Old Glory

I was a little spoiled on Friday. 

My husband took the day off and we all headed to a once a year antique show in our area.

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As soon as we got there my husband told me he needed to get food…I only wanted to shop.  He took the kids and headed to the food.  As he was walking away he said, "You are in heaven aren't you?"

There was one incredible booth after another.  How come I hadn't known about this show before? 

There were so many things I saw that were NOT in the budget…but so fun to look at.

I love seeing what people create.  I am always in awe of the creativity out there.

My husband and kids were really good sports.  I think they were actually in hell but they never complained.  Next year I will spare them the agony and go with a friend.  I love them for going and knowing how much fun I was having and being ok with that.

I found some old suitcases to help with my storage issue in my workspace and the biggest purchase was all new bedding from Carolyn Westbrook.  She was so nice and I loved meeting and talking with her.  She was talking me into coming to Texas for the antique show in the fall.  Another girl's trip??? I can't tell you how excited I am to get it in the mail.  She didn't have the exact size of everything I needed so it will be here in about a week.  All linen bedding….am I dreaming?  Here is a little peek at what I bought…..

 

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I didn't take many pictures of my morning, but here are some that I took the time to snap. 

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Photo taken at the Sweet Water booth.

 

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There was only one thing that I am kicking myself that I didn't get. 

There was an amazing bench/sofa made from an antique Jenny Lind bed. 

 It had french ticking seat cusions and all vintage grain sack pillows. 

It was A LOT! 

 My husband told me it was up to me…I hate that. 

It wasn't his taste and I didn't want to spend that much without is complete blessing. 

 When we got back to the truck he asked if I had bought it…I told him no. 

 He told me I really should have bought it. 

 I called the booth to see if it was still there….it was SOLD. 

 I knew it would sell fast.  It was probably for the best.  It was $1,300!

It was such a fun morning for ME:-)  I think I will sell at this show next year. 

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Did you find any treasures????

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  1. Julie M.

    What fun to find such a treasure hunt in your area! That big red table looks interesting, and I’ve been meaning to turn a couple of old red, wheel-weary wagons into tray tables for the nursery (shop garden)! I found some really great stuff at an estate sale this weekend and hope to post on it some time this week.
    Those linens look comfy!
    : )
    Julie M.
    ps My mom and my auntie keep talking about a girls’ trip to Texas…of course it would be a junkin’ trip for me! Isn’t it amazing that there are still so many fun things to find???

  2. Elaine Power

    Glad you had a good day,totally agree it’s great when you have the support of a husband. The Linen bedding looks gorgeous bet you cannot wait to recieve it?
    Its killing me all these fairs your going to 🙁 But so greatfull your sharing it thanks 🙂

  3. Nancy

    Absolutely love the bed linens you selected!
    I’ll have to check out her things! Looks like the antique show was fun…you are always finding neat events. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Hope your family enjoyed a nice Father’s Day weekend together!

  4. Amy

    wow….girl…your bed is going to be so romantic (wink, wink) sooo pretty!!!
    I didn’t even look for anything this weekend. I took the weekend off from shopping. I think I could be shopped out! Can you believe it??
    xoxo

  5. Brandie

    Oh my goodness, I want to crawl under those linens and disappear for a while! Gorgeous. Now I need some;) I love that last pic. Soo sweet!

  6. chasity

    what a nice hubbie you’ve got! don’t you love when they are all laid back like that?!
    that bedding looks like a dream…a really great dream~it’s scrumptious!
    your daughter is such a cutie!
    have a wonderful day…we are off to the zoo for my nieces birthday…
    chas

  7. lissa

    oh jeanne, that looks so fun! I would’ve been in heaven too! LOVE the bed! LOVE the last pic~ darling! xoxo!

  8. Jackie

    I am green with envy over your new bedding!! Wow!! It’s perfect! Sounds like a great day – love the pictures! That antique show in Texas is supposed to be HUGE and amazing – I’m definitely up for a girls trip there! No shopping for me this weekend – the Alameda Antiques Market is the weekend of the 4th, so I’m saving up…

  9. LuLu

    Oh be still my heart! The bed linens are out of this world! You are pushing me to get my room redone! I’m frozen on what direction to take it! Your picks will look amazing. Yea for a wonderful way to spend the day… and love that hubby and kids tagged along 🙂
    hugs,
    LuLu

  10. Tracy

    what an amazing weekend with the family.
    Such an amazing husband – going to the show – JUST FOR YOU! You’re doing something VERY right, my friend!
    My mom went to the Texas show in the spring – and she said it was simply AMAZING. She’s thinking of going back in the fall. Can’t wait to hear if you go – wouldn’t it be so fun!
    xoxo

  11. Tara

    That looks like so much fun, I would have been in heaven too! And I am so jealous you are getting all new bedding, so jealous and when you said linen i almost fell off my chair…GASP. Thanks for indulging me and you know I am up for another girls trip…!

  12. Jemm

    That looks like a really fun show. I’ve NEVER been to an antique show like that before. I’ll have to keep my eye out for them. I’m afraid I’d have to travel pretty far to get to one.

  13. Nancy

    Me again….can you please tell me where to find Carolyn Westbrooks linens? I can’t get it out of my mind ever since I saw your post this morning!
    Thanks,
    Nancy

  14. Heidi

    I went on Saturday morning–the weather was nice and cool, but I was worried it was going to rain any minute! This was my first year too and I’ll definitely be going back next year! I thought there were a lot of things at every price point, so it was nice that it wasn’t all crazy expensive. SO much eye candy! I loved it!

  15. koralee

    What a wonderful husband you have!!! You are just like me…i need my husbands blessing or i feel guilty…the show looked amazing..lots of great stuff…i love the chair(i think that is what it is) with the beautiful flowers on it in yellowy creams and blacks…simply lovely!!!

  16. mkg

    Beautiful photos! Your bedding will be perfect! Tell Maddy her new hair cut is terrific – so great for the summer.

  17. tracey

    How cool for you – that show looks like a lot of fun. And, I loooovvvveee that bedding! I have been a fan of Carolyn’s since I bought one of her decorating books a few years back at TJ Maxx for like $3 🙂 Your husband sounds like such a great guy! Mine’s pretty great too, but he would have choked on the $1300 price tag (he still can’t understand why “old stuff” costs so much).
    T

  18. Laurel

    I’m pretty sure my husband wouldn’t spend his day off shopping – but that’s just him. Lucky you!

  19. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

    The bedding is beautiful! Make sure you post a picture when it’s actually on your bed. If I lived near I totally would have went with you. Your husband sounds so similar to mine. Nice that he took you even if he didn’t really enjoy himself.

  20. Alice W.

    How lovely! And your husband sounds like mine…he has turned and said that same thing to me about being in heaven…hehe! And the linens from Carolyn Westbrook…swoon! Now I want…err…NEED some!

  21. beth

    what a fun day – i have dragged my hubby before and he actually liked it too !! but i think a girls trip to texas is definitely in order for the big fleas there !! that would be soooo much fun !
    xo,
    beth

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