Monday, March 9, 2009

Look who I met!

Oh yeah, after a couple years of blog following, emailing, and purchasing kits.... I finally got to meet Tracey from Notes from a Cottage Industry . She was SUPER sweet and the "other Tracey" was wonderful too. I have to tell you they did a GREAT job, while some vendors had tables like at a garage sale, the TRACEY'S booth look like a SHOP, beautifully decorated and displayed, enjoy the photos!


Garland

You see this apothecary jar, she came home with me!



Just look at my treasures, my apothecary with glittery eggs, and my glitter clothespins! And for stopping by from "Blogland" Tracey had sweet baby cupcakes waiting! Not only did I get one, but Spike did too! I ate BOTH of them... YUMMY
I didn't want to go empty handed so I took Tracey a paper covered egg, wrapped with ric rac and a rhinestone, then tied one of my birdie brooches to the bag!


For those that know me... Know I have a love affair with vacuums, my Filter Queen is named Phyllis and today we "met" her great great grandmother. I couldn't resist, she came home to live with us too... What should her name be???

20 comments:

The Smith's said...

I never heard of someone who loved vaccuums like that! What do you do with them? Use them to dcorate? Interesting :)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What fun meeting a blog friend, and the apothecary jar is great. I may just have to fix one up here. You are so sweet to take her a surprise. Wish I could have been there. Jackie

A Cottage Industry said...

It was so great to meet you! (and Spike!)I loved my surprise too! I am thrilled that you came and that you liked our booth,
Tracey

mysteryhistorymom said...

What a FUN day! I want to come with you next time! Wish I lived closer.... LOVE the apothocary jar!! And what a sweetie you are to bring her the beautifully decorated egg and your darling little birdie pin! Lori

Mark said...

What fun!! Where was this fabulous "swap" meet? I'm sure it ws way more classy than that... As for the vacuum, and it being Phyllis' greag-great grandmother, how about G.G.? I had a Great-Greanmother (a real one) and I loved her so much. I just adore the name G.G. It brings back very fond memories for me. Enjoy your great finds! ~TinaW

jenjen said...

You are a lucky girl! What wonderful finds. I am so jealous!

XOXOXO
Jen

Ashley said...

How fun meeting your bloggy friend! Love the apothecary jar is so cute!

Jes said...

How FUN!!! And what awesome goodies you brought home....and gave her, too!:)

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Florence
Frances
Fannie
Flossie
Frieda
Fern
Faye
Philomena

Elise said...

Um, not Phyllis?? Maybe name the beauty "Elsie"!!!!
I am so jealous you and Tracey got to meet!! I wanna meet both of you{she says in a whining voice}!! Love all your goodies!!
Elise

Mother Hood said...

Glad you had fun! Everything there is so cute. I know it was a slice of heaven for you!

Cat Kotaka said...

How fun. Where was this?

Gayla said...

Well, what fun! I'm glad you met Tracey, although I'm jealous of both of you!!! I think you found some very cool treasures. I thought your vacuum looked like a Glinnis to me.... ????? How adorable. Hugs... Gayla

LivingTheLife said...

Jen,
I too was able to make it to the Sac. Antique Fair...aren't Tracey ~1 and 2 just the BEST....I took home the silver tray in picture number 4, the one propped up on that beautiful white table and chairs...I would have loved to purchase that...but we are currently in transition...we will be moving from Texas to Sac in late April or early May...we were there this weekend to check in w/a designer and architect for our home we purchased a few weeks ago...I decided I would be smart and start coordinating my trips w/the Fair.

You were so right about how the Tracey's did things RIGHT with their booth...I only saw one other booth that was done almost as well as theirs...the rest were as you said, Garage Sale looking...which isn't bad...but it was like landing on a beautiful and peaceful island when you visited their booth....Love your pics...I'm hoping mine turned out alright and I can post them soon...thanks for sharing!

BTW...maybe you can name Phyliss' great grandmother...Fionna or something equally as fun as that! Good luck!

Blessings...
Teresa

Kristi said...

HI there and great blog! I have to say, I LOVE vacuum cleaners too, LOVE THEM, lol! I love your new "grandma", lol!
Kristi

Chloe's Couture said...

What a great blog!!! I am always in awe of you wonderful and talented ladies who share their love of Jesus on the internet! What a freedom to spread the good news! I am loving all your pictures and posts! Congrats on 20 yrs! I adore the apothecary jar you came home with too!

Vintage Whimsy said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of your loot! I think the new-to-you vacuum should be named "Flo".

Cheryl B. said...

first off, how about the name Gretchin?
Aren't we blessed by modern tech.? Vacumes, dishwashers, clothers washers and dryers . . .
I stumbled across your blog and found after reading your profile that we have a LOT in common - a love for our LOrd :-D a love for chocolate (someday the health dept. will get it right when they re-do their food peramid - chocolate IS the basic food group ;-p); and I had four sons, out of six pregnancy's in six and a half years time . . . they are now all in their 20's, and our first grandchild is on the way . . .

Tina H said...

How Cool! I didn't even know about the this monthly event! Thanks for sharing. Hope to check it out someday.

Tangee said...

How fun to meet a blog friend IRL! Ok, that vacuum is a TRIP! That is so NEAT!