October 5, 2009

A little bit vintage...

Actually "a lot" vintage...I should say...right? We'll start with Saturday...

Over the weekend I headed up to Chicago with my hubby to meet my first blog friend at her vintage home event....oohhhh I was so excited...and jumping for joy when we first arrived...of which of course Bobby just laughs at me...smiles...and shakes his head...but I secretly think he loves to do some shopping too...he is actually pretty good at it...he would probably say he just wanted to make sure I didn't do too much damage...but shhh...don't tell that he picked out some items too:)

Kasey's home event was everything I expected AND more...seriously...she is a very talented and just a terrific person! How exciting to meet her...Bobby and I made a date weekend out of it...the kiddos at my parents...then Sunday before we headed home we met with some friends who live in the area...I did work engagement while I was there too...can't beat the weekend!!!

Meet the lovely Kasey...{if you haven't already checked out her blog from me mentioning it before...definitely do...just as we talked...it is truly real life with inspiration and humor...although I know so much about her just from what she shares...I need to let others "in" too}
I should have taken more pictures of Kasey's event but click here to see her pictures she took...and here to some pictures that she gave us a preview of prior to the event...

I met some of Kasey's wonderful friends who happen to be neighbors...they are all so sweet and adorable just like her...some great friends...one of which also has an online shop and blog too, Tracey...she took some wonderful pictures too of Kasey's event...

I did some looking...then started to pull all the items...and a few more items...I was so excited...and I have a great hubby that let me have some fun with it...he is very grateful to you Kasey for your generosity...he says Thank you! Seriously though...I had so many great finds and we purchased two Christmas presents while we were at it too...{two items I won't show...just because well then they would know...I'm not leaking this surprise...no surrey}!
I wish I could just pack up her take her home...have her "Kaseyize" my home...stay a bit...and just maybe she can go back home to her lovely family and friends...:) Kasey allowed us to tour her home too...oh my goodness...you could spend forever looking around at her beautiful home and the way she has done things...she has had several posts sharing her home...I would check them out if you can...very lovely and beautiful!

So here we go...do you want to see them all unwrapped?....

Madison and Hayley just adore my bird cage purchase...they LOVE it...one of my favorite parts is the butterfly and bird cut outs that reside in the bottom now...love, love, love!
Just loving my new items...perfect items for my living room...LOVE the colors of the mason jars...I'm in love...and the paint brushes...just perfect! {if you cannot already tell...I have done some pictures of the lovely items...where they are located isn't necessarily where they will stay}
And do you see that lovely cuff?.....I almost picked out three of them...to wear at once...no not really...but I could live it in everyday...beyond cute! Many of Kasey's items can be found here....
Don't you just love this next one...while I was waiting on my computer last night...seriously I think someone is on my network...beside the point and a tangeant I won't go too...but it will eventually reside in our bedroom...and I just found something that would be perfect to hang from it! Oh yes, I did...
These next items...love the paper rolls...the dream notebook {picked up an extra for my mom}...and the stack of vintage bank records...so lovely and perfect...the vintage key...another one of Bobby's favorites....
Paper rolls...vintage stack of bank records...in my beloved mango tree bowl...{now you see I haven't decided where they should reside quite yet...}


After some wonderful shopping Kasey had Denisa set up to make her fabulous French crepes...so we ate some after some shopping...oh so yummy...thank you Denisa and her daughter too, Missy ~ they were scrumptous ~ and thank you Kasey for having her... I seriously could have eaten 3 of them...not even kidding...I ordered the nutella with bananas...Bobby had the blueberry/cherry...both were lovely and delicious...we had a wonderful conversation with Denisa...so very sweet...witty...and really a riot! She invited us to stop by where she sets up at a French market on Sunday...so we couldn't resist going the next day for more before we left...I'll save that post for another day...
Denisa took our picture together enjoying our crepes...in the famous backyard of Kasey:)

Bobby's loaded with whip cream...

Me...I'm not a whip cream kind of gal...but I did have my loaded with powdered sugar...
Before we left Kasey shared with us a lovely flea market we should stop by...it was the biggest one we had ever been too...wonderful items...a very FUN time...even though we headed under shelter a few times from rain...but sooo worth it! Here are a few items we saw...I forgot to pull out my camera on others...we didn't purchase these items below...
{BUT} we did make a well worth it $30 purchase...did you notice the black table in the pictures above...oh yes...that is now owned by us that we found in the last 30 minutes of the flea market...around a 1930's table that can be sold in pairs...but we needed just one {and there was only one}...angled corners...you want to see more detail?...well that will be another day too...I'm still deciding...we love the way it looks now...but I am considering re-finishing it because we don't have black in our home...but we love the character it has now...it fits perfectly in a spot we have been wanting a table forever now...
Blessings from us...I'll have to detail Sunday's french market soon too...thank you Kasey for your invite...you are a treasure and thanks sharing so much with us!

5 comments:

Kasey said...

It was SO fun meeting you and hottie husband!
I'm so glad you had fun and found some great things at the flea market as well.
You are a beautiful girl inside and out...and it was AWESOME meeting you.
xo
p.s. thanks again for the gifts...you are the best...loved the scrub!!!

Tracey said...

Martha you are an absolute doll and it was wonderful to meet you and your hottie (just copying Kasey)! You really did pick out such a great assortment of items...and don't worry, I still managed to find a few of my own at the end of the day! Glad you made it to the flea as well!!!

:) T

Julie said...

oh, how neat! that sounds like an absolutely FUN weekend!! i love your friend, kasey's coat too with the flowers!! she has beautiful items - i can see why it was so hard for you to decide what to get.

Angela Harris said...

You are too lucky Martha! Your hubby should get major points for going with you. That would be completely out of the question for him!
You picked amazing items! The bird journal is my favorite I think. Good for you!
Thanks for recording the event. Now I feel like I kinda went :)

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

What a fun blog! And seriously - where do you live? YOu must not be too far if you zipped to Chicago to see Kasy. (I was supposed to be there, too. Argh!!!!)

Last question: Where did you guys go on your vacay? I scrolled through the posts and didn't catch the place, although maybe I missed it. Looks like FUN! And so beautiful. :)