Sunday, December 8, 2013


SHS 12.8.13

Wondering... how this holiday season came woooo-shing in? 

I haven't done a whole lot better getting my camera out, reading other blogs or posting (thank goodness for i-Pad's), ...

I'm planning to participate in Ashley's annual Memories, Reflections and Dreams. It will be a fabulous way to document 2013!!! Here's the LINK to get you started!!! I hope you join me - You'll be able to blog-hop while you watch the New Year's parades on TV.


From WHERE I STOOD in the doorway of the Apple Farm Gift Shop... this is what I saw... sort of a skinny St Nicholas!

Well, these outdoor decorations looked more SILVER when I took the picture! Pretty huh? and there's a SILVER car in the background.

This WAS actually very TINY! a TINY set of sweaters decorated with holiday characters... a Santa, Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer.

All our baking supplies cannot fit IN THE CUPBOARD (known as the pantry at our house)... JPE used the "candy cane" melting chips to frost one end of his candy cane biscotti! YUM!!!

I took this picture the day before Thanksgiving! Taken at the charming, historic Santa Barbara Courthouse... several of the ornate lights are in the SHADOW

And, now for SONG-OGRAPHY! This is an archived photo! but... it's located in OUR (JPE & I  got married in this area) "special place" - Big Sur, California.
stop by Kathy's @ Don't Shoot Your Eye Out to see what others have posted!!!

This week's song is the "Big Yellow Taxi" by Joni Mitchell.
"They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They took all the trees
And put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half to seem 'em

Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got
Til its gone"

Well, in Big Sur they left this yellow bus, painted it blue, yellow & red & turned it into a little coffee bar! Truly unique... the bus sits on the dirt parking lot underneath some huge redwoods! Lucky for us... it's only a little over two hours north of us!

I'll be posting on a more regular basis this week. I've got a little stash of photos to share, so please come back.


  1. I love skinny St. Nicholas and your Schoolbus Coffee Shop is so California, at least to this guy in Oklahoma.

  2. Lovely photos! My favorite for SHS is the one with the ornate lights in your shadow shot. And that is definitely a unique coffee shop! Love the colors.

  3. Interesting comments that go along with your scavenger finds! And I love all of your pixs - especially the colorful bus, the St. Nicholas, the mouthwatering goodies and the darling sweater. I shall return!

  4. Oh wow!!! That bus is such an awesome find! What a cute coffee shop :). Thanks for joining in on Song-ography.

  5. Cute tiny sweater and I love the silver snowflakes.

  6. Love the wintry scenes! I'm planning on linking in for Memories, et al too !

  7. Inviting and whimsical use of an old bus.

  8. Lovely shots. Your In The Cupboard shot is making me hungry, and I love the tiny sweater ornament.

  9. You know, I kinda like that skinny St. Nicholas all dressed in white. :-) And the Big Sur bus is fun; I've never seen that before. We used to camp in the redwoods at Big Sur many many years ago. It's a gorgeous place.

  10. Sorry to be late commenting, busy, busy week. Glad I stopped by though as your set was wonderful. Can I have some of what is in that cupboard, looks yummy. What a cute little sweater. The bus was awesome.



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