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Friday, September 7, 2012

I Am A Suburban Girl

Well, Photobucket is back up and running so I'm safe, at least for awhile. I'm sure you can imagine my frustration with almost 13,000 photos on there. I hope they get more servers on their site to take care of all their subscribers.

I am not a country girl. I'm very much a suburban girl...okay, old lady. I'm not fond of living in big cities or small towns. Now, I know this goes against the grain of some of you and that's just fine. If you want to live in the country or on a farm, more power to ya. Me? I want Wal Mart, Costco, Applebees, Olive Garden, Home Depot, Texas Road House, Red Lobster, Taco Bell, Lowe's, Albertson's, banks, gas stations, hospitals, Joanns Fabrics, Michaels and Stone Cold Creamery as close to me as possible.

Recently I came across more absolutely stunningly gorgeous photos. I can't believe how many websites are out there with beautiful photos. Here are some below and more are coming very soon. I try to post every 2 days and that's a lot considering most bloggers. I just want to keep my mind busy and bring some peace into this nutsy world going on out there. Sigh. So just stay tuned, breathe, relax as you'll only get positive things here—and beauty! And I even throw in a video once in a while of our great-granddaughter, Miss Caroline. ;-) Life is so good to me!

This room just struck me when I saw it. Two different kinds of sofas and that regal-looking chair. Uh-huh! Beautiful yellow walls and red fabric on one sofa.

I don't own a lot of jewelry, mainly because I'm not a jewelry person. But this little necklace struck a chord with me. Just beautiful.

I wish I knew where the fabric on that chair was available. It's gorgeous and I'd have loved to have been able to choose it for my new sofa.

One of my obsessions is pretty bottles. I'm looking for a few new ones to decorate for my living room. I'm thinking I'd like to display them on my coffee table. Looks like purchases of new perfume is in my future. :-)

Believe it or not, this is fabric. I saw a lady's website recently where she does gorgeous embroidery for fabrics. I just can't remember where it was. Absolutely stunningly gorgeous fabrics though.

You know roses and pretty polka dot vases grab me, right?

A tea shop in Carmel.

Darling wall hanging.

We all know how clothespin bags grab me. I like this one but have never made one like this. I have some embroidered table runners that I could make into a clothespin bag though.

Look at this sweet hamper some knitter has made.

Eye candy for ya.

Another Carmel cottage.

I have no idea what this room is for but it looks like a dining room. Most unusual with all the plants and the skylight however. Beautiful though.

Imagine Wedgewood blue cupcakes.

Having this room with those chairs would be wonderful also. They look sumptuous and relaxing around that blue footstool for conversing. I'm sort of a prig when it comes to conversation areas in a home.
Linking up with The Dedicated House.


  1. Aloha Connie;
    I like all the conveniences of this day and age along with the stores you mentioned and then some. But I don't live in the burbs, I live on an island and love it.
    I love all the photos you share, some are places I've visited like the little tea shop in Carmel. What a beautiful little town huh?
    Thanks for sharing, hugs.

  2. I am a suburban girl too. I like my conveniences! I love the tea shop! That was so beautiful. I just love tea!!!!!! I like it when you throw in some videos of the lovely, sweet Caroline! She is such a cutie and growing so fast!


  3. Im loving all the photos you show here!!! LOVE The beautiful decor and all these great ideas!


  4. Love the teashop and the wedgewood cupcakes - very elegant living! Happy Pink Saturday!

  5. So many images of beauty. I love the embroidery too if you think of the web site let me know it is right up my alley! So French and detailed. Have a wonderfully pink weekend.

  6. Your great pictures take us through so many great dream worlds.

  7. Ideally we'd live in the country but just a mile from all the good stuff hahaha I don't like to be far from shops, grocery or hospital.
    That fabric is drool worthy. You find the best stuff.

  8. Hi Connie, I am loving the eye candy so much. Love the Carmel cottages and the lilac bouquet. I love lavender everything. The cupcakes are stunning. Who would of thought of Wedgwood. Th dining room with the skylight window looks like an atrium.Beautiful with all the plants.

    I was born a farm girl raised in the suburbs of Miami, FL and ended up in a small town 16 miles from our rural mountain home. I miss the shopping but I love the mountains more. I am happier cooking than eating out so this life suits me just fine. I guess I am a country girl after all. Smile.

    Happy weekend to you and yours. Anything posted about Caroline makes me happy. She is a beautiful little thing and smart too. You are blessed.


  9. The pictures are great. It just can't believe people in some of them places.
    Happy PS

  10. I know you are not a farmchick like me....but I love you anyway!! ;) You are too all your photos. :)

  11. Oh my! You are fabulous at finding true eye candy!! Your first and last pictures are my favorites but I loved all of them! Those places in!
    Your description of yourself sounds like me and how my mind works!! You are definitely going on my favorite blogs to follow list!

  12. Your eye candy is terrific! I love my shopping places too! What would I do without Walmart, Target and Dress Barn!? I love Michaels and Hobby Lobby and they often becked me to come in! I am a food girl too and love lots of great restaurants! Sigh!


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