Thursday, August 30, 2012

French Farmhouse Products, Alcatraz, San Francisco, The Golden Gate Bridge, and Giveaway Winners


Hello!
This is an image I shot of a vintage french caddy I will be listing in the shop tonight ....

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Thank you to everyone who participated in my giveaway.....
I appreciate all of the kind comments and all of the support you have all given me over the past two years.....
The winners are...
1st place prize goes to Stacey of Down to Earth Digs...
2nd place prize goes to Lisa of Fern Creek Cottage
3rd place prize goes to Michele of Primp Junction.
Congratulations ladies!!!


On another note....
My oldest brother Merle and his family were here visiting from Montana and I wasn't sure where to take them when we went to San Francisco....
Thank you for all the suggestions you guys left on this post....
You start out from Fisherman's Warf....
I had wanted to tour Alcatraz Island, however those tickets were sold out...
Everyone enjoyed the ferry ride and we were all glad we did it.....
I thought I would share a few images from our day we spent together in San Francisco....







~my brother Merle and his wife Nancy~




The Golden Gate Bridge



My beautiful niece Amelia....

We didn't have a lot of time to tour the city of San Francisco....


We felt a little lost in the city,
However we did manage to figure out how to catch a bus in San Francisco....




The boys thought they were pretty cool riding the bus : )


I bribed them into wearing their newsboy caps in the city...
In the end I think they ended up loving their newsboy caps.....



We definitely had a fun memorable day together in the city.....


We made it to a viewing point that was north of the Golden Gate Bridge.





We also made a quick trip Napa Valley another day....
I will share a few of those images in my next post...

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I also wanted to share a blog and shop with you that I just discovered,
Bonnie Neiman's shop, Bonnie Neiman Antiques and Artisan is based out of New Jersey, Bonnie travels to Europe to bring back beautiful one of kind antiques to fill her shop and online shop...
You can visit Bonnie Neimans Shop here....
You can visit Bonnie Neiman's Blog here....

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Take Care,
Maria 



24 comments:

Michele @ {Primp} said...

Thanks so much Maria for your very generous giveaway!

Anne said...

Maria,
Congrats to the winners!
Wow what a fun trip! Great photos love those newsboy caps!
xx
Anne

PURA VIDA said...

I want to visit there so badly!

Jennifer Leible said...

Your pictures are lovely! I love the newsboy caps on the boys! Good choice in bribing them! ;)

Crane Farms said...

Congrats to the winners!

Love the newsboy caps - they are so cute!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Thank you so very much again!!! I am so excited to get my goodies! I saw that you already sent them. You are on the ball!
I'm so glad you had fun in the city w/ your family. The boys look so adorable (or if they are reading this very macho :) in thier newsboy caps! I used to live in N. California and I was always so intimidated going into SF. It is a beautiful city though. I am looking forward to seeing your Napa photos!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! So very generous of you and I would truly love anything from your beautiful shop.
Stacey
www.downtoearthdigs.wordpress.com

MINHA VIDA DE CAMPO said...

Amei esse passeio, me fez conhecer lindos lugares. Um dia quero conhecer esse maravilhoso país.
Have a nice week.
Anajá Schmitz
Minha vida de campo

Lara said...

The fog over the GG Bridge is amazing! Such gorgeous photography! I haven't been to SF since I was 7 - very hazy memory, but I do remember taking a photo with my sister in front of a Hello Kitty store in Fisherman's Wharf. :) I absolutely love the soft honey tones on your photos. Looking forward to seeing your Napa pics.
Hugs,
Lara

Mrs. Sutton said...

What absolutely stunning images - your photography is truly incredible! I particularly love the image of the Golden Gate bridge - really awe inspiring, but my favourite pic simply has to be the one of your gorgeous boys in their newsboy caps - SO cute - and to be quite honest, I actually quite fancy one of those caps for myself!!
best wishes,
Paula xxx

Mystica said...

Thanks for the photographs and the many links.

Gracefully Vintage said...

Hello Maria- What a Beautiful trip- The rustic-aged-weathered pics of Alkatrz are amazing.. LOVE the Boys hats- I have one-wear it almost daily- great style they have:)
I think I must be one of the last nor. calif. girls who have not met you. My Friend Terry shared with me your photo tips, My Friend Kim, has askd me many times if I know you.- LOVE your Blog-Photos-and Your Beautiful HOme...Karryann

Bonny Neiman said...

Thanks for sharing everything with your readers. You are a sweetie! Love your photos.
Bonny Neiman

Natalinka said...

Well, I think your photos capture the beauty of your trip very well. Love to look at their freshness and light. :)

sagolika sinnen said...

Love your blog!!!
Lovely everytime in each posts ;-)
Hugs from sweden

PEONY AND SAGE said...

Hi Maria
Wow, Ive always wanted to see Alcatrez thought it would be quite a spooky place, but you make it look beautiful. Hope you are well. Do give me a shout if you ever have any time for a shoot. xx Kimberley

Burlap Luxe said...

I lived in the Bay Area of Northern Calif for so many years before I relocated back to Southern California, I so long for Northern Calif beauty :) thank you for sharing.

Tell your Boy I love there caps, I also bribed my son to wear his years ago, they are never out of style and your boys sported those caps perfectly and handsomely.

congrats to the winner!
I had a beautiful visit with fifi and mark I now no the joy of their visits like the many you have shared is all about.
Have an inspiring holiday weekend.
xx
Dore

Chris said...

Beautiful Pic's! Dyeing to know where your boots came from at the beginning of the post?
Chris

Angela Bain said...

The pictures you post are always so gorgeous!!

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

This post made me so homesick, and as an Anglophile I normally do not feel that. Looks like you had a wonderful time in San Francisco, and what fabulous photos! Minerva x

Silvia Shabby Chic Joy said...

your style is beautiful and i adore your blog, i just joined to.
I've been in San Francisco for my honeymoon, 20 years ago (!!!!)
I like to see your country and your way of life, so far from me.
hugs!
ciao da Roma !!!
Silvia

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing..

Khear@houses in the philippines for sale said...

Hello, I am very glad that I came across here and saw this golden gate bridge. Hope to visit this place someday. Thank you.

Looking Glass said...

Stunning photos!

~ Clare x