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.