Monday, April 20, 2009

I Met Tracey and Tracey!

And it was great! Yesterday I treated myself with a drive up the block to Roseville to attend the 1st Roseville Antique Market. I knew the Tumbleweed Cotillion girls would be there and could not wait to meet them. Last year, when E and I separated, it was a post on Tracey's blog that led me to discover Getting Past Your Past and that blog has been the biggest help to me over the past nine months. It meant a lot to me to be able to tell Tracey about that.

Both of the Traceys are SO NICE! They are just so warm and kind- I wanted to sit down with them over coffee. I picked up a few little treasures from them, but they were already just about cleaned out! And it was only 10:30! Their stuff is so cute and the folks in Roseville seemed ready to buy. I picked up their adorable glitter clothespins, some sweet vintage seam binding, a tiny, glittery bouquet and a fab little photo of the Eiffel Tower that I had to add to my Paris bathroom.
The whole event was so great- I wish I had taken more pictures. I met Lisa Golightly too, who is enormously talented. In fact, she has just recently had some of her great designs licensed, so you'll be seeing more of her name, I'm sure. She was super nice too. She had the most amazing painting that she had done on canvas that combined decoupage, paint and resin that was stunning. I just found it here, but trust me when I say that it is even more cool in person.
The Tattered House is awesome! I can't believe how cool it is! They have great furniture, accessories, sea shells, crowns, soaps, etc. all housed in the sweetest little turquoise cottage. I can't believe I've never been there before. I will definitely be back- a great place for filling out my future coastal living room and a great place for gifts too.
My big find of the day was two king sized chenille bedspreads. Not fancy, just plain white. I'm going to turn them into slip covers for my couch. AFTER I get out of school for the summer, of course! I dreamt about chenille bedspreads Saturday night so I knew I would find them at the Market and sure enough, the very last vendor on the block had them. She let me have both for $35! I'm going to have custom-made chenille slipcovers for $35! (And a lot of elbow grease!)
Anyway, it was a wonderful morning. I wish I could have stayed and spent longer! I should have been at home working on my take-home math test that is due tonight and umm, yeah, still isn't done. *sigh* Maybe I can finish it on my lunch break.... Oh well, it was worth it!
Hugs to all!

1 comment:

The Tattered House said...

We are so glad you had a great time!!! And I am so jealous about your find. What a deal!! I love any fabrics in white and made chenille slipcovers from some chairs once - so sweet and yummy. Cant wait to meet you in person (again) and keep an eye out - we will be doing this again with the whole gang if they can!!! Sandy - The Tattered House.