thank you for following along on this lengthy post today. And I do hope you will visit my May Day Cottage Give-Away. All comments on this month's blog posts will be thrown in the hat for the win.
I wish I could say "it's just over the river and through the woods", but unfortunately it's more like "flying the friendly skies of United", to visit my son and his family. With visits so far apart though, it makes each one that much more special!
Welcome sign when we walked in the house. Now I know why I suffered to get here, in that tiny little plane.......stuffed in my seat like a pimento in an olive.
:) :) :)
We visited the famous Gethsemane Garden Center in Chicago (a heady experience) and had brunch at Ann Sather's, serving Swedish cuisine and the most amazing cinnamon rolls (and that's an appetizer!)
We shopped and shopped and shopped some more. I purchased a fabulous red polka dot chiffon scarf ala Audrey Hepburn and Ms. AL found the perfect pair of pink sunglasses. :)
( Happy Pink Saturday! )
We climbed trees and planted flowers
We finger painted and..... played "school". I got a big fat red "F" on my paper. :( but now know where the thorax of an ant is located. :)
And had high up rides on Papa's shoulders
I even had a hard back book written and dedicated to me! Ask me if that didn't cause a little teary eye.
And we sat on the thinking spot and chatted and shared kisses and hugs and laughter
It Was A Good Day!
For Mother's Day, my daughter-in-law, her Mom, and I had a special treat. We attended the Shop the Shed event founded by the delightful Joy of Savvy City Farmer. We were so charmed by her displays and creations, I have a new name for her now.....Queen of Vignettes. Everything and everywhere you looked, you were greeted by something so special, so captivating and so inviting. (Not to make you jealous or anything but I got a tour of her home....oh WOW! and the reason this post today is called DROOL )
The beautiful "Queen of Vignettes and Creativity" and Me
It's cool to drool when you see displays like this........galvanized metal dreaming!
We're drooling again! My daughter-in-law (don't you love that gorgeous naturally curly hair!?) Oh yeah.....we bought this one :) Gorgeous vintage pink roses painting. You should see it now hanging in her living room displayed in a grouping of old frames and mirrors!
Ms. Joy in the Shed! Look at all that vintage goodness. See that washtub with the restaurant ware in it. My d-i-l bought that too. They are remodeling their bath and she has plans for that old tub. It stands on gorgeous chippy green painted legs.
Another fabulous vignette (and that pretty lady....my d-i-l). Joy's garden is so special. See that arrow? It's pointing to a chandelier outfitted for the garden with terra cotta flower pots and moss. I wanted that piece but Bobby G. insisted on sitting in the seat beside me on the plane going home instead of the chandelier. I just don't understand that! :)
While there I got to meet some other pretty special people. Guess who this is? It's Rosemary from Villabarnes. And she was just as I imagined her from reading her blog...so gracious and charming. Rosemary shares with us the most gorgeous painting techniques and her fabulous repurposed items
I may not have been able to get that garden chandelier in my carry-on but these macarons........oh yeah baby.... went with me. Funny thing ......they never made it on the plane. Angela from Parisienne Farmgirl made these gorgeous confections. The flavors were out of this world and the taste.............can you say double drool?!!! Check out her blog. She's on that French thing diet. Don't know why though. She's adorable and looks perfect as is!
After leaving the Shed, we hit a farmer's market, antique shops, yard sales and had a fabulous luncheon.
It was a Good Day! :)
I have to show you one more thing today. I have had this gorgeous vintage drool worthy French lamp for some time, meaning to sell it on my website, but a month or so ago I decided to keep it. (that happens sometimes :) The old lamp is worn gold and black marbled onyx and rest on little feet. Been searching for the perfect lampshade ever since. And then I spotted it on our shopping spree. Can you guess what it originally was? I love it!!!!!
Next Time on The Vintage Nest blog : Part 2 of Cool to Drool as we head to Washington for more vintage goodness
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sweet Beverly's 4th Birthday Party at Pink Saturday
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage,
White Wednesday at Faded Charm,
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style,
Cowgirl Up at Farmhouse Porch
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia ,
Sherry at her Open House on Thursday
and Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
(In case you didn't guess...........it's a vintage hat complete with fabulous flower) :)