Tuesday, June 10, 2008

You Snooze, You Lose

Boy, another rainy day in Portland. I can't wait for the warm days of summer. I'm not complaining mind you, I saw some pretty dry places as we traveled to the Farm Chicks and I was reminded how fortunate I am for the beautiful green trees, lawns, hills etc...here in Portland. With the rain comes beauty, I think there's something in that!

Well, I wanted to show you a few of my treasures which I purchased while at the Farm Chicks.

In one of the first booths I came to, I found a beautiful floral picture. It was old and about 12"x 20", a long size. I debated whether to buy it, so I sat it back down to think about it. You must realize I had just gotten inside and this was the first booth I had actually gotten a chance to examine. Soon after that, my #1 man came and told me there was a nice cabinet that I would like. So, we went and took a look at it, he was right, I loved it! It wasn't a bad price either, but I chose to think about it! So I continued shopping. Wrong!!!! I learned from then on, if you like it at the Farm Chicks, buy it! I went back and both the pieces had sold! Boo Hoo! Here is a picture of the cabinet I could have bought, the price tag was in my hand! The gal later told me she could have sold that cabinet over and over.

Another item I bought was a fun book by EllynAnn Geisel, called "The Apron Book". She was there and was signing books. She had three different books. Here's another case where I went back to get her little book called Apronisms and she had sold out. I had intended one for me and one for my sister-in-law, sorry Kathy.

It was fun to meet EllynAnn, I wouldn't normally have my picture taken on purpose, but you know now that I'm in blogland it happens!

The Farm Chicks was a two day event, so we returned on Sunday, a quick trip before heading back to Portland. When I walked in the door I spotted another cabinet, it was perfect, it was old, and it had great storage. I didn't waste my opportunity this time, it was coming home with me!

Remember how I said, in an earlier post how cleaning one room leads to cleaning another. Well, this cabinet is going in my kitchen so yesterday I stripped wallpaper off my kitchen walls. It's something I've wanted to do but it took getting a new piece to do it!

Now choosing paint colors, I would like something from the Martha Stewart line. My "mancub" thinks I should add some color to this house but I just can't make myself go to the bright colors he would pick, sorry "mancub".


A Thing for Roses said...

Hi Debbie,

Wow, you really scored with that cabinet. I'm so glad you had fun at Farm Chicks. It was so nice to finally meet you in person. Wish I could have spent more time talking with you, but you could see how crazy busy we were when you stopped by. We'll have to meet at Monti's sometime for a coffee soon. Have a great week!


Shab-n-Chic said...

I enjoyed your Farm Chicks tour! If I didn't live so far south, I would be sure to go next time. I would get into some trouble there..too many goodies!