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Antiques & Friends

I spent the day shopping the Second Sunday Antique Faire yesterday
Sandy from The Olive and Rose and her friend Katy were looking for some new treasures for their stores
and I was tagging along for some fun.

It was freezing cold in the morning while we were there
 so we bundled up, shopped a little
and laughed A LOT!

We started the day off with Sandy and I laughing telling Katy about how we are crazy
 and run around in circles when we shop.
Of course, I looked back at Sandy as we were walking across the street and talking
and I ran (yep, literally ) into Katy's cart after she stopped just ahead of me
and the cups of coffee in her cart went flying... oh my...
Katy's boots were covered in coffee (apologies Katy!!!)
 It just wouldn't be a regular shopping day with Sandy if there wasn't something crazy going on!
Well, here are some of the treasures we found that inspired a few photos...

 These corbels were absolutely beautiful and HUGE!
The chippy finish on them was fantastic! We loved them!

Then we found this booth and these gorgeous old barn doors that were ...


He had a couple pieces marked priceless~
 loved it.

 These statues were tiny and so charming. 
These were in Atelier de Campagne booth... 
oh such a gorgeous booth!!

Business cards and a unique holder

and we also loved this little bottle collection

Another favorite booth was The Vintage Bricoleur... 

This is such a gorgeous piece~ I loved it. 


 We found bits and baubles... old dog head hardware and knobs

 Darling shabby treasures 
chippy rusty little inspirations~ 
we loved the color on this little cubby and suitcase

I also met the lovely Gloria from Happy to Be while there~what a sweetie she is!
She was one of my very first blog friends and she has a special place over here
 I didn't get a picture but am hoping that Gloria will share the ones she took!
 hint hint ;)

We had tons of fun shopping and laughing and gathering up inspirations.
Can't wait for the next antiquing trip!

At The Vintage Bricoleurs new shop in Loomis-
they are having a special Bloggers meet up next month. 
For new bloggers, seasoned bloggers,
 anyone interested in blogging and meeting other bloggers
  it's going to be fantastic.
I am going to be there talking about blogging too and 
would love to meet any Northern California blog friends!
Find more info HERE

I am off on a field study with my daughters 8th grade class today-
I can't believe it's just a few more months before my baby baby is heading to high school.

and tomorrow...aside from celebrating Valentines Day...
my Sweetheart and I are doing something special...
we are getting started on working on a bathroom makeover so stay tuned-;)
it's coming up in the next couple of weeks!

Hope you have a great Monday!


  1. Sounds like a fun time! I love all of your images, I have almost the exact same bistro chair that you shared! Love it!

    Have a wonderful week!

  2. Great pics and it looks like it was such a fun day (even with the chilly air)! Enjoy your field trip!

  3. What a fun day! Great finds too. Love the card catalog and blue suitcase!

  4. Such wonderful goodies...wish I could have been there! Have fun on the field trip :o)

  5. Love that bistro chair, ...oh heavens, I love it ALL!


  6. Sounds like a perfect day~except the cold and spilling of the coffee! I see a lot of stuff that I would have wanted :)

  7. Gotta love the "priceless" barn doors. Sounds like you had a marvelous time! Hope to get back to Northern California soon. Love the area!

  8. Oh dear...jealousy and envy are SUCH sins....I was doing SO well until you came along this morning! Atelier de Campagne.....really....oh my.

  9. Great photos.I wish I could have been there.Lots laughs and lots of cool treasures too.

  10. All of you look like you are really bundled up for the cold! But it looks like you had a great time anyway. Love Gloria...what a sweetheart she is!

    Good luck with the bathroom!


  11. I went yesterday too! I took 82 photos, LOL, but only posted a dozen or so on my blog!

    Love Hardware John!!!

    I saw Sandy and Rose and Jacque :)


  12. I wonder if those rusty foot powder tins were leftover from the war? Were they from the soldier's ration care packages I am thinking?

    What an excellent day of shopping.

    Sorry about the spilled coffee,though - when that freezing something so warm & soothing is a sorry loss to be sure.

  13. I meant Katy, not Rose :)

    I need another cup of coffee!!


  14. Oooh, can't wait for the bathroom makeover. Great pics, looks like you had a lot of fun!

  15. This looks like so much fun!


  16. I have those dog pulls. I had to have them, although I have nowhere to use them! Typical!
    Looks like you had loads of fun!
    No outdoor shopping in Chicago for a while yet!



  17. so many gorgeous things ... I'm drooling! I want to go there now!

  18. I see lots of lovely finds there...would love to get my hands on some of those. sharon

  19. You are right.... there is nothing more romantic than a man on Valentines Day working on a bathroom project! He obviously knows the way to your heart!


  20. Sounds like you guys had a great day and I love all the goodies in your images!

  21. that is my kind of shopping... i am so jealous

  22. Looks like you had a great time!!
    Great items, love the corbels!!

  23. I can't think of a better way to spend the day! Beautiful finds and I love the hardware - need those for my house upgrades! Good luck with your bathroom project ;) We are getting ready to do that too.. just waiting for my husband to start!


  24. What a great way to spend a day..with friends and shopping for antiques!...Sounds like great fun had by all! Loved the corbels!!

  25. Gorgeous things and treasures. Loved seeing the photos.

  26. OMG! I saw a lot of things in your post that would have had to come home with me...especially that wood cubby! Sounds like you had a great time!

  27. What great treasures. I love the dog crested pulls. Sounds like a great sale to visit.

  28. Girl it stayed cold all day..I didn't get warm until we got in the truck with the heater going..Today we got our first day of snow..sighs..I just hope I don't lose power here..
    It was so great getting to meet you my young friend and Sandy and Katy..Hope you can make it here this summer so I can give you the nickle tour..Did you buy anything??
    I told len the show was like the "good, bad and ugly" Len is also working in the bathroom tomorrow..good grief girl he's been working on it since Oct..Hugs and Love Gloria

  29. Looks like my favorite way to spend a day! Thanks for sharing!

  30. You Are so so lucky...To have fairs like these to visit...Places like that only happen in my dreams...Lucky you the pics are amazing...Here in Atlantic Canada we can find 2 fairs a year , but you have to drive a far distance...Please take time to drop by my new blog for a visit...Blessings Lori

  31. Looks like a great place to find terrific things...wish I wasn't on the other side of the country :)

  32. The chair and the corbels are fantasitic finds.

  33. wow! What a fun day. I love those two booths but am particularly fond of the gentlemen at Atelier. I don't know where Loomis is but am in Nor Cal so will look that up. Also added you to my blogroll. Have a great day.


  34. Thank you for the mention of our space at The Sac Antique Faire and also for mentioning(again)about the Blog Forum. The list to sign up is getting longer each week! I'm looking forward to the time. So sorry I missed you on Sunday, I was there till 9, and then had to go back up to the store. It was a BUSY day! See you soon, Terry

  35. Hi Courtney...

    Ohhh my...what a fabulous day you ladies had! I can just imagine all the cackling...urrr...I mean laughing! Hehe! I would have loved to been there with all of you! I'm sooo glad that you got to meet Gloria...she's the dearest...isn't she? Thanks for sharing your photos with us...looks like ya'll found some really cool things!

    Love ya,

  36. I wish I could say I was scatter brained that day but I have no excuse...Its always crazy when we are together...years of friendship and I look forward to a million more!!! thanks for sharing the post and memorialzing another wild time!
    Sandy - The Olive and Rose

  37. That looked and sounded like FUN. Except for the coffee incident :)

  38. Courtney-We were there too- I wish we could of crossed paths in person-Would of been great to meet in person..
    Sounds like you had a Great Time & such a Beautiful Day..