Junk Salvation evening 11/4/11…
What a wonderful and eventful night for me! The day started about 2:00pm when I hit the traffic filled 405 headed South. I could hardly stand that the wait to meet my dear friend Rachel (in person) over at French Farmhouse 425 was almost over. We’ve tried several times to get together for coffee, but it seemed to fall through over & over. So we purchased tickets to the Junk Salvation show over month ago to attend together and finally meet one another. I have to admit that I was completely and crazy like excited to see her gorgeous home that I have only seen photo’s of. Of course, it did not disappoint. It was even more beautiful with my own eyes…Rachel’s home is as truly as you’d envision how it should be from the photo’s she shares; filled with romantic nooks and white chippy furniture and tons and tons of lovely and unique “finds”.
So after the tour of her gorgeous home, Rachel and I headed out to grab a Starbucks! Us ‘Seattle lights’ cannot ignore the Starbucks on every corner here. Sigh, it’s just part of who we are! Rachel then took me “Whimsical Whites” in Kent Washington….I was in awe of this darling store that was filled with fabulous items in ever inch of the store. I can’t wait to go back and visit again!
The car ride to the Funky Junk Sisters Junk Salvation Show did not seem long because we visited and chatted the whole way there…only missing a few turns because we forgot to pay attention…(thank goodness for the GPS in the car)! For Rachel this was her first flea market show she’s attended, can you believe that? We must have walked the isles a dozen times and each time seeing new “finds” we hadn’t noticed before!
A few disappointments seeing “SOLD” on tag of missed opportunities~ but we were both very happy with our ‘scores’! You’ll have to visit Rachel over at French Farmhouse 425 to see her post about her amazing finds. But here are mine! These holiday bottlebrush trees . Aren’t they just so delicately sweet?
and this vintage white dish rack for the kitchen…I love it!
But my favorite “find” was Heather Hansen Designs…I was so excited to meet Heather in person as well and bring home both a necklace and bracelet from her booth. (click on the jewelry photo’s to enlarge).
Heather even graciously donated a necklace for Fishtail Cottage’s One Year Anniversary to one of you lucky folks out there! I can’t wait to share it with you! Heather has been so busy doing shows and said she will be updating her Etsy Shop soon – so be sure to peek later this week.
After Rachel from French Farmhouse 425 and I left the show we made a quick stop at Krispy Kreme doughnut shop and picked up a dozen for each of our families. We then headed to Kent Station for dinner and I was introduced to the largest and messiest burrito ever…definitely not a pretty site for a first date! We laughed and visited and realized we are more alike than different! I am truly blessed to have met Rachel through blogging over the past year and am blessed I can call her my friend!
Thanks for coming along with me to revisit my Junk Salvation evening with Rachel. To see what I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie
…and don’t forget to sign up for the first two giveaways (links below) in celebration of Fishtail Cottage’s One Year Anniversary!
Petite Michelle Louise; Giveaway #2
PS - Fishtail Cottage is now on Facebook
Your pieces that you bought for yourself are beautiful and what a great giveaway that will be! xo Diana
Fabulous that you could meet and share a special day together.
Wow what a fun time you both had. It's so nice to be able to meet a blogger friend..I'm soon to meet one myself. You both look like you are related..maybe even sisters..other than blog sisters I mean..Just a delightful post..
How fun!! Thanks for sharing your delightful trip together. When I come out to see my daughter next spring we will have to get together!
Nice finds in the most wonderful shops and to meet a friend blogger is the best!
I love your finds especially the jewelry.
My husband grew up in Kent WA:)
What fun!!! That junk show looks fab. I am in awe of your little bottle brush trees!
You and your friends all look like you had so much fun and you're all so pretty! Thanks for sharing.
Isn't it lovely to meet a new friend - especially one you've come to know over blogging?
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