Monday, July 27, 2009

UPDATE: VELVET (now called ZIVA)

July 30, 2009

Ziva crossed the rainbow bridge on July 27, 2009.
The day that I posted her update below...
Hi, Everyone!
I Just wanted to make sure to give you an update on Velvet!!

Click for Velvet's Story


Here's an update on darling Ziva (formerly Velvet) whose life Caroline and her group Animal Rescue Volunteers saved last week.

She was rescued and receiving medical treatment!!!!

Click for a video link.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Uncle Sam's Store

Thank you Uncle Sam for your generosity! Oh! No!!! NOT that uncle Sam!!! Uncle Sam is the owner of the thrift store called "THE COLLECTIBLE STORE". I found his incredible store over the weekend by accident. I am a bit frustrated, because words cannot justify this awesome store and unfortunately he does not have a web site for his store either. If you live in the LA area and enjoy treasure hunt, you must visit his store! You will find just about everything you've been hunting for!! You just name it!

I'm only posting 2 things I bought, because my camera ran out of batteries, but I will post other goodies I got from his store next time.

I've been debating on whether or not to paint it white, but I decided to leave it PINK just as I bought it.

I have really been wanting one of these angel lamp for so long and finally, I am so lucky to find a pair !! WHAT A BARGAIN!!!! :D

And more......

My mom, my daughter and I are leaving for San Francisco today. We're going on a four day road trip for a sight seen for fun!! :D I will see you when I get back!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


so I 've been searching for a hall tree for a very long time and every single time I thought I found a great one for my house I was unable to buy it. I guess they weren't meant to be mine...One time I found this hall tree that I absolutely fell in love with and I was on my way to tell the owner of the store that I was going to buy it, but this lady ran past me and got to the owner first. It was then sold to her in front of my eyes!!!!!.I was really heartbroken.'s only a material thing...I survived...Then another time I found the cutest hall tree at Pasadena flea market. It was the perfect size for my entry and a great price for my budget, but it would not fit in my SUV! My car was already filled with other things I bought, like this cabinet I bought. OH!! My Buddha! give me wisdom to put this hall tree in my loaded car!!!

SO...searching for my hall tree continues until a few weeks ago I went to the Simi valley thrift store. I found this huge, but stunning antique shabby chic hall tree cabinet with 3 mirrors.This one was absolutely gorgeous!!! But then I knew this would not fit in my entry way, because it was a huge piece of furniture that would only fit in castle or a mansion! But, I got curious and asked the man at the store about it and he told me this was donated by Mitchell who is Ozzy Osborn's wife and the price was $150.00. You know.. the price was actually very reasonable!! It was a steal! It was the most beautiful piece of antique shabby chic hall tree furniture I've ever seen! I was SOOOO tempted to get it, but then, where would I put it? It's a shame I didn't have my camera with me that day or I would have shown you a picture. that didn't work out...It wasn't meant to be mine...
So as I turned around and headed to the door to way out, this huge mirror standing up against the wall caught my I went close to mirror to take a look at it..It was so old and dusty as I expected it to be...the mirror wasn't something I was interested in and it certainly was not my style!! But I checked the price anyway...... $4.99...That's right this mirror was $4.99!
WOW!! I thought... with this price I will transform the mirror to my style and make it to work in my house entry. After a long search of finding a hall tree for my house entry, I've finally found something that was meant to be mine, Thank you!

Please wait to see the transformation on this mirror!!! I won't let you down!!! :D

Monday, July 13, 2009

Tea Time Tuesday!

Thank you, Kate for hosting the tea time Tuesday event. Ever since I started my blog here at blogspot, It was Kate who inspired me to the English tea world. I am truly fascinated by English tea traditions and history. I've been drinking black tea and absolutely enjoy it!! Please visit Kate's fabulous blog today!!


The following tea time photos were taken last December at my dear friend's house during my visit to South Korea and I wanted to share these photos with you.

Bow of thanks before tea time has three meanings:
1. Thankful for having some time for oneself.
2. Thankful to the host for the tea time.
3. Thankful to mother nature for providing the tea.

Asian tea cups are smaller than European tea cups, and also lack a handle. My friend, who is a tea master keeps tea ware on the tea table all year round, covers it with a cloth when not using it. After our dinner, we had a lot of tea. Our tea time ended up going past midnight!!! Since we only see each other once a year, we make up lost time, by having tea time.



After I sent out my revised plea for poor Velvet, I received an email alerting me she will be on the red list on Tuesday. That means she is out of time.
The reason is that Velvet has a corneal ulcer--which must be so painful--and seems to have been attacked as she has bite wounds. As if that isn't bad enough she has started coughing.Velvet has so many strikes against her, I'm not sure we can overcome them.

Velvet has so many strikes against her, I'm not sure we can overcome them.

She is still so scared, they had to carry her into a transport cage and wheel her to the medical room as she wouldn't stand up.

I'm not sure what to do at this point. I don't think she'll last past Wednesday or Thursday because the longer she's there, she will just get sicker and be in more pain, and nobody--including the staff--want her to suffer.

Velvet is just so terrified and depressed, her plight touched a lot of people. We have some donations from kind people concerned about her and now that she has these medical issues, any additional offers would be much appreciated.



Velvet's impound number is A104633.

Tomika Johnson, SLA New Hope Coordinator:
cell: 323-270-4047
Kennel Supervisors' office: 213-473-4378

SLA direct lines: 213-485-0117, 0119
(Please get the name of the person you talk to.)
All LAAS shelters open until 7pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.


If you live in the LA area, Please..please reaches out a hand to this tragic girl!!!

I feel so guilty for not getting out a plea earlier for this sad gal whom I noticed at SLA last Sunday. She looked so absolutely terrified that I wanted to get into the cage, hug her and tell her it would be alright. Except it probably won't, at least not for her and so many other animals packed into the shelter as impounds continue to skyrocket.She doesn't even have a name so I am calling her Velvet. She is a Steffie with the droopy jowls of mastiff. Very cute.

I was told that Velvet came in with a puppy who was adopted, and Velvet became another mom just left behind to die. With her puppy gone she is depressed and frightened.

You can get an idea of what her owner must have been like from that hideous collar she's wearing. Nobody even cared enough to get her a collar which fit, instead saddling her with this huge filthy thing. The owner couldn't even be bothered to cut off the long bit dangling down.

So she and her baby came into the shelter and Velvet had her photo taken with a rope around her neck and her front legs splayed. She is so skinny in that photo. Her head looks gigantic because her body is so thin.

James, the lovely ACT at SLA who goes out of his way to spend time to help terrified animals, went into Velvet's cage and sat down on the floor with her. She didn't come out but she did sniff at James' glove and didn't run away. After several minutes, James decided to carry her out into the corridor because she was so frozen with fear, she wouldn't walk. Once in the corridor, James set her down gently and we sat with her, stroking her and reassuring her to help her relax. It took a little while but she did. She even walked on her own instead of having to be carried. I've seen this so many times before: dogs who shut down in the shelter as a form of protection but just blossom when they are removed from that environment.Velvet deserves that chance. You've depressed if you were behind after your only baby was adopted. What hope is there for Velvet? Only that someone reads this and reaches out a hand to this tragic girl!!!!

If you can help bring some light to Velvet's life, Please get her out of the shelter and give her some hope!!!!

Velvet's Impound number is A104633. She is 3 years old and not yet spayed. She has already been in the shelter over 2 weeks which means she could get sick at any time, so that means euthanasia sooner rather than later.

She is at SLA and her Impound number is A104633

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Please Adopt Her Puppies!

Mama Already Euthanized PUPPIES are REDLISTED
If you live in the LA area
Please adopt her puppies!!!!

This is fortune. She was dumped in the shelter with her three adorable puppies. Unfortunately Fortune was euthanized yesterday. Now her pups are all alone, mom is gone and THEY ARE REDLISTED and must get out ASAP. They are only 5 months old and very sweet!!!


My name is Danny and I am an unaltered male, tan American Staffordshire Terrier.The shelter thinks I am about 5 months old. I have been at the shelter since Jun 21, 2009.


My name is Petey and I am an unaltered male, tan American Staffordshire Terrier. The shelter thinks I am about 5 months old. I have been at the shelter since Jun 21, 2009.


My name is Tony and I am an unaltered male, tan American Staffordshire Terrier.The shelter thinks I am about 5 months old.I have been at the shelter since Jun 21, 2009.

Fortune's puppies are beyond sweet and all need a home ASAP.


If you are able to rescue or adopt these puppies (A1041047, A1041048, A1041049), please contact East Valley shelter 818 756 9323/4 Veronica 213 435 9152 or Pnina

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Little French Flea Market

Back by Popular demand
The Little French Flea Market
Saturday, July 18th
8:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m.

Click: Daisy and I will have a booth again!! :D

Ann Sayre-(818)-606-6543
At the….Hidden Chateau & Gardens
23130 Sherman Way / West Hills, CA 91307 / 818-610-3228

Please join us for a wonderful day in a gorgeous French garden, TREASURE hunting and spending time with friends. Join us for refreshments, LIVE MUSIC, and amazing merchandise, including cottage Chic, French style décor, antiques, vintage clothing and jewelry, collectables, furniture, linens, and just about anything you want.

$2.00 admission fee

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Kitchen Window Valance

Hi, Everyone!

I finally made a valance for my kitchen window today. I bought this fabric over a month ago at the LA Garment District, but I have been so busy that I have not really had a chance to do anything. I absolutely fell in love with the rooster fabric the minute I laid my eyes on it and I knew I had to have it in my kitchen!!! I'll use the same fabric to recover my kitchen chairs.

Have a great day!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Lunch Time!

These photos were taken when Daisy and Claudia took me to a new Japanese restaurant near by my work in Downtown LA. LA is a wonderful blend of many, many different cultures and that is part of what makes LA so special! We have all kinds of restaurants and different kind of food for all cultures and Asian food has the largest foothold in Los Angeles after Mexican cuisine. Have you ever tasted Vietnamese pho? Okay... My co-worker, Brenda and I will have Vietnamese pho (noodle soup) for lunch tomorrow. :D yum~yum~ hahahaha...:D
I WISH for everyone to have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!!!


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