Saturday, April 28, 2012

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my april home


little bits that have been around my home this April
I am excited to let May in to take her turn

{xox}

I am off to San Francisco in a few days
and was wondering if any of you might
have some sweet ideas of must places to visit
I would sooooooo love your help with some
adorable little shops
scrumptious must eats
dazzling sights
enchanting spots
bits and bobs

thank you and hugs

46 comments:

Tamara Nicole said...

Have a blast in San Fran!!! Lovely pics my dear:)

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Just read your story on Where Women Cook -wow! what a nice feature!!

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love your April but I agree I'm so ready for May!

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Koralee
Your exuberant colours and sweet Bluebird notes are always such a joy.
Have a good trip.
Anna

fee @ chipper nelly said...

please can I come and live with you - it looks so pretty! (and girly!)
I'd carry your bags round San Fran too!!!
happy hols
fee x

Mystica said...

Enjoy your trip.

Helena said...

I have never been to San Francisco, so I'm afraid I'm of no help! But enjoy dear Friend, and take lots of lovely pictures to share with us. XO Helena

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my precious friend,

I WILL MISS YOU! I LOVE SAN FRANCISCO and yet I have only been THROUGH IT twice. I know of nothing there, but I do know you will get plenty of good recommendations because there is a plethora of wonderful shops. When I went through two summers ago, my sister in law gave me the choice to go to Bell'achio in S.F. or to keep moving north to Berkeley to the TAIL OF THE YAK. Since she lives further north, we decided to head to the Tail of the Yak which is a magical place. LOVE TO YOU MY PRECIOUS FRIEND! Anita

It's me said...

Enjoy your trip !!!!!...love and hugs from me...xxx...

francis said...

I cannot be of any help Wish i could
Have fun sweet Koralee
Hope you have an inspiring and sunny visit !

Lavender Girl said...

Oh how I LOVE San Francisco!! My favorite shop in the world is there Bell'occhio's (www.bellocchio.com). Go visit if you get a chance and of course eat clam chowder out of a sour dough bread bowl in Fisherman's Wharf...I'm SO jealous!!

d e l i g h t said...

Your home looks so inviting and cheerful and a delightful place to be! Have fun in San Francisco!

Linda said...

Have fun! I have no suggestions, but once at green tea ice cream at a Chinese restaurant on the Embarcadero. (I don't have a clue how to spell that!)Have fun!

Lisa Graham Art said...

You HAVE to ride in one of the famous San Fran cable cars. Alcatraz is very very interesting and makes you appreciate the beautiful life you live. If you go make sure you do the audio tour...it brings it to life (it was my favorite thing we did there). And of course the beautiful Golden Gate bridge...the beach near by is nice, but the one closest to the bridge gets interesting and if you are with children you will want to stay on the family side. And then of course simply walking the city is divine. And of course you must see Lombard Street...that steep incredible street...next time I go I want to walk the street rather than drive it. As far as food and shopping...Fisherman's Wharf will keep you busy, but the best food are those little family owned restaurants. We ate at the most amazing Italian food place near downtown, but all I can remember is that we walked quite a ways from the financial district and it was a small and very quaint place. The locals recommended it...if they like it, you know it's good.

Have fun Koralee!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Koralee,
Your home looks beautiful and really reflects you .... and, your photographs are always so clever. You really have such a wonderful talent.
I have only been to San Fransisco once and loved every inch of it. I will let the residents of the city tell you the best places to go as they will know far more than me. Have a wonderful time. XXXX

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Oh so fun to go to San Francisco!! Enjoy yourself, I am on my way to CA too! Going to see my daughter and grandchildren!!

A Vintage Chic said...

Your April home is lovely, dear Koralee...just as I would expect it to be!

How wonderful that you're heading to San Francisco! Just an hour away from us & one of our favorite places to play!

Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, you MUST walk across the Golden Gate Bridge!...half an hour out of town is the magical Muir Woods (I posted about it a couple of posts ago), "The Stinking Rose" restaurant (if you like Italian and garlic!), The Exploratorium museum--wonderful!

I could go on & on...just so fun--and eye-opening!--to walk around there!

Hope you have a wonderful time! If you have any "free" time...let me know!

Wishing you a beautiful Sunday, dear friend...

Julie

magie said...

What a pretty home you have..love the floral cushions and of course the bunting!
Have a fun time in San Francisco :)
Magie x

Martina said...

Love the peek into your april home Koralee! Have fun on your trip! Have never been there, but am sure you'll see the lovliest things! xx

{oc cottage} said...

oh how fun! i have always wanted to go to the CROWN AND CRUMPET tea room! It's in Ghirardelli Square...their logo is a pink crown shaped tea pot! the cutest thing ever! have a blast!

m ^..^

cafenoHut said...

I really loved April with you and I looking forward to May...
I have been USA 4 times but I have not been San Francisco. I would like to see there a lot.

Enjoy your trip.

Madelief said...

Hi Koralee,

I enjoyed seeing part of your living room. It looks just lovely with all those colours and florals!

Unfortunately I can't give you any advice on San Franciso. I have never been there before. Wish you lots of fun!

Liefs, Madelief x

jolanda said...

LOVELY pics :-) Have fun.

XX

Blondie's Journal said...

I hope you have a wonderful time, Koralee!! :)

XO,
Jane

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Knock Knock!!! Anyone home in this sweet and beautiful place?

Hello there Koralee my dear! Thank you for stopping by today! Have you decided where to go in S.F.? You are going to have a BLAST! I so wanted to go to CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA this summer, but launching off my new life is more imperative! Having a lovely spring? I am, but it is a bit chilly. I cannot wait to get out there in the warmer temps and clean out my gardens!

Wishing you a good Monday my dearest! Anita

FrenchBlue said...

Bell'achio is a MUST and Tale of the Yak if you get into Berkley area! Also you must try to visit Miettes an adorable candy shop! The boxes alone are to die for. Have fun sweet friend and be safe!!
XOXOX

vintage grey said...

Your home is beautiful!! Have a wonderful time in San Fran. Have only been there once when I was young, so sorry I can't give any great places! Have a lovely day!! xo Heather

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Have never been there... so I can't help... but I hope you have a wonderful trip!! :)

Vintage Home said...

...such sweet pictures of your home Koralee!
I know you will have the best time in San Francisco!

Dagmar said...

Lovely post dear friend..best of times in SF..you will lovingly find your way..

by Teresa said...

I've spent quite a bit of time in San Francisco.. I stayed at the St. Francis Hotel, it's amazing with a view of Union Square. Sears Fine Food is a fun place for breakfast. If you go to a nice Chinese Restaurant in China Town - be SURE and order "Prawns with Honey Walnuts". You won't be sorry. A boat tour of the bay will go around Alcatraz for photo ops.. AND take you under the Golden Gate Bridge for great photos. Be sure and have sourdough bread.. and get some candy at Ghiradelli Square. Fun fun fun! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Draffin Bears said...

I love your sweet April home dear friend, and adore all the pretty colours.
Have a wonderful and safe trip to San Francisco. I was there in 1980 and loved the City.

Have fun
Hugs
Carolyn

Riitta Sinikka said...

Hi! I love your lovely photos! Have fun and enjoy your trip ! Hugs! xxxx Riitta Sinikka

Jane said...

April at your house looked gorgeous. what will May bring i wonder? safe travels to San Fran, sorry, never been, so can't help with any good places for you to check out. Jane x

i.ikeda said...

Oooh, San Francisco is one of my favorite places, but I haven't been there in so long. I'm afraid I can't help you with suggestions. But you will have so much fun! Take lots of pictures, will you?

Your home must have been a super cozy, amazing, delicious place to be in April (and every other time you've shared it).

Have a wonderful week. Xoxo

Helen Philipps said...

I loved these bright and sweet pictures of your home! I hope you have a wonderful time in San Francisco, Koralee!
Helen x

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures! Hope you have a wonderful time in San Fran ! Enjoy the hill!
Hugs, Gerri

Barbara said...

Love your fans strung up across the room! Adorable. And as always, I adore your colors.
Have a super time in SF!

malia said...

yay! please share your photos and list of "go-to-places" sometime soon! xoxoxo

Lisa said...

April is a favorite month ... you have captured it so well .. very cheery!!!

have a most wonderful trip ...
happy scouting!!!!

Paula said...

Hello sweet Koralee! I LOVE your gorgeous photos! Your home is stunning and I love all of the roses and bright and cheerful colors! I am working on adding more color to my home! It just makes me so happy seeing your photos and how you decorate and dress! Such sweetness and inspiration always abounds at Bluebird Notes coming directly from your beautiful heart! Thank you for visiting me and for your sweet comments! You always make my day special too! Yes, indeed, you need Mr. Poppy! Doggies always make home more homey! :) I hope you have a wonderful, safe and fun trip to San Francisco! I know it will be a beautiful time and I hope you find lots and lots and lots of pretties to bring home! I also hope your weather has improved and the sun is happily shining down on you! I am sure it will be sunny in California! Sending you oodles of love and best wishes for a very happy week! xo~Paula

Rizzi said...

ONE THING YOU DO NOT LACK ARE BEAUTIFUL COLORS.....SO VERY CHARMING.......HOW WONDERFUL TO COME HOME TOO......RIZZI

Palomasea said...

Thank you, sweet friend, for sharing you beautiful and happy home!
I wish you a spectacular time in San Francisco!! Wish I could suggest some places, but last time I was there, I was 14 years old...I remember falling in love with it though...
Enjoy!
Hugs,
- Irina

Crafted by Carly said...

Ooooh! I love all those brightly-coloured, happy photos! :-)
Have a fabulous time in San Francisco - ans don't forget to show us lots of photos when you get back!
I'd recommend going for a mooch around the famous 'City Lights' bookshop!
Carly
x

molly said...

The pictures are amazing. Love them so much.
Lovely hugs
Molly

boomgaard said...

Prachtige foto's.

Genieten.

Groet,

Marieke