Monday, June 6, 2011

my happy place...{aka} The Farm Chicks!

{Carrie, Pam, me and Ki}


What can I say?
Don't the smiles on our faces {that's me next to Ki Nassauer!}say it all?
We took this picture as we waited in line for "early bird" admission to really 
one of the most fabulous antiques{event!}show!



Serena really outdid herself this year!  There were more vendors, fabulous new
vendors, better food service, more people, an early  bird option and a 
evening party open to everyone!


I was only able to shop on Saturday - next year I will stay and shop on Sunday too.
It is overwhelming when you walk in.  I always feel a panic that
I must find something fantastic before someone else does but hesitant at the same
time not wanting to waste my budget on a purchase I will
regret later.......you know what I mean?

Plus, I knew I had just ONE hour for early bird shopping before oodles
of shoppers came streaming through the doors looking for the same
unique treasures I was.



But I had not the slightest hesitation when I made my first purchase.  It was if the vintage-
shopping gods were looking out for me.....I found a BIG vintage map of Portland!  Given
our recent move back home to Portland, I knew that baby was meant for me!



I bought exactly five items - that's it!

But this year, because I had a friend with an empty minivan with me, I could
bring large items home...yippeee!  So, I concentrated on only buying
things I truly loved.  Granted, the items I bought cost more than things
I purchased in the past [ironstone, pillows, jewelry], I chose
quality over quantity!

And I can't wait to show you how I am using my purchases in our 
new home......coming on Wednesday!

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7 comments :

  1. I cant wait to see your finds!! Adorable pic btw! Hugs, Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  2. Cute! Looks like you guys had fun! :)
    Meg

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  3. Welcome back to the Pacific Northwest! I'm looking forward to seeing your "new" treasures. Oh, what a lovely show it was!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  4. oh i can't wait to see your treasures...fun, fun!!

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  5. LOVED seeing
    you with your
    beautiful MN
    friends! Looking
    forward to being
    in a picture with
    you at Barn House
    this summer : )
    Bring on your finds,
    girl; can't wait to
    see them!
    xx Suzanne

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  6. looks like a fabulous show. Nice to see your face. I see Ki has coffee in hand :)

    love your finds as well, can't tell which stool is not like the others.
    Reminds me of the Sesame Street game "one of these things is not like the other".

    Blessings,
    Margo aka Robolady

    robolady.blogspot.com/
    robojunker.com

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  7. I love that you are going for quality over quantity!And thanks for posting the photo of my old mail cart filled with frames! Cannot wait to see photos of your new goodies in your home!
    Colette

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