Monday, April 11, 2011

Lucky Me!

Beware! This post is filled with photos! Hubby and I took a little one night getaway in Ventura, Calif. It is a fun place if you love to thrift because there are about 20-30 thrift and consignment shops to visit. The last two times we were there we saw them restoring this Victorian Church to make into a Bed and Breakfast and so we took a flyer and called and were lucky enough to get a room! It is called the Victorian Rose and the Inn Keepers, Nona and Richard and their cute Yorkie pup Teddy were wonderful! I took a bunch of pictures but they didn't all turn out too great but everywhere you looked, there were treasures. They were able to save some of the tin ceilings and added them to a bathroom ceiling and a cabinet. There were also chandeliers everywhere (pitter-patter)

This was the main part of the church and if you look at the top, those gold swans are the entrance to one of the rooms. You have to climb the spiral stairs to get there, I opted to stay on the ground. This room is now the sitting room and dining room and Nona is a wonderful baker!
Here are some beautiful french lace curtains in our room and one of the cherubs flanking our door to the patio....

We had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend a visit if you are in the area!

Now.... I won a giveaway and today I got it in the mail..... (yipppeeee!)

I was the lucky winner of Judy of the French Laundry Blog's giveaway!

I have wanted this book by the fabulous Fifi O'Neil since she talked about writing it, I have followed her blog for a couple of years now and if that wasn't enough, she also added in one of her beautiful sachets! (which she also sells in her etsy shoppe!)

This is how it came wrapped! See.... Lucky me! I feel so happy!

Tuesday I am participating in the Blogger's Bodega on Capers of the Vintage Vixens

Here are 2 new goodies I have added to my etsy....

A darling new shadowbox:

And a pretty dresser set...

I hope your week has started off great! Mine sure has! karen....


cherished*vintage said...

Congrats on your win! That book looks like a dream, and the sachet, how pretty!

What a fun place to stay, it looks positively charming!


Judy said...

Thanks for the shout out Karen! Glad you liked your treasures.

Judy said...

I really enjoyed that book and have flipped through it over and over!

robin dudley-howes said...

Hey KB
Love the pics from your adventure. Okay what'd ya get??? I love looking at the pictures from our last flea....those doll sellers never got back to me...might have to go to LB. Picket fence is right around the corner...still coming?

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Congratulations on your win!
Enjoy your treasures.
XO Marie

Diane said...

What a beautiful place to stay...and congrats on your win...wonderful goodies and so beautifully presented!! Have a pleasant Easter!