The Goods!

I wanted to take a moment to share some of the wonderful things I brought home from my trip to Spokane from the Farm Chicks show. I picked up about 1/2 dozen of these folding yardsticks from thrift and antique stores. Isn't this little salt and pepper shaker set darling! I do love red and yes these have found a new home in my kitchen.
The poker chips I found at the Goodwill. I really just loved the box with the original price tag of .45
This set of ice tea glasses are so delicate - they were such a deal at $20 for the set of 6 and the drinking glass caddy was bought from another dealer for $6. how could I pass it up?
I need more dishes like I need another set of dishes! I knew that if I did not purchase these I would regret it later on so I bought them. $30 for 6 plates, 4 dessert plates and 6 berry bowls. It's the Homer Laughlin Red Leaves Hemlock pattern. I love them and they will definitely be used. I may even have to look for some matching pieces.
I bought a few other goodies but here is a glimpse of what I came home with. Enjoying summer I hope as I know I am. Hugs, Erin


A few more Picks from the Farm Chicks

Just wanted to share a few more of my memories from the wonderful Farm Chicks show! The dinner at Chaps was just amazing, the food was great, the fun pink "Barn House Martini's" were delicious and the overall atmosphere was just dreamy.... our little take away gift was yummy popcorn packaged so perfectly!
More talented vendors and all of their fabulous merchandise...
Lisa Johnson...
lot's of vintage suitecases
what a great display!
Love the vintage hanky banner...
I need to copy the idea below of planting flowers in the coal bucket
I bought the most charming set of glasses from the dealer below.
I'll get my photos of my purchases together and post them shortly, I have been so inspired by the very talented ladies that helped to make the show all that it is!


A Dream Come True

I have been wanting to attend The Farm Chicks for a few years but...the timing for me has never been right...our family has participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Event for the last 8 years and I have been on the committee for this event the last 5 years as Entertainment Chair and Survivorship Chair. This year my youngest son who is a freshman in HS organized a team of his fellow HS runners in honor of their head coach's wife who is battling cancer. The kids were amazing, tie dying t-shirts and selling them at track meets to raise money for their team and holding local restaurant fundraisers to help their cause all helped them exceed their goal and raise nearly $4,000. I helped him coordinate details for the 33 boys and girls that were going to spend 24 hours at Saddleback College participating in this amazing event. Waivers to be signed, scheduling days when t-shirts could be dyed and sold and coordinating chaperone's to be with them for the 24 hour event. With the details nailed down and organized in a binder all was left in the capable hands of my husband who along with 15 chaperone's would support the kids at this event. They did great and had a fabulous time and I was able to meet my sister in Spokane for The Farm Chicks Show! My friend Serena treated my sister and I like queens! I have never met someone as genuine and kind as Serena. She greeted us Saturday morning with a hug and the opportunity to wander through the show - we felt like VIP's with backstage passes at a concert. If you have never been to the show I highly recommend that you make plans to be there next year. The event that she puts on is truly first class, I have been to several shows and all of her planning, organization and special touches really show through. Many of the wonderful vendors we spoke to felt so honored to participate and we met some of the nicest ladies ever! I'll share more later about what I purchased, the vendors we met and the memorable dinner at Chaps but for now I will let the pictures tell the story of some of what we saw....