Indeed it is good to be home. Every mommy out there NEEDS to getaway once in awhile, escape the duties and obligations of motherhood, of being a wife and running a household. In my mind, girlfriends are a necessity to being a mom - only they know the work and rewards and can celebrate the joys with you along with the challenges that ultimately do come.
Thank God my girlfriends are also great antiquing partners! I spent a wonderful day in Portland with two friends who each have great taste and a great eye for decorating their homes. The picture above was taken in one of our favorite antique malls in Portland. It was at this antique mall that I found a great old laundry basket (like Layla had been talking about over at The Lettered Cottage)for my "in progress" laundry room. Pictures coming soon I also found a great bird print and a few adorable old books in the perfect shade of beige!
My friends and I had the priviledge of getting a peek into the barn space where a favorite dealer will host her first sale in a couple weeks. I had purchased these amazing bottles from Barn House and they invited us to meet them at the barn to pick them up (they were made by Joe!). The space is terrific and in the process of being transformed into a showcase for great vintage finds! If you are in the Oregon City/Portland area, I urge you to go the Queen of Tarte/Barn House sale! I am sorry I will miss it.
Of course, I found some other lovelies for my house too. I loved on my family for the evening but secretly could not wait to get them off to school/work the next morning so I could go about incorporating my new finds into my home. Odd? Crazy? Or just plain obsessed? Oh, but it makes me so happy!