July 29, 2008

Let's Rock n' Roll.....

The next person I hear say that is gonna
get SUCH a smack!
So, we had a bit of an earthquake this
I have lived here my entire life and I
will never get used to the feeling and
sounds of an earthquake!

POOR THING! His first earthquake!!!!! I couldn't
get him out from under the bed...his sister, when I
finally found her, was in a drawer...and not too happy!

Yipee, the June Roses chintz and the rubber ducky
were the only 2 things that didn't fall off the bathroom
OOOooph! My vintage mottos...I haven't had the
nerve to see if their Eastlake frames were damaged in
the fall....

I think that every frame I own ended up on the floor!

Boooooooooooooo hoooooooooooo...the Rose DuBarry
demi tasse...kaboom!

If that cats don't knock it off the mantle...a good
rattle will!

Hmmmm...cheapo 99 cent store frames...good in
theory...but seem to explode when they fall!
Poor bathing beauty...looks like she is napping peacefully!
Things went this way & that!

Ugh...underneath lies a little chintz cup...I was afraid
to look...it was ok though.

Lesson learned?

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh yah....get in the doorway.....
maybe NOT!

Looks a bit different after the EQ drill, huh?
Chintz spends the day in a safe, flat place!

Everyone is safe & fine but the knees are a bit
rubbery! :)


  1. I am so sorry you lost a few things, but thankfully it wasn't worse! We felt the after shocks of a Cali earthquake here several years ago. Nothing fell, but all of a sudden all the wind chimes were chiming and there was no wind. Kinda creepy. Hope you can get everything back in order soon.

  2. OH NO!! I am so sorry :( How scary!!! I am so glad you and the kitties werent hurt. I feel so bad :(

    Lots of hugs,

  3. It's such a blessing that your great-Grandma's lamp made it. And that you are fine. Maybe you could break out a little catnip for the kitties. :o)

  4. I know that feeling. You've actually had things fall. I have lived here all my life and I know what you mean about the moving and shaking.
    I experience and earthquake and I pause and wait to see if it gets bigger before I take action.
    I was here for the 1989 quake which was huge.
    I don't look forward to another one. Glad your fine.


  5. Yikes! I'm so sorry...I heard about it on the news and wondered how all the west coast bloggers fared.

  6. OMGosh! I'm sorry about the damage, but so glad it was not any worse.

  7. Looks like there is a lot of clean up to be done but glad everyone is safe and sound.

  8. Whew! I think that would be too scary for me. I am pretty happy living in good stable Michigan. The economy stinks but the house doesn't move:>)

  9. I'm so glad you and the fur babies are ok. I think in the grand scheme of things your damage was minor...course it sure makes a mess doesn't it. I'm glad most of your chintz made it.


  10. hey doll, bummer on all the broken stuff. but i hope you are ok. and that darling kitty. i could never getused to those earthquakes. maybe you should super glue everything done. just a thought.

  11. Oh my goodness! I cannot imagine! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

  12. I'm glad you're alright. So sorry for all your breakages. Here's a cyber-hug from me.

  13. Oh my goodness, how scary!!! We had a tiny one here in the UK a few months ago and a great fuss was made. Sorry some of your beautiful things were broken but what things you have - that dresser full of gorgeous eye candy! I'm green with envy!

    Hope you weren't too shaken up.

  14. Have you considered relocating? Here in Texas, we don't get those kinds of little surprises! A tornado here and there (never happened to me, & I'm from OK!) but it happens here and there. Real estate is a good price now. But I can imagine you don't want to leave the ocean...

  15. I've lived in California my whole life and I still get freaked out every time we get one...especially after the Loma Prieta Quake. That one was really scarey! Too bad about your chintz cup! I hope the aftershocks aren't too bad. Those are scarey too! On my chintz in my little wall cabinet I use Museum Wax to hold down the pieces in case of an earthquake. It makes it harder to clean them but at least I know that they won't fall off the shelf!

  16. OMG, M - your great grandmother must have reached out and caught that beautiful pink lamp before it shattered into a million pieces! I am so glad that people and critters are all safe... That was quite a quake to do that much damage to your place though! Very scary! When I lived in northern CA, we had a few, but they were minor compared to yours. Just some lights swinging back and forth and a few things toppling over, but never things actually falling off the walls! Scary stuff, them earthquakes!!...Donna

  17. I am glad your grandmothers lamp made it safe.... how well I remember those crazy earth quakes....poor kitties....hay I know what you could do with that broke china.... try your hand at mosaic.......we have family in Chino....

  18. Oh my, glad you are safe! We felt the quake too, but only my son's lava lamp fell. Frames and clocks on walls were crooked, but all is well. After the 1994 Northridge quake we lost lots of china and crystal. Now, I've learned to hold onto things of this world lightly. I love my cutepinkstuff, but in the end, it's only stuff!

  19. Good grief! I'd have to display everything in bubble wrap just in case! No wonder you never get used to it! Glad the pink lamp was indestructible! t.x

  20. How terrifying! I'd be squeezed into the drawer, hiding with the cat! Glad you are ok.

  21. glad you and the kitties are safe! What a scare. I hate earthquakes!
    items can be replaced....take care.

  22. How horrible it must have felt.... not a nice experience, I bet. So glad no human harm occurred. Be safe!



  23. Wow you did have things fall off. We just had alot of shaking around! Nothing broke, but I am going to get some florist's putty and put under my plates that are standing up so they don't roll off shelves easily. Maybe look at securing things better. I am so sorry you had the damage you did, wow.
    Blessings, Debbie

  24. Oh WOW,
    The earthquake really did some damage. I am so sorry. I was glad your pink lamp didn't break. It must have special memories for you. Glad everyone is okay. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Please stop by again any time! Amy :)

  25. Wow! I couldn't imagine what was going thru your mind at that time. I am so glad no one was hurt. Another big cyber-hug coming your way!


  26. Oh my goodness what a scare! I haven't watched the news so I didn't realise there was an earthquake over there.... I think that is one thing that would probably terrify me if I ever went to San Francisco, they're on a fault line, right? We got a little rumble here once (Melbourne Australia) and I had no idea what it was since we don't have earthquakes, we're in the middle of a plate so they just don't happen. but then we got another and even though they were teeny tiny they were scary! i can't imagine how helpless you would have felt, thank goodness most of the good stuff and precious things like grandma's lamp werern't broken and that you are safe and well. Hope kitty came out of under the bed in the end!!

  27. Oh my you did get hit good didnt you!
    I grew up in OC as well and moved to Jersey in 94 right after the 2 major earthquakes that year.
    before that earthquakes didnt bother me much but after those I knew the meaning of post tramatic stress! Hearing a truck rumble down the road send my nerves on edge for the longest time.
    so glad your physically safe.
    lots of hugs coming your way,

  28. Hi,
    I was on the phone with Joanne Kennedy, www.mylittlecottageinthemaking. blogspot.com when the earthquake struck...there she was in it, there I was listening to all her stuff shaking...nothing was damaged.
    Sorry for your beauties that got hurt, I agree with Cindy, the putty works great. You can also use sticky tack, it comes in white and it works wonders to hold stuff tight. We get earthquakes up here in the Northwest too, hopefully this one will release a little pressure!

  29. Sure glad you were ok! Ive never experienced an earthquake before. Were going to California in October (Anaheim) hopefully all the rides at disney are safe.
    Thanks for the comment on my blog about my linen pantry, your so sweet ((big hug)))
    I always read your blog on bloglines though I dont comment a whole lot because of time. I cant seem to get to everyones blogs that I read but I wanted you to know I read daily and love your blog.

  30. Wow - I am a bit late getting to your blog, and I'm so sorry for the earthquake damage! Of course, the most important thing is that all of you are safe. Have you tried Museum Wax? I used that when I lived in California - in fact, I use it now.

    Take care.

  31. oh man, you lost such pretty pieces..Poor Kitty..
    we felt it down here, at least i did...
    hope the rock and roll doesnt come rockin again any time soon..
    take care,

  32. We had an earthquake here about 3 years ago. It woke me up shaking the bed, creepy ! I had never felt one before . Scared me to death !!
    I can't believe that lamp didn't break .

    Thanks for stopping by, come again !

  33. Bless your heart...I can only imagine how scary that must have felt. I have never been in an earthquake. Thank God you all were okay. I hate that some pretties were broken though. I am surprised more pretties weren't shaken down. Poor kitties too, I know they were afraid too.


  34. I was away but you immediately popped into my thoughts when I heard about this. I am so sorry you had damage. How wonderful tho' that the pink lamp is alright!

    Poor kitties...it must be so scary for them.

    We experienced a few while living in So Cal and it is not fun!

    I am just so glad you are alright.



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