Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Berkeley

When I travel anywhere, I don't usually photograph the normal scenery that most people like to photograph.  I look for interesting homes or gardens or signage or anything I want to keep a mental note of for my memories.  I recently traveled to Northern California to visit my oldest daughter, and she is a Pottery Barn girl through and through so, of course, we had to make a stop to pick up some things for us to do a little decorating over the weekend.


They put together the most wonderful vignettes.  I don't know how anyone could not be inspired by their creativity.
I peruse their catalogs like most people peruse beautiful decorating magazines.
On one of our walks I found this old garage door.  I thought it was very cool (although I wouldn't want my garage doors to look like this.)   I thought they would make a great addition to a garden wall.
I am not sure what this property is although I know it must be astronomically expensive.  The kids have only been married for a couple of years and are still apartment dwellers, but I know the homes in this area are pretty much untouchable.  Even tiny bungalows carry a hefty pricetag and this dwelling is huge.

No matter what the pricetag on it is, I couldn't help but drool a little.  It is beautiful, isn't it?
These gorgeous lavendar hydrangeas really complemented the gray tones of the house paint.

The kids live next door to an art school which is only fitting because my daughter was an art major in college.  This is one of the school's murals.


And bear with me for a moment.  I must show you my adorable grand kittens.  Lulu Mae is a spitfire.  She thinks she's still a kitten.

Jesse is a big girl.  She does a little too much bird watching and not enough bird chasing.  She's a whopping 22 lbs.  I think it's time for Jennie Kitty Craig.  I love her just the same though.  Thanks for visiting.  We are still traveling and will return soon.

I'm partying at...


Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy    
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Tutus and Tea Parties       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
                                     Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Wednesdays     Savvy Southern Style         Ivy and Elephants
                                     Faded Charm Cottage       Fine Craft Guild      
Thursdays        Embracing Change     The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    Fishtail Cottage
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    At the Picket Fence     Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Decorating Insanity   Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors

Sundays           My 1928 Charmer Sunday's Best

8 comments:

Susie said...

I love,love,love that house. Don't worry those kittens will develope plenty of cat-a-tude. Smiles, Susie

Bliss said...

Jesse can come with me to Kitty Craig. I'm fluffy everywhere.

~Bliss~

Jenners said...

Oh I am in love with that house too! It looks like it would have so many rooms and levels and secret hiding places. It would be fun to explore. But, like you said, I think you'd need quite a bit of money.

And I love Pottery Barn too!! Again, though, you need a lot of money. Harumph.

Thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

Maggie,
I agree lots of inspiration there! Wow Jesse is a big kitty.But looks sweet!My Tabitha is 9 lbs and she is 3 years old.She is a wee little thing.
xx
Anne

T!na said...

I agree Pottery Barn does inspire one to (re)decorate....often. Love the garage doors and that home is beautiful.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Lots of eye candy in this post! I must make a trip to Pottery Barn soon! And that house!! Looks like you are havin' some fun!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

That house would be my dream home!!

Hugs,
Debbie

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

Oh my goodness, look at that house! It's amazing!!!

Jan @ door251