I wanted to post a few more photos of the incredible treasures that were available this past weekend at the barn house flea. It really was quite endless - I walked all of the booths at least 15 times and each time found something else that I hadn't seen before. If you get a chance to go to one of the barn house sales, or to one of the queen of tarte's sales, I highly recommend it.
~this fabulous pink dodge truck rolled up during the show and I had to take a photo or two. can you imagine how fun it would be to drive around it this??? and yes, the interior is just as pretty and pink as the outside...
The most significant part of this weekend for me was the people that were a part of it all. From the fabulous vendors with their incredible work ethic, their amazing sense of humor, and their generosity, to Tiffany and Robin, whom I now call my true (photography) friends. These people work hard, but they also know how to have fun at the end of the day. I spent time on Saturday afternoon with Tiffany and Robin talking about photography, and photoshop, and all things wonderful. I can't tell you how amazing it is to find like-minded women who love their photography as much as I do, and who inspire me to get out there and expand my comfort zone. We talked about doing a photography afternoon together and I can't wait to set it up!
~I don't have adequate words to describe the queen of tarte. I could say that she is over-the-top fun, endlessly kind, has a great sense of humor, is welcoming to everyone she comes in contact with, and has the hardest working husband ever, but it doesn't really give you a sense of how wonderful she is. you really need to meet her yourself to understand~
~these three just might have been separated at birth... they are so fun to be around and so clearly enjoy their friendship - it is a treasure and such a pleasure to see~
~laurie (behind the counter) hugged me the minute we met and it was as if we were old friends. she is so incredibly warm and wonderful - as is her sister-in-law debbie who really needs a blog... (hint hint)
~deb (and her husband bob) had me in stitches all weekend long! they are gorgeous people inside and out, they set the bar incredibly high, and then welcome everyone else to enjoy their hard work. Deb also has a nose for the most exquisite perfumes...
~I had met lisa at farm chicks when she sold me a tutu that I wore from the moment it became mine. she is someone who always seems to be smiling and is such fun to spend time with! I am so happy that I was able to get to know her (and her booth partner Isabel) better. I look forward to our next weekend together!
~this is the gorgeous outdoor dining area underneath the barn house pergola. from the lighting to the pergola to the fire pit, it was so clearly right out of a magazine~
~these two really were in essence what it was to be a shopper at the flea. connie and tia were friends who were there to enjoy the show, and I really do think they enjoyed it! they were so much fun, they clearly had a great time finding treasures to take home (as I believe they took home a number of things...) and I had such a nice time visiting with them. there was such great energy at the show and if you had to take a photo of it, this is pretty much what it would look like~
I promised you links to the vendors and I am hoping that I haven't forgotten anyone. If I have, please shoot me an email and I will quickly add them!
The following links will take you to some of the most creative, interesting, and fun people in blogland~
Before I go...
I'd like to tell you a little bit about the two creative geniuses behind all of this. Joe and Jermonne are truly exceptional people. They not only pulled together a large event while considering every last detail, but they hand-selected the group of vendors that were to participate. They brought together this incredible group of creative like-minded people who, even though some of them had never met, spent evenings together laughing and telling stories and laughing some more like they were long lost friends. I can't tell you how many times I looked around at the group, some of whom I had known for less than 12 hours that first night and thought Wow, how fortunate am I to have been invited to spend a weekend surrounded by such inspirational people. They were far and above the bests hosts I have ever seen - no request was too big or too small for them to accommodate. They truly are one of a kind and I am so grateful to have been invited to participate in such an amazing event. Thank you guys~
~I'm pretty sure that was some imported apple juice that looks remarkably like beer. There was a lot of imported apple juice that weekend...