Monday, September 1, 2014

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY...

One year ago today….it was a Spectacular day then…it's a Spectacular day today!!  We're wishing each other happy anniversary every hour on the hour…we're off to celebrate..YAY for us!!




Here's to all my besties who are in love and know what this means…and to those who are finding themselves single at the moment…you're time is going to come…look at me, I'm the perfect example that love can find you at any age…yay!  xoxo  juner

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

DAHLIAS, A 70th, A 95th, A PAINTED HOUSE AND BEGONIAS

So once again we're here to play catch up.  If your summer has been anything like mine than you will excuse my tardiness at getting things out to you.  So here's where we will begin.  A garden….

My Dahlias went off again.  The Roses, the Succulents…all of it, beautiful…oh, and the Begonias!!  But let's just start with the Dahlias...





This is ten inches across!!


Next we have a 70th Birthday for my dear friend Harold…yes, he had dancing girls…the band was rockin, the pool was green but the volley ball game marched on….we had a perfect day!











And biggest of all…Julius Schneider turned 95!!  Family from Colorado, San Diego, Elks Grove and Santa Clara…all here at the house…horseshoes, old friends, food, beer, cake...fun, fun, fun!

Three Brothers Together!

The Birthday Boy!




preview of house paint…look how all the colors
stand out around it…yay!






Now comes House…in case you didn't notice in one of the above photos..I'm painting the house…all by hand…yes, by hand.  I'm doing a washed out terra cotta and changing the green windows to black, keeping the dark grey/green casings, only because the wood beneath is pine or I would have striped them all and left them raw wood…bummer on that because the raw wood is what really made the French feeling even more authentic (there's some in the railings and the bottom sash of the windows)..although it saves me time in work.  The black with the dark gr/grey really lend to the old French look, keeping it out of the Mediterranean feel…it looks brighter in these photos, it's really not so saturated in color, very subtle and soothing, definitely not so orange.  It will take me a year to finish, but who cares, I'll just work my way around the house till it's done.  You can see the faded grey stucco on the upper level for reference…BIG change…we're so excited!  It makes all the green plants and colors of the flowers just pop!  And I took down the big long drapes in the living room, I needed a change…more importantly I needed the light to come in.  I  decided to hang some vintage lace table clothes that I dyed, again, keeping with the old French feel…it's lovely.






Can't wait to paint this ceiling some day…so bright!

And last but not least…the Begonias…Damn, they're simply magnificent!!








Actually, this background of the house color looks
more accurate color wise.  Everything just shows
up against it…it's awesome!




So hope your summer isn't breezing by too quickly and you're enjoying your time with your family and friends...we are.  Mucho love to all my besties!!  xo juner

Thursday, June 26, 2014

THE ART OF DECOUPAGE' AND A GRADUATION

I took a really worthless old solid wood dresser and gave it a quick make over.  I wanted to bring those claret/pinks/reds into a design because I simply LOVE those tones on that green turquoise color.  I didn't want to cover the entire drawer front.  I kinda went in a wave shape from the top corner down to the bottom side corner….still needs to be waxed, which will make all the blue/green painted color really stand out, as well as the distressed areas…but it still looks good enough to share.  Hope you enjoy!

Then we had our eldest son's girlfriends college graduation this past weekend, I almost didn't make it as I had something very upsetting occur the day before and spent most of the day crying and didn't sleep very well, so I was drained and exhausted (apparent in photo).  However, I really wanted to be there for her. Plus her entire family flew in from Georgia…we had a lovely visit and am very proud of our Caroline!  Well done you!!





                                         


                             




BEYOND TIRED BUT GLAD I CAME AND
MET HER CLAN, LOVELY PEOPLE

                       
              TWO G-PAS SHARING A CONVERSATION
     ABOUT AGE!
VERY PROUD

FOUR GEORGIA PEACH SISTERS

READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD!

THEY HELD IT IN A TERRIFIC PLACE
AH.. SAN FRANCISCO!
Hope you're summer is starting off with a bang!  Now let's get some sun!  To all my besties…mucho love..xoxo juner

Janis late 60's

Janis  late 60's
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