No Minimalist Here and I had a grand time. We headed up to Nova (aka Northern Virginia) and Maryland. First stop: Donna and her Snow Creek Farm's Holiday Open House. We were not disappointed. Donna has several places in the Fredericksburg area that she sells in and twice a year she opens up her charming old farm house and it's chock full of sweet antiques, vintage and other goodies for sell. In addition she creates all manner of charming winter and holiday vignettes, all for sale. Walking up the old brick walkway, her chickens and peacocks greet you in song and it's hard not to get the Christmas spirit with the holly and magnolia piled high.
the road to Snow Creek
Me, Sherry, Donna and Sweet Tea and Moonshine
Just one wonderful room decorated for the Open House at Donna's place
Heading farther up North......look what we found!
HAPPY PINK SATURDAY Ladies......Look at this! Could you ride by this and not stop??!!!! On A Whim is the name of this adorable place and that's Sherry heading in the door. :)
One of the rooms in this fun place. And that's me in the mirror. And Sherry, the Christmas gift I bought you was laying on this dresser. I think I managed to buy it without you seeing it. Hehe! :) Then my camera battery died........the dreaded message " battery low" and my uttered...."oh no....why didn't I check it before I left home?"
Don't you just want to curl up and take a little nap with all these cuddly teddy bears?Chartreuse & Co . This tag sale (as they call it) is just open once a month and believe me ladies, it's worth the wait. As I roamed from room to room, I was just blown away as my eyes darted from one wonderful thing to the next. Outside in the the old barn I found this and bought it. I have something special in mind for this old vanilla colored suitcase with gorgeous old hardware mellowed with the passage of time. (think ottoman). My first project of the New Year I think and I can't wait to show you. :) But for now it will sit here under the old table looking pretty.
Thanks to our Pink Saturday hostess, Beverly of " How Sweet the Sound". She will be having themed Saturdays until the end of the year and this Saturday we are to share with you a blessing. I am sharing the friendship of a blogging friend, someone who shares the love of the thrill of the hunt, laughs and good times. How lucky I am for that! Have a wonderful weekend. This is the unofficial end of the yard saling out here where I live and there are a lot of them this weekend. So in between cooking for next Thursday and more treasure hunting I hope to be visiting you. :) xoxo P.S. Know what the "hot" decorating trend for the holidays is? Deer!
~ Congratulations to Lynn of "It's a July Thing" blog as the winner of my give-away cook book "Bake Sale. Lynn has a sense of humor you will love. I do! Hope to hear from you soon. ~