Saturday, April 24, 2010

Remnants Of The Past!

That is the name of the awesome antique show/sale in Nipomo California. I spent the day there today, and it's always amazing. The photos don't do it justice. These are just some of the scenes outdoors. There is a whole giant inside the barn part too. It's pretty dark and crowded inside, so no photos of that.
Everyone brings their best, prettiest, unique, and expensive stuff. There are many designers shopping, as well as us ladies who love to shop. There are a few men shopping as well. What are we shopping for? Well, there is something for everyone. Things to decorate with, things to collect, even plants, flowers, and sweet treats.
Sue Whitney was there the founder of Junkmarket. She had her book for sale, and of course I bought one for her to sign. It's all about finding junk, and what to do with great flea market junk, and junk in general once you get it home. Later in the afternoon she was holding a class on making a fairy garden. I did not stay for that, as we had a very long drive home. I have to say it was worth getting up extra early, and driving for over 2 hours. Even if you didn't buy anything, just to get some decorating ideas was worth it.
I got to visit with Heather Bullard. If you haven't been to her blog or website, you should check it out. I saw a few other flea market friends as well.
I bought a couple of fun things I will show soon on a future post. I'm waiting til after the flea market tomorrow.
This show happens in April and October. You might remember me talking about it last fall. Anyway, I have to go and rest up, as it's another early morning tomorrow.
Hope you enjoy a tiny glimpse of the show.
Have a great weekend.
Chat again soon.


Debby said...

What a wonderful place to spend the day, my kind of fun!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Rosemary,

Definitely my kind of fun too . . its so easy to spend at these events, and then to get home and decorate with all the new stuff. Can't wait to see what you bought . . have fun!

Rose H (UK) said...

Looks such a facinating place to visit! I'm sure I'd find too many things I'd like. Looking forward to seeing what treasures you found.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh gosh.....I love it all Rosemary. You are in heaven! OH! I got my seam binding in the mail yesterday! 100 yards for 7.95$? Can't beat it with a stick!!!


judy # Watkins said...

Thank you Rosemary for writing such a nice post about Remnants. I appreciated all the people that drove so far to see what these amazing vendors. Thank you again!

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Oh dear, I was dreaming about going there until I got to the "expensive" part!!! lol that's just how it is unless a person is very lucky. Junk dealers have gotten very savvy about what ladies want and they won't budge on those prices much!!!

Pretty lemons on that tree, it's just loaded!

I do remember you went there before, and braved the barn part AND got some great stuff!

Burlap Luxe said...

I am loving your blog site, I really love the photo of the reflection of the tumble weed in the mirror.

will be back to follow along!


Kom Achterom said...

Ooh what a nice site you have!!
I love the beautiful design!
I wish that i could join you today
How nice!!!
I wil follow your blog
and come back soon
Have a nice evening

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you "Rosemary" for stopping by..You happen to be my favorite "herb"... :)

I am now returning you have inspired me with the shade or what appears to be a shade covered with netting and the rosette on the side of it...Go look at my tassels I will now make a shade with one of my rosettes that I will make out of netting... Oooooh la la!!!

See you soon!

Kim said...

You met Sue Whitney & Heather Bullard in one day? I'd be on cloud nine!

My Grama's Soul said...

What a great flea market......the setting is not to bad either!! LOL


tara said...

ohh wee, looks like a great show~ was it pricey..I would have loved to see how everyone did their booths with their junk, can't wait to see what you bought!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rosemary,

Glad that you were able to go to this wonderful place for the day.
Looks like some neat things there and can't wait to see what you took home with you.

Have a happy week

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Thanks for coming by dearest Rosemary! Hey, have you ever embellished a dress form with your magic? I need some advice on a dress form....Anita

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a beautiful locale filled with beautiful stuff!
LOVE Sue Whitney and Heather Bullard, what a fun day!


Jennifer said...

Oh! What a fabulous day it looks like you had! The view, the items - what fun! wish I could have joined you alas - too far away, Jennifer peek in sometime! jennsthreegraces

J. Wecker Frisch said...

Wow, what a treasure trove of interesting stuff!

Mermaid Queen said...

It looks like so many treasures to discover Rosemary. I'd love to go some day. Hope you're not too busy! Take care, Martha

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Thanks for taking us along, Rosemary. What beautiful countryside as well. I think sometimes we take it for granted living in California and when seen in photos, realize the backdrop is just as lovely (if not lovelier) than all the items. Not to say I don't want to grab everything shown here and take it home! Really worth the two hour drive, wish I could have gone along with!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

What a great show. I spied a few things I would have had a hard time leaving behind. You did really well and adore everything you bought.
Those baskets are fantastic...I guess you can look at it as 32 for both:))

Daisy Cottage said...

Hi Rosemary!!

Oh what a gorgeous venue!

Thank you for taking us along... I'm so glad you had fun!


❦TattingChic said...

That looks like a fun sale to go to! What a beautiful area!