Tuesday, September 8, 2009

White Wednesday...Labor Day at Rebecca's

Today for white Wednesday I thought I would take you along on my shopping trip to Rebecca's in Bellevue, Idaho. My daughter Ember and I got there a little early and we waited patiently for Rebecca to open her doors. There was a line of ladies ahead of us and we were on our best behavior and tried our best to be civil and not run over them in our enthusiasm to get to the goods. As I have stated before in a previous post, Rebecca is only open for the 4th of July and Labor Day. Her shop was filled with beautiful items and dressed for fall. The colors were rich and deep, but I still managed to find a few whites and creams for today's post.
Love the white corbels.

And just look at this amazing shade made by Rebecca's friend Laura. I probably have ten photos of this shade from every angle I could get. The detail was amazing. I loved everything about it, but alas, it was out of my budget, so I had to leave it behind.

Here is a closer view of the beautiful detail on this shade.
It was quite dim in the shop and so my pictures are a little dark. I hope you can get an idea
of just how lovely this was.

And here is a picture of the darling Laura herself, modeling one of her shades that lasted all of ten minutes after the doors opened.
I love lamps, and I really loved these lamps.
Rebecca always has a great stash of vintage linens. This little corner is where I hung out the most.

Yep...I did some major damage in this area. I made a mess of everything and then tried to put it all back together after I was done pawing through it. I bet they just hate shoppers like me. Well, maybe not, because a lot of it came home with me.
Then when we went to leave, Ember and I had to make our way over to the homemade cookies and lemonade. I love these food toppers that Laura made from vintage netting and laces.

Just so pretty!
And the cookies were so yum!!!

I want to thank Kathleen for hosting White Wednesdays. There are so many beautiful blogs featuring whites today and if you would like to see more, visit Faded Charm for a list of those participating.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

Loved your post and how delightful to be able to have a look around at the lovely shop.
the shades, antique clothing and lace is just gorgeous. Love the look of the cookies under the food toppers.
Thanks for sharing


Rebecca said...

Hi June
Just about ready to go to bed but had to read about your trip to Rebecca's. I love the food toppers what a beautiful idea. her shades were great too.
Thanks for your sweet thoughts about Luke - I am so relieved that everything went well. The last time things were awful but the last surgery was terrible so thankfully that is all behind us and this one went well.
Blessings to you this week

Rebecca said...

PS Had to take another look before I head up north and saw the white widows walk...now I am drooling! Love it and haven't seen much of it in the last few years.

Barbara Jean said...

Amazing shop.

thanks for sharing

barbara jean

Rebecca Nelson said...

Dear JunieGirl...

Oh my gosh girly...what breathtaking beauty! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us here in blogland! I love it all. This OTHER REBECCA :) make this Rebecca want to FAINT! She is amazingly gifted and so blessed by God.

You are a kind soul, June. I so needed to see the picture of your smiling face tonight.

Love to you~Rebecca

My name is Riet said...

What a beautiful shop. I understand you have been drooling.
Have a nice day

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh June, you are so lucky to have such a wonderful shop ....the only down side being that she is only open 2 days a year !!!! or, maybe that's a good thing,. If she was open everyday, you'd be bankrupt !!!! I was ooooing and ahhhing out load as I looked at your photographs.Vintage lace is one of my absolute favourite thhings. It's so funny, you saying about unfolding everything and then trying to put it back as beautifully as they had done it. I do that all the time although I now say that if they want people to buy things, they have to put up with that !! I just love all the things and loved seeing them all. XXXX

Lori said...

ooooooh, those piles of laces!!! i could do some real damage there too...yummy!!! the lamp shades are really gorgeous too!!! oh, and the food covers...tdf beautiful...that is one fabulous shop!!!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

OMGosh June,
There was so much inspirations here for me, I can hardly take it. Seriously I pick up a lot of ideas. I'm like my lamps too June, I probably have to many and three without lampshades. The lamp shade is stunning, something I would love to try to do and so can you, or at least tempt it. Another thing is the food toppers, now that is really cool. I was wondering if she just added the lace and details on the netting itself or just made the whole darn thing. Anyways I have a few of those things and I'm going to add some lace to mine. I just love those, it makes a table setting so pretty for an outside spread. The shop is amazing with so many lovely things to see, especially the lace section like you have mention. You would have to knock me down to be first in line, because I know I would try to be the first myself to get in her shop. lol

The comment you left me was so funny. As I was reading it I didn't expect what you said about putting it all in your car. Your a Nut for sure! I appreciate you girl!!


Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I almost forgot to ask you June, did you happen to see the lace shawl hanging up and how much that piece was? I'm very interested in that.

Unknown said...

gorgeous........sounds like you had a great time. All that lace.......so pretty!

Jane said...

What a beautiful shop. If I was there I would be fighting with you over the lace and linens! What a fun way to spend a day with your daughter.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Wonderful shop and I love those linens and lace toppers. Perfect.


maría cecilia said...

Hi June, what a fabulous shop... I can´t wait to see what you´ll do with those vintage linens you bought. I´m so sad that here in Chile there´s no such places... well I´m really thank anyway to the flea market I go on weekends, streets filled with incredible things...but not as charming as this shop.
It is what it is and I´m so happy.
Thank you for the images and the story, great!!
María Cecilia, from Chile

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Hi June,
Thank you for taking me along. It was so much fun :-) I do love that shade too, absolutely beautiful. And what about the food toppers? I am inspired. I have several of those, now I know what to do with them to beautify them :-) Is that a word? Anyway thank you for letting tag along. Have a wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

That was one amazing shop!! I think I could go broke shopping there!!

Paula said...

Dear sweet June,

I am so glad you and your daughter had fun at Rebecca's. Her shop is really beautiful! I love Laura's lampshades. They are gorgeous!!! Thank you for taking photos and sharing your lovely outing with us. I am so glad you found some pretty linens to bring home. I love the food covers Laura made. She is a talented lady. The cookies look so yummy!

Love, Paula

P.S. Thank you for your sweet words June. You are always such a blessing to me. I am so glad to have you for a friend and to be able to get to know you better through our blogs. God is good! :)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi June, looks like you girls had the best shopping time! Love all those laces and trims...and yes! the cookies!! LOL!!

Cottage Flair said...

Sounds like such a fun place to shop and that shade is to die for. The shop photos are great.

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oooo...I love your trips to Rebeccas and I have been anxiously awaiting the pictures from your Labor Day trip:). Everything is so gorgeous there-I fear that I would spend way too much money and leave with more than I could haul! Thanks for sharing this fun event with us all!



Lady Pamela said...

What a great idea for food toppers. I will have to look for some to embellish now.

Ann Marie said...

Love the Romance of the lamp shade!
The store sounds like a fun place to shop! I would be in line with you too! :)

Love the cookie tent. Who doesn't love lace and cookies??

Carole said...

That shop was like stepping back in time. SOOO Gorgeous. I would have been right along side you drooling over all that lace too. Those alabaster lamps were wonderful along with those lamp shades. I'm now inspired to do something with those old shades that I have.

Oh by the way can I move to Idaho and live on your porch!!!pretty please!

Julie Marie said...

Hello June, oh how beautiful everything is! I don't think I would have been as nice as you were waiting to get in to shop, I would probably just yell out "fire" or something to clear the way to get in and shop! (Just kidding, well, maybe....) I love all of the vintage linens and lace... and that lamp shade is sooo exquisite! The treats look yummy too and I love those outdoor food covers! I can't wait until you post about all the beautiful things you bought! Doggie kisses TT! Bisous... Julie Marie PS I am sending you a sparkly tag!

Vicki said...

Hello, June,
How I would have loved to shop with you and your daughter at Rebecca's store. The lamp shades were gorgeous. I am glad you were able to take home some of her wonderful laces and vintage linens. I also loved her food toppers, such a pretty and good idea to protect her cookies. Thank you for sharing it all. Vicki

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

So YOU are the one that rummaged through the linens and took the best of the best! By the time I got there, Rebecca told me not to even bother messing them up again, that a short little woman came and bought it all and Rebecca was ready to close up the shop and retire. Shame on you June!
Everything is so beautiful, I could have done some serious damage in there too.
everything vintage

ps...I did hear that you ate all the cookies. True story ;)

Carolyn said...

It looks like you had fun there. i can't resist old linens and lace either.I did love her food covers-there is an idea I would like to copy.

Take care,

sweetpea said...

Looks beautiful June! Those lampshades are stunning. Thanks for trying to get me a sachet.


Becky said...

Yummy, what wonderful eye candy and cookies too. Thanks June for all your sweet words and for stopping by. Wouldn't it be fun for a bunch of us white Wednesday players to go shopping together at some delicious White chippy shops?


Fete et Fleur said...

What an a amazing shop! I loved all the alabaster lamps in a row. Your white photos are beautiful.


Debra@CommonGround said...

I'm a huge fan of the gorgeous alabaster lamps. They were amazing and the net toppers she made were just vintage perfection! Thanks for the trip.

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

This looks like a really fun place! Love the linens...and the lamps are awesome too. :)

Anonymous said...

Everything there is so beautiful June! Thank you for sharing it with us. Those food toppers are amazing!

Faded Charm said...

Looks like a great sale with lots of architectural goodies. Also wanted to comment on how beautiful your porch pics were. Love them all!

Take care,


Anne Lorys said...

Thank you so much for leaving me a comment, it allowed me to discover your beautiful blog and to become a follower! Wow, those are some amazing linens. I'm a take-no-prisoners sorta shopper, I say next time you just push the blue hairs outta your way before they can beat ya to the good stuff. I'm kidding. Sort of. ;-)
All the best!
~ Anne

Muggensteekjes said...

Hello dear June,
what a great shop this is,it must have been so busy.The lamps are so beautiful and also the linens and the lace....is there anything left or did you bring it all home??it is hard to choose I guess.All of it looks gorgeous.
The food covers are a great idea, must remember that.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Fabulous post! So full of exquisit things! I don't know where to begin. That place looks amazing, if only I lived closer...a lot closer...The lampshades are so pretty. What I really like is the food netting made of vintagde lace. I have never seen that before what a brilliant idea.
Hugely enjoyable post! So much eye candy
Isabelle x

LiLi M. said...

I would love to go shopping with you! Oh those vintage linens, to die for, will you show us what you bought next Wednedsday please? I love that food cover, so clever. Thanks for taking us here, have a lovely day!

Candy said...

Oh My! What a treasure hunt. And that shade, thanks for sharing I just lingered and drooled. What kind of price didn't she have on that jewel?
Loved it all, thanks for taking up along ;-)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a beautiful shop! Why is it only open two day a year? I love those pretty laces and linens and the gorgeous lace food cover!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

One of these days I'm going to get there...looks like so much fun and inspiration...I would have been in toruble with all of that lace...I always need more!
Yes, I'm sure sure of my pieces would be happier with their kin! Hopefully, one day you can get back my way.
Have a great week!

Unknown said...

Love the alabaster lamps! Hope you're having a wonderful week June!!

:) T

Traci said...

Looks like so much fun! I'm with you I love lamps almost to much! There is nothing like a lamp to set the mood though! Thanks for the sweet comments! Traci




A Fanciful Life said...

I think I would be there in the dark waiting for the store to open! What wonderful items... I could spend too much money there.
Sharon :-)

Patina said...

What a fun place to visit. I just love the sweet toppers on the cookies, what a fun way to spruce them up. I've pick some of those up at estate sales but never thought about prettying them up a little.
Thanks so much for mentioning my name on the giveaway. I'm sure whatever the girls put together will be great.

Moments of Grace said...

I do so love your posts. This one was so lovely and how I would love to go shopping in this gorgeous little place.
Thank you for this insight into Rebecca's wonderful shop.
Your blog continues to bless me each time I read. Blessings to you today.

In Grace,

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Such a lovely, lovely shop! I'd be looking through those gorgeous linens, too.
Thank you for sharing your fun day!!


Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, what a wonderful shop!!! I am drooling over everyting, lol! I love the lace and linens and the lampshaes ~ Just everything, lol! I hope you do a post about what you bought :) I love those food covers too! How beautiful for a shower or garden party! Beautiful post as always June :)

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Well where does one even begin to talk about your photos, Laura's shop and all the goodies that you found. FANTASTIC photos of a place that was making my heart beat faster, even all the way over here!! I would soooo love to see that place myself. The food toppers are just fantastic (not to mention the cookies underneath), and that lace and linen corner, it definitely is my favorite place too. Love the laces. I am glad you snapped a bunch of them up, they seem like they were just meant to be in your home!!

As for your previous post about your porch, well now you have done it my dear friend, you have rendered me speechless! It is beyond words, BEAUTIFUL will have to do for starters and I could continue on from there. It has to be one of the most lovely and inviting porches I have ever seen. I am going to make sure my sister stops by your blog and takes a look at your photos, she is going to fall in love for sure!!! The sunshine you captured in the pics is definitely grade-A USA sunshine, nothing as bright and brilliant here. Our sunny days are more subdued. I guess it is the constant bit of cloud-veil that hangs above us. I sure do miss bright sunshine like that from NJ. Anyway, it has been a while since I dropped by, but been thinking of you. Hope your Labor day weekend was a great one. XOXX Debby

blushing rose said...

This Rebecca's is extraordinary! What exquisite items. I love those netting covers ... how delicate & awesome. I would never want to leave. Have a lovely weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh June...please forgive me for not getting over here sooner! I would have really kicked myself if I would have missed this post!

I wish I could have tagged along with you when you went to this wonderful store! So many neat treasures!
I have a thing for lamps too, and that one with the fancy shade on the dressform is a real stunner, and what a cool idea! I totally love the lacy looking food covers too, they look so victorian!
Thanks for taking me on your virtual shopping trip! But can I go for reals next time!!

Hope you have a fun weekend playing with all your new goodies!


Melissa/Piney Rose said...

Oh June, I would have loved to have gone with you! This stuff is fabulous - the food tents are simply gorgeous!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

White Wednesdays are my absolute, without an exaggeration my favorite posts. Your White Wednesday did not disappoint. The pics are so inspirational. What a delightful store. AND Open only two days are year....no way, could I have stood there and taken pics, I would forget all about my budget with regrets later.
Thanks for being a fabulous blogger and bring me joy with your post.

Mary H said...

~June~What an amazing post...everything in this shop is FABULOUS!!! I would have been in the same section browsing (pawing) through all that lace and confection!! Hope you came away with some of those beauties!
Simply amazing...God Bless you and thank you for your visits and comments on my humble, little blog...I need to get a little more pazzaz going! Hugs to you dear friend, Mary H.