Friday, October 7, 2016

Sweet Gatherings -Vintage Goodness

I've been hearing good things about Sweet Gatherings in Roosevelt for years. 
But have never made the ambitious trek ...
As it turns out I should have. 
They came to the Vintage Whites Show last month and brought ....
Lots of fabulous goodies!  
A few Fleaology dealers have been involved in the occasional sale, but ...
I had no idea how amazing they'd be! 

Every inch was indeed sweet ...
And fun too!! 
Of course I was sucked in by their color scheme ...
How awesome is this 'hooped skirt' mannequin. 
And this bench ...
Absolutely enchanting right down to the details!! 
I loved it all.  
What talented girls they are! 
I definitely plan to go in the spring of 2018 ... Definitely something to look forward to, right?! 

Paula and Wendy go to Vintage Whites

Wendy and I had our last Hurrah at Vintage Whites. 
Our friend Jenn put together the entrance to the show!!  I loved it. 
Here's a fun choppy portrait of talented Jenn.
And her booth ...
I'm always fond of bits and 
And more clocks ... 
And here we are!  Ready to check out the rest of the show! 

A wash tub fountain that Wendy had to fight herself to leave behind.  

We always love Clam and Margo's goodies!! 

This was a new booth that I quite liked. 
How charming is this? 
And that ...
And this too ...
And there's more. 
Running into dealers I know is half the fun. 
Here's some shots from Cathy and Heidi's  space. 
I always drool over striped suitcases. 
And old lace ... 
And door knobs too.  
Mmmmm more lace!! 
More fun! 
The show was fabulous!  I'm so glad they  held it before it was. time for me to leave . 
me to leave!! 

Monday, September 19, 2016

A Farewell Bee Tea

Last week my art group gave a farewell tea in my honor as I leave for Finland soon!! 
It was Trina's idea, but when the group decided on a bee theme, Kim's house was chosen since her summer decor is always the bees knees!! 
Here are my gracious friends ..., 
There were lots of bee treats ... Like this charming cake...
And these cookies ... 
And even a cheesy bee ball, yum!  
How perfect is that. 
Everything was bee-utiful and delicious!! 
Here Kim pours herbal tea!! 
Kim's house is just a Treasure Trove of Bee memorabilia 
Cute bee theme pillows fill most of the chairs ...
Bee theme art work fills the walls. 

And charming bee things...
Fill cupboards and ....
people vignettes in table tops!! 

I really did feel like the Queen Bee!!!  I'm grateful for all those worker bees who so generously created  this magical moment for me. 

I know I'll love working in Finland for the next year and a half. I hope to have fun posts  starring their amazing historic churches, private homes, deliciously simple recipes, simple rustic designs and flea market finds!!!  

For a girl raised in the mountain valleys of a dessert state, I know that the low rolling landscapes covered with birches and thousands of lakes, and the hope of seeing the northern lights will be a wonderful experience!! 

Thanks again girls!!