Sunday, November 29, 2009

Long Weekend and Earring Binge

Here’s another post that’s bound to be more pictures than words. I had a productive and enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend. I didn’t plow through all the magazines I wanted to get read, but I got a few out into recycling. I had a total earring-making binge Thursday and Friday. I always love it when the Muse is hot!

Today, after Weight Watchers, the day was so gorgeous, I slipped on my older, yuckier sneakers (it rained a bit last night) and headed for the Fullerton Arboretum for a stretch of the legs and a few cell phone pix for your enjoyment.

The new building that houses meeting space and a museum exhibition room, now featuring From Farmers to Flyboys, the history of the El Toro Airbase. The Potting Shed gift shop is to the far right.

Windmill surrounded by greenery and roses. You wouldn't believe the number of monarch butterflies I saw today!

Heritage House, built in 1894, is the heart of the Arboretum.

Doesn't it look like we're in the desert? Huh? Oh yeah, California IS in the desert...

Pretty color! This is part of the Children's Garden, which is being refurbished.

A picturesque gazebo in the center of the rose garden.

If you want to know more about the Fullerton Arboretum, click HERE. Even if you're not close enough to travel there, they have wonderful virtual tours with way better pictures than what you're seeing here ;-)

And now for the Earrings!

Eiffel Times 4, my version of French Envy!

Sparkling Peacocks, with the help of Swarovski crystals and nicely detailed peacock charms.

Expressing my inner geek! Star Wars, anyone?

Going Green, with pretty leaf and dragonfly charms and framed glass beads in bright green.

And to do a full circle to tie us into the Arboretum, here's The Garden at Dusk. I LOVE the color of these earrings, the dusty purple with just a hint of pink. Sweet!

If you’re interested in any of these earrings, click on the photo, they’re all linked back to their Etsy pages.

Hope everyone has had a great Thanksgiving holiday! Oooooo, Christmas is just around the corner. I have all the presents wrapped, I just have to make some tags, get all the Back East boxes ready and I’m done. Woo Hoo!! Bring on the Christmas lights and hot chocolate~oops, that’s another post for later…

1 comment:

Yolanda M. said...

Hi Mary!
Thank you for your comment on the Irvine sale, I can see (read) your day was way more fun than mine!!
I've done that treck to the LA Fashion District and bead stores many times and I never get tired.
I need to do one soon, maybe in a few weeks when my DD is back from college.

I see you keep your blog pretty updated.. gosh I am so bad at it.
I still have to visit the FA one of these days, it's so close.
Happy Holidays!