Vintage Market Place…

The Vintage Market place in Rainbow California was an amazing experience. I enjoyed every minute of this wonderful event. The theme was boho beach and  I was impresses by all the amazing booths all  in one place.  I loved all the beautiful vintage displays  but one of my favorites was Seahouse design by Lynda Lairmone from Irvine( 1st  four photos). I loved her colors of gray and turquoise with her shells.  I had to buy one of her market bags and she give me a great price !

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  Thanks Lynda !

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I wore a 1960’s dress and basket bag with my boho shoes and shell necklace. I was surprise I sold all my vintage basket bags and hats, and all my white frames the 1st day so I had to go home and bring back my rack of clothes.

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I work the show for John & Fab of Vintage Vendetta  from Lake Elsinore, where I have my boutique space and I loved every minute of meeting and greeting the customers and I made some new like-minded friends.

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Another one of my favorites booths was Mora’s Antiques also from  Lake Elsinore.

Her display of  jewelry was outstanding.  Most of her jewelry is antique.

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 I had to take a picture of this pretty lady by my booth who came back the second day to buy one of my vintage earrings. Her outfit was vintage perfection.

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Wow, I am inspired !!

 To find out more about the Vintage Market place  follow their blog.

Have a wonderful week !

xoxo

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Happy Summer Solstice…

The sun today will arrive at its northernmost point in the sky and usher in a season change on Earth, with summer beginning in the Northern Hemisphere. Thousands of people swarmed over at the ancient megalith of Stonehenge  to celebrate the dawn of the summer solstice — the longest day of the year.

I was at Stonehenge in 2006, a wonderful place for a summer celebration !

Have a wonderful day, xoxo

March Equinox 2012

The March equinox 2012: March 20, at 05:14 UTC (or 5:14am).

The March equinox occurs the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from south to north. This happens either on March 19, 20 or 21 every year. On any other day of the year, the Earth’s axis tilts a little away from or towards the Sun. But on the two equinoxes, the Earth’s axis neither tilts away from nor towards the Sun.

One of the most famous ancient Spring equinox celebrations was the Mayan sacrificial ritual by the main pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico. The main pyramid – also known as El Castillo – has four staircases running from the top to the bottom of the pyramid’s faces, notorious for the bloody human sacrifices that used to take place here. Knowledge of the equinoxes and solstices is also crucial in developing dependable calendars, another thing the Mayans and their predecessors clearly had gotten the hang of .The Mayan calendar was very precise in this respect, but today the Mayan calendar is most famous for ending exactly on the December solstice: 21 December 2012, at 11:11 UTC.

All information and photo from .timeanddate.com/calendar/march-equinox.

Light a spring green candle and give thanks to the beautiful day,  and please have a great day…xoxo

The Queen Witch…my mom

So many people ask me why I love Halloween. Well, my mom’s birthday is Oct 30th and every year when I was young, my mom would make a grand celebration on Halloween, complete with a beautiful decorated table and extravagant foods and deserts. My mom is a wonderful cook. I still to this day call her to ask her for  some of her wonderful recipes.  I think maybe that’s why I became a kitchen designer.   I only wish I had half her talent.  Well this weekend we are off to the queen witches birthday party in Arizona. And she will be 70, and she doesn’t look a day over 35, well I guess all her  tonics and elixirs really work. My mother was always very fair and beautiful the white witch of the family (Tanya looks a lot like her ). But don’t let her beauty fool you, she always turned poor men into toads…but we always loved her food.

(Photo from pinerest )

My french coffee press post is next,  and I am happy to say my blog  stats has reached  20,000 ! Also bring out your white candles and send love to our earth .

Hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend !

At Stonehenge For Summer Solstice…

(Photo by  Matt Dunham)

Thousands of people swarmed over at the ancient megalith of Stonehenge on
Tuesday to celebrate the dawn of the summer solstice — the longest day of the
year.

More than 18,000 neo-pagans, new agers and curious visitors shouted and
banged drums and tambourines at the Stonehenge circle, a group of giant stones
in the middle of an English field, even though clouds blocked out the sunrise at
4:52 a.m. local time.

They braved heavy rain that fell across the Salisbury Plain, about 80 miles
southwest of London, to mark the day. The solstice predates the Christian
calendar and is a significant occasion for those who are Druids and Pagans,
which are now recognized religions in Britain.

Police say the event was good natured. They made just 20 arrests, most for
minor drug offenses.

Stonehenge was built in three phases between 3000 B.C. and 1600 B.C. It is
one of Britain’s most popular tourist attractions, with more than 850,000
visitors a year.

(Informatiom from Larry Miller reported from London )

Today is the summer solstice , the longest day of the year. There are many celebrations all over the world, my favorite is the gathering at Stonehenge, I was there in 2006, I thought I would share a picture of the sunset at Stonehenge

June 21 is the Summer Solstice….and the 1st day of Summer, hope everyone has a wonderful day !!

October Vintage Vogue Cover

 I love the month of October , the eighth month of the old Roman calendar,which is sacred to the myth goddess Astraea . The myth of the loss of the Golden Age is appropriate for that time of year when the chills of autumn tells us that the golden days of summer has past and winter is drawing near. The autumn leaves turn to gold and fall during this month, echoing Astraea’s departure from earth.  It’s the month of the  masks, witches, poisons,  old black crows and our annual Halloween mystery dinner. This year we will have a  black and white masquerade ball in the grand style of the 1940’s.  You can view the entire event on my new blog” The Paper Mystique, www.thepapermystique.wordpress.com. Here you will fine all my custom stationary and events. 

 

 

 

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Hope everyone has a simply enchanting month.

27th annual Balloon and Wine Festival in Temecula

 

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Fly high in the sky oh magical balloon…and  take me away to another place, a place where time stands still, and when I

return I will be forever young.  

 

 

I love getting up at 7am to get to the Balloon and Wine Fest at 8am to see all the balloons coming in to land…

 

 

Hot air balloons require several things for a successful flight, cool air, fog-free skies, and calm winds. Hot air balloons

simply can’t fly in hot temperatures.  

 

 

The magic

began at dawn June 4th, 5th and 6th ,at Lake Skinner when the balloons take off and ends at 10 pm when the bands are done playing. 

 

 

 

Here is the balloon exhibit on the grounds throughout the day.  Free tethered rides are offered Sat. and Sun. morning

after the mass dawn launch.   

 

Where  every little kid want to know what’s  going on inside the big tent.

 

 

and of course he always get’s caught.

 

 

  The bands play throughout the day and into  the night, Vertical Horizon, Gin Blossoms and Paul Rodgers from Bad

Company to name a few.

 

 

At 830pm (Friday and Saturday only)  the evening balloon glow. A balloon glow is created by tethering several hot air balloons to the ground.

This produces a luminescent glow of colorful balloon canopies.

 

 

 

 A great end to a wonderfully magical day !