first week of not blogging…reminded me of exercise…once you don’t exercise for a few days all of a sudden a week has gone by, then another week of no exercise.

I am recommitting to blogging. I have a giveaway winner to announce, my interview with Linda McDonald of Flea Market Style magazine, and a lot of photos of homes that I either spent time in or stalked while in California.

The photo above and the photos below are of the home of my friends Bill and Marie. I have known Marie since 1982 and almost always stay at with her and Bill when I am in the Bay Area. Bill’s uncle designed the home.

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The jug below was used to hold sake.

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Fresh fruit on the front porch make for a warm and colorful welcome.

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The picture below is a tree from their yard, but I can’t for the life of me remember what these are…other than striking and messy when they hit the ground and you step on them.

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The persimmons were spectacular and made for a beautiful display.

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In one of the houses that we toured in St. Helena they cut a full branch of persimmons and set it on a buffet.

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Check out my Thrifty Shopping articles on examiner.com.

Thanks for stopping by Cottage Lifestyle and examiner.com.
Renee

5 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Welcome back!!! It sounds like you had a great time!

Looking forward to some posting from you!

LOVED the branch of persimmons!!! Brilliant!

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Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Welcome back!
~Michelle

~~Carol~~ said...

I was just thinking about you a couple of days ago, wondering where you were! Sounds like you had fun, and I love that picture of the persimmon branch on the buffet. Simple yet beautiful!

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