Remnants of the Past Vintage Show…#2

Mary Salaber of Glorie…

I loved her antique silver wares,

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The very talented mother and daughter team of the Lipstick Gypsy

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Jenny Karp of Glitterfarm, organic glamour

Jenny uses tea stain coffee filters for her banners . Wow ! I think I will run home and tea stain some coffee filters , and try my hand at these wonderful paper projects . Simply amazing .

Next posts the inside booths.

Remnants of the Past Vintage Show…

“The Thrill of the HUNT, and the Reward of the HARVEST….It’s the October 2012 Remnants of the Past Vintage show”…I invite you to come share in our celebration of all things antique and vintage, salvaged and reimagined , 75 vendors from across the nation will gather in the heart of California’s beautiful Central Coast at the Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo. These creative artisans will be displaying their beautiful wares ! Judy

I couldn’t have imagine that this show would be so impressive as these inspiring vendors with their beautiful displays. Wow so much talent at one show ,I loved every minute of meeting this wonderful group of artisans, and seeing their beautiful vintage and antique items. A picture is worth a thousand words so grab a cup of coffee , relax and enjoy !

The women of ,  Just Cuz Creations …


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Sweet Young Things by Emily Young

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I was so very thrilled to meet Johan & Trinidad from


I spent a lot of time talking with Johan , he told me his job wasn’t easy driving all over the south of France looking for unique antiques to sell at his shows. I personally would love travel to the south of France and explore the antique flea markets. What a life !


More of show tomorrow…

xoxo Sacred Cheryl

Temecula Berry Company

Summer is a wonderful time to go to Temecula Berry Company and grab a bucket and pick some blueberries. Darrill loves blueberries and so does Leo, so when Darrill said he wanted to go and have Leo pick berries I grabbed my camera hoping to get a few good shots. The red barn against the blue sky and the green fields were absolutely beautiful. This farm started out as a family farm in the late 1990’s and since then the family has planted over 10 acres of southern highbush here in the Temecula Valley.

Temecula Berry Company is located on the east side of Temecula towards the Wine Country. The season starts in mid May and ends in early July. So this might be the last weekend to visit the farm.  Information here for

A great place for some family summer fun.

Have a wonderful weekend, xoxo Cheryl .

Jerome, Arizona

Jerome Arizona, a whimsical old mining town which I find so very enchanting, and I always feel the urge to wear black when I visit…is it because of its wicked past, or maybe I feel like I am in mourning.

Once known as the wickedest town in the west, Jerome was a copper mining camp, growing from a settlement of tents to a roaring mining community.

Four disastrous fires destroyed large sections of the town during its early history, resulting in the incorporation of the City of Jerome in 1899 .

 In 1967 Jerome was designated a National Historic District by the federal government. Today Jerome is a thriving tourist and artist community with a population of about 450…It includes a modicum of artists, craft people, musicians, writers, hermits, bed and breakfast owners, museum caretakers, gift shop proprietors and fallen-down-building landlords

Once a popular mining town, today the mines are silent, and Jerome has become the largest ghost town in America. As much as I love a creepy cool town, I feel a certain chill that runs all the way down my spine.

Seems I’m not the only one who likes to wear black here. These beautiful woman seem almost ghostly as they walked down the street.

I almost forgot why I was here, oh yea,  to do a photo shoot. There was so many very rustic places to shoot, but  I found the perfect spot.

The rustic stones and hanging ivy made this the perfect backdrop.

The sun was setting fast , so I was only able to get about five good shots.



After the photo shoot we went to The Haunted Hamburger to eat . The food was excellent. I had the chicken and ribs and for $13.99 it was worth every penny. The view was amazing as we were pretty much at the  top of this town.

Leo loved this place and he  wanted to hang out all night. I was ready to leave as soon as the sun starting going down.


Is it worth your time to visit? The answer is a resounding yes! Jerome is an enchanting town, and a photographer’s paradise. From its external appearances it hasn’t changed much in nearly 100 years. Due to the 30-degree incline of the mountainside, gravity has pulled a number of buildings down the slope. 

Next post Sedona , Arizona. One of the most amazing places I have ever had the pleasure to photograph.

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The Historic Haunted Queen Mary…

 It was a rainy weekend on the historic haunted Queen Mary……do I think the Queen Mary is haunted ? Why yes.





Walking around the docks at night was very cold, but we enjoyed the cool brisk air…I gave my canon 40D to  Hunter and he took most of these photos. Darrill booked us a suite so it was a very nice room, but the boat was cold and drafty and it seem like I couldn’t warm up… The details on this boat were amazing and to think it was built in 1936. The Queen Mary was considered the grandest ship ever built and the elite of high society and I could see why. Leo wanted to know when the ship was going to take off to sea ,  he didn’t understand why it wasn’t going to leave port.

Next post part 2 ..

A small town 4th of July…

A small town  4th of July  in  Oak Park ,Chicago….

(#3 on the ten things we want to do for the summer )

complete with red , white and blue jelly beans…

an array of wonderful  breakfast food…

and red watermelon that Leo loves !

Leo finally got the hang of playing this game.

Here are all the  kids in a row waving their flags , waiting for the parade to start.

Leo was eyeing this cute little guys jelly beans….

he just couldn’t wait and  helped himself.

Here comes the parade now !!

The town’s firemen start the parade….

There was lots of people in their decorated cars to see, and lots of candy for the kids.

The end of the parade and  Leo waved goodby …Thanks Dave ,Paula , Cat and Maggie for

a simply wonderful day , next post stuffed pizza with Dan  !

Jogging in the beautiful Arizona desert….

I had a wedding photo shoot in the Arizona desert this last weekend and Hunter and I hop in my car and I drove  5  1/2 hours to Phoenix . After that long drive I needed some exercise.   I have made exercising my life style and I have been  going to the gym 5 days a week.  But what do you do when you’re on location ?   Well, I bring my gray sketcher, my Ipod , my water bottle and my exercise clothes.  I  find some beautiful scenery and get outside with the fresh air and  jog .  My hour jog burns up to 482 big ones and tones my legs  and butt with every step . Yes I am addicted to exercise and why not. I have so much more energy now (and it certainly  helps with Leo) and I eat more and still lose weight… before  jogging  make sure you warm up with some simple stretching. Bend down and touch your toes, then reach your arms up  high and stretch your body, then right and left  leg  forward stretches. I wear a heart monitor watch so I can keep my heart rate at about 135 to 145 to burn those calories.

 Summer is right around the corner and I would like to be ready for summer  this year.

Hope everyone has a fun week..


( Photo by Hunter )