30 June 2011

Testing...one, two, three...


This is my test of the blogger system....


Hmmm....

It appears to be working for me!


Julie M.

{If you follow The Little Red Shop on Facebook, then you've probably already seen my new little helper.  I'm calling him, "Bud," because he looks like my retired barn cat Buddy.}

19 June 2011

Happy Father's Day!



My paternal grandpa and my daddy fixin' to take a spin in "The (newly-restored) Old Car," circa 1970 - something.  In the background, my big brother Bryan is standing in our dear friends' newly-landscaped front yard.

Ahhh....project, projects....

Anyone know how to fix the transmission of a 1926 Ford Model T?    

Hmmm...anyone?? 

 I think it'd give my grandpa and my daddy a sweet kick to know that I want to take her out to do a little vintage treasure hunting.  Not only do I get my design & collecting genes from my daddy & his daddy, somehow, 29...and 11 1/2 years later (since they've each gone home to be with the Lord, respectively), I still receive their fine furniture & auction house catalogs...addressed to them! 

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I hope you're having a blessed day honoring your daddies.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

: )

Julie M.

13 June 2011

Retreat & Seabold Vintage Market ~ The Farm Chicks Show ~ Part II




In 2010, The Farm Chicks Show was the last major stop on a multi-week road trip which started with my mama and me leaving Washington to head 1/2 way across the country to pick up my dear auntie in Minnesota.  We then swung down to Nebraska for my mom's 50th high school reunion, ran back up to Minnesota to spend a li'l more time with auntie's family and then zoomed on back to Spokane, through hail, fog, tornado & flash-flood warnings.  By the time we reached our hotel the night before the big show, it was midnight...and we were exhausted.


Fast-forward to this year:  The plan was to leave town at a decent hour...so we could reach our hotel in time to go out for a lovely dinner at Chaps...and get some yummy rest to prepare for the big day ahead of us.


That didn't happen.


We ended up pulling into Moses Lake sometime in the late evening, with one thing on our minds...Pizza Hut!  Unfortunately, a party of 30ish had the same idea and it literally took about an hour to get our food.  It was delicious, mind you, and the staff was very nice...but shortly before we were ready to hit the road, a party of 25 came in...our waiter was nowhere to be found, and the cashier couldn't find our bill.


We ended up pulling into our hotel, after taking a couple of unwanted circles around downtown Spokane, around 11 pm, exhausted.


But remember, that pizza was REALLY yummy.

The "Tent Camping" sign is pointing toward my new galvanized "Fall City" bucket.

As mom got ready for bed, I stayed up flipping through the instruction manual for my new camera...with the hope that I could possibly turn out a few nice pictures or two...until after 3am.



6:49am


I did not plan that with the clock.  Nor did I plan the coordination with the text and any of the other pictures.  Isn't that funny?
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3 of the darling lavender sachets (in the scale) headed back west with us.  

Thank you, Liz! 

One for my mama, one for my friend Alice, who was home celebrating an anniversary with her hubby, and one for me.

Mmmm!


3 hours of sleep!

I woke up automatically and got ready to head to the show!


Mom relaxed at the hotel that day and was blessed to be able to have lunch with one of her childhood friends from Nebraska...who was a missionary in Africa...with whom I lived in Pasadena my last quarter of school in L.A....who now lives in Spokane.  Got it?


Ahhh....


This pretty ironstone bowl came home with me, as did the memory of a beautiful weekend spent with my mama and wonderful friends.  Amongst those friends were two sweet gals who've been a great encouragement to my mom and me over the last 2 1/2 months.

Thank you, Deb & Liz! 
(aka Retreat & Seabold Vintage Market)

God Bless You!

: )

Julie M.

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09 June 2011

Abbreviated Farm Chicks ~ Part Ia



The following is the 1st installment in the abbreviated version of:


Those of you who do not have internet speed issues and would like to see Part I in its entirety, just click the above link.

Thank you! 

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Sorry to have kept you waiting. 


Would you like to go on a little tour of the Farm Chicks Show?


First up:









I had a wonderful time visiting with Jo Marie at the show.


She is just as lovely as her beautiful creations.





And how cute is her new hair-do!


I love it!

: )

Julie M.


Just click here to view Part Ib

Abbreviated Farm Chicks ~ Part Ib


The following is the 2nd installment in the abbreviated version of:


Those of you who do not have internet speed issues and would like to see Part I in its entirety, just click the above link.  Thank you!  I'm posting the segments in reverse, so they will appear in the correct order on my blog.

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Next stop:  

I was blessed to meet Becky of All That Glitter.


The first picture in this post features her wonderful booth.


She had a lot of great storage pieces.


And a little something for one of my dear friends...

{Shhh...don't tell!}




This looks awfully familiar.  I found one just like it, though...a Toledo, in the cellar of the bungalow my mom and  I rescued and moved.  Try as I may, I couldn't find the scale's pan.


Across the way, were the gals from Today's Country Store, who always make me smile.

They are a hoot!!


If you're ever in Sumner, Washington...


...you should definitely stop by their shop to do a little treasure hunting.








Oh, pretty little lamp, I love you.

: )

Julie M.


Just Click here for Part Ic

Abbreviated Farm Chicks ~ Part 1c


The following is the 3rd installment in the abbreviated version of:


Those of you who do not have internet speed issues and would like to see Part I in its entirety, just click the above link.  Thank you!  I'm posting the segments in reverse, so they will appear in the correct order on my blog.

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If you're hankering for some sweet outdoor livin.'


Funky Junk Jennifer has just the thing for you!


Canada's Funky Junk gal would probably have a swoon or two for these cool ol' rusted milk crates.


Jennifer had TONS of them!



Now, I do believe...


...that the rest of these photos...


....were taken of the "Great Finds" booth.


Please correct me if I am wrong.


Aren't they yummy?


Ahhhh....

It's quite late...and this isn't even the half of it!

Please stay tuned for more from the superfantabulous 

Thank you!

: )

Julie M.

The 2011 Farm Chicks Antique Show ~ Part I


Sorry to have kept you waiting.

{Click here, if you would prefer to view this post in 3 segments.  I realize that some folks are having trouble loading pictures on Blogger sites.  You can also view the pictures from this post on my Flickr page, and on The Little Red Shop's Facebook page.}


Would you like to go on a little tour of the Farm Chicks Show?


First up:









I had a wonderful time visiting with Jo Marie at the show.


She is just as lovely as her beautiful creations.





And how cute is her new hair-do!


I love it!

......................................

Next stop:  

I was blessed to meet Becky of All That Glitter.


The first picture in this post features her wonderful booth.


She had a lot of great storage pieces.


And a little something for one of my dear friends...

{Shhh...don't tell!}




This looks awfully familiar.  I found one just like it, though...a Toledo, in the cellar of the bungalow my mom and  I rescued and moved.  Try as I may, I couldn't find the scale's pan.


Across the way, were the gals from Today's Country Store, who always make me smile.

They are a hoot!!


If you're ever in Sumner, Washington...


...you should definitely stop by their shop to do a little treasure hunting.








Oh, pretty little lamp, I love you.



If you're hankering for some sweet outdoor livin.'


Funky Junk Jennifer has just the thing for you!


Canada's Funky Junk gal would probably have a swoon or two for these cool ol' rusted milk crates.


Jennifer had TONS of them!



Now, I do believe...


...that the rest of these photos...


....were taken of the "Great Finds" booth.


Please correct me if I am wrong.


Aren't they yummy?


Ahhhh....

It's quite late...and this isn't even the half of it!

Please stay tuned for more from the superfantabulous 

Thank you!

: )

Julie M.

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