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Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Vintage Lady / Glitterfest

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  Today I am serving tea on my vintage tea set to celebrate opening of my friend Cathy Jarrell's new shop, The Vintage Lady,  at Country Roads Antiques in Old Town Orange.  You may remember visiting her charming Home and Garden shop with me in Old Town Tustin.  Sadly her shop that was located in a 100 year old house that burned to the ground two weeks before Christmas. Everything inside her shop was lost - happily some of the items in the garden were saved. 

Cathy never complained about her loss - her faith  sustained her and kept her strong and she viewed her loss as a blessing and opportunity to downsize giving her more time to create a smaller home and garden shop and have more time to pursue her love for writing, gardening and creating using gifts that God blessed her with.

Country Roads, Old Town Orange, California

The day of the fire the owner of Country Roads in Orange, CA.  contacted Cathy inviting her to relocate The Vintage Lady to Country Roads.  Country Roads has 12,000 square feet of the most fabulous and beautiful antiques and collectibles (and is so special it was visited by Nate of the Nate Berkus Show), and  a fabulous garden in back of the building featuring all kinds of vintage plants, trees, flowers and vintage garden  furniture and flea market finds.  A little space was created in the 5,000 square foot garden  for Cathy  to relocate her container gardens and topiary plants  that were salvaged from the fire.

                                     Let's take a little tour of the new and fabulous Vintage Lady's container garden        and new shop inside Country Roads Antiques in Orange, California. 

                                      How charming can you get??  A frog and  puppy topairy!!!

Cathy is famous for her adorable toparies and garden signs.

Now let's go inside Country Roads to take a peek at Cathy's charming shop where she has more of her beautiful toparies

                 The old brick wall and high ceilings are a perfect backdrop for Cathy's shop.

" And provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes."  Isaiah 61:3

Cathy will be at Glitterfest in Santa Ana, California on March 10th.

You can find her at Country Roads and  read more about Cathy on her website:

  http://www.thevintagelady.com/ where you can follow her on facebook and pinterest.

Thank you for visitng.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, e-mails and those who follow my blog.  Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special.

                             Next week we will be back in my garden paintings Spring flowers.

                                                       Have a lovely week.  Blessings, Erin


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

How wonderful that she was able to look at the silver lining of the terrible fire and recreate.....

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Erin, me and my doughter ebery sunday
we go there whent we was living in 2010 in Mission Viejo, Orange it my favor places in Souther California if eber comeback to California that is were I love to live, beautiful place we always have lunch
in Filix Continental Cafe (Cuban Restaurant) in the Orange Plaza.

Sue said...

Thank you for the nice blog post about Cathy joining my Country Roads family. After knowing Cathy forever, after I heard about the fire, of course I wanted her to join my Country Roads family. Cathy is an example to so, so many people, including myself. Watching her come into CR each day with that beautiful smile on her face makes my own day a little bit brighter. Again, thank you from mentioning Country Roads on your blog. It's appreciated.

Take care, Sue

ShirleyC said...

That's some cute stuff! I am in love with that yellow tea set.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Erin, what a beautiful place. I would be hard pressed to walk in there and not come out with a few goodies. Very dangerous looking shop.


Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Erin,
Wow, this is all so gorgeous and I adore that teaset!! It is perfection!!!


Lady Jane said...

Thanks for sharing her wonderful shop. I wish I lived near to it.