Two weeks ago, my dear friend Tara from Suburble arranged the perfect day, in my opinion:
To spend the day junking with fellow bloggers, shopping and high tea.
And getting free goodies at the end? Amazing!
So here’s the crew:
We started the morning off by heading out past Abbotsford to Granny and Grumpa’s for some treasure hunting.
There were so many barns and cool stuff to check out.
Like these beauties. Yikes.
But we quickly got past the creepy and made our way to the cool, rusty stuff like rows of old typewriters.
I snagged this one up right away!
Be still my heart, rows of crocks!! You know how much I love my crocks.
Can I take this one home with me? Pullleease?
I have never seen one that big. I really want it. Is that odd?
I love how everything is organized in these rusty barns.
I love this printer cabinet. I’d love just a tray.
Look, the fonts are written on the front, so cool.
Insulators! Sooooo many insulators.
I spy my typewriter already in my car and I scored these old school desks. I have no idea where they will go in my house but I adore them.
I even made Tall Tara sit in one, ha! She’s such a great sport 😉
I picked up a couple of crocks (of course) and a few other goodies I’ll show you later.
Next we did some shopping in my new favorite store, Spruce Collective. I’ve been wanting to go there forever!
We were dying of hunger by this time so we made our way down a couple of doors to Traceycakes. High tea is my absolute favorite type of meal (if it could be called a meal). They accommodated us without a reservation which was wonderful!
It was so great to have time to sit down and have a girl time chat. We could all talk endlessly about blogging, DIY projects and paint.
Next we went thrift store shopping and I spied this baby. Oh yeah, you might not know this about me but I played the organ from about when I was 6 years old to age 16. It was all my mom’s doing. Hmm…I wonder why it never really took off as a cool instrument to play? It does bring back some lovely memories. Shall I play you a tune?
We ended our day with some tailgating in the parking lot.
For DIY bloggers, that means showing off the furniture you scored BEFORE you met your friends for a day of junking.
I thought Donna was going to snatch that table from Tara.
Have you ever wondered what the back of Donna’s pick-up looked like?
Those rusty objects were her finds from the day. Of course she will do something amazing with them.
And here are all the free goodies from Jennyln! Did you know she is the producer of Miss Mustard Seed’s paint line?
We all went home with a bag full of paint and waxes and stencils. I cannot wait to get started!
Jennylyn is such a sweetie. She flew from Toronto for the day to see Donna!
Thank you for the goodies, girl!
See? It was the perfect day! So glad to be able to call my ‘online’ friends ‘real’ friends.
You girls rock.