Friday, July 23, 2010

Petticoats and Pearls


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Lots of work to be done around here before next Saturday, when we will be all set up and ready for the

JulyMarketFlier_back We are getting ourselves ready for the big event!

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This is Pearl, she will definitely be going, she knows what she’ll be wearing… She was doing some laundry when her cousin stopped by…

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Her cousin, Jane as in Plain Jane…

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Jane tries,

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But how can she compete with Beautiful Cousin Pearl???

We sure HOPE you will come join us at the Barn House Flea Market next Saturday, July 31st.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Little Side Trip…Did I say Trip???

We had promised Sam that we would take him to Bend to see his brother Ty in Bend.  Sam is only 15 years younger than Ty, so naturally they are close…

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We took Dumbo, (the rv) and spent some time roughing it in the wild.

We roasted some hotdogs, and made a few s’mores.  Thankfully I brought some  jewelry making supplies with me and here is one of my original ideas.

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Feel free to copy this idea. it works rather well…

I like to bring a few things to work on where ever I go somewhere.

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I start with a few,

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Then a few more,

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And the next thing I know…

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This guy was taunting me,

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and then I saw this scary bird like thingy…

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Thankfully I had on my running shoes!

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And by the way, if someone tries to tell you they saw me hurrying across the parking lot on my way to Barnes and Noble to buy the latest Sommerset magazine. Be sure to tell them, it must have been someone else that tripped on that giant bolder/tiny little pebble and landed on their hands and knees in front of who knows how many dozen people.  And for that matter, if someone hops up and staggers away, it would be okay to pretend you didn’t notice…  It is alright to assume when they say they are okay, you don’t need to offer first aid…    

Monday, July 12, 2010

I know I Said…

I would post about this and tell about that, sadly I can’t remember yesterday all that clearly, so…

I did arrive home a week ago from San Diego. Just a few photos from the trip.

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Terri, me and Cindy.

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Trying to decide.

Should we swim? Should we surf?

Which way should we go???

Thankfully we had Brian, Terri’s brother sharing his home as well as the highlights of San Diego with us.

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Oh yes, he also shared his sail boat with us. 

I had no idea how fun sailing was, I thought boats needed tow ropes, wake boards, skis, inter tubes, and masses of teenagers to be fun???

san diego 5 059We joined up with Elizabeth in San Diego.

san diego 5 167 I’m pretty sure she will never be the same, after being corrupted by all sorts of delightful taste treats…

Terri, was teaching these houses and the glass box in one of her classes.

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It was great fun, meeting up again with Julie Haymaker Thompson.

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I “heart” her work….

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These next 3 pictures are my favorite from the whole trip.

We were set up at the Mermaid’s Flea Mkt and Dottie came out for a little visit. 

She seems to find Cindy’s lady a clever display…

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She even takes a second look.

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Then upon closer inspection??? san diego 2 097 She is one of my favorite people.

Not afraid to laugh out loud, she makes me laugh out loud!

We had so much fun with her.

We also loved the ladies at The Urban Barn.  We were treated to a delightful morning of visiting, shopping and a sweet little brunch.

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I’m pretty sure I have never had a better time, or have been so glad to be home! 

I missed my boys and they missed me! 

Time to get everyone busy around here, now that summer has evidently come to the Northwest while I was away.

The fact that I have a habit of doing way too many things, is not a new issue… but did I mention Portland Expo was just a couple of days after I got home???  It was fun, but a very hot blur…

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I ran into these girls there.

Julie, Sue and Lisa (who does not have an issue with her front tooth, it is a shadow.)

Someday I will figure out how to edit…

Meet these 3 along with a couple dozen more vendors at

See you there!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Continuing Adventures, San Diego Style

The idea was that every day of the journey south, I would do a short post to keep all of you readers (or should I say both of you…) up to date on the crazy fun we are having?  Needless to say that idea was out the window (no pun intended) on the drive down.  Every day we do something blog worthy, but sadly I am either having fun or sleeping, so that leaves little time for posting.  With that said I will back up almost a week and share some photos from the sale we did in Solana Beach at the Mermaids Mercantile.

There were lots of vendors we enjoyed, wish I had taken more photos so I could share, but thankfully I got one of this adorable lady Nikki. she was so much fun. One of her friends was at Farm Chicks and she told me that Nikki would be at the sale and we would have a great time with her. She was right we all loved her and thankfully we were outside vendors and didn’t need to be reminded

 “to use our inside voices”

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It was fun meeting Jane and Deb they had a beautiful booth, Jane does gorgeous jewelry and Deb makes the most wonderful linen clothes,  I bought a beautiful pale aqua linen dress which you will undoubtedly see me wearing often!

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Here is Cindy with Sherri. she and Sandra from Urban Barn came to say hello. 

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While we were busy selling our wares, Terri was next door teaching classes to the masses workshops.

Dottie (3rd from the right) was taking the workshops, but often could be sighted "out and about.” 

Here she is pictured with friends that came by.

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It was a pleasure to become acquainted with Kim, who was also taking Terri’s class.

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Here are a couple of the classes that Terri taught while we were here. Next post I will share pictures that I took while I was

“out and about”

checking out the workshops!