Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Our very white Farm Chick goods...and a few garden blooms...

This post may get a little long, as I have a lot of photos to share today.
I thought I would disclose what was in the back of Lisa's car after spending the day at the Farm Chick show.
But before I do, I thought I would make you suffer through some of my blooms from the garden.

Can you believe I still have tulips blooming in the garden? 

bleeding heart

lily of the valley

I brought a huge bouquet of the 'Avalanche' lilac in today...and the house smells soooo good.

This pink wooden box is one of my finds at Farm Chicks.
The perfect container for an arm load of lilacs.

I know it will come in handy when it comes to the garden. I haven't decided yet if I will
plant it up or leave it for cut flowers.

It is just the perfect shade of pink for me.

Before I left for Farm Chicks, I took my trusty wicker shopping cart and foofed it up a bit.
I almost didn't take it with me, because I was afraid it would take up too much space in the 
car, and limit what room we would need to bring home the goods.
I was so glad I took it. What a life saver it was. It held my purse and my camera, and anything
else I could cram in it. (like my diet coke) 

When we got out of the show, we decides to unpack all that we bought so that each of us could see what
the other had bought. We separated at the door and raced each other to the treasures so we didn't see
much of what the other had bought...except my stuff that is, because mine were a little
hard to miss. I like BIG and HEAVY.
 I had to borrow a wagon to bring mine out to the car.

When we laid everything out, it was funny how all of our stuff looked alike.
As if it was all going in the same house. Lisa, Michelle, and I have very similar tastes
 and it showed in the goods that we all brought home.

Here is a sampling of what Michelle bought...

Is she lucky she beat me to some of this!!!

Michelle lives the majority of the year in Maui, so she bought things that she could send back
to Hawaii to furnish her place there. She is also decorating a friend's
daughter's room, thus the sweet pink things in her pile.

Now onto to LISA'S loot...

I was trying to figure out a way to lose Lisa on the trip home so
 I could hijack her 'stuff'. (insert evil laugh here)

Lisa bought a cart at the show and you can see it in the back ground.
 I loved the stamped PARIS linen lining.

Don't you think it looks like it all should have come to my house?

I loved this little green tool box she found.

now for JUNE"S junk...

It was all about the iron!!! And rust!!! And chippy wood!!!
I don't know what this iron thingy is...but I know what it will become.

I found this little rusty light in Heather Bullard's booth. I found a lot of great stuff in her space.
I forgot to take a picture of a rusty bathtub foot that I bought from her that will become
a doorstop for my front door. This light will be going to 'The Shack' in the woods. I have been looking
for just the right fixture to hang there and this fits the bill.

I also found this great old light fixture for the hall in the house. I'm not sure that I will keep the hobnail
shades or not. I may look for something else, but for now they will stay.

This awesome mirror was at The Blue Canoe. I had to have it, and now it hangs in my living room.
I loved these guys. Their space was gorgeous!

Here's a view of the top of it. It goes so well in this room. I haven't hung it yet...but soon. 

This little coat rack was just exactly what I was looking for to put in the studio.

A little finial from Heather's booth and another rusty piece of iron.
One thng that didn't photogragh well in the pictures above, was the column
that I found. It is in the living room and I will get some photos taken soon so I can show
it in a following post.

And last, but not least...

I still haven't shared all that I want to from my trip to Farm Chicks, but this post is so long now,
the rest will have to wait for another day.
Thank you to Kathleen at Faded Charm for hosting White Wednesday week after week.
You find a list of many bloggers sharing beautiful whites today. So much inspiration to find there. 


@nne said...

Amazing these flowers and the "trouvailles". Hugs, @nne

Pondside said...

What a lot of fun you must have had! It's funny that you all bought such similar things - but then you're friends and it makes sense that you might share a taste for a certain look. I'll be you'll have a good time deciding where everything will go.

Val said...

you are talented to make photos of nature beauties!This Farm chick show seems to be tremendous!How lucky you are to meet your blog friends during this beautiful sunny day and to share junk and friendship!

Patina said...

Wow, you all scored big time! What a fun time. Your mirror is just wonderful very French. Love the old chippy white rusty iron too!

I always enjoy your photos of your garden. Your flowers are always just beautiful.

Happy White Wednesday June!

The Green Pea said...

June, tell me more about the coat rack. Do you put the hanger in those holes? I have never seen one. What a great find. Love your pink wicker cart. The wooden box is a treasure too. sandi

The Green Pea said...

Hey June, I forgot to mention how beautiful your garden flowers are. The Bleeding Heart is one of my favorites. They are all beautiful. Thanks for all of the photos. sandi

Junebug said...

The second I layed eyes on your wicker shopping cart in the concession line I know you were one cool chick!!! Love all your finds and the other gals also. What talent you have in taking pictures!!!

My name is Riet said...

Oh dear June, every time you post I am amazed with what you have to show. This time all these goodies you found and the pictures you make are real art. Wonderful.
Have a great day.

joanne said...

your house? ha! I think it should all come to live at my house. You obviously had a fantastic time and found some wonderful treasures..yay you! I may just go next year, it would only be about a 4hour drive from here and it sure looks like fun...great 'stuff' June.

oldgreymare said...

Well you can hear and see that you had a wonderful trip to the show. I'm so happy you were able to attend and have so much fun.

We've both had some busy weeks. Summer is off to a roaring start!

BTW Ben arrived safely in NYC at 10 this evening. He is happy, excited and will hit the ground running tomorrow I'm sure. He is having lunch with darling daughter tomorrow. My "chicks" in the big city.... :}

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

June, I'm so glad that the car didn't break down with all those heavy iron you bought, lol. You really went for large and weighty pieces and everything is just awesome! Your friends did great too. No wonder you had thought about hijacking their stuff. I guess Lisa can be happy that you didn't abandon her somewhere in the woods ;-).
I have probably told you a hundred times that I love your garden but that won't stop me from saying it again. I LOVE YOUR GARDEN!!!
Happy White Wednesday, Miss June!

Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear June, so many beautiful things.
I could not even decide what I like best!
Have a nice day,
Hugs, Yvonne

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

June, Wow I've enjoyed every bit of your post from the lovely soft beautiful flowers to the rusty, crusty white iron! I feel like I've been on an adventure...Thanks!

Rosie said...

Oh JUNE BUG...these are very H*A*P*P*Y little piles of love that you girls collected...such fun was had by all...no wonder Lisa's life was in danger...xoxo...Rosie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Love all this loot June...
But the June Junk.. is right up my alley.. that light fitting divine.. as is the mirror!!! great photos.. thanks for sharing with us...

Well thanks also for you kind comment.. just crossing my fingers at this stage... have a great week xxx Julie

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I loved seeing what you all bought and you are right it would all look good at your house.The mirror you got is gorgeous!
Your Avalance lilac is beautiful too. I was shopping at the garden centre and saw that lilac for $8 and didn't buy it and then you wrote it was one of your favorites so I rushed back to get it!
I am looking forward to seeing how you use the iron thing-I know it will be beautiful!
Take care,

Alaina said...

June you all came home with some wonderful treasures for sure. You did not show us the pillar or rusty gate. Those two pieces caught my eye right away. I am glad to hear you had a good time. Thanks for showing us what you brought home.

Polly said...

I don't know what else to say except WOW! You all found some great things, and I am jealous!! Sounds like a great time!!


Lori said...

June, you found the best stuff at Farm Chicks...i love that mirror and pink box most of all...your white garden blooms are gorgeous...the white bleeding heart made me sad...i had two that died while i was neglecting my flowers the last two years...

Unknown said...

omg!!!! what great stuff! I can't wait to see what you make out that iron piece. Looks like you gals had so much fun. I love how you froofrooed up your basket......so chic! and that pic of your lily of the valley.........gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Now Really June......I think it all should be shipped to my house!!
What a great haul you both did!!
....AND....Your flowers are beyond words!!

Reading Tea Leaves said...

I second what Marilyn says - but to my house please!!

You have found some wonderful things June. I love everything but especially your mirror, the lights and the blue tool box. This Farm Chick market sounds like great fun and a 'must-visit' place for anyone who loves vintage and chippy!

Oh and your garden is looking wonderful June, those lilacs are gorgeous and look perfect in the pale pink planter.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...you ladies did just great! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful treasures! Can't wait to see how they will nest in your home!

Jane said...

Hi June,
First, your flowers are beautiful. I can only imagine how pretty it is to take a stroll in your garden.
You girls look like you had a successful trip! There's not an item there that couldn't go in my house either. Thanks for sharing the loot.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Your photos of everything are just so gorgeous, June. The white flowers in your garden, your Farm Chicks purchases... I love everything you and your buddies bought!!! p.s. your foofed up wicker shopping cart is tdf beautiful

Sandi said...

Wow June! Love your finds and your flowers. I am in LOVE with that mirror! It is absolutely beautiful!! WW snuck up on me FAST once again ...eek! Happy day!

chateau de fleurs said...

It looks like you had so much fun! I love all the treasures you found. Your photos of the white lilacs in the pink box are amazing. It is such a small world, Tim from Blue Canoe was the first person to make frames for my art 12 years ago, He is so talented!XO Christie

koralee said...

Wow....lovely ...my heart is doing a happy dance for you all even though I would of loved to have been there...your teasures are amazing. Thank you for sharing the JOY, xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

So when I win the lottery (which will take a miracle because I do not buy tickets) - OK - when I'm rich and famous (laughing) - I'm gonna swing by, pick you up, and have you take me shopping, June. Everything you share is such a delight to see!!!

Anne Marie said...

wow!! I seriously like all that you and your friends have purchased!! after seeing all these photos of the 'goods' there, and all the fun people have, I'm going next year...unless the good Lord wants a baby in my arms instead :)

Connie said...

Maaaaan, did you gals make a haul or WHAT, chickee!!! Oooohmy, that is great.

Moments of Grace said...

I never fail to enjoy your posts but this one was so beautiful i found myself actually holding my breath as I looked at the photos. The pink wooden box with the white lilacs is quite possibly the most gorgeous photo I have ever seen. I love your garden and your flowers---it makes me close my eyes and breathe deep.
I am amazed at what you gals brought home. All of the beautiful shabby and chic purchases--i am so jealous! LOL. Please keep posting photos of your wonderful finds and the inspirations you find in every day life. You bless me, my dear.

In Grace,

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi June:) You ladies got the best stuff! What a fun show it must have been. And I loved suffering through your gorgeous garden pics too. I have suffering on my post too;)
Capers of the vintage vixens

Unknown said...

So very beautiful. Your photography of each collection is just stunning! Love, love, love the whites.

Deb said...

Your flower photos are just spectacular June!! And what fabulous treasures you each found!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Actually, I think that everything should have come home with ME!!!

Victorian1885 said...

Good morning June
It looks like you had a great time! Such beautiful things you found and I love your photos of the garden flowers! I know I have said it before but..You really should consider publishing a book of your photos! Have a great rest of the week and I look forward to seeing more..


Robin Thomas said...

Swoon June! I wanna go, take me take me!

Claudia said...

Okay, June - next time I'm going to tag along! Your haul (and your friends' as well) is fabulous! I am a tad envious, I hope you don't mind. The mirror, the mirror! It is the exact thing I have been searching for. I want to hang one above our piano.

Congratulations, you really scored! Oh, and I love your wicker shopping basket.


Anonymous said...

Oh, June, it's always such a pleasure to come visit your blog! Your garden blooms are gorgeous and that white lilac is amazing!! I love the shabby pink box you put the bouquet in...just perfect!!
You found some fabulous goodies at the Farm Chicks show...lucky you!! :)
Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!!
Happy WW!!
Hugs ~ Jo

Debra@CommonGround said...

Love it all June, it must have been wild fun on that trip. The pink box is making me giddy and the mirror, oh my, that mirror! So glad you showed all the treasures!

Diane said...

Oh, all of your stuff and the other girls' looks absolutely wonderful. I could imagine so much of that in my house or cottage. Your flowers are gorgeous, too. Now you made me feel inspired to get out there and get some weeds pulled. Happy Day!! Diane

giveto said...

in french the name of bleeding air is "coeur de Marie" c'est joli non?
bonne soirée

Tara said...

It looks like you all found some spectacular treasures. There seems to be a white theme going on in your choices!
Your flower pictures are as gorgeous as ever, I love looking at them. Have a wonderful day June!

Victoria said...

Your beautiful photo's never fail to take my breath away...gorgeous! I've never seen a bleeding heart, what a unique flower!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh June! What beautiful treasures.
You have such a good eye for lovely things. I cannot wait to see more.


Teena said...

I really like the flower fotos at the start, they are stunning. Happy White Wednesday <3

Debby said...

Hi June, so many beautiful treasures, this must have been so much fun. Your flowers and gardens are amazing.

Unknown said...

your white flowers are just beautiful june! you always take the lovliest pictures. you really should think about publishing them! as for your "farm chicks" haul...oh my...where's my inhaler? GREAT STUFF!

Lady Pamela said...

Your new living room mirror is what I am looking for to go in our main bath. Oh, the thrill of the hunt - so exciting.
I'm glad you showed us your adventure.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

What a score you girls made! And I love love love your trusty wicker shopping cart! Also your Bleeding Heart flowers~

Miss Gracie's House said...

Such perfect treasures...love them all...wasn't it fun?

Burlap Luxe said...

Hello June Bug!!
I have been following you awhile and drifted away so happy you came for a visit to remind me of all your Amazing beauty over here.

Thank you for the comment On my shakers and the weeds how glamours :)
I am happy to hear I inspired you! I wish I would not have sold off so many in my shop and ebay! I could go to twon with them now that I dreamed up this display of shabby euro gypsy chic display.
Could you not see a bridal shower with tons of them in groupings and so many more ideas for them.

I am going to add you to my blog roll

Suzanne said...

Oh Wow, June! You came home with some "wonderfully white wares"! Looks like you had a lot of fun!!
My mother-in-law and sis-in-law went to this and had a blast.... if this is an annual event, next year, I'm going to see if I can hitch a ride with them!

XoXo, Vicki said...

I just adore your blog. Love your cottage style!

Wondering if you'd be interested in a link exchange??? Would love it if you'd check out my blog and let me know what you think!



Rosie said...

Oh June, Your floral photos are magazine worthy...phenomenal...thank you for this fresh take on the day...smile on Rosie

LiLi M. said...

Hi June, well well well...where to start?! You guys must have had a terrific time at the farm chicks market! I cannot wait to see what the iron fence(?) is going to be! I bet I will envy you more when it is at its place! I love love love all the tattered and tarnished stuff!
Ahh your garden! I love all the flowers. It seems to me that you have a very short spring over there or an early summer. I noticed that when I was in New Jersey too. Over here the tulips blossom and after that the bleeding hearts and so on. But I would like to see the abundance of flowers at your place. Thanks for having me over to visit you, I loved my stay here, as always. Hopefully this will be another sunny day to enjoy for you and your loved ones, thanks for your wishes to my daughter, hugs LiLi

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Wow, I wish I had your chipy touch.

big hugs

Barbara said...

Oh June, your flower photos are absolutely lovely. Living in Florida, I miss all those flowers...they were favorites of mine and I had tons of them in gardens I had when I lived in Michigan. Your bleeding hearts are perfect. Aren't they well named?

And I love the haul you all made at Farm Chicks. It would have been so much fun to be with you while unpacking all those gems!

Have a lovely weekend!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Awesome loot y'all hauled home from Farm Chicks and as always your flowers are gorgeous. Have a great weekend.


Faded Charm said...

Looks like you found some awesome white and chippy beauties at Farm Chicks. You flowers are so beautiful. Are you guys getting as much rain as us. It just won't stop!

Take care,


Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

Wow! what a fabulous post.
I adore your pretty flowers from the garden and I see you have my favourite flower, Lily of the valley.
I love all the treasures you have come home with ~ lucky lucky!
I am just going to the city so I will come back when I do not have to rush and take another look.

Have a wonderful weekend

Anonymous said...

I just love your blog. If the things you and your friends got were as gorgeous in person as they were in your photgraphs I'd say you hit the mother load! lol I LOVE the light fixture and the mirror! I can't wait to see how you use them. So happy I stopped by!


Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

What I would not give for any one of those piles.....lovely finds..sounds like fun too! Hope you are well,xoxo

The French Bear said...

Oh June how lovely all your flowers are...I love the lilacs!!! And that pink box! You girls all did so well....beautiful goodies!! I am so going there next year!
I will bring a truck to haul it all back!!!
What great memories you must have , especially when you go with good friends!!!
Margaret B

Vicki said...

Gosh, June, you all sure found some wonderful things. I am sure you had fun "showing and telling" with each other each of your magnificent finds. I always love to see your marvelous garden. It is pure perfection. Enjoy your weekend, sweet friend. Love and blessings always~ Vicki

sanjeet said...

Oh June, Your floral photos are magazine worthy...phenomenal...thank you for this fresh take on the day...smile on Rosie
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Rosie said...

Happy Friday Sweet One,
Off to the Big city...enjoy your weekend...love Rosie

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Debbie said...

I just found your blog, and it's amazing! I love all the whites, and your gardens are breathtaking!
LOVE it all!

MJ Ornaments said...

Everything is gorgeous June, it even looks great lying out on the grass. Take care, Martha

Unknown said...

Beautiful finds! I wish I would have had more time to shop! I was chained to my booth :) I absolutely love your blog...the photography and everything is gorgeous.


The Little Red Shop said...

Wow, it looks like you got to some fabulous treasures before I did!

: )

Julie M.