Saturday, October 13, 2012

Because I Share (just about) Everything With You...

There will be no more whining!
I have my computer glasses.
No, didn't find them.
Gave up and got new ones as computer viewing and reading was becoming a pain in the neck, literally.

So, now I can blog, email, read, perhaps even work some without headaches and eyestrain.
I know you all were just burning with curiosity about if I had found them.
The last straw was the other night when I dreamed I had found them under the bed.
Of course I looked the next day.
Off to Lenscrafters!

I've had some fun getting a few "new" things for the Cali place here.

It was hot when we first arrived and none of the store had fans!  It's a seasonal item here and I was told once they sold out, that was it!  No ceiling fans in this house and fortunately there is air, but it needed the boost of a couple of fans.

Found this one:

at Country Roads Antiques in Olde Towne Orange, owned by my blogging friend, Sue.  It was the perfect excuse to buy an old fan, which I've been on the look out for.

Price was right, it works, so I snapped it up.  Just need to figure out the little contraption in the back to make it oscillate. Take a look at Sue's blog, she always has lots of pictures of the good stuff at Country Roads.

I found this really nice wooden chair at a very small thrift shop.  I love it's lines and I'm contemplating how to give it a little facelift.

Favorite find so far?

Love these lights with aluminum "bonnets". 

 They look great at night lighting the back patio. 

 I  picture them in their prime on the outside of an old Airstream.  

So, just had to try the new glasses out and thought I'd put up a quick post.
Tomorrow we head for Pasadena to take a look at the Rose Bowl Flea Market!


Val said...

The lights look very pretty! And wow, fans as seasonal items? o_O Glad that's not the case here in Florida!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now that you've purchased new glasses I am sure you will now find the old ones. :)

Can't wait to see what you find tomorrow.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Glad you bought some glasses! The fan is awesome and I went and visited your friend. Love the cute little lights too. Hope your having a nice weekend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like your new glasses! I really need to get a back up pair! And the fan and neat lights are great finds! You're finding some neat places to visit there! Have fun!

Angela said...

My eyes are going too. I was at Target looking at eye shadow this week. I always look to see where it's made. I won't buy it if it comes from China. The print was so small that I couldn't tell for sure but thought it said Canada. I went walking looking for someone to look to see if they could see the little print. Then I came upon the display of reading glasses! I put a pair on and I could read that the eye shadow came from Canada! lol It won't be long before I'll be wearing 2 different pair of glasses. I tried the bifocals a few years back and it made me dizzy and I couldn't do it. I'd rather 2 different pair of glasses. As it is I can't use the computer wearing my glasses.

I would go crazy without a fan! I have to sleep with one running for the noise and for it to make the air circulate. I have a spare fan just in case the one I use breaks. I also have a smaller fan that I take with me on vacation! lol Glad you found one!

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Nice to see you have new computer glasses.I think that was a well deserved gift to yourself. :)
I love your Westinghouse fan - it's great that it does work still. Good for you, for not giving up. Here in Regina, in mid summer most of our stores tend to be sold out of fans as well.
The lights are very pretty, and a great addition to your back patio.
I hope you enjoy the parade!

Kit said...

Ooooo! I have always loved the sound of that flea market. Can't wait to see what you find. Have fun! Kit

KarenSue Farash said...

I need new glasses too, but to lazy to go get the new perscription done. I will.
I'm glad you have a Sue friend(a little jealous). Love the fan.
Love those lights, so you're getting am airstream!!!
You guys are the best explorers...have fun!
Miss you..

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oooo! so glad you got new glasses.
I agree with'll probably find the old ones now...isn't that how it is?
I personally don't know how people live in the heat without a fan... I love that little fan! Hope you figure out the oscillating part...
Rose Bowl Flea market? Sounds fun!
Maybe Ki Nausser will be there...she lives out that way.

---enjoy it. Pat

rottrover said...

So glad you can SEE again!! I got some fancy-schmancy lighting catalog the other day and those lights were in it and they cost a FORTUNE! Excellent shopping!!

Anonymous said...

Your new glasses look a lot like mine. I love your fan; what a great find! Wishing you perfect weather for today's trip.

Mr. Connor said...

New Glasses ! Should find the old ones very soon. Great find on the fan. Wonder how "old" is the fan ? What color is the chair going to be? Lights look good. Have a good trip to the flea market.

Razmataz said...

I love those lights....very pretty. Have fun at the flea.

Claudia said...

I love Country Roads! I went there a couple of times when I was last working in San Diego. Oh my! It's heaven there.


centerofgravity said...

Hi, TBL. I love the chair. Of course, I would leave it as it is. I think the lights would look great on an Airstream also, but I like them on your porch, too. Glad you can see again without headaches.


Chatty Crone said...

I love those lights too! And I thought you had found your glasses already. LOL You go girl and find your wonderful thrifts.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh I love everything that you got...especially the lights.

Good for you to go and get those glasses, now the other ones will turn up.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Robin Larkspur said...

Oh, Ann, I love love love that chair! So glad you got your new glasses, which means of course within the next day or two or so you are going to find the old ones!!
Enjoy that Rose Bowl Flea Market, hope you don't forget your camera!

The Country Mouse said...

Now show us your haul from the Flea Market! Love those lights...the patio looks wonderful. Have a great week!