Sheron Cardin's Input...: Mayberry RFD Has Nothing On Us in Selma CA!

I have been an interior designer for over 27 years and I have always taught my clients the principles I used while decorating their home so they may enjoy decorating too. The home staging trend in residential real estate is a great way to reach more people every day and what I enjoy the most is they are learning the basics of good design through staging. It is my dream for every person to know the joy and pride of living in a decorated home.

Mayberry RFD Has Nothing On Us in Selma CA!

Selma...I Love Living Here!

There, I said it!  May the comfort gods find peace at last...at least for the moment...

My problem? Perfect weather vs. ultimate convenience;

As an example; I picked my brother up from his new little house is Selma to take him to the bank. In those days I was still smoking so he lit up a cigarette in the car and when I pulled up to the bank, he looked at me and asked "Are we here already? I smirked and replied with "Yep!" Then without any warning he coined a phrase for Selma I have used over and over again, He said "Man, this is a two puff town!"

Size is relative, I know, and so is the level of convenience on experiences. I come from Los Angeles and there, convenience was the freeway and the beach. Living in Denver; snow plowed streets early in the day meant convenience. When living in San Francisco, having your own parking space is convenience. Now, convenience to me means walking in to pay a parking ticket with no waiting and 2 minutes back to the house. That's what I'm talking about.

I took these pictures while walking my dog Buddy downtown Selma this last  January and I think it is time to share them. I hope to convey the calm quiet feeling of my town as someplace that sounds really good to meander in, live in, and grow in.

buddy in car Local paper Selma store

London properties a church

quaint lamposts selma skyline

Ace hardware selma real estate office

flowers flower shop

karate Selma police dept.

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Comment balloon 24 commentsSheron Cardin • June 20 2008 04:38PM

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Sheron: LOL  Good one.  Buddy is adorable, by the way. Maybe he could be your Barnie Fife?

I know where Selma is...and I love small towns.

 

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor BRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (LAKEVIEW REALTY, Lake Arrowhead. 909-273-4542) over 9 years ago

Sher, Selma is so nice!  I've heard you talk about it but didn't imagine it this way...it's lovely!  Things look quiet and peaceful there, not like here.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 9 years ago

Barnie Fife - now that is a good name...Barnie and Buddy...not a far stretch. I will try it out on him...thanks Kat!

Carole - imagine no flooding, no snow, no noise; only the coyotes at night, pick your grapes and eat them while you are walking, fill your trunk with oranges growing along every street, watch the little kids walk home from school...when are you coming?

PS: so glad I finally said something good about my little corner of the world!

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 9 years ago

Really good looking home.  Glad to see it is comfortable.  Good post and hope you have given up puffing.  Hard on you.  Thanks for a good one.

Posted by L. Wayne Denton, I have a handle on your market!!! (Denton Properties, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Great pictures, you can practically "feel" the quiet. Very funny but looks like a great place to live. Thanks for sharing your story and pics.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) over 9 years ago

Sheron, fantastic pictures and a very cute puppy, that for me is enough for a great post. But I also love the way you tell us the stories of what "convenience" means in different places in comparison to Selma.

Posted by Griselda Tealdo-Perez, REALTORĀ®, e-Pro, GRI, TRC (Coldwell Banker Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Sheron, makes me wanna move there!  Your town is so small you could effectively use an electric car!

Posted by Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495 (Stage it Right!) over 9 years ago

The more I think about it the more I like that idea Terry...which one should I choose?

zap car

After all, our most famous Realtor in Selma has a funny car...

Tuckers car

Thanks Griselda - it just kind of came together...the convenience awareness.

Terrie - first time I have seen that spelling for you name. Selma is peaceful. All the elementary schools converge into one middle school and all the 6th graders know each other there. How kewl is that!

Wayne - I quit smoking a year ago April 4th. Never ever thought I would. I am feeling free for the first time ever!

 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 9 years ago

ZENN 2008

Sheron BFF, I love the look of those Zap cars and woulda picked the green.  However, the dealer also carried the Zenn car, which is the one I bought.  It has a 25mph governor on it, but there is a place that can reprogram it to go 35-40 mph.  So this is the one I bought!  The Zenn is more "car" than the Zap, is much nicer as far as quality, and has more room inside, although it is only two passenger with rear cargo space.  Costs about 7k more though. Still waiting for delivery. Check out their website, zenncars.com

Posted by Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495 (Stage it Right!) over 9 years ago

Terry - what a cute car...my recent trip to San Diego was a trip indeed. I saw many unique/small/retro cars everywhere...wondering if they were electrical or just funky. Times, they are a changin'!

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 9 years ago

Sheron - Hey I like how you spell your name was well, it is unique.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) over 9 years ago

I love watching Andy Griffith, I never tire of Mayberry!  Your town is beautiful, I see why you love it.  Thanks for sharing. 

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 9 years ago

Do you believe Opie? (spelling?) Still love skimming rocks!

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 9 years ago

Very cool, Selma sounds like a really neat place, thanx for sharing it...I like small towns with convenience...kinda seems like the best of both worlds

Posted by Patrice Estess (PB APPRAISALS) over 9 years ago

Patrice - I am a city girl. Saw my first real pig when I was 26 and have now had 3 horses. I guess if one lives long enough, one gets to experience everything...kind of kewl!

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 9 years ago

A two puff town. LOL. I hate cigarrettes, but that's funny. Thanks for posting to the Things to Do/Places to Visit group =)

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) over 9 years ago

Lisa - I will forever chuckle at the "two puff town" shocker. Jack Benny would wish he had come up with that one!

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 9 years ago

Sheron - On our multiple trips from Thousand Oaks/Santa Clarita to Sonora each year, we'd pass through your neck of the woods and watch how the area around you kept growing and growing. Thanks for sharing your chuckle so we can chuckle, too.

Posted by Karen Cooper, Nationwide Home Lending Advisor in Central Texas (Karen Cooper | Home Lending Advisor NMLS # 223305 | JP Morgan Chase & Co Austin Texas) over 9 years ago

Thousand Oaks? I have to chuckle about your neck of the woods too. My first career was as a wig designer and I managed a wig salon in Thousand Oaks while living in Reseda. There was absolutely no one there...the year??? Hmmm, it was around 1970, it took me an hour to get there...I desperately needed a babysitter in those days and would do anything to get out of the house ;-0

Posted by Anonymous over 9 years ago

Karen - the last comment was from me...I thought I was signed in...spooky.

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 9 years ago

Sheron - So you traversed the "new" Highway 101, traveling by what used to be Jungleland vs. PF Chang's and the Civic Center? Yes, Thousand Oaks has dramatically changed over the years! They've limited growth to reasonable levels and kept most of the hilltops free of development, but the days of children running together throughout town with front doors left unlocked and everyone looking out for the other's kids are gone, replaced by many levels of status. Typical for many high-cost areas.

Posted by Karen Cooper, Nationwide Home Lending Advisor in Central Texas (Karen Cooper | Home Lending Advisor NMLS # 223305 | JP Morgan Chase & Co Austin Texas) over 9 years ago

True and sad, sad, sad. I hope our children and grandchildren have such fond memories of their childhoods like we do...just can't imagine what it would be.

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 9 years ago

Sheron - we're doing what we can to make sure our youngest has memories galore to look back on. Takes a bit more effort on our part then it did in the days of Mayberry - or Jungleland. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

Posted by Karen Cooper, Nationwide Home Lending Advisor in Central Texas (Karen Cooper | Home Lending Advisor NMLS # 223305 | JP Morgan Chase & Co Austin Texas) over 9 years ago

Yer velcum!

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 9 years ago

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