After months of plotting, planning and penny pinching this festive four was off to travel, not only to Idaho, but to Montana and Washington as well, where they finally attended their first, but not their last, Farm Chicks Antique Show!!
Here you see three of our party of four marking the end of the first leg of our journey. We are Jennifer, then me, and on the right is Cathie, Wendy is behind the camera for this shot.
Of course when you have four junquers traveling together there is no need for rest stops, just junquing stops and we had plenty of those. One of our favorites was in Butte, Montana where we tried on vintage apparel at Rediscoveries, a wonderful store where we had loads of laughs.
Doesn't Jenn look fine in the burnt orange 1920's cloche hat?
We were back about 20 people in line, but there were two other lines that would go in before us, the early bird ticket holders, and the prepaid ticket holders. Not that we are complaining we just got more chatting time in.
http://justabedofroses.blogspot.com/ and Julie (far right) who is organizing Bella's Vintage Market http://bellasvintagemarket.blogspot.com/ at the Wheeler Farm on July 9th, in which Jenn, Cathie and I are participating, and expect it to be a wonderful show if you would like to come and visit. :-)
These cute ladies are from Canada, they were amazingly friendly. I got acquainted when I went to photograph a fabulous and well thought out wheeled cart. I will be doing a post on http://fleaology.blogspot.com/ about the fun and interesting pull carts I admired while waiting in line, if you care to see her work of art!!
And now the fun begins. These hanging 'F U N' letters are just inside the front door. Cathie and I could not have had our pictures taken thus, with the mob as we entered, but we were able to get this shot later in the day.
This was my favorite booth of the whole show. It was so charming and well decorated that just looking at it made me feel rested, which is an amazing thing in the press of the crowd that was attending the show with me. You can learn more about her at http://rebeccaersfeld.blogspot.com/ .
These are a few of my favorite things at the show. This fun stacked tin 'weddng cake' caught the attention of my companions as well. We all thought it was so creative.
The French wax doll bust under the dome took my breath away, she was so charming! And I thought the green house on the right was very clever.
So all good things must come to an end. We gathered together in the 'man-cave' near the entrance, and here are Cathie and Wendy guarding my treasures. Everyone was plum tuckered after 8 solid hours of junquing.
I think it was Jenn that mentioned that she had feared all of our bright hopes in anticipation of this show would somehow fall short and we would be disappointed. This fear was never realized because the show was everything we had hoped and more. We had a blast, and now know what it means to 'shop til you drop'.