Sunday, April 26, 2009
Fun At The Barn!!
Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!
I had the best day yesterday. Mark and I got up at 6:00am, (Fun so far huh?)
We left the house before 7:00am with coffee and breakfast bars in hand. Set the GPS,
and headed north on the 101 for the 2 hour drive to beautiful Nipomo California.
It is a rural area beyond Santa Barbara and before Pismo Beach.
If you recall last fall I went to the same sale. It's in a beautiful barn, on an amazing piece of property, owned by the Watkin's family. The barn is normally used for functions such as weddings, parties, showers etc.,but 2 times per year it is open to the most beautiful, French, shabby, lovely vendors you would ever want to see. We arrived right on time, at 9:00am. People were already in line to get in. It's a pretty girly girl sale, so they have a wonderful seating, (holding cell for husbands) cushy couches and chairs, coffee, scones, cookies, fruit etc. Mark and I parted ways, and I headed into the barn. Not what you would think the inside of a barn would look like. Beauty hits you right in the face the minute you walk in. Each vendor has their area set up like the most beautiful shop you have seen. Just as I started looking, I hear my name being called by my friend Jennifer Grey. We were planning to meet and shop together. She is a seasoned vendor herself, so I loved having her input and ideas. We had such fun!! We would shop, and carry our packages back to our husbands for safe keeping. As you can see from the photos, I got just a few choice little things. A French book, a lovely square tray, angel wings, reindeer moss, that will actually stay that amazing shade of green, this great jar with a zinc lid perfect for a fairy house, pretty printed white bags, that I will turn into something magical, a pretty little planter with the plants included(thanks to Jennifer). All in all it was a wonderful day. My husband met some really nice guys all sitting around waiting patiently for their wives.
After several hours we took off up the coast for a little lunch. A great little place in Arroyo Grande.
I hope you had a fun Saturday too!!
I promised a picture of my cute little find at last weeks garage sales. I found this vintage pink baby scale for $5. I am going to use it as a decoration at the upcoming baby showers we are having.
Hope you enjoyed my field trip!
Have a great week!
Hope to chat again soon, but I arrived back home yesterday to several phone calls, and emails for orders. I will be back working in the studio all week. Don't worry, it's a lot of fun to create for people. I will post photos when work is done.
PS, did I use the words great, amazing, and beautiful enough?