Last week this arrived in the mail.
It came from this Suzanne.
Here is the picture she mentioned.
Suzanne and I did a swap over a year ago which you can read about here and here.
It wasn't easy, but I managed to save devouring this lovely magazine for my camping trip this week. When I go camping, I love to have lots of magazines to read while I'm sitting in front of the campfire. This issue of Sommerset Life was simply fabulous.
Not only did it feature Suzanne's lovely photo, but it also had a wonderful article by local photographer extraordinaire, Robin Laws who I had the pleasure of meeting at the Tarte Barn.
My California buddy, Heather Bullard, also has an article in this issue.
And, I was thrilled to find another article by my sweet Washington friend, Tiffany.
Suzanne is such a dear. Even though she lives all the way across the country, I feel that we are kindred spirits and I hope someday we will have the opportunity to meet in person. What fun we will have then!
It's been awhile since I've shown you any vintage finds. I haven't been doing a lot of thrifting lately, but I have managed to find a few cool things. Like this lovely jeweled Christmas tree on velvet. I have since plucked all the cute jewelry and rhinestone buttons off of it to use in my projects.
I got this pretty pink pearl and rhinestone bracelet from Karen, one of the dealer/friends I did the garage sale with last weekend.
I found this awesome table (love the chippy pink paint) at an estate sale a few weeks ago. It is definitely a keeper after I give it a good scrup. The little white table got a good sanding and is now at my new mall space at Stars & Splendid.
Love this black and white polka dot apron. I will be wearing this one at the Barn House flea market on July 18th. Hope to see you there!
I am totally in love with this adorable little tole painted lamp shade. Looking for the perfect tiny lamp to go with it.
This bride and groom was my one and only find from our camping trip. We stopped at an antique mall nearby and I found it in the glass case at the register. I almost didn't get it as I have so many, but the price was good and I love the little lace veil she is wearing.
And finally, I have been adding to Sally Ann's collection of pearl necklaces. The most recent one I found at Value Village. It's the one on the chain, kind of in the middle.
That's it for now. I'll be back soon to tell you about the fabulous July 4th we had. Hope you had a good one too!