Monday, February 16, 2009

Rain and snow and Buddhas, oh my !

My husband Alan and I went on a Buddha search yesterday because something is telling me that I need a Buddha in my life, either in the garden or in my home, so we looked around some fun nurseries and shops in Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. In Eye of the Day in Carpinteria he spotted an old gas pump with a peeling Indian motif that was fun. Here are some pics of our Buddha jaunt...

The weekend was magical and after dropping my son off at Lotusland in Montecito so he could do a few hours of community service for his high school National honor Society, I headed to Summerland and visited Buddha....

It is a magical time of year in sunny California when we get the nice winter rain and then a lovely sugar dusting on the mountains that is actually fleeting snow, and practically as soon as you can snap a picture, it melts...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Our Whimsy Family...

We'd like to introduce you to Gale.

She is one of our wonderfully talented and valued vendors here at Whimsy.

We've asked her a few questions and she graciously agreed to be interviewed for us!

Whimsy ~ What is your decorating style at home?

Gale ~" We live in a 1920's Spanish Style home. We have tried to keep to the style of that time with vintage lighting and warm wood tones. I surround myself with pieces I love and that make me feel good"

Whimsy ~ What do you like to bring to your Whimsy Clients?

Gale ~ " I like to bring a lot of variety from different eras. I'm always thrilled when they love an item especially one that is like what their parents or grandparents owned."

Whimsy ~ What is your philosophy regarding using Antiques in today's world?

Gale ~ "I think that it is wonderful to reuse antiques. Almost everything in my house is preowned and I always wonder who had it before, and how they used it. I find the quality of the older thing far surpasses present day items. Reuse of items is more important today than ever with space at such a premium."

Whimsy ~ Thank you Gale!

Please check back soon to meet more of our Whimsy family.