Tuesday, April 27, 2010

On the Road Again

I'm going to post about our weekend in 3 parts because there is so much to share.

Saturday morning at 5:30, six of us (usually seven) set off on a road trip to Nipomo, Ca. and beyond for a Barn Sale called "Remnants of the Past"  We rented a 12 passenger van to hold us and all of our "findings". (The rental of the van could be a post of it's own.)

I am blessed with so many wonderful girlfriends, but this group consists of:Gail, Sally, Sandi, Ruth Linda and I. (Due to a family obligation, Cindi is missing on this trip)

We have been hearing about this event for some time, but just couldn't get together  to make it until now.
It is a twice a year event. Once in October and this one in April.

Along the walk to the barn. We were early, of course, and were only 2nd in line, but had to wait over 1/2 hr.

Along the walkway to the entrance and also throughout the show were these fresh flowers. Aren't they pretty?
The Barn. There were venders set up in the barn and all around it too. About 50 in all, I think. It was very crowded and hard to get around at times, but that is all in the fun of the hunt for treasures.

Loved the flags hanging from this umbrella. This booth had the most yummy frosted cupcakes and other tempting goodies too, along with the aprons you see hanging in the background.

My first purchase came from this booth.  I will show my "finds" on another post.

Sally, making her first purchase at "Pink and Peonies"

Next are just a few of the pictures I took of "soft goods" as that is where I look first. I don't want to overlap too much what my friend Gail @ Victorian at Heart will post about our trip.

French grain sacks, which I have really taken a love for, but after looking at the prices starting at $350.00 ea., I decided, I need to find a new love.  I would make a pillow out of one of these....Oh well, a girl can dream, can's she.

One of my favorite booths was the vegetable stand. I didn't purchase any because we would be traveling, but the display was so pretty and colorful. My favorite was the 2nd picture with the vintage trucks filled with snap peas.

I only made 3 purchases at this show, but I will share more about them on another post.
As we were walking out, we saw this perfect place for a picture and Gail hopped in there to model for us.

As we were driving off, we were directed out a different way than we came in. I found myself driving a 12 passenger van with 6 passengers and all our "stuff" facing this.

As cute and rustic and  perfect as this is for a "photo op", would you want to drive over it?
There were many people trying to leave behind me, as I came to a quick halt here. Not only did I stop to ponder the situation, but also because Gail wanted to get out and take a picture. There was  a couple walking across and of course we had to wait for them to cross.
Horns started honking and someone came from nowhere and buzzed around me, but I was still feeling a little queasy about crossing.  Hearing the impatience of the people behind me, I closed my eyes (yes, I did) and went for it. Oh.....I left Gail behind.....so after safely making it across, I had to pull over and wait for her to catch up.
More honking. Okay people, we are out here to enjoy a day of relaxing fun, reminescent of days gone by when there were only horses and buggys....I think the bridge got to me.

We are off to another part of our adventure and I will share more of it tomorrow.


Carolyn said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful time and so many pretty things to see! I love the mason jars with flowers hanging along the pathway! What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

When my husband and I lived in Thousand Oaks, we almost moved to Nipomo. That was 1994...instead we moved to Oregon! Most of my family still lives in Calfornia; Newbury Park, Hidden Hills, Burbank, West Hills and Palmdale...

It looks like you and your friends had a wonderful day together! How fun~

Gracefully Vintage said...

Ok, Im so so JEALOUS- where is that, im in Folsom Ca- i would love to go to a Barn Sale- what a fun day-
How much fun, i already see things in the photos, i would buy if i were there..Love it. Thanks for lettiing us travel through your eyes..
Love the Blog

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh my word Beverly! What a great barn sale! I'm definitely jealous! Looks very fun. So glad you enjoyed yourself.

Patriotic Grandma said...

It was so much fun as, we always have. So many giggles and laughs and Sally's chocolate chip cookies were sooo good. We missed Cindi, but next time. So many neat things to look at and I think we all managed to come home with a few treasures. The van was pretty much full when we got home, but there was still room for more. Ready to go again. You made it over the bridge just fine and on to our next destination. I think we have the most special group ever.

A Gardner's Cottage said...


Thanks for stopping by! I have to tell you...your week end looks like sooooooooooooo much fun. Girlfriends are the best. Looking forward to hearing more about it. By the way I'm with you on that bridge. I so would have closed my eyes.

Suzanne said...

I've been reading about that "Barn Sale" for years so it was especially fun to read about your excursion. Did you see Bonnie from Birds of a Feather there? Anytime you can get together with girl friends is a special time, thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see what you bought!

Sally said...

We had so much fun, didn't we! Gettting together, shopping, laughing, AND eating -- makes for such a wonderful trip. You did such a great job driving us all around and being patient with us! It was fun viewing your pictures and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest. It's a blessing to get together and share such fun, happy memories.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I loved all of your pictures. I thought you were going to Ventura. My husband's step-dad lives in Nipomo (his mom passed away in 03). It's so pretty up there We don't make it up there often though. I'm glad you had a great time, and made it over that little bridge :-)

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Beverly, what a fun day! I would love to go to that next year..a little more than just a day trip for us..maybe get some friends to go like you did, do they have this every year??

PS let 'em honk!!!