Monday, October 11, 2010

Two Junkin Girls One Destination Na-Da Farm

My first blog land adventure took me to the Na-Da Farm Barn sell.   We were two junkin' girls out on a three hour tour.  It was iffy on whether I could go, you see Friday morning found me at the doctor's office.  What the heck, I was just going to be in a car the next three hours,  and this was a trip I had waited for.

Two girls out on road trip calls for some background music.  We found this album to be the best.

My first trip out to you wonderful blogging friends did bring about moments of discipline.  One is I love to buy.  I love to buy alot, and I love to buy beautiful vintage items.  I also wanted to take pictures, because pictures give the memories.  Pictures tell the story.  Problem I found, I don't do the two of these disciplines very well together.  You see, while I'm trying to take a picture, I can see next shopper buying lovely vintage item that I want out of the corner of my eye.  So first lesson,  this junkin' girl either goes with the intention of buying, or she goes to take pictures.  I have a pretty good I idea what direction I will choose. 

My picture does not do this entry way justice.  The hand painted curtains were lovely. 

Looking through a huge paper wreath.  Wish I would have taken more pictures of Anne Marie's breathtaking homestead.
Vignette swoon!  Organic cake mixes are ready for purchase in a rusted shopping cart set center stage with an industrial light shinning down.

There was vintage beauty everywhere.  As the evening started to fade and darkness set in the barn took on a warm glow.  I wondered to myself how can this city girl get herself a barn?

Oh my goodness can this Parisienne Farmgirl bake.  Two junkin' girls went home with a bag of these. 

Now the lovely Anne Marie and Jen. Still working, one holding a pen, the other a plate of cookies.  The creativity was beyond words.

Wish, oh wish I would have introduced myself to other bloggers that I admire.  But first time out felt awkward, oh don't get me wrong everyone was kind, gracious, and so happy for you to be there.  But it's a whole new world to me. This Midwestern girl, who has been a mom for so many years, now that her youngsters are grown she has found a need to roam.  First Stop took her to Na-Da Farm.  I do have one last picture.  I do not know who the mother and daughter are.  They were walking, leaving the sale at the same time we were.   I couldn't resist asking if I could take their picture.  They were pleasantly surprised.  They had dressed for the occasion, and seemed so content with their cherished purchase.
As always I can't thank you enough for stopping by!


  1. Oh my junkin friend, this is my kind of place. What fun you must have had. I am jealous!

  2. That last picture is stunning! I'm so glad that we met and so grateful that you took that long trip! What a magical weekend. It was an honor to be part of it and icing on the cake that I got to meet you. *smiles*

    Blessings... Polly

  3. By reading the comments I see you got to meet the lovely Polly. Girl, that was worth the price of the gas alone...she is a doll!
    Love the last photo...just like at the end of a good movie...walking into the sunset.

  4. Looks like it was a great show! That Polly is a sweetie.

  5. You went!!!!! I wanted to go SO badly. So glad you threw caution to the wind, G! I can't wait to see what you found. :)

  6. We had such a wonderful time at the sale and love a reason to dress up! My daughter Evie and I were so thrilled to have our picture taken and to be on your blog. As Evie says, 'I'm famous now, Mom! I'm online!' TTake care, Lisa

  7. Lisa, oh dear, so glad you commented. The photography might not be correct, but the picture I took of you and your daughter makes me the happiest. Please tell Evie it is she that has made me famous.
    Many more beautiful sunsets to the two of you!

  8. Hi Glenda!
    Looks like you had a great time, I wanna go!
    Your pictures turned out great anyways, but I completely hear ya on the junkin vs taking need both hands to shop!!!!!!
    Absolutely love that last photo, so sweet!!

    Hope you're having a great week! =)

  9. I am so glad you came and it was so nice o meet you! Your pictures turned out great, love that last one!

  10. Glenda, thanks for the photos of the Na-Da Farm event. I went late Friday, and had such a nice time. I bought a beautiful linen apron (which I will wear as a vest when I go out because it's so pretty)...It was hand-made by Anne Marie. Anyhow, your photos are beautiful, and I will definitely become a regular!

  11. Hi Glenda!!! introducing yourself was too good!!

    i'm thrilled to have you like the sale was so special to me that people like you came from so far away....truly such a blessing to meet you that my home...eating my cookies :)

    I know that Mom/daughter in the last picture...they were dressed for the occasion.....she works at a local boutique that I love shopping at....and i know you would too - I'll tell you how to get there next'll have to spend the weekend!!!

    be back soon :)
    Anne Marie

  12. Hey where was my invite? And did you steal my cd?Haha! Great pics! Love ya!

  13. I know you had fun and what a beautiful event,

  14. Oh, you lucky girl! I would have loved to have gone but had to work.. So glad you got to enjoy it. I'm sure your head is full of inspiration!


  15. Oh my are lucky!!
    That looks like such a wonderful time:)

  16. Fabulous, Glenda! Thanks for sharing. Thanks, too, for the nice notes on our recent posts. I wish Beardsley was open on Mondays!! But I'll get in to see your space in person one of these days. xo

  17. Just found your blog & am throughly enjoying it!
    I look forward to following you through all of lifes crazy adventures!

  18. Hi Glenda,

    It was good talking to you yesterday in the shop, and I'm enjoying your blog and pictures! What antique mall are you in ---would love to visit your space. I'll definitely put you on my list to follow!


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