Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Farm Chick whites...

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date! Faded Charm's White Wednesday! It has taken me some time to get my feet back on the ground, since coming back from Farm Chicks. What an awesome show that was! And what an incredible time Lisa, Michelle, and I had. The drive took us 11 hours, but seemed like 5 or 6 on the way over. On the way home it seemed like 22.LOL! I was sooo tired, that it has taken me from Monday morning till now to get my timing back.

I took pictures on the way up and over to Spokane. The scenery was beautiful, but I will spare you those and just post some that I took at the show. They are not wonderful, but will give you an idea of some of the WHITE things that I saw. In my next post (who in the heck knows when that will be, as we are leaving in the morning to go to a family reunion) I will show you more of the show. It was so awesome!!! I cannot even tell you how great it was. I was totally overwhelmed and couldn't even take it all in. I see from viewing my pictures now, that I missed so much. Getting pictures was no easy task either. SOOO many people, SOOO much stuff, SOOO little time. I finally had to put the camera down and get to buying or it was all going to get away.

The picture below is of my sweet friends and traveling companions Lisa and Michelle. Thank you guys for putting up with me for 4 full (very full) days! I couldn't have asked for more in a couple of friends. Do you know how many potty stops are in an 11 hour drive? A LOT!!! Especially for a cocaholic like me!

Waiting in line

Okay, enough jabbering from me and on to the good stuff.....

Blue Canoe

Can you believe we still had room to go around again. Too bad I can't say that
about the money.

Can I take a minute and show you some white blooms in the garden from yesterday?
Lily of the Valley

my Snowdrift crabapple...

smells unbelieveable!!!

My Red Jade crabapple

this Red Jade is a weeping tree

By next WW I will have some lilacs to share. I wish I could send you all a huge bouquet!

I can't wait to get around to all of you and see your posts that I have missed.
It may take a few days, as we are going to be gone to the reunion until Sunday, but I will
be coming around soon. I miss so much here when I take time off.
Hugs to you all...June


Anonymous said...

Looks like you found a van full of goodies at the Farm Chicks show. :)
Your crabapple tree is gorgeous!! Your garden just takes my breath's so beautiful!
Hope you have a wonderful week!
~ Jo :)

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

You did it! You went...and I love what you brought us back. So beautiful June. I am so glad you had a wonderful time, now REST. Ciao Rita mammabellarte


I'm so glad you had fun I just wish I could have been there too! Beautiful pic's (;

LiLi M. said...

Hugs back to you June, I missed you, but the beautiful photos will ease the pain. Oh this must have been some event. I cannot wait to see what is in all these brown bags. It must have been very hard to choose what to take and what to leave.
Your garden is a feast to the eye and probably to the nose too. Too bad of the lilacs bouquet I would have loved it, I love love love the smell. Warm wishes from afar, hugs LiLi.

Rostrose said...

Oh June! What a wonderful place!!! I can see you had a gret time with your friends!!! I had to laugh when I saw the photo of your car - I think mine would have been looking like yours - very "fullfilled with lovely stuff" :o)) And all the blossoms in your garden, sooooo pretty!
Big summer-hugs to you & have a good time with your family!!! Love,

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh June,
It's all so lovely. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us, but now I want to see everything that's in the back of the car. I know I'm so bad, but I'm wondering here what treasures you brought home!

Have a great reunion! Chat with you next week.

Junebug said...

I love your pictures of the show, bring memories flooding back. Wasn't it awesome!!! Our pickup was loaded but not quite like yours. Oh the treasures you must have brought home. Your flowers are gorgeous!!! Have a fun family reunion.

Seawashed said...

It would be so hard to go to Farm Chicks and not buy everything. I'm actually glad I'm too far away to go...I'm trying not to spend as a way of simplifying and returning to a more natural lifestyle(living with needs rather than wants)and being 'green'. Your blooms are so beautiful...I can never see too many pics of them! love you. ox

Anonymous said...

Oh, it looks soooo wonderful! I'm so glad you were able to go with your friends!!!
And your garden - sigh - gorgeous!!!
Have fun @ your reunion, June!

butiksofie said...

Dear June, oh this is such a gorgeous place!!So romantic!!!And happy you, you had such a nice day along with your friends!!!
Hughs Anja

Blondie's Journal said... are a lucky girl. I have read about the show on several blogs. It looks like everyone had a ball. Is there anything more that we women could love than socializing and shopping? And it looks like you made out well in the shopping department!! ;-D

Have a great time at the reunion, June!


Connie said...

You went??!! You really went, chickee?!?!?! Oooooh, how lucky you are. If I had known it was going to be in Spokane I would have made a left at 82 instead of coming back here, sugar!!!!!! I missed it!! Sob, sob, sooooobbbb....

Robyn said...

FIRST: Your WW photos are absolutely STUNNING! I'm going to be pouring over them!

SECOND: I'm so HAPPY for you that you went to FC.

THIRD: I WISH WISH WISH I could have gone with you!!!

Robyn said...

BTW, I've been following you but I saw your WW on Faded Charm! said...

I am so glad you went and had such a great time. We need to see pictures of all of your stash:) Welcome back. Love your flowers.
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

How beautiful! I wish I could have been there! I am happy to hear you had a wonderful time!


Julie Marie said...

Hi June, it looks like you and your friends had so much fun, I would love to go to one of those! Like Tracie, I too want to know what's in all those packages in the trunk??? I hope you will show us what treasures you bought! Your flowers are just beautiful! Have fun at your reunion... xoxo Julie Marie

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos with us who live so far away!! I would love to peak through the back of your car!!

Jane said...

It looks like a fabulous show. You really gave us a great view of all the beautiful treasures. Glad you had such a wonderful time.

LemonyRenee' said...

June, gosh, how beautiful! The items, but more so your photos. I can't believe what good shots you got considering the elbow-to-elbow people I can imagine were there.

Funny how $$ runs out before anything else . . . except, maybe, my kids' patience. ;)

Andrea said...

I wish I would have went even though 5 hour drive is alot for me !!! I don't do well on long drives..

Lisa said...

Oh June,
What a sale that was! I would LOVE LOVE to go one day. I just want to car jack that ride you got there, what a bunch of pretties packed inside! Your pictures are lovely & your lily's of valley. My favorite, I am a May baby so that's my flower. Also, I named my daughter for them. Have a wonderful safe family reunion. Lisa


June! How lucky you are that you got to go to this amazing show! Thanks for sharing such great pictures especially of my junkin buds Heather and Tim and Lisa from Blue Canoe...they do put on quite a showing, don't they!! Eleven hours! You are a die-hard! Good for you!
My Best

Claudia said...

I bet you had a fabulous time, June! Can't wait to see more photos - these are wonderful1


Sandi said...

Oh June you lucky lady!! That show looks so amazing! I could never do a 11 hour trip. LOL I would love to click my heels together and be there though! Think that would work next year?? So happy that you were able to go!!

Lori said...

June, first of all...i LOVE the quote under your made me tear up...i can barely see now...i forgot that you were going to farm chicks...oh, i bet you had the best time ever...i have seem quite a few pics of the show already, and it looks like it was chock full of all those pretty things we all love...the pics of your garden are lovely!!!

Lori said...

oh, see...all those tears in my eyes...and i made a typo...

seen pics ... not seem pics ...

Deb said...

So happy you had a fabulous time!! What beautiful blooms you arrived home to ♥

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
It looks like a great place to go and I am glad you had a good time.
your garden looks beautiful and the Snowdrift is so pretty-I love white with a touch of pink!
Take care,

Unknown said...

gosh...wish i lived closer and could have shared all of those tresors with you mon amie! those booths made me want to weep! can't wait to see what you purchased! alos..LOVE tyhe Lily of the Valley flowers. one of my faves!

Diane said...

Hi, June, Glad to see you had a wonderful time. Great pictures of some of the yummy stuff. I love your crabapples but I really love your photo of the beautiful lilies of the valley. Have fun at the reunion - I have one this weekend, too. diane

Unknown said...!! It looked like a really fabulous time, the treasures, the weather, the company, and even on your return home...the flowers!
Happiness all around!!
xo, Rosemary

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh my goodness, June....I am SO envious.We don't seem to have anything like that. I would be in seventh heaven !!....and spend a lot too !! I'm so pleased that you had a great time and your friends look as if they were having a good time as well. It must be lovely for you to get away for a few days with some good friends. A change of scenery is a great thing.
Your garden looks beautiful too. I am looking forward to seeing your roses. That's my first memory of you....your porch and your roses. XXXX

Unknown said...

There you are ... so sorely missed, June-girl! I know you had a marvelous time there ... so much to see, treasures to behold, good times & fun friends.

Dying to see what you found there & where you will put it all.

What a precious husband to give you this time with the girls.

Enjoy your reunion ... anxiously awaiting your return ... missed ya!

Have a beau-TEA-ful day & trip!
TTFN ~ Hugs of love, Marydon

Charlene said...

The back of your van looked like Lisa & mine coming back from Round Top but, we had a topper that was full. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much fun! I wish I had sent you money for some of that rhinestone BLING in that one photo. Have fun on your trip. Thanks for the sweet comments about our hopeful purchase of our trailer. Charlene

a Bohemian Market said...

Hi June: )
I am glad you had a fun trip with your 2 friends!!!
I love Lily of the Valley and yours are awesome as are the Snowdrift Crabapple blossoms. The is picture perfect green too.
Yet, because I grew up in the coutnry and outside my bedroom window was a row of Lilac bushes i eagerly await the photos of them in bloom : ) The fragrance is intoxicating; waking up to their aroma takes me way back; I can still see the dew on them : )
Have a wonderful family reunion and get some rest in!!!
I do so enjoy my Mimi and they do grow too quickly : (
Hugs to Langdon too
peace & hugs
Thank you for coming by and saying nice things

The Green Pea said...

Hello June,
What a nice post. I am glad you had a good time. The crabapple blossoms are beautiful. I remember when I was a small child I would eat those sour apples. I loved them. sandi

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Four whole days of heaven? Oh're a lucky girlie. I can't wait to see the rest of the trip. I had no idea it was such a long drive.....HOLY MOLY!...

Love your posies....lilacs are already done here....I only have a mini-lilac....I'm dying to get a nice dark purple double one.

Glad you had such a good certainly deserve it.....being the little sweetie that you are. :-)


Tara said...

I've been seeing everyone's pictures and it looks like an amazing time! I really should try and attend since I only live a few hours away and not 11!!! I hope we get to see what goodies you bought too. Gorgeous blooms as always!

wendy said...

What a great trip you had. I think and 11 hour trip with the ladies would indeed require several potty stops.
I used to be able to drive for hours and hours but now have to stop about every 3 hours and at least stretch---or rigamortis sets in.
Love all the cool stuff.
have fun with the fam at the reunion

Anne Lorys said...

What gorgeous photos, June! I knew that you'd have lots and lots of stunning photos for us, and you sure didn't disappoint, thank you!


Lady Pamela said...

I am so pleased that you had such a wonderful time. What great memories. Now to find just the right spots for all your treasures.

Anonymous said...

I would have so loved to been a little mouse in the car with you three!! I am sure you all had the bestest time!!

Would so love to go one of these years!

Love your gorgeous blooms too!

Rest up friend!

bee blessed

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This looks like a ball! I would have been in shabby chic utopia.
xo, Sherry

Faded Charm said...

Glad to hear you had a great trip. I know a couple of the people from your shots. I'm so bummed I missed this show.

Also loving all your blooms. Very beautiful.



Stunningly beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing them.

Happy WW,

Patina said...

I'm glad you had such a good time June! Everyones pictures look fabulous. Your pictures are so pretty.
Hope you have a wonderful family reunion!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Wish I could have been there. It all looks fabulous!!

Angela said...

What a fun time you must've had at Farm Chicks! Looks like you got some pretty loot!
Lily of the Valley reminds me of my childhood. We had those in our backyard and peonies, too!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh June your garden is coming along so beautifull! Love the lily of the Valleys and the flowering trees!

Foxgloves and roses are just opening their buds here, but it's a very rainy week although I shouldn't complain because the garden needed the rain.

And you've been there too, for 4 full days even, lucky you! Everything looks so inspiring!

Happy June days to you!

xoxo~ Carola

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi June,
Snoopy me cannot wait to see what's in the trunk of that car!!

Are you gonna show us? I know you will.

Looks like a wonderful place to be, sure wish I could have been.

Love your flowers and your garden.
You take such beautiful photos.


Anonymous said...

Fabulous pictures of your trip! I can't wait to see what goodies you scored!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Love your flowers, they are gorgeous as always. Our hydrangeas have finally starting blooming.

Sounds like you had a fabulous trip and love your pics. Have a great week.


Ana said...

Hi June,
Sounds like you all had a fantabulous time. So many wonderful things to see...Cannot wait to see what you got. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a great time at your reunion. Have a safe trip and we will see you when you come back...And when you have a chance come visit me...I have something to show you...It's on My Jardin post.

Much love to you,



Oh I wish I could have been there. What amazing pictures. The Lily of the Valey and the Lilac are gone here and we have beautiful roses now and (not so pretty) thunderstorms... hugs&kisses, Mira!

Pondside said...

Next year!...........
Now I'm looking forward to the posts that show what you found there!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Oh what fun!! My kind of trip!!!Look at all the treasures you found!! Welcome back ~ Jane

Monica said...

Glad you had fun, June!!! What a fabulous trip! Hope you'll share more amazing pics! Thank you for these inspiring whites!

★Carol★ said...

Wow, it looks like there were some really lovely whites to see!
You sure do have a gorgeous garden! I had to check your profile to see where you live. Our lilies of the valley and lilac have been done blooming for weeks!
Happy White Wednesday!

Privet and Holly said...

June: Welcome back! Your gardens are lovely and so are your images snapped at Farm Chicks! I bet you had so much fun. Love to see what you brought home, so please do SHARE in a post, one of these days : )
xx Suzanne

Michelle said...

Hey there my Farm Chicks partner in crime...what's new since our grand adventure? Just thought I'd poke my head in and tell you what a sweet time I had with you and Lisa. I PROMISE I will not spill any secrets from last weekend. Haha. I love your pics! It's so interesting to see the difference in the photos we took. Same place, same stuff, very different style. Isn't the world a wonderful place? Call me when you get home, because I'm ready for my personal tour of your new studio and garden and to see where you stashed your stuff...I mean treasures. Love ya! Michelle

Rebecca Nelson said...

I want to come and live at your house...or in your garden...anywhere...


Love to you~Rebecca

maría cecilia said...

Dear June, I wish I could had go with you and your friends!!!! What a great time being there and spending time with girls!!!!
It`s so nice seeing the car full of stuff you bought... hope you do a post of what you got.
And your garden... ahhhh... soooo pretty!!!
Maria Cecilia

maría cecilia said...

... the angel is looking to us much closer now... how nice!!!

Rosie said...

oh June what a great trip...Looks like a fun time was had by all...looking forward to more of your favorite "snappies"...have fun at your reunion...sending you a wide smile, Rosie

Lovey said...

Wow June what a trip! It looks like you were in such a beautiful, fun, and relaxing place! Your garden looks great as always...and I'm so glad you are having fun traveling to all these wonderful places! Whew...I'm tired just thinking about an 11 hour drive...smiles and Hugs to you my June.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time last weekend at the Farm Chicks, June. Love your photos from the show and of course how nice for you to come back to your heavenly garden, all in beautiful bloom!

Tania said...

Oh wow, looks like heaps of fun. You ladys put on such great treasure shows over there. I wished we had half of them here. LOved all your pictures and the crabapples are to die for.

time worn interiors said...

Fabulous photos! Girl you are good! And of course I love the photos of the show! Looks like a show I'm gonna have to check into! And the blooms are lovely! If I had a garden like yours I would be in it all the time, I'd never get anything done!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

You have been missed here, dear friend and how neat to hear from you again.
So glad to hear that you had a wonderful time away and many thanks for sharing all your gorgeous photos.
Love all the shopping bags in the car!
Your Lily of the valley and the crabapple blossom are pretty.
Have a wonderful and safe time away at your Reunion.


Rebecca said...

Hi June,
How have you been? Sounds like you have been having fun and what wonderful pictures you took! All beautiful whites...are you going to show us what you bought?
Your blossoms are sooooo pretty!
Many Blessings

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow June, what a beautiful time you have had of late. Fabulous friends and finds, beautiful blooms. And now a reunion. Peace & blessings to one and all, Tammy

Vicki said...

Hi, June,
I know you all had fantastic fun!! What could be better than good friends and shabby chic markets. Every shop looked wonderful, and I would be tempted to try and buy it all!!! of course, my pocketbook wouldn't have let me. Yes, it always seems longer going back home, doesn't it? Why is that? Your garden is spectacular. I was gone for a few days too and missed my home and garden but enjoyed my trip. Have fun at your reunion. Love and blessings always~ Vicki

A Fanciful Life said...

Ooooooh, I"m envious! What a most wonderful and fun trip that must have been. Can't wait to see some of your goodies. Your flowers are so so pretty - very spring-like. Glad you are back safe and sound!
Sharon :-)

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi June, It sounds like you had a great time and the pictures show that it must have been an awesome event! Well then - what's in the bags???
Your garden pictures are beautiful as always!
Hopefully your family reunion had been happy and wonderful.
Have a great Sunday!

Rosie said...

Ahhh, my dear little "June bug"I have really missed you...Life is just way too busy...If a cute purse sells in the store, I just go get another cute purse...but when a piece of furniture sells I have a dance floor to either, I paint up a new piece or just turn up the music... NOPE...too tired to dance. So please forgive my tardy visits...and keep stopping by with your sweet on Rosie

sanjeet said...

So glad to hear that you had a wonderful time away and many thanks for sharing all your gorgeous photos.
Love all the shopping bags in the car!
PPC Advertising India

Unknown said...

Gorgeous as always June! Wasn't Heather's booth to die for??!! It was so great to get to meet you!!! The whole weekend was such a whirlwind, I wish I could've spent more time with the bloggers that I was lucky enough to meet.

Your garden is just beautiful!!!

Hugs ~

:) T

GwendolynKay said...

What a lovely shopping experiance. Thanks so much for taking us along:)
Your blooms are beautiful too!

paperbird said...

Your images are ever so pretty- you have such a beautiful garden. I only had two blooms of Lilly of the Valley :-(
I hope you had a wonderful time at the show, it all looks so wonderful.
Have a beautiful week.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

June, so beautiful! I love all the goodies, although I have to admit your flowers make my heart stop. How blessed to be surrounded by all that beauty.xo Lidy

Rosie said...

..S*W*E*E*T D*R*E*A*M*S
....J*U*N*E B*U*G......
....L*O*V*E R*O*S*I*E..

The Tin Rabbit said...

So glad you had a fun time June! Your garden is just gorgeous...Ann

Dorthe said...

Oh my goodness June, this is a very beautifull post, and avery long one,so I have to come back to realy study it, -just wanted to pop by and tell you ,that I love being here.