Sunday, October 24, 2010

~SHOPPING THE SHED~

The Husband and I spent another day out in the beautiful fresh air yesterday, just an hour from home. Yes, we skipped the lakehouse and headed out to Dundee, Illinois for a fun sale hosted by fellow blogger, Joy from Savvy City Farmer. The event was called Shop The Shed and that we did. Look at this bowl filled with gorgeous soaps. I could eat them!
The day started out rainy and gloomy but soon the sun started to peek out. As usual, The Husband was first in the shower and ready to go. I don't roll as fast. He really loves these sort of things and is happy just to take a ride in the country. After a quick lunch and listening to him call me Dundee Jane over and over, off we went.
Getting there late was okay; we beat the crowd. Joy said they were lined up in the rain that morning. I can only imagine the goodies she had before I got there. Everywhere I turned I saw something that I had to pick up and touch {which The Husband promptly made me put down}.
I was lucky to meet a few sweet ladies that also had blogs, including Joy's pretty daughter. In the end I couldn't remember names but I really enjoyed chatting with these girls and looking at what they had to sell. Speaking of...above is my little stash {which doesn't include a few other things I am saving for another post}.
Here are Joy and I, posing for a picture. Doesn't she look sweet? She really is the nicest lady and I hope to meet up with her again.
Did I mention that Joy has the nicest yard and garden {she had tons of green tomatoes on the vine that I was going to make an offer on}? Tables full of antiques and jewelry and handmade goods and crafts.
Tents were set up with twinkling lights underneath...
...and people were still coming near the end of the sale.
After we said our thanks and goodbyes, The Husband and I drove around the downtown area of Dundee a bit. I should have taken more pictures. It's a picturesque little town, just 45 minutes west of Chicago. It's always a fabulous day to get out of the city and head this way, especially this time of year.

Isn't this place above just the coolest? We stopped to use the facilities and ended having a beer and watching a bit of the football game.
It really was a beautiful day. I'll be back this week with more of what I bought. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! :-)

78 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, you tease! Janie, I thought we would get to see what you bought today! LOL!

Loved that sale, and there were some things there that I would have nabbed in a minute. So cute!

And Dundee looks to be a charming town.

Can't wait to see what you bought...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. Loved the shot of you girls!

Daydream Living said...

Hi Jane!
How lucky you two are, to meet each other in real life! And love the picture with the two of you. I'm off to check out her blog, enjoy the evening!
(oh, and your husband and mine could be related, same way of acting...) Maureen x

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Now, that sounds like the perfect fall day!

Debbie said...

Those are the best days of all...look fun...now what did you buy??

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Og what a fun day you had girl..Wished I could have gone with you ha ha!! love that big butcher block table..That would look so great in my kitchen ha ha!! Oh wait I have no room in my kitchen sighs...Hope you have a GREAT day my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Jennifer | Sweet Simplicity said...

Looks like so much fun. I will have to check out her blog. Dundee looks amazing.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks like Joy had one awesome sale...thanks for sharing it.

Blessings,
Linda

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun set up, looks like you had a great day:@)

La said...

It looks like a great sale and a fun way to spend a Saturday.

I'll be back to see what you bought! La

Tammy said...

My kind of sale! You really know how to have a great weekend!

Kat said...

Looks like a great sale Jane. Love the picture of you and Joy, how fun to meet yet another blogger. I think it's so funny that you go out to the country for your weekends, and we head into the city LOL. Love the tease of what you picked up, can't wait to see the rest. Kat

Kerry said...

That looks like such fun Jane...I love that name...shop the shed! And at least the husband didn't call you Crocodile Dundee (a bad Australian movie character!)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a great looking day Jane!
And you my dear, look so cute in your little jean jacket!
I love all the cute stuff you found and look forward to seeing the rest!
Has Al come up with a date yet?
Before we know it Dec. will be here!
Hugs Friend,
Cindy

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Jane... oooh, I want to go on one of your little roadtrips so bad! We really don't have many places like that around here... just a few... I love your tresors, especially your "For Rent" sign! How fun to meet fellow bloggers and shop with them... can't wait to see what else you brought home!... xoxo Julie Marie PS You look adorable in that photo with Joy!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love to do things like this! Can't wait to see the treasures you came home with...so many wonderful things to see via your pics. So glad you went!

xoxo
Pat

Diane said...

Very cool Day, I loved all the pictures. Thanks for sharing your day with us. oxox, Diane

Melanie said...

Jane, you and your hubby always have the best weekends. Right now I am living through you:) I enjoy reading about your trips to the lake and now this fun little day.

Pamela said...

What a beautiful artistic place Jane!
Thanks for sharing...lots of eye candy!!
Pamela xo

sissie said...

What a great sale! I just know that little pile of goodies is much bigger for real and can't wait to see the rest of your loot!!

hugs
Sissie

Jane said...

Sounds like a wonderful day spend with your hubby.
How lucky to go to "Shopping the Shed". I've been reading about it on Joy's blog. Looks like it was a major success!
Have a great week.
Jane

Janie's World said...

This looks like a lot of fun. It's great that you have the country so near your big city.

Jennifer said...

Wow!!!! That place looks like tons of fun!!!! Lots of stuf I see I like too! and that neat little purple and pink building is just charming!!!

Pondside said...

That sounds like a perfect fall day - and it looks like you had perfect fall weather.I loved the shot of you and your bloggy friend!

Karen said...

I would have LOVED to visit that shopping shed with you... although I'm afraid I would have done some serious damage to my check book.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What a fun sale, Jane! Bet you had so much fun! Linda

Pat said...

I would have been there, but J has a little medical thing going on, so we had to cancel our plans. That didn't stop me from buying though!;-)

Can't wait to see what you bought.

My Grama's Soul said...

Lucky you......I love her blog too.....looks like you had a good time....can't wait to see what you found.


Xo

Jo

Olive Cooper said...

Jane, that is simply splendid. We have nothing similar to that sale here that I know of. I am looking forward to seeing what you bought. hugs♥olive

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Jane
What a fabulous time you must have had looking at all those goodies.. and I suspect buying a few too!!! And what fun to meet up with another blogger!!! You two look very happy chappies in that shot!!!

Well thanks for your thanks.. you are so sweet!! I've been a terrible blogger lately and not visiting everyone as much as I would like!! Hope you have a fabulous week and look forward to seeing what you bought.!!

Oh.. by the way.. that 2nd shot you want to come to life!! is just down the road from my home!! makes me appreciate it all the more with your lovely comment.. ciao xxx Julie

koralee said...

Now I call that a fun time!!! Thanks for sharing..wish I was shopping! Happy Monday to you. xoxo

Ashley said...

Oh I would have loved that sale! What neat things. Looks like a very cool place to spend the afternoon!

Heaven's Walk - said...

How fun for you, Janie! More quality time with the Hubs! :) And what a great guy for driving you to these sales!

Love your rent sign. So cute! Can hardly wait to see what else Hubs didn't make you put down..... lol!

xoxo laurie

xinex said...

Sounds like a fun weekend, Janie. I cant wait to see all that you bought, I like what I already saw. How nice that you met another blogger and you both look so cute...Christine

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a lovely shop too. How much fun is that to meet! You have some lovely places nearby.

Karen

Sarah said...

Jane, looks like a fun time. I would have loved to "shop the shed". Thanks for sharing the photos. ~ Sarah

Domestic Designer said...

Looks like a wonderful day! Can't wait to see all of your goodies.
DD

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh how lucky your were to be able attend such a lovely sale and show...and meet a fellow blogger! Your stash was just the icing on the cake! :)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That looks like quite a sale!! Can;t wait to see what you didn't show us in your score department. Come by my blog for my giveaway of the French Inspired Home~its a great book!

Lori said...

Sounds like the perfect day to me Jane and I love what you bought! You have to stop with the posts about the quaint little places ~ you are making me want to jump into the car and visit one myself! Happy Monday. xo

Kelli said...

Looks like a fabulous way to spend the day! Dundee looks like the kind of place I'd like to visit. :)

Suzann said...

What fun! I wish I would have known about this - it would have been fun.

Looks like some wonderful goodies

Dundee is really a cute little town!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

My husband is the same way...always ready to go out and set out on a new adventure! Thankfully, he loves to go to the same places that I do! The sale looks like a really good one! Can't wait to see what you got!~Hugs, Patti

cityfarmer said...

oh my honey ... where do I begin ...
I can't even get a post up, I'm so tired ...
but I'm trying.
Thanks for making such an effort ... you two are adorable ...I think mr blonde gets it!

we were so honored ... p.s.
I can easily make more "room for rent signs" ...
thanks a bundle for such sweet recognition.
love ya bunches.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

OH! What fun to meet a blogger and go to such a great sale. I saw a few pieces I would have had to have;) Glad you are enjoying the Fall weather:)
~Debra XXX
Capers of the vintage vixens

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

OH...that looks like it was fun to go to...wish we could have tagged along!! Can't wait to see what else you found :)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Jane ... OK jealous. You had a fab fun weekend trip. We wallpapered. Where's the justice? :-P

Can't wait to see what else you got! I love that "room for rent" sign. Is it for the lakehouse?

What did you get ME?
Cass

Lori E said...

My favorite kind of trip. We too like to just drive around and see what is out there. Serendipity.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

How fun! Love the pictures! i love sales...wondering around and get treasures. You know where the fun is at!
Bisous
Frenchy

Jane said...

How fun! Great stuff there, too. It was also nice you were able to get together with fellow bloggers.

You and your husband remind me of me and my husband. Once my husband is up, he showers and is ready to be out the door. Not me...I start moving a bit after a few cups of coffee.:-)

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Looks like such a wonderful place! I love outdoor shopping!

Thank you SO MUCH for your sweet comment on my blog today! ;)

Balisha said...

I used to live in West Dundee. We lived in the Highlands...right off Rt. 31. It's the nicest little town. I sold my artwork and did some painting for the Cubbyhole.My kids graduated from Dundee High. What a small world. I loved their Dickens in Dundee at Christmas time. Glad you had a good time and thanks for bringing back some memories. Balisha

Donna said...

Sounds like a WONDERFUL day...my kind of sale!! Your pictures are beautiful and the vignettes are wonderful!! Like taking a colorful vacation for my eyes...thankyou!!

bj said...

How fun this must have been...sweet town .

Theresa said...

I love that sale and wished I had been there! It looks like there were loads of great buys! I bet you and your hubby had the best time riding thru the beautiful country enjoying each other and chatting!

Have a blessed day! HUGS!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

How fun, looks like a great trip.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Janie...

Oooh...what fun you had! It sounds like "my kind of day"! A trip out in the country with my honey...meeting a blogging friend...a great sale...and a quaint little town! Hmmm...just doesn't get any better than that, my friend! Thanks for sharing your day with us! Joy looks like a sweetheart...I loved seeing the photo of the two of you! Ohhh...and I seen some really pretty things at her sale! I agree, those soaps looked pretty enough to eat! Hehe! Can't wait to see all of your goodies!!!

Well sweet lady, I sooo enjoyed your lovely note! Girl, you are going to give me a "big head" with all of your warm and generous compliments! Stop...don't stop!!! wink! Loved your visit, Janie!!!

Have a great day, Darlin'!
Chari @Happy To Design

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Jane, It sounds like a perfect day. I love Joy and her blog and so wished I lived close enough for a visit to her sales. She has the best taste! :) xoxo

Laura said...

Jane- once again you had a great weekend!
Wouldn't it be fun if we could all see each other one day?

Laura-

Rettabug said...

Jane, I think it is WONDERFUL that your hubby likes to do these types of adventures with you. I can't drag mine to Sam's Club even! :/ He HATES to shop!!!

When we go to Chicago, its always to visit DH's son, first in Bartlett & now in Lakewood. I never get to explore like you do! Bummer...it looks like it was a fun day.

susan said...

Jane-I so wish I could get my husband off on an adventure day! I would love just exploring and looking. That looks like SOME sale and very well put together. Can't wait to see what you bought. I saw those adorable outfits you sent Cindy's new grandbaby! You are such a sweetie! Have a good week. ps-I am jealous that you are in a jacket--it is 78 here right now with a tornado watch :(

April said...

So...what bargains did you find? Do tell...PLEASE! So glad you were able to meet some bloggy friends...love the picture of you two ladies!

stefanie said...

what a fun place...gorgeous treasures...love how it looks all autumie there!

A Vintage Chic said...

What a wonderful day you had, Jane! So sweet of your husband to enjoy days like this with you...so many men (mine included!) don't love shopping much...especially for antiques, etc.! Lucky you!

Hope today is just as lovely for you...

Julie

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Sounds like a lovely trip...

Karen said...

I sure hope you're OK after the nasty storms that came your way....

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

wish i lived near ;) hope you found some goodies!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a great sale! My hubby and I love things like this, too. The picture of you and Joy is very sweet. You're both beautiful. Dundee looks like my kind of town.
Can't wait to see more of what you bought.
Patricia :o)

Barb said...

Hi Jane,

I live in the wrong part of the country. Oh, I would love to visit there. What fantastic items. It sounds like you two had a fantastic day. Glad the weather turned around.
How nice to meet another blogger. Maybe some day...

big hugs,
Barb

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Blodie,
SO glad you came by for a visit, now I have found your beautiful blog. Joy's 'Shop the Shed' looked like a big success. She and her daughter, Angela are fantastic ladies! ANxious to see all the treasures you found.
I'm a new follower and will be back soon.
Good luck on the giveaway.
Mimi

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Oh Ok, I missed a great sale. It looks gorgeous there. She really went all out with the decor.

Thanks for the visit,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Deanna said...

What fun Janie! I've been blessed to meet a blogging friend and how fantastic was it that she turned out to live here in San Antonio!

Loved the photo of the two of you. Anxious to see what you bought though..lol!

Deanna :D

myletterstoemily said...

dear jane,

what a fun day with your husband! i loved
each photo filled with such beautiful items.

it is so very sweet of you to visit my little
blog, when you have SO many followers.
i always enjoy my visits here and learn
something each time.

blessings,
lea

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Jane, how lucky you are! I would have loved to join you to visit Joy's sale. She IS very sweet...and has the best things, too.

So happy you enjoyed yourself with your husband, dates are important. :)
xo Lidy

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Sounds like a great sale and a great day, Jane! Thanks for sharing the eye candy with us!
XO ~ Jo

Janean said...

put that dress form in my cyber pickup!!!

thanks for taking us shopping with you. yay!

Nancy said...

I have a million things I should be doing, but it is time for inspiration for the soul ... and the new house and I am sorely missing both.

Just lovely...and one of my fave musicians and songs was playing...3 a.m. See! Inspiration, always when visiting around.

Beautiful posts and so fulfilling.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a great post. I could take lessons from you. I find when I get here I don't want to leave...
and by the way, what does Emily know? :) Is she married..(that sweet girl?) Does she have a little cottage to dress up? If she did, or does, she should TOTALLY understand how a cottage heart works. It buys what strikes a cord and THEN you find a place to put it. So sayeth ...some old lady from California. :)

I may be old but I know what's good and I see wonderful stuff in your homes. Both of them. (HOW on earth do you do it! I can't manage one!)
Anyway...enjoy!! You only go around once!