Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I found two box of tea in my fridge, after opening the box I found the tea packaged in these two beautiful ceramic jars.

I tried tea out of one jar and the taste is amazing, couldn't wait til I get to the other one!

Monday, October 26, 2015

I finally figured out the secret to not wasting food is to cook with smaller pots.  I made this chicken and veggie soup after work and it's super quick and tasty.  This tiny pot makes about three bowl of soup, and now I have dinner and left over for breakfast tomorrow morning!

Top off the finished product with cubes of avocado and black tortilla chips, turned off the light and lit a candle, that completes the amazing, easy and elegant dinner for one!

I love treasure hunting in vintage and antique shops, some shop owners are so gifted with curating and displaying their merchandise, that shopping there is almost like walking into a period movie set.

This 1920s tray was something I had seen before and thought it had been sold.  The bottom is lined with faded green velvet and the glass mirror had delicate flower etching on it.  When I discovered that it was still available, I couldn't pass up my opportunity this time around!

Here it is sitting on my coffee table displaying some of my vintage brooch collection, what a beautiful little tray!

My father came and stayed with me for about a month and half and just left yesterday, it was hard to say the least, but I'm slowly reclaiming my house back.  I think as a person ages it's absolutely important to have your own space and your own life, there may not be much to it but still a place you can relax your mind and just be yourself after a long work day.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I found this large kerosene oil lamp at my local antique store, it's simplicity is so perfect.  I turned off the lights in the house after setting up this lamp, my house instantly quiet down.  It made a lot of items in my room seemed redundant.  Our modern life is so complicated, there are so much background noise and distractions, I wonder if all that modern conveniences or advances are worth the price we pay for?  Sometimes it could be a good thing to step back in time a bit. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I'm not dead, really, I've just been super busy with work.  I found this small antique ring recently on ebay, it has so much detail and style, makes me think people used to put so much effort into everyday objects.  It really takes me back in time!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Yesterday was four years since Bobby crossed the rainbow bridge, I miss him everyday!

It's always sunny here in California, but that isn't always a blessing!  It's actually been a miserable winter so far bei...