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Monday, August 31, 2009

Harmony Pictures part 2

The glass blowing workshop
the Pottery many amazing Pottery artist have thier work here!

This octopus was just incredible...if you enlarge the picture you can see in the background a bathroom sink made form glass and encrusted with shells...

hand made pottery These are amazing bunnys....the pictures ( my photography abilities....)
do not do them justice

Just a sample of the smaller glass work these are wine bottle stoppers and they also make blown glass pens!

The Glass Shop/Barn

Harmony population 17

I love this door! Its very old and crackled and aged just right........
Inside the wedding chapel

The entrance to the chapel, can't get these pictures in right order ....

Outside the tiny post office

Well this weekend there was a garage sale in one of my favorite towns here.. Harmony. A garage sale to safe the Post office..which is currently closed...A small ghost of a town..but very Much alive in history and beauty...Harmony....population 17...!

The Town of Harmony grew up around a dairy, founding in 1869.Until 1907 the creamery changed hands several times. In these early days rivalries and feuding among dairy farmers caused chaos in the valley. After one shooting death, a truce was called. All agreed to live henceforth in harmony, and from this the name of the towne was derived.
In 1901 M. H. Salmina established the Harmony Valley Co-operative Dairy. The town of Harmony prospered with this business. In its heyday, the village boasted a large residence for management, bunkhouses for employees, a general store, a livery and stable, blacksmith, feed store, post office and a school house.
The Harmony Dairy produced besides milk and cream some of the finest butter and cheese in the state. In those days, Highway 1 ran right through the town and motorists were treated to ladles of buttermilk from the dairy.
William Randolf Hearst was a familiar face as he stopped off for fresh dairy products on his way to his ranch. Rudolf Valentino and Pola Negra stopped in Harmony on their way to visit Hearst.
Eventually, the dairy business shifted to San Luis Obispo, and in the late 1950s Harmony Dairy was closed. For many years the town was abandoned with the exception of the post office which remained open.
Restoration began in 1972

A Pottery shop and a Glass blowing shop are the only business there....but the charm of days gone by can be seen in the old buildings and the small wedding chappel and gazebo..the town is surrounded by the famous hills of our brown, but ater the rainy season its as green and lush a English countryside...miles of green rolling hills..The cows are grazing all around and you really feel like you stepped back in time when you go there....I just love this town..tucked away from the kind of town. I went with my friends Mary and see what we could find...I bought a funky white button mosaic lamp with burlap shade for $1 and a vintage large bucket..I did not take a picture of them yet....... I did take pictures of the beautiful town and the the 2 shops for you to see!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Day Out with the Girls!!!!!!

Martha is in heaven!!! Julie is our photographer...( make me look Skinny Julie! )

I can't decide on a color...hummmmmm

what beautiful feet!!! Lets go shopping!!!!

There is nothing like a girls day out...when your feeling a little blue....Enjoying the day with good friends, laughing, telling stories ,and sharing secrets ...feeling free to be yourself and knowing they too feel the same way.. I realized today just how important friends are...How they can help you put things in perspective and they fill a place that no one else can...and I am so glad for them.
Today was a much needed reprieve from the drilling and hammering, and dogs barking at the strangers in and out of our house......endless dust and the horrible radio music non stop in the background.ALL.which has become my everyday life as . the kitchen remodel continues..........A fun filled day out !
In on the fun were my two good friends .Martha celebrating her new job she starts next week and Julie who just got back home, from a 2 month excursion up the California coast to Canada with her husband. they picked me up early and we all went out for Pedicures, facials, nails...then to Arroyo Grande to a fabulous lunch at Cafe Alfie. Then .after lunch we did a little shopping of course..Marshalls was on the way..and then we went to see the new Julis Child movie! It was a really charming movie..we enjoyed it! The day was perfect..and I feel refreshed and ready for tomorrow!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

ME ME Award!!!

I usually don't do awards cus ,but I thought this one was interesting and fun, I was given the award from Marisa at I just started reading her blog its full of great recipies and she has a great perspective on life! thanks Marisa

The rules to this award are as follows:
1) share 7 tidbits about yourself
2) share this MeMe Blog Award with 7 blogger friends

ok 7 things about me..................

1-I'm a "closet" extrovert...I appear to be shy and introverted until I get to know you, then watch out!!!

2.I like change..I change my decor, colors on the wall ,move my furniture, drive differeant ways to work, poor husband does not know what he will find when he comes home.

3. I studied in Europe, Univ of Madrid..but I can't remember what I studied, only the endless parties! :-)

4. I can't kill anything...I move spiders and bugs carefully outside..

5. I love decorating , and prefer to use old items , fixing and finding new ways of using them
for my home...I get more enjoyment over a thrift store treasure I can paint then any new furniture I could ever buy!
6.I collect fabric and vintage linens...ok ...its a much bigger thing than collect..I can't have enough...I have so many I hide them from myself in boxes and pack them in my garage..because I am embarrased of my addictions.

7.I love dressing in t shirts and jeans..after years of coporate suits and nylons...I am finnally free! I'm going to pass this award to 7 bloggers...
1 Patti's Artful Design - Patti's creativity is inspiring to me, she
is a wonderful example of someone who is talented and focused .Her creativity is amazing!
2.Everyting Vintage Jodie's wonderful blog! beautiful pictures
and ideas..she always makes me smile.
3.Birds of a Feather Bonnie's wonderful shop in Cambria so full of beautiful unique truly a joy to visit!
4.Collected Treasures Jana's exciting blog always lifts my spirits, she is so talented and full of energy..I so wish I was near to her shop!
5.Gwyinne designs - A new blogger with AMAZING
jewlery..a true stop by and checkout her beautiful designs..and meet Louie and Lucy!
6.Green Genes Garden and Home- an Sheryl in Montana a amazing women who built her own home, is raising a coyote, and takes beautiful photography..stop by and check out her blog
7.My Tattered Elegance Pat a true 'Junker" like me her finds are amazing..I am always jealous when I stop by her blog to see her new finds!


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Jujube.. Plotting...
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Toby the Bear

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