11.08.2010

New Friends @ Snow Creek Farm

It's been three years that I have been blogging and I had never had the pleasure of meeting a blogger who lived close by. Wellll...it finally happened and not only did she live close by but we had so much in common and she loves to junk and antique...woo hoo! Sherry of the decorating blog No Minimalist Here is just the most delightful lady.  We discovered that she and I frequent the same antique shops and malls and she has a booth in one of the haunts I go to.  I can't be more thrilled to have a day tripping buddy now.  This past weekend Sherry picked me up and off we went on the byways of Virginia.  I had also met some new friends on face book who just happened to love antiques too......fancy that!  Snow Creek Farm, Sweet Tea and Moonshine and Walnut Hollow were having their holiday open house.  Donna has a show a couple of times a year at Snow Creek Farm.  And this was where Sherry and I were headed.  We were just charmed when we drove up the driveway.  It was just like you would expect an old country farmhouse to look like, including a yard full of chickens.  And the ladies had the place just chock full of goodies.  From fresh greenery to vintage to hand crafted beautiful things, there was something for everyone.   Every room was filled with something to delight the eye and so was the outside.  The first thing I saw as we walked up the old brick walkway I wanted.  It was a huge old weathered purple martin house.  But I restrained myself until we at least got to look around the inside of this delightful place.  There was a definite chill in the air and the hot cider they served was delicious. After that and a sweet treat we were off and hunting.

Here are a few shots of the inside rooms.  Wish you could have been with us.  You would have loved it!  The farm will be holding the Holiday Open House next weekend too if you are in the neighborhood.   November 12th-14th, 10-4 pm.  Tell 'em Lynn sent you.  It's located at 4355 Fredericksburg Tpk., Woodford, Va. 22580.






I got something for you and something for me.  I have so many people ask me how I can part with the things I buy for The Vintage Nest because I only buy what I love and would put in my own home.  Well...you know I just can't keep it all otherwise then I would be known as a hoarder.  I think there is a show about that isn't it?  :)  But .......  this time I did buy something for me.  I have been looking for a long long time for a quilt for the foot of our bed.  As I stepped out into the fabulous boxwood lined back yard of the farm, I saw a clothesline filled with vintage quilts and I spotted "mine" right of the bat!   The master bedroom is seafoam green with touches of pink in the floral drapes, table covering and scenery painted walls.   So this quilt had to be old of course and pick up all those colors without being too feminine.  And there it was......hanging there in the Autumn sunshine.  And guess what was on it?.....birds,....yep....birds.  Right there waiting for Lynn of The Vintage Nest.  It was vintage, with a pink border, totally hand quilted and the perfect weight for our Virginia winter weather.  Ask me how quick I took the clothespin off that quilt and swooped it in my arms?  :) 

 
 

The ladies of the Open House and the owner of Snow Creek Farm were just delightful.  I can't wait to go again for their Spring show.  Here we all are.  That's Sherry on the left, Donna in that adorable vintage hat,  me, you know,  and the sweet owner of Sweet Tea and Moonshine, Janie.  (don't you just love that name?)  They really captured the spirit of the holidays and really had me thinking what new things I can add to my holiday decor this year.


Leaving the farm we traveled on down the middle road.  The fall foliage so pretty, the day so pretty and even though it was still early on Sunday everything was open "just for us".  We hit a yard sale, a thrift shop and several more antique places.  It was a thrill and a joy to travel with someone who spotted a place to stop and explore before I did. :) Yippee!




I hope you will drop on over to the shop and see what holiday items I have listed....everything from gorgeous vintage bottle brush decorated trees to sweet old Christmas wrapping paper to a vintage 1950's Mom's corsage to this charming shabby piece.  I just found this vintage piece at my favorite church's Fall bazaar.  Amazingly, the Mother deer and her fawn are completely hand carved from wood.  I have painted it white and distressed it just a bit for a more worn patina and given it a coat of matte glaze.  This would be gorgeous for the season in a vignette on a sideboard or entry hall table with fresh pine greens......simple elegance.   I think it's so Jeanne D'Arc  'ish like don't you?  I have some more things I found for you too so I am off to get busy listing those.  Chat soon!  xoxo


28 comments :

Dana and Daisy said...

oh fun Lynn! that is what I need to get out of my funk. A girl's day of shopping!

luluslovlies said...

It looks like a fun filled day and wonderful finds, how great it is to have someone with the same interests to go on adventures with, the quilt is perfect for you, wonderful post, so glad you shared! Now I have to peek at your Pink Saturday Post as I missed it last week! Hugs Marilou

NanaDiana said...

Oh Lynn, I felt like I was right by your side with all your pictures and descriptions. How wonderful that you made the connections with other bloggers. I love that you were able to do that! The rooms are gorgeous and I'm sure you only showed us the tip of the iceburg. That quilt you purchased is lovely...what a find! thanks for the tour--wish I could have gone along for the ride! Hugs- Diana

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lynn, looks like a blast, and I love your quilt and the cute deer you found. And it is fun to meet other bloggers, particularly ones with whom you have something in common. I have loved meeting the ones I have met.

Hope all is well with you and that you are staying warm. I don't know if I told you this or not, but I have early Virginia roots. Maybe we're related. ;-)

xo,

Sheila :-)

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great day this must have been...shopping with blogger friends, meeting new friends. I adore the quilt you bought, it has your name on it and I'd love to see how it looks in your master. Did you go back for the Purple Martin house? Wish I could have been there!! I'll be visiting your shop soon!

XO,
Jane

NanE said...

Well how cool is that! Looks like ya'll had a lot of fun. I've just checked out Sherry's blog and it is very cool, lots of great decorating ideas. Have a great week, Nan

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I would love to live close to my blogging buddy Sherry. Lucky you to spend the day together antiquing. I wish I lived close by. Love the quilt you bought.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Lynn, It really was a fun day! I have been cleaning up my treasures and getting ready to take them to the shop. You won't believe how beautiful the silver pitcher is now. Thanks for the mention and lets plan on getting together again soon.
Hugs, Sherry

Tete said...

Your photos are wonderful and I just love all the details in the decorating!
My bf and I have found a couple people close by now! Isn't it great to hop in and see things you know!
Hugs- Tete

Sandi McBride said...

What treat this was. I would love to have those quilts and the names are just lovely. My favorite name has to be two frogs on a bike...suits me to a tee, lol!
hugs
Sandi

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Lynn, I just came over from Sherrys' what a great day you girls had I am soooo jealous!! You are so fabulous that people come from everywhere just to spend the day with you! I love the quilt!

Carol

trash talk said...

Precious photos...so Christmasy and just in time to get me revved up for the upcoming holiday season!
Debbie

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

ohh I know what fun you can have ! I'm happy you found someone close by...wish I lived closer and could get in on the fun
What a blessing you found the perfect quilt !!! not to mention all the other goodies.
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A Cottage Muse said...

You are so lucky!! Glad you had a nice day with a kindred spirit!!

La said...

Looks like a very fun day. Love the name Two Frogs on a Bike. La

dana said...

I am soooooo jealous!! What fun to hang out with awesome blogging and FB friends....and hit such a wonderful open house!! LOVE your quilt!! Did I say I'm jealous? Oh,yeah, I did....and I am!! :)

Loved your share!!! L, Dana

The Muse said...

i adore the gorgeous imagery ! such a delightful marching in of the Joyous season! :)

moreover what i liked is the kind and gentle way you speak of your friends...
lovely words and thoughts from a sweet lady !
(hugs)

Margaret Cloud said...

I am happy that you have found a friend to share your love of the open road. It is fun to share things we love with someone that feels the same way. I felt like I was tagging along, especially the way you have of making it sound so adventurous and fun. The pictures were very nice, especially the four of you.

Sofia R said...

Nice stuff here! I appreciate hearing your thoughts.

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Lynn,
What a fun day you had. The shop looked like a treasure chest, and your quilt was just waiting for you.
It must have been great getting to meet your first blogger friend. U have been lucky to meet a few here in Paris...now when shall we meet?
Have a great day,
Mimi

Mikey said...

Lucky duck! Nice to hear you and Sherry had fun! I love Two Frogs on a Bike! Did you get a chance to eat at the resturant across the street? MMMM......So glad ya'll had fun! Next time, gimme a holler! If you're looking for something to do this Friday--remember Petersburg is hosting Friday for the Arts! I'm heading that way to The Oak Antique Mall (where I have a showcase). Live music and hot apple cider await you!

Jennifer said...

What a fun day! It's always been a real delight to meet other bloggers, so I am sure you are thrilled to have one with so many interests as you. =) You guys have fabulous shops in your area. I could totally get lost in them for days. With all of the Christmas decor it's hard not to get excited about the holidays!

I hope all is well with you and y'all are getting ready for the cold winter ahead.

Jen

Maria said...

Oh my oh my...I want to run to the stereo and and play Christmas tunes. Your post has gotten me in the RIGHT mood to venture forth to Maine this Weekend with my shopping buds for the Holiday Sale at Cattail Farm Antiques in Wells. And, those chestnuts better be roasting on an open fire!

Claudie said...

I LOVE your quilt Lynn. Made just for you for sure.
Isn't it so interesting that your new friend lives so close by. It's the best medicine a girl can have. It only gets better and better doesn't it?
Glad you had such a great day. Love all your treasures dear friend.
Just wanted to come over and say hello.
Love You
Love Me
xoxoxoxoxo

Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! Like Bogie would say: «I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship»...

Blogtrotter Two has moved to a new country and actually to the most populated city in Africa. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

shirley said...

I'm sure your new quilt will keep you warm many years from now. Cuddle up and enjoy the warmth.

Whimsicalnotions said...

omg i wish i was there i so wish,It all loks so fun and gorgeous and that quilt is to die for.

Omi S. and her dog, Bender Oak Cannon said...

I absolutely love the name of that Antique Shop, Two Frogs on a Bike, the Antique Shops around here are still pretty stuffy, except for one called We "had" That!

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