Saturday, April 23, 2011

SHOPPING THE SHED

We really had a great day yesterday. The Husband took the day off from work and we headed west, about 50 miles, to visit Joy from Savvy City Farmer and her Shop The Shed event. You might remember we also went last fall. I took gobs of pictures and I have posted a few {ha ha} for your pleasure.
I'll keep the dialogue to a minimum so you can just look and dream.
Okay, I have to disrupt the silence. Look at these shutters. Don't you love the color? I wouldn't change them a bit.

Me again...I am thinking of putting some ivy plants in my birdbath. They will stay watered and look beautiful. Great idea.


There were a lot of plants for sale and set up in cute vignettes. I bought a beautiful pot of baby tears.

The Husband warned me not to get any ideas about furniture, but I really fell in love with this little piece.

Tents were set up to protect everyone from the pouring rain. These pictures were taken in the shed.



I came away really wanting to start potting plants...the gardening bug is really biting.
Joy's daughter Angela, from Parisienne Farmgirl makes the best macarons. I bought a dozen and as you can see, there aren't many left. Aren't they pretty?

You might remember that Joy and Angela's homes are features in Fifi O' Neill's book, Romantic Prairie Style. It really has been nice getting to see them at the Shop The Shed sales. There will be another one in September. Maybe I will leave The Husband at home and buy some furniture.

I think I'm ready for Easter. Ham, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, asparagus, and corn. The whole family will gather for dessert in the evening. I am making cupcakes and cheesecake. And I have a few new appetizer recipes that I will share with you at another time.

Wishing you all a wonderful and blessed Easter! :-)

85 comments:

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Great pics Blondie. That has to be the neatest thing-meeting up with another blogger. I would love to meet some of the bloggers in person. Hope you and your family have a great Easter, your menu sounds yummy.

Olive Cooper said...

It is fabulous you get to go to that event Jane. Have a blessed Easter♥

A Rosy Note said...

It sounds like you had a fun day, except for the part about the rain! How fun to meet Joy and Angela :)

Have a wonderful Easter!

~Tricia

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Yeah you can leave hubs at home and I will go with you instead!! I will bring my big trailer, LOL. Really though, I enjoyed the pics of all the pretty stuff. I would take those shutters home even if I didn't know where they were going to go...

Rachel Noelle said...

I LOVE those shutters!!;)

~~Happy Easter!!~~ Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Those SHUTTERS!!!! Perfection! (Ahhhh shopping outdoors... such a fabulous spring thing to do!)

Happy Easter!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The Shed looks like a great place to visit Jane! Lovin' those herb markers and the macaroons look yummy! Happy Easter:@)

Babs said...

Wish we had the Shop the Shed event here. I could do some serious damage. Those shutters are the perfect color and shape. Great photos, too.
Have a wonderful Easter,
Babs

Theresa said...

Oh what a fun day! I do suggest leaving the Husband at home:) when "shopping the shed"! Then you can buy the furniture! The menu sounds delish!

Have a blessed Easter weekend! HUGS!

Lori E said...

Oh what a great place to visit, and shop. What does he mean no more furniture? Tell him you are buying it for our bloggers house that we are all moving to.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Wonderful treasures Jane!... love those little herb markers, and well, I just love it all!... how fun you got to meet the ladies whose homes are in Fifi's beautiful book... I wish everyone didn't live sooooo far away from me! I too love those blue shutters, I would use them in my garden room... (aka laundry room where alot of my plants, birdhouses, etc live as well)... your dinner menu for tomorrow sounds yummy!... wishing you and your family a beautiful and blessed Easter... xoxo Julie Marie

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
Husbands have a way of putting a damper on buying! LOL!
What a wonderful place full of lovely things.
I'm glad you enjoyed your trip.

Happy Easter to you and your family.

hugs
Sissie

Kim said...

Wowzers! Such an amazing place - you lucky duck! I would have gone nuts. I love her blog. Next time bring me with you! LOL!!
xoxo,
Kim

Donna said...

Many neat pieces! I plant my birdbath too and the ivy looks so pretty cascading down.
Have a wonderful Easter...sounds delish!!

Lynn said...

Oh HOW I wish I could have gone to this sale with you! I would have snagged those shutters and helped you carry all the furniture you "NEEDED!"

I like the birdbath flower Idea, too. Any bird that is dumb enough to take a bath in my birdbaths get eaten by one of our three cats!

Debbie said...

The colors of the furniture pieces are awesome! How could you not bring home that little cabinet???
You are so lucky to live close enough to visit that shop/shed.
I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family, Jane!
Blessings.
Debbie
xxxooo

Laurel said...

Looks like lots of fun! Happy Easter :)Laurel

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

So many wonderful objects but those shutters are amazing! I agree.... the color it fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

fantastic post- Blondie,
I want everything. thanks for coming by,
Karen

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Great exploring, Jane.

Fondly,
Glenda

Melanie said...

Hello friend! I have missed you. I do love the shutters and I love the color.

I also loved tags for the plants.

Have a great Easter!

Here On Crow Creek said...

Loved the pictures Blondie! Sounds like you had a good time. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Love all these goodies Jane.. especially the shutters and side table..


Just wanted to wish you and your family a happy easter!!! ciao xxxx Julie

Sarah said...

Jane, thanks for taking us along. Fun day of shopping!
Happy Easter! ~ Sarah

Lisa said...

What a lovely way to spend a day. So many lovely things. Jane I've been a bit remiss keeping up with your posts. I set out to find you in Google Reader and get sidetracked. I want to thank you for your loyal support of mine and others blogs. I may not always get here, but when I do it's always a pleasure. And I never forget about you. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
xx

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

What a cool looking place Jane! I agree on the shutters, love the color and would not change a thing. Happy Easter!

Melanie said...

Ooh, so many pretty things that are tempting to buy! May I ask where this "Shop the Shed" event is held?

Thanks for the get well wishes on my blog, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

Charlene said...

Jane, THANK YOU for sharing these wonderuful photos. I want the shutters & the gold chair! :) Hope you are planning & have a wonderful Easter with your family. HUGS!
Charlene

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

What great pics! Love it all, but am particularly fond of the green shutters! Happy Easter!

June said...

Jane thanks for taking me with you...I loved the virtual shopping trip. It would have been wonderful meeting Joy, and eating some of Angela's macaroons myself though.
Wishing a wonderful Easter!
sending hugs...

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi sweet friend! I loooooove all those pictures and those shutters made me swoon! hahaha...I just love beautiful outdoor vignettes and I can't seem to get enough of them this time of year! wow...great pics and it sounds like you had a wonderful time with hubby. I hope his coworkers dont read your blog and realize he was just lurking around shops with his beautiful wife. Hahahaha...
I hope your Easter is amazing and blessed. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend. Talk soon!
Blessings,
Debbie

classic • casual • home said...

The shutters and the sweet chair...LOVE them. I met a fellow blogger in Paris (a real photographer so I was intimidated...but she was so sweet).
Happy Easter!

Low Tide High Style said...

Maybe one day I'll get to one of Joy's sales!

I hope you have very Happy Easter!

Kat :)

Maggie said...

Loved shopping in the shed with you today, there are so many lovely things there I think the car would be overflowing if I ever went there for real!
Wishing you a great Easter with your family and happy gardening!
Maggie.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What beautiful things, Jane! I think I might have looked to get one of those chairs. We have had so much rain here lately, and it is forecasted for the whole week coming up. My yard is an absolute wreck and I haven't been able to get out there and at least clean things up. I'm looking forward to flowers, but need to get the beds cleaned up and the lawn mowed.

On a side note, I moved a bird bath I had in the back yard to a front bed and I've been putting a round flat tray of assorted annuals in it for the past two years now. It looks great and it brings the flowers and their colors up from the ground, too.

Laura said...

What a fun day!
Have a blessed Easter and thank you for all of your sweet comments and visits to my blog.

You are the best Jane-

Laura
White Spray Paint

Karen said...

Happy Easter, Jane! I would be drooling over every single thing at that event, what a great way to spend a day!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy Easter Jane!
And what a fun little tour you took us on today!
I love that little piece you were eyeing up and the shutters are perfect!
Those would look neat at a Lake House! Hmmmm, wonder who has one of those? LOL.
Enjoy your day and hi to Al!
I am so exited about June already, come on summer!
Hugs,
Cindy

Knitty said...

A joyous and blessed Easter to you!

dreams on 34th street said...

Best of love to you and your family today...The photos of Shop The Shed are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration, Jane!

Shellbelle said...
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Shellbelle said...

Okay, I'm dreamin' and droolin' over all these pics of such gorgeous things. I agree, I wouldn't change a thing on those shutters, except maybe the location — to MY house!!!



Happy Easter!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

I LOVE it all and would love to have one of each! The shutters are my favorite and you're right...I wouldn't change a thing either.

Happy Easter Sweet Friend and thank you so much for your words of comfort for my dear Toby, I appreciate it more than you could know. I miss you dear friend and think of you often.
xoxo
Karyn

Zuzu said...

Looks like a wonderful place to shop!!! Love those shutters!
Happy Easter,
Zuzu

Pamela said...

Wishing you and your family a very blessed Easter Jane!!

Pamela xo

laurie said...

such beautiful photos,, I could spen hours there,, I love those shutters ,, thats the most beautiful color,, very hard to replicate,,that was a fun trip,, thankyou for sharing,, we're having ham also, but this year, potato salad, pasta salad, green salad, potato rolls, and Banana Split Cake desert,best go or dinner will be late,,

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I am so jealous. How I would love to meet Joy and attend the sale. I think you should have bought that chaise to put down right beside your ivy filled bird bath! Happy Easter Jane! xoxo

Monica@The White Bench said...

Oh my gosh! My favorite colors! The shutters, macarons.... yum! Glad you had such a fun and inspiring day!
Hope you are having a terrific Easter too.
Sending hugs and blessings,
Monica xo

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love those chippy blue shutters...I can think of a million ways to use them. Sounds like you had a great time.It's so nice that you husband likes to go with you. Hope you have a very blessed Easter!

Chatelaine said...

I would have dropped quite a few $$$ at that show! Glad I live too far away.

Have a wonderful Easter with your family. The menu sounds fab. Looking forward to the appetizer recipes.

Pat said...

Looks like wonderful things, Jane! I'd love to drive over there sometime, but something always keeps me from getting there, each time!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Looks like an amazing day. I dont know how you didn't buy everything - it all calls my name :)

Jo said...

Your photos are fabulous. This reminds me of Brimfield here on the east coast. I'm counting down the days until we go in May. It's always a fun time; rain or shine!

How fun to meet up with bloggers.

Jo

NanaDiana said...

Oh--That makes me want to go to that Shop the Shed, Jane! You are so naughty to lead me into temptation...especailly at Easter time! I love that little piece too...and the shutters!!! Hugs & Happy Easter Night- Diana

Renee {Shabby, Chic and Charming} said...

What a fun place! Wish I was in that neck of the woods too!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Looks so wonderful!! So much inspiration and sounds like a fun day! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!! :)

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Oh my! Definitely wouldn't want to leave there empty handed. I love that little gray cabinet, also. Gorgeous place! Fun that you met with Angela and Joy. I've never met a fellow bloggy friend, yet! Thanks for sharing the pics. Always fun to window shop!

Hope you had a Happy Easter!
Hugs,
~Michelle

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What a fun shopping trip - and I agree with you, the shutters are fabulous! Linda

Annesphamily said...

Great photos! I love those shutters and that little table. Men! Always trying to burst our bubble! Ha Ha! Rain must be in the forecast everywhere! we have it, but we need it desperately. Hugs Anne

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear Jane, I see so many gorgeous things! Especially the rubber stamps are so great!
Hugs,
Yvonne

podso said...

Those shutters are one of my favorite colors--I'd want to bring them home. Enjoyed visiting the shed with you---great photos even with all the rain!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

What a fun excursion! The shutters are fabulous! Not only the color, but the shape.
Hope you had a wonderful Easter. Can't wait for you to share those recipes!

Simply Me said...

AWW thank you so much...maybe one day someone will hire me...lol

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow, so many things I'd love to have ~ how did you resist? :-) I'm glad you had fun!

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow, so many things I'd love to have ~ how did you resist? :-) I'm glad you had fun!

xo
Pat

Faded Plains said...

So many beautiful things...so lovin' those shutters too.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

OOh Jane!! This looks like our kind of shopping! Love that desk....if only we had a place for it!! That first picture is similar to something we did at Karrie's house - we had found an old rusty base from a glass dining table & stuck an old tub in it - it looks gorgeous in the summer with all of her flowers in it!
Hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family Jane!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How fun! I wish I could go to this. What great photos you shared. Thank you for making me jealous!! laurie

koralee said...

Such a fun place my friend and great ideas.

Hope your Easter was amazing. Hugs.

myletterstoemily said...

your shop the shed photos had me drooling.
wish i could have one of those macarons!

bj said...

OMGosh, Blondie...this looks like so much fun. I would love those shutters..I would love that dresser, I would love those cookies!! :))

AshTreeCottage said...

What wonderful things to buy! I love that round book table in blue!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Ann said...

Wow...that looks like so much fun.

Too many treasures in there,
but I'm looking at those rubber stamps, anything wrong with me?

xinex said...

What a fun trip, Janie. The kind that I really enjoy!...Christine

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Jane! I can't believe I missed this! I wanted to go so bad! It looks like you had a great time! I know how you feel about the gardening bug biting. I was at Home Depot the other day and it took everything in me not to buy any annuals. I know this though, the lawn needs to be mowed really bad.....

Picket said...

Morning girl! I would love to 'shop that shed'...makes me want to go decorate my shed! lol Loved those shutters and I have a couple of deep birdbaths that I keep ivy and begonia planted in....hope you had a fantastic Easter...thanks for coming by sweetie...much love and blessings to you this week...Picket

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Thanks for stopping by.. love your blog.. that is the best about someone visiting is finding a great new blogger. I love your clemitis at the lake.. I need some small blooms like that.. but got to find somewhere for them to climb first.

Mary Ellen said...

I would love to have a place like the shed to shop! Home Depot and Lowes just doesn't do it for inspiration and ideas!

Woke up to 1/2 inch of snow which is the reason we don't start planting till after Mother's day here!

bee blessed
mary

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a fun day and an amazing placeto shop! I absolutely love the shutters.
xo,
Sherry

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Wish we had events like that near me some fabulous pieces love the shutters

awal.ny said...

Wow, lots of great things shopping. I hope you love your baby tears, I know I do. Thanks for taking us shopping with you.

Rozmeen said...

Hi Jane,

Lovely pictures and such a great blog! Thanks for leaving me such beautiful comments and visits.

Hugs,
Rozmeen

Patti said...

I wish all of us bloggers could get together and shop. And talk about shopping; what fabulous stuff!

La said...

This looks like a fun sale. The shudders are gorgeous. Several things caught my eye. It's in my wallet's best interest that I wasn't there. :o)

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a fun place...lots of inspirations!
Hope you had a beautiful Easter, Jane! Enjoy your vacation...and your straight hair...LOL!
;-D Kathleen