Wednesday, October 14, 2009

California Whites on Wednesday

To people who blog we understand that there are certain days in blogland. We have Pink Saturday, Metamorphis Monday, Thrifty Thursdays, Tablescape Tuesdays, Waterside Wednesday and White Wednesday and the list goes on and on. We get it right? It is like a magazine that you actually get to meet and speak with the authors. You see whatever your hobby or passion a blog is a great place to meet people with like interests. It is also an incredible link to wonderful ideas on homemaking and travel, and many points of interest. It is fun making friends here. I said all that to say this. I felt the need to explain my blog because I recently invited my Facebook friends to take a peek at my blogs. This is who I am and these are the things I like. Today is White Wednesday and so I am sharing my favorite whites from my vacation.
Above is the kind of shop I am drawn to because this is what I do for a living. I buy, paint and sell furniture in a shop in Tampa called Summer House. So when I go on trips I like to find shops that do the same thing and gather new ideas for the shop I am in. This shop is Ivy's Porch in Scotts Valley CA.
These are the white roses that bordered the drive to the Ledson Winery that we visited.

These are the white roses that graced the gardens of Chateau St Jean winery.

Everyones castle needs roses!!

Here is another great shop in San Jose, called Not Too Shabby.
I had no idea that hubby would allow for me to spend a day in search of these shops. He likes to see what others are doing too. He helps me in the shop by painting and building when he isn't traveling on business.

This was just one of many beautiful white Victorian style houses that we saw.

This is the San Francisco Mission that is in Sonoma.

We spent the day in Yosemite and as you can see White is an Amazing Wonder there too.

These are the clouds that were rolling in as we drove to the airport.
They brought the rain that my California friends are enjoying.

There you have my White Wednesday post.
As I was reading the Vintage Patina blog today the blog author gave this quote.
White is not a mere absence of colour: it is a shining and affirmative thing as fierce as red, as definate as black....God paints in many colours but He never paints so gorgeously as when He paints in White.
Gilbert Keith Chesterson British author 1874-1936
Here is my quote...
"and.. OH Honey, Can HE Paint!"


Cori G. said...

Oh how I love the town of Sonoma! It's such a beautiful place to visit and bask in the sun. Hubby and I went through there on our Honeymoon.

I hope you had lots of fun in our beautiful state ;-).

xoxo Cori

Jane said...

Your trip sounds amazing! I can't wait to talk with you about it.
The shops you visited look intriguing. I, however, would prefer the wilds of of my favorite places in the US.
Then, of course, Marty would say Somoma Valley and all the wineries was his...

Carolyn said...

Hi Becky,
I am happy you were able to go away with your hubby on his business trip.
You saw some beautiful places and nice to see other shops similar to yours.
Take care,

Sharon~heartsongs said...

I always love your photos!

Wizard of Was said...

My first time here. I love your pictures of your visit to CA. I live here in CA and it never ceases to amaze me how many things I still haven't seen in this big beautiful state! Thanks for the tour!
My Best

June said...

Hi Becky,
Wow, did you ever see some amazing things in your travels.
California is a beautiful state and a place I have only seen when I've had to go on business. What I have seen of it I have loved though.

lcevanslpc said...

Makes me want to go out and buy 100white rosebushes and plant them in front of my castle!

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Our beautiful state of California has some of the most lovely places to visit. Thanks for sharing!! Hugs, Connie

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

A beautiful white post. I am going to check you post out.


Miss Gracie's House said...

It was the Victorian beauty that made me smile...

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Great photos of your travels, love those roses.


Cindy said...

Ivy's Porch is about 20 minutes away from me and I've never been there! After seeing your photo I'm going to go for sure!! It was so nice to see photos of my area on your blog! I hope you enjoyed your visit here!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oops that was me that just left that comment. I wasn't signed in correctly!

Anonymous said...

I love that last shot of the clouds and I can almost hear the angels singing and Christ coming down for judgement day. Thanks for stopping in. Things are better now and a new calico kitty found me and I'm sure it was by my own guardian angels!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Becky, I hadn't seen you in such a long time and then I saw a comment of yours and followed it back to your blog. How are you? Love your White Wednesday post. I hope to get to California soon after Christmas...maybe...just maybe. :) xo Lynn

Linda said...

I went out to CA a few years that time I was in the antique hubby was soooo nice to let me shop's sooo nice when they like it too! Yosemite was to die for! Happy Thanksgiving!


Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Just came by to wish you a happy Thanksgiving...and how was your trip to San Ramon....I was think of you....
Mo ;-)

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Hi "Neighbor"! Even though my life is crazy-hectic right now with the house in "Hooterville," I wanted to pop in and wish you a wonderfully happy Thanksgiving! :)


Becky oh Becky where have you gone, I sure miss you!! I hope all is well and you have just been busy, I'm getting worried about you (:

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

This post was a feast for the eyes! We're planning a trip to Cali in 2010....I can't wait!