Tuesday, August 16, 2011

monticello whites...

Last week, 
we loaded  up and headed out 
for our favorite vacation getaway destination
portland, oregon

first stop
monticello antique mall
 best antique mall 

It is always so fun to shop
there are so many familiar names,
great junk to be found
a plethora of ideas for display and decorating,
a view of current trends.
(They are always a step ahead of us)

this is my favorite

this is my favorite

 this is my favorite

no, this must be my favorite

maison douce and a thing for roses

really,  these girls are my favorite
they have that farmhouse, romantic style 
that I am lovin' so much right now.

and last but NOT least 
is our own Kathleen
She doesn't show us enough  of her booth

great stuff 

very nicely displayed

my favorite was this unusual scale

now for the very best part
Kathleen and I got to spend 4 whole hours together
(and talking-I don't think we ever stopped)
she took me out of town
to the country to an old barn sale
the kind where you have to dig for treasures
so dig we did
and that is why
 there aren't any pictures of us
we were too busy

 my finds
+ one very nice french-ey bed that is already in storage
(I promise to show you when it is all finished)

and this is what I brought home from Monticello
(I love it, Debbie!)

 where did I put this?, you might ask
and that would be a very good question.
one that most of my family will ask.
for  now, it's in the barn
the plan is to work it into my kitchen 
but  that will involve some re-arranging 
another project to add to the list...


Sue said...

I absolutely LOVE that scale! I'm so glad you got to shop with Kathleen, how fun. I got to meet her last summer when her family came down to Disneyland. She stopped by my store. I think its great when people get to finally meet each other. Sounds like your had a great time.

Take care, Sue

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Like you, I think each one and then the next is my favorite! Love your blog. Happy White Wednesday :)

My Shabby Roses said...

It was you! I had ask Joyce who had bought the cabinet and if she had a blog. She didn't think she had one. I had thought of you when she told me who had bought it.

I'm so glad you got it, I loved that little cabinet. It would have been fun to meet you, maybe next time.

Thanks again Rene for the great sale! I can't wait to see it in your kitchen!


Elizabeth said...

I am laughing out loud because I just trevel from the East Coast to the midwest by plane and spent a week shopping in between working and I purchased so much stuff I have to have it driven here!

I love all of your ffinds and cannot wait to see what you do with them all!

Have a great week!

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

Wow...talk about some gorgeous shops! I am drooling over each one of your photos. That cabinet you bought is beautiful. Thanks for sharing - I wish I could've come along in person! Sounds sooo fun!

Vintage Market Place said...

You girls have it good up there.
What a wonderful place to shop
and holy moly what about the diggin finds!!!
Sounds like you girls had a ton of fun.
I feel bright rose patterns are on their way back in. Great to throw in some color with all the white.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

You got some wonderful goodies. I have been to that mall and there is a nice selection of things. How fun!


Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, what a fabulous post! I just have to go back and study each and every picture. I wish I could have been there. And so many scales, we just did a post about them. Now you've given me even more ideas. Thanks for the inspiration. The hutch is gorgeous, and so you. I know you'll find a way to work it into your kitchen.

Diane said...

How fun!!!! You went to some great places and got some wonderful stuff. Diane

Amy Kinser said...

Oh my friend, what fun it looks like you had. That cabinet is gorgeous and I love the green scale and the white scale. My goodness at the great stuff it looks like you found. Can I come next time?

Faded Charm said...

Oh, I'm sooo glad you were able to get this cupboard. It has your name written all over it!

I had so much fun with you on Saturday and can't wait til we can do it again:-)


Tina @ TinyBear said...

Oh - I love seing all those beautiful photos from those awesome booths. SO much great stuff. And your finds are awesome too. Love the cabinet you´re going have have in your kitchen.
Great buy.
Have a beautiful day.

Old Vintage House said...

oh, rene´ , what wonderful vintage stuff !!! i wishd i could bath in there ;-.)
... just GREAT !!
vintage hugs
("house 21" has closed, i´m now to find here in the old vintage house ;-.)

Angela said...

Oh my, Such great treasures you found on your vacation. Who could not have a great time in a place like that antique mall. Thanks for taking us on a tour of the place. Beautiful merchandise. Hope you got refreshed and rested. Have fun decorating with your treasures. Love the cabinet. Can't wait to see where it ended up in the kitchen.
Have a great day

time worn interiors said...

I would love to visit that mall one day! And I would really love to meet Kathleen! Glad you had a successful shopping trip!

A Thing for Roses said...

I think I was at Monticello the same day you were. Must have just missed you. Love that cabinet you bought from Debbie and all your junking with Kathleen finds. Glad you had a great trip.

jAne said...

very much swoon-worthy indeed. yes.


Karen Valentine said...

You just experienced my DREAM vacation!!! What could be better than the beauty of the Northwest combined with Monticello, treasure hunting, rummaging through old stuff and hours spent with friends!!! Lucky you!!! so glad you had a good time!

Mimi's Vintage Charm said...

What a wonderful little trip miss gracie. love your finds! i am new to your blog and have enjoyed going through some of your posts... my favorite thus far is "love never quits"...such an encouragement! God Bless you!

Gwendolyn said...

Oh yes, it would indeed be hard to pick a favorite. Each booth is wonderful!

Cottage 1945 said...

Ooh, such pretty things. I love your cabinet, can't wait to see how you decorate it! Thanks for the virtual shopping trip.

Sandi said...

wowza...that is a big piece of furniture Rene. :) Love it though along with all the other goodies you found! I would LOVE to go to that antique store.

Mrs. MK said...

surprise! a cupboard!! :-)

A Cottage Muse said...

Hello Rene...so glad you got to spend some time with Kathleen! You also did some serious treasure hunting too!!

Happy WW!!

Bohemian said...

What a great place... LOVING that stack of old Black Books! And thanks for showcasing Kathleen's great space... I find that many Vendors and Stylists don't have sufficient time to showcase their talents & spaces nearly enough and enjoy the fruits of their labor on the foofing that we all ADORE and receive so much inspiration of. So I'm thankful for those who, like me, enjoy Photographing them so that they are captured for more to see, enjoy and be inspired by!

Thanks for stopping by my Organic Gypsy Post... tomorrow's Post is the 2nd leg of the tour...

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Karen's Place said...

Fabulous treasures found you! They knew who would know how to showcase them best. What a fun hunt. Love all the photos. Especially seeing the way the seller display in their vintage booths.

Hartwood Roses said...

That white cupboard is absolutely gorgeous! I saved your photo to my inspiration folder ... then I read that you brought it home with you. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

You found some really lovely things.

mercedes scott said...

wow! what a haul! Looks like you had a very productive weekend! Thanks for showing us Kathleen's charming booth; we don't get to see it often!

Magali @ The Little White House said...

So which one is your favourite again? Kidding! I love that scale and the black frame with a piece of music sheet inside was unexpected but really nice. The cabinet looks perfect: I'm looking forward to seeing it in your room.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Thanks for all the wonderful eye candy. I'm so glad you took more pics of Kathleen's booth. I love her style. Great finds as well. Thanks for visiting my blog, and for the compliment. I've been by before, but it's been a while. I'm following now, so I won't miss your beautiful posts.

Linda said...

Ooh...LOVE all the goodies! What a fun time!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rene,
The cabinet is just too wonderful. I kept wondering why it didn't sell - well , thats because it was meant to be yours!
So glad you had a wonderful time with Kathleen. Where was that barn??? :) Great finds

Fairfield House said...

Oh we would be trouble together...love that you got to go picking and all the treasures you discovered! Looking forward to seeing that piece in your kitchen.


Carole said...

That was a great tour of Monticello. I've heard so much about it. Darn it's just not a day trip for me. Thanks for showing Kathleen's booth. You're right she doesn't show enough.


Liz said...

Lucky! We don't have barns in AZ! :(


Adrienne said...

Monticello is one of my favorite places. I don't live far from it. It would be fun to meet you there sometime. Are you nearby? Maybe you're my neighbor! Wouldn't that be fun!