Saturday, February 5, 2011


I'm going back to my roots...
California is where.
A trip to Pasadena, Old Town to be exact.

It is a quaint little suburb nestled in the foothills of Los Angeles.
For those of you who appreciate architectural detail and inner-city nostalgia like 
I do, this city doesn't disappoint.

This is a photo taken on Colorado and Fair Oaks in 1890

And this is now...
As you can see there are a few more cars (teehee!),
but some of the old buildings still remain.
I just love a city with history.

And I just adore time with my little family...

My precious wee-one  Danielle.
and here is one of my hubby, son, daughter, and mommy hurrying me along...haha!

We enjoyed our time, and it wasn't nearly enough time to take in all the sights.
We'll be back, and I'm sure it will be around the time of the Pasadena Flea Market.
Can you just imagine what kind of goodies I'd find?
I'm already daydreaming about it!
Thank you Pasadena!


  1. Lovely photos Natalie...and what better to go with it than Billie Holiday! Love her!
    Pamela :)

  2. Yes, this is a quaint little town, love it there! Happy weekend to you :) Xoxoxo

  3. I will be at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena next Sunday! It is my favorite place! I love the 2nd Sunday of every month. You are going to Love it! Get there super early! ;) xo Samantha

  4. there's no place like home, there's no place like click your heels....Just had to let you know I still love your blog!

  5. Hi Natalie,
    I too love old buildings! I live about an hours drive south of Sydney in Australia & one of the most beautiful older areas of Sydney is called The Rocks. It's just an amazing place to look at old architecture & the likes.
    S. x
    P.S: I loved your last post on picnic settings, you have inspired me to plan a little picnic with my girls next weekend. x

  6. Darling photos!;) Glad you had a wonderful time~ Hugs, Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  7. What lovely post...
    Love vintage photos of buildings and streets.
    Thanks for sharing and nice to know you have a great time in your hometown.
    It is always a good thing to have roots and being able to get back there from time to time:)

  8. Glad you loved it Natalie!
    It looks very quaint..I love those kinds of places too!
    I'll bet you can't wait!
    Have a great weekend dear..

    Deborah xo

  9. Adorably documented, thank you for sharing! XO

  10. Oh how wonderful to go back to your roots. Your first photo was a great contrast to today and how lovely is your family. They really looked like they enjoyed themselves. The flea market sound like a great time. I came over from French Buttons and am now a follower.

  11. Happy Valentine's sweetie to you and the family, long time I haven't heard from you. I hope all is well. Have a great day.

    Lisa @ Lesapea xx

  12. Never been to Pasadena! Thanks for sharing photos. I love historical little hot spots myself. Happy belated love day, sweetie! Beautiful family you got there!


  13. Wow, I've never been there, but I love California & it looks so fun. BTW, I'm hosting an awesome giveaway on my blog. Wonderful people like you who are already followers just need to leave a comment to enter. Good luck!

    Warmly, Michelle

  14. Looks like a fantastic trip, Natalie! And I love the before and after pic.

    Have a wonderful week :)

  15. What a great time you must of had! Cute family too;) Thanks for sharing the great photos! Alyssa of Boston Bee

  16. Love the music!!
    What a darling
    little family.
    Wow, has Pasadena
    changed over the years!
    Loved seeing the sunshine.
    Happy Weekend,
    xx Suzanne

  17. Dearest Natalie,

    Hope you're doing fine and this was a lovely blog; very warm about your family!

    Lots of love,


  18. Great pictures dear Natalie...and your family is so cute!

    I hope your week is going smoothly, cheers: Evi

  19. Just me again, darling! I wanted to let you know that I have included you in my *Virtual World Tour* series. I hope you will come take a look!!

    xoxo Diana


A comment a day keeps the doctor away...