09 November 2009

the extraordinary Tarte show~






This past weekend, it seemed that the stars were aligned and I was able to make the last Tarte show of the season. While it was a VERY long day - 4:15 am - 12:30 am - it was worth every yawn and nearly falling asleep on the way home!














Cindy definitely has a way of turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. She creates an experience when you visit her barn, set in the gorgeous Oregon countryside. The magic of Christmas found its way to that barn this weekend - from the beautiful white backdrop, to the mercury glass ornaments, to the sparkles, and the glitter, and the white lights, and the vintage treasures.





















And for me, it wasn't only about the incredible shopping. Visiting good friends that I hadn't seen in far too long was the highlight of the day~ From chatting with Tiffany all the way to and from Oregon, to seeing Joe and Jermonne as well as Cindy at the barn, and ending our day with a gorgeous afternoon tea at Lara's beautiful home with her girlies two~ It was definitely one of those days that recharges a girl's soul...







Have a fabulous week!
xx

(and a quick poll - is it too early to be playing holiday music...?)
:)

I need to make a SIGNIFICANT correction in this post. When posting all of these gorgeous photos, I completely omitted Annie, Fannie, and Abigail - the creators and vendors of nearly half of the beautiful barn experience. Many of these photos need to be credited to them - their beautiful creations, their styling, and their eye for creating gorgeous vignettes. I feel awful about not giving them proper credit, as they certain deserve it.

42 comments:

AuroraSuzette said...

Oh Kim, Thanks for the great glimpse of what I missed out on. And..if by holiday music you mean happy thanksgiving tunes, then no. Call me scrooge! My kids want Christmas music in summer almost.

Jackie said...

Amazing amazing...what a beautiful event!! Love your pics! Not too early...

Queen of Tarte said...

Thank you for the lovely post and fab photos. It was so great to see you...glad you enjoyed your visit to the Land of Tarte...until next time. xoxo Cindy

Apron Senorita said...

Oh my darling, what beautiful decorations. I love the silver tones. Gorgeous!! - Yoli

Kimberly said...

Absolutely not!!!! I've been playing it for weeks now. The Holiday music, that is.

What a wonderful show that must have been! Your photography is stunning, and this is just the pallet I'm craving for my home this Holiday. I hope to make it to one of their shows someday, and I hope you got some treasures!!
xxx kim

RatsOnParade said...

Wow those pics are so gorgeous! And it's *never* too early to start playing Christmas music! :)

Laurie said...

Kim, I was so happy to see you just as you were flitting out the door at the Tarte sale! It sounds like you had the perfect day!
xxxooo...Laurie

Funky Junk Sisters said...

Once again, b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! Lovely photos!

Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters

FrenchBlue said...

This post is magical and gets my spirit where it belongs!
LOVE LOVE LOVE that chair!
xo's

Anne Marie said...

how fun! and those BH boys are one of my favorite inspiration; from one farmhand to another.....

how I long to visit Tarte and BH show to meet them and to be inspired with all my senses.....

and are you kidding? play away! add the snow! bring it on!!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Extraordinary subject matter... simply gorgeous vignettes, so masterfully captured & frozen in time, by you.

Peacefully,
~Julia

Jboo said...

Wow -- beautiful images! Wish I lived closer!

Janet

Amber Rose said...

Looks like a fab kinda day:)

trash talk said...

Hard to believe all that was under one roof. What an unbelievable treat for the eyes.
Debbie

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Torie Jayne said...

Thank you, these images are so gorgeous! I love it! Have a sweet day!

The Little Red Shop said...

Love the cream shoes with the Louis heels and the mercury glass ornaments with the black and white gingham! What fun! Hopefully, next year I'll make it down to some of the shows in Oregon.

: )

Julie M.

ps I keep checking to see if the satellite radio on tv has changed the "Hawaiian" channel to the "Holiday" channel yet....Nope.

ness lockyer said...

Wow! I wish we had something like this in Australia. It looks like shopping heaven.
BTW, you take the most gorgeous shots!!
Ness xx

Ange said...

Hmm - give me advance notice and I'll see if I can make it over some time! La France would die for some of these treasures! And you fit in there beautifully with the other exquisite pieces... Bisous
PS - My kids play christmas carols all year round. Personally I find them inspiring at any time of year ! Follow your heart!

Lori said...

What a magical place Kim ~ although I winced when you said what time you headed out ~ I know it was well worth it!

Mikal said...

Drats the job! Why can't I win the lottery so I never miss these shows? Oh yes, I need to PLAY first! Christimas music... YES, fill your home with fa la la! Beautiful photos as usual!

Mikal

Debra said...

I love that white chair! I could get lost among all of that heavenly white. Christmas music... well the way we look at it here- the season is so special and in a wink, it's over~if you want to hear Christmas music-play-on!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

What lovely photos! Ah, the bed in that second photo. Drool!

blondiensc said...

Everything looks so lovely, i feel the christmas spirit through these photos! so wish my stars would align for a day to spend thrifting and being with wonderful friends, you are blessed!

paige said...

beautiful post & wonderful inspiration
it was 75 degrees yesterday...i would love to get my christmas spirit going but i really need it to cool down here in georgia!

Kristin said...

Well that is just much pretty and you are adorable and fit right into their oh so cool mix. Thank you for sharing! Seattle seems like it just has the coolest venues and beautiful items.

Terri Conrad said...

Lovely blog, found you via Brooke Gianetti

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

Frenchie Princess~
These pics are vunderbar! I'm so sad I didn't get out of the girls' Irish dancing duty to go. Boo-hoo...next year. Maybe cookie time at Tiffany's will ease my pain.

It was the highlight of my week having you girls here. I'll say it again, Why don't you live closer?! Maybe we can on lure you girls en masse...I would have J and J on my side, ya know.
oxoxox
Lara

Joyce said...

I saw so many things I love, especially the trees! It looks like a fabulous event. xoxo

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Thanks for the fabulous Tarte show pictures - looks just wonderful!

Windy Ridge said...

awww, such prettiness...

Sammy Girl said...

Poll response .... It is NEVER too early for Christmas music!!
Hugs!
Betty :)

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello my darling, how is my favourite blogger, I hope life is treating you marvelously. As you know mine was a bit topsy turvy of late, but is slowly returning to normal. I thank you for checking in on me and for the kind comments you always leave behind, you are a dear friend. I am now off to read the posts I've missed on your blog.

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Tamara Jansen said...

WOW! what a display.....a feast for the eyes. Thanks for sharing that :)

Barn House said...

It was great seeing you and Tiffany on Saturday! Hope we can get together again soon...

Jer-

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

I am in Chippy Heaven, beautiful pics!! Hugs, Janna

Six divided by two..... said...

Simply stunning!! I love your blog .. so much so that I am now a follower .

MCJArt said...

Salut 'Toi'! J'adore tes photos.

Merci pour le 'joli voyage'!

À bientôt,

~ MCJ ~

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overthetopstudios said...

Hi Kim,

I can't believe I had to miss this. Tiffany probably told you we were supposed to go together and then I goofed and forgot I had signed up for two classes at the scrapbooking convention. They were not very good by the way. I would have wrestled someone to the ground for that white frenchie chair. I am looking for something exactly like that for Sarah's room makeover. Hope we can get together soon.
Hugs,
Amada