How excited was I when my sweet friend and junkin’ buddy Mary Kay of Winsome Cottage invited me out for the first vintage show of the season? VERY!!!
Just the thought of getting out of the house on a balmy Spring evening made my heart go pitter-pat! You see I’ve just finished my fourth round of chemo for Ovarian and Breast Cancer and I won’t lie, with each round, the days become more challenging. Having a wonderful distraction to go hunting for pretties is my kind of fun, and some how whenever Mary Kay and I get together, well… It’s always an adventure!
From the moment we stepped into Mary Kay’s car and had to make a slight detour for the McDonald’s for what Mary Kay calls her “icy pop”, I knew the good times and laughter would begin.
Girls just wanna have fun… Mary Kay and I getting ready to hit the trails for treasure!
Of course what trip to McD’s would be complete without a couple of orders of fries, and can you say. “add BBQ sauce please.” Yes, you heard me, BBQ sauce! This is one of Mary Kay’s favorite pairings, for me it is an acquired taste. I would rather dunk my fries in ranch dressing. But that’s o.k., if she’s happy, I’m happy and that’s why we all have so many choices. LOL!
Before you know it, as we are yacking away as only good gal friends can do, I believe we have just crossed into Indiana, no wait, maybe Kentucky? Let’s just say, whenever the two of us get together, even with GPS, we always seem to manage to go a few miles out of our way. It’s time to turn around, laugh some more, and figure out where in the heck we’re going…
Back on the road, we find our destination.
At the entrance to the show… A creative way to make a parking barrier – a clothesline of pretty aprons.
Sit back and enjoy the photos from the OVER THE MOON Vintage Market. This is the first year for this show, and while it was small, the booth displays were fabulous and full of delicious “eye candy” as well as the special touch of fresh, living floral and plant displays. The Boston Ferns were heavenly. If only I didn’t have a brown thumb when it comes to ferns.
Be still my heart… A mannequin, always a good sign! This was the entrance to the show – stunning!
Beautiful Florals… the chandelier wasn’t too bad either!
2 chicks and a Truck… Fabulous booth and the anchor of the show!
Lots of pretties… These are from 2 Chicks and a Truck.
I do… I do…
My apologies to those whose booths I don’t know the names of… Please know that I enjoyed your displays and pretties and I’m sure anyone else who see’s these photos will too!
Musical paper mannequin from Interiors Embellished.
The patina on these french shutters paired with this iron candelabra was stunning!
Check out this “sweet tea” of an idea… Adding your broken teapots and teacups to a potted arrangement – loved this! From Glitter Girls out of Dillsboro, Indiana.
I’ve never met a rooster I didn’t like… and look at that fern…
A vision in white… and picture frames in the background – they were everywhere!
There’s nothing like that first Vintage Show of the season to get me inspired!
Thanks to Mary Kay for thinking of me and including me… As always it was so good to spend some girl time with my junkin’ buddy!
Now, I really must get off of here and get myself packed for my semi annual trek to the Pacific Northwest. Tomorrow I’ll be headed to Monticello’s (see blog roll) in Portland, Oregon and then onto Bellevue, Washington.
Due to my illness I have not been able to travel, and this trip really is a dream come true for me to do. While my heart center has been heavy it is now lightening up at the thought of spending time surrounded by dear friends, creating, catching up and immersing myself in the sights and sounds of the ocean.
Yes, I must be dreaming…