Wednesday, November 4, 2009

White Wednesday at Ivy's Porch

This is Ivy's Porch in Scott's Valley CA. It was a nice little surprise that my hubby darling love of my life treated me to. When I flew out to join him in CA for a business trip that he was on, I knew that our little mini vacation would have us visiting San Francisco and then on to Yosemite but I never dreamed that he would take the magazine that I brought to read on the plane ride, Romantic Homes, and map out a day of visiting as many Romantic shops that our days would allow.
Now they say, whoever they are, that the perfect vacation a couple can have is when you allow each person to do what they really want. I knew that he wanted to go to Yosemite and I wanted to see the Painted Ladies in San Francisco so this side trip was a beautiful gift to me.

So do you want to see Romantic Shop # 1?

And as you can see even the table says we are in for some "White." Perfect for a White Wednesday posting, don't you think?

White eye candy here and

White eye candy there.

How about a little slice of White?

And if you can't get enough White inside then lets go outside,

around White fountains and through white arbors until a little White cherub blesses you.

with an exlposion of beautiful pink roses climbing up White trellises.
Leaving you with one perfectly, White, beautiful quote.
I do thank God for this wonderful trip and most importantly for a wonderful hubby that shows me he loves me in so many colorful ways.

Longing for more? Then go on over to Kathleen's blog, and visit all the other lover's of White.


our shabby cottage said...

Gorgeous - thanks for sharing - pity I live on the other side of the world!

lillie mae acres said...

Beautiful tour. Thank you.

June said...

Now that's a wonderful husband you've got there Becky! I can't think of anything more thoughtful than this, and more fun! This would definitely be a place to get your white fix.
Isn't Yosemite a beautiful place too? I hope your trip was wonderful!

Jane said...

I always knew that Dave was a wonderful, loving husband. Taking the time to plan this trip for you was so very thoughtful. Great big hugs for him!

Thanks for sharing this lovely store with us. Maybe Marty will have a trip out there soon...and I can go along.
Jane (artfully graced)

ps I still have a surprise for you in my trunk. We get back Sat night...perhaps we can plan to connect next week.

sassytrash said...

Beautiful white-stuff pics!!.....I loved going to all the little shabby shops in CA (I was around the Sacramento area) and missed so many I want to go back!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Looks like the perfect day to me!!

:) T

Christie Hines said...

What a beautiful place...thanks for the tour!
Big Hugs,


Hi Becky,
So good to hear from you! What a sweet hubby you have, I love the shop and the I just bought end tables almost like the one you have in the pic with the three tiered table, what a beautiful shop!! California seems to have the best places to visit.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Loved the garden area the best. What a great treat to get to be with your hubby and shop too!

Sharon~heartsongs said...

What a great trip---
and husband!
That looks like a wonderful way to spend a day.
Thanks for sharing,

Cynthia K. said...

How thoughtful your man is and how blessed you are. What a lovely trip and beautiful goodies you saw. Thanks for sharing with us.

Cynthia K.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

What a lovely and romantic mini vacation! You were not far from me at all, maybe one hour. I enjoyed you post very much.
Have a wonderful day,

Ginger said...

What a wonderful vacation, and a wonderful husband. Looove all the white. Really like your blog, I will be following you. Please come by and see mine too.

glitter and roses

Carolyn said...

Hi Becky,
It looks like a great holiday for you both.I am glad you are blest with a great husband.
How is the shabby old house coming along?
Take care,

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful home. Just lovely. I'm adding myself as a follower because I want to watch the home blossom even more.

Miss Gracie's House said...

I popped in when you posted these but didn't comment...they do look like *a lot* of fun! but really wondering how you are doing? Long time, no hear...Rene'

Carolyn said...

Hi Becky,
I just wanted to pop in again to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

Lovely blog, this is my first time here....your hubby is probably one of a kind...sounds like he is very good to you.
What a fun day you had...

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I will have to put this place on my go to list. It is about 2 hours from where I live. Sure looks like a great place! Thanks for sharing with us.

Yosemite is one of our favorite spots on earth. I hope that you were able to witness the amazing waterfalls there. They were in full glory in the spring because we have had sooooo much snow this year.