Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cecile Ryden Johnson

Cecile Ryden Johnson (1916-2010), internationally known painter, passed away on November 26, 2010. Famous for her watercolors, the paintings reflect a spontaneous joy of life and are prized for their luminous qualities, sense of immediacy, power and intensity. Selected as the official artist to paint five Winter Olympic Games, Johnson was frequently broadcast live painting on the slopes and at rink side by ABC Wide World of Sports, the BBC, CNN and others. Her paintings are found in numerous museums and private collections. 

( Source: Published in The New York Times on March 6, 2011)

Today, my mother-in-law and I visited our favorite hangout place, the Goodwill.

My new treasure find:
The Base Lodge, Northstar   by Cecile Ryden Johnson A.W.S.
watercolor painting

Thursday, December 6, 2012

My Little Girls's Christmas Ornaments ( part 2)

Eighth Christmas : 2007

Ninth Christmas : 2008 ( Remind us on the Barbie Nutcracker DVD we watch together that season.)

Tenth Christmas : 2009 (She want me to buy this at her school, Baden Powell fundraising  catalog.)

Eleventh Christmas : 2010

Twelfth Christmas : 2011 ( Her sixth grade Christmas project at La Rosa Elementary School.)

Thirteenth Christmas : 2012 (This year is different. We had Santa Claus,bird and angels. Now....a BELL.)

         I don't know how long I'm going to do this. I suppose until she'll start a Christmas ornament history for her own child someday.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

After The Rain

It has been raining for a few days, and finally, it stopped last Monday. Thank God.

This was while driving to school of My Girl, who is now in middle school here in this part of California.

Hi, Sun! It's nice to see you again!

My Little Girl's Christmas Ornaments

These are the ornaments that reminds me of each Christmas have gone by that my little girl would soon be a lady.

First Christmas : year 2000

Second Christmas : 2001

Third Christmas : 2002

Fourth Christmas : 2003

Fifth Christmas : 2004

Sixth Christmas : 2005 (She was holding this the whole time we were in the store.)

Seventh Christmas : 2006

These are all for now. There'll be few more ornaments coming in tomorrow!

Beginning To Look a Little Christmas!

The spirit of Christmas in this little house

the little Christmas tree

little Nativity scene

Happy Holiday Everyone!

My Fun Finds!

My fun finds!

      Like my sisters, and so many out there, I love finding vintage stuff. I love old glasswares, china, and oil paintings. I has been hard to find stuff I like at thrift stores but the thrill comes when you find at least one treasure or two once in a while. It is maybe a good thing since our house has little storage space.

      These are my latest finds:

                                a Fenton satin compote

                               a moon and star clear glass cake stand

What's your latest treasure find?