What a wonderful weekend we had here in the Pacific Northwest. The sun was out in full force - it actually reached 80 degrees here on Sunday! I was able to get so much done and am really looking forward to the week ahead.
Saturday started bright (really, truly bright) and early on Saturday with a trip out to historic Snohomish for their first, hopefully annual Antique Faire. There was a great number of fabulous booths and I enjoyed spending all the time I wanted meandering through the booths enjoying all of the wonderful finds and treasures.
My sweet friend Melaine from My Sweet Savannah was there with all of her gorgeous goodies and doesn't she look just as stylish as can be?
I was also fortunate enough to run into one of my favorite local bloggers, miss Lissa of Humble Pie fame and her darling daughter. She really is as cute in person as I had imagined she would be!
I met the lovely girls from Kindred Roses and they had the most divine booth FILLED with treasures that I would have loved to take home!
One of my favorite shops in Snohomish - Joyworks - also had a gorgeous booth right outside their store.
I found some darling bud vases which I am always looking for, as well as another antique expandable wooden ruler. I have one already which is mounted to our wall in the kitchen for measuring the boys.
There were so many lovely things and I wish that I wasn't in super-save mode for my upcoming Farm Chicks weekend!
Sunday was spent in the gardens, weeding, planting lettuce mixes, spinach, mache, arugula (rocket), carrots, and my tomato plants. I also put another peony in that I had purchased at the farmers market last weekend. I was busy trying to get things cleaned up and looking good around here, because...
My dad arrives this week from Minnesota for his annual May visit!!! I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for daddy to arrive. I absolutely adore my dad - he truly is the best. Every May he comes out, and no matter what is on the "to do list" at that time, dad dives right in and helps get the job(s) done. One year it was the outside pen for the chickens. One year it was the garden boxes. Last year he and Chris made me a pergola for the east side of the chicken coop so that I could put a table and chairs on the stone floor they also installed. There are always all sorts of small jobs to do and daddy is fabulous at getting things done. Now, please don't think that we have him come all the way out here to just work. We also let him take us to our traditional wonderful dinner at our favorite family-style Italian restaurant. He is great that way- such a dad. I absolutely love this week when he is here, although it makes me miss him all the more when I have to take him to the airport on the Monday morning when he leaves.
Have a fabulous week my friends~