Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Day Trip

Hi~ I don"t know about all of you, but I tend to get stuck in the same places sometimes. I live in the Pasadena area of Southern California and I don't venture out of the immediate surrounding cities too often. I do go see my family in Orange County, but honestly thats about it. I really don't know why because there are so many great places to go that are only minutes away.Well, last Friday I went on a "day trip" with a few friends to Hollywood/Los Angeles. For all of you who know these areas, this is almost laughable. Here are some photos of the "journey".
Our first stop of the day was at Rolling Greens Nursery in Hollywood. It was so beautiful. Don't these flowers look real??? Gorgeous. Unfortunately, we didn't bring our real cameras so all the photos were taken on our iPhones.
Hard to see in this photo , but this wreath had the most beautiful, vibrant ornaments on it. This nursery is located at an old tire shop. Ok, how gorgeous is the sky???? Can't get any better than that.
 More fake "Faux"  flowers.....
The nursery did have real flowers too, but the majority of things there were housewares and gifty items. It was so beautiful. I was in heaven.
Pretty soap display on the silver platter
This was a wall display.... Can you tell what is hanging here????
Tons of different colored tea bags.This was truly amazing . Who thinks of these things????
 Love this just because.
Here are some of the fabulous Christmas items. I really had to control myself. I think I only ended up with 4 ornaments. Not to shabby.

I loved this tree and I think this picture turned out kind of cool with the sunlight coming through the window.
Me and the clock. I WANT THIS CLOCK:) Too bad it was a bit too pricey. Oh well, I enjoyed admiring it.
After we left Rolling Greens we headed to grab something to eat at Joans on Third. The atmosphere of this restaurant was so fantastic. We sat outside and enjoyed the most beautiful day and had lots of laughs. After lunch we headed to a bakery that we had seen on our way to the restaurant. It was called Magnolia Bakery. The picture above is for the bakery. These are Mason Jars filled with different sprinkles. I cant believe we didn't take more pictures because we wanted to buy all their decorations. We were drooling over everything there. It was all done is pastels and it was so....charming. BTW~ They have the most yummy Banana Pudding.

This saying was at Rolling Greens and I love the meaning of this. It can represent  creativity, love, friendship, business etc. 
 I want to thank my friends for making me venture out of the area. I had the best day and can't wait to go back. We saw so many others places  to go back and check out. 

Welcome to all my new subscribers and thanks to everyone for the nice comments.
Hope you all  find some relaxation during this week before Christmas.


  1. Hi Cheryl,

    I'm glad you had a fun trip with friends! Don't worry, I live here in Los Angeles too, and I don't often venture far! lol Loved all the eye candy at the nursery! :)

    And I also LOVE Joan's on Third & the Magnolia Bakery - we should definitely get together sometime! :) Hugs & Happy Holidays to you!


  2. Wow Cheryl,
    What a fabulous place!!
    I'm the same way,I never venture out of the O.C., so L.A. is a place I rarely see. I really need to get out there.
    Hope you have a great week.

  3. Cheryl!
    You and your blog are darling! I loved going along with you and your friends to Hollywood! The sunshine...the tea bags...the sprinkles...the little sayings...your post is packed with pure charm! A perfect little Cali virtual vacation for this PacNWest girl with my morning coffee!
    I am your newest follower!
    Merry Christmastime!

  4. This looks like a fabulous is hard to find really nice faux flowers. Thanks for the tip, I am going to try and go there after the holidays. Merry Christmas

  5. *Sigh*, that is my kind of trip. I too am longing for a Mora clock. Thanks for taking me along!

  6. wow looks like a great trip! I love flowers and the saying at the end!


  7. Cheryl,
    found you thru my friend Jessie, alos picked up Romantic Homes today, congrats on the mention! I had planned to look you up! I'm for the OC, my family is in Yorba Linda, transplanted to Nashville, TN via NC and WI. Enjoyed traveling back to Hollywood and seeing those great places! I'm your newest follower and will be back often! Would love for you to visit me.
    Merry Christmas

  8. Hi Cheryl,
    Fabulous shop...oh my goodness...I want all those faux flowers! Love your blog...and you are cute as a button!! Happy Holidays! Laura :)

  9. Hi Cheryl-
    Thank you for your visit! I love Pasadena, I have family up there and love walking around the streets and driving the hills and looking at the homes!
    that clock is amazing too bad it was a little on the pricey side.
    Off to check out your blog a little more while I have a few minutes. merry Christmas

  10. Hi Cheryl, Sounds like a wonderful day! I would have fallen in love with that clock too. And those tea bags, wow! ... This is my first visit and your blog is just lovely. I'll be following along. Looking forward to getting to know you!

  11. I love your pictures, Cheryl! You are so pretty! I love that clock too! Maybe some day, right? :)
    A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!
    Maria ~ Rusty Hinge

  12. Hi Cheryl, I'm popping over from Laura's blog, 52Flea, and am a happy new follower. Welcome to the blogging world, looks like you're off to a wonderful start, from your neighbor in California, tami

  13. Popping in from Laura's .... so glad she sent us all are bound to meet some lovely gals now.

    With all the fab places you have to visit, you really do need to venture forth and conquer my dear. I frequently travel there from Vegas just for the circle, the fleas, Matildas are so lucky!
    Happy back to read some more of your life

  14. Hi I'm Susan from
    I'm your newest follower!
    Beautiful blog!

  15. What a nice post, and what a fabulous shop! Too bad it´s so far from here!
    Just found your blog and will follow!

    Merry Christmas!


  16. Cheryl:

    I just came across your blog and I am a fairly new blogger also and your newest followers. Hope you will visit my blog and follow me in return.

    Sounds like you had a nice day trip. I just moved from Pennsylvania to South Carolina and am finding myself around....We have visited so many areas. I am moving to a new home in a couple of months so I will have many posts once I get to the decorating part of it...So excited!

    Happy Holidays to you!

  17. Hi, sounds like you had a fun trip...that blue sky sure brings back memories of us living in Ca!

    Your new follower,

  18. I'm your newest follower sent over from 52 flea. The teabags are intriguing and inspiring. Merry Christmas

  19. I'm lovin' your blog:) New follower here! Found you through Laura and 52 Flea. (Love her blog too). I'll be back to say hello. Merry Christmas to you and your family:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  20. I love your blog! So happy to have been introduced to you. Taking the time to venture out . . . . isn't it just the best? I am now a new follower. So happy you entered blogland!!!
    Mary Anne ox

  21. Just found you through 52 flea.
    Great blog, keep up the good work.
    Love your color choices.

  22. Wow, looks like a great nursery to visit. I have to keep that in mind next time I'm in Pasadena. Merry Christmas and Happy Rose Bowl New Year's!

  23. What a fabulous nursery. Being in Hollywood they must get high end clients...explains the clock. But I'm with you I love it too.
    Merry Christmas



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May you have a happy day:) Cheryl