Backtracking a bit...in December of 2000, when I first moved up the mountain after finding a plant nursery which came with an early 1900's farmstyle house on the internet...I thought that, like me, there would be plenty of other young suburbanites moving out to the country to live peaceful lives and restore cute old houses....uh...no...I guess I was ahead of the game. One reason I chose to live in the mountains was because I wanted 4 different seasons...I LOVE the snow! Little did I realise that in the first few years, rather than making true friendships...I'd meet an awful lot of flakes... So, it was a happy day, to say the least, when Kate, whom I'd met whilst shopping, brought her sister Alice to my shop several years ago... Instant friendship! Earlier that year, I had really been praying about who would move into the home of some dear neighbors who were moving to Texas...and wondered who would end up buying a sweet cottage down the street. Alice and her husband bought the cottage. Alice and Kate's high school classmate Olivia, and her husband, bought my neighbors house. So, for the last few years, I have been blessed with dear friends, with darling little families...who are, like I am, continually working on fixing up their old houses. We exchange ideas, physical labor, and countless phone calls containing the simple phrase, "COME OVER AND SEE WHAT I DID!!!"
God is so good!
So, when Alice, who is also a great junking buddy, and who, like me...cannot look at ANYTHING without saying, "OOOH, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU COULD DO WITH THAT!!!!?" said she could get away for the weekend to attend The Farm Chicks' Show, along with her sister Kate, who lives just a bit further up the mountain, I was quite the happy camper.
Okay, down to the nitty gritty...the scoop...the dirt...what did we find at The Farm Chicks' Show? First, I have to admit that we took a little detour on the way to the fairgrounds, when Alice and Kate noticed a sign with those two lovely words, "ESTATE SALE." Alice and I have very similar tastes in home decor...yet we have always been good about shopping together...knowing who needs what...never playing tug-of-war with that one-of-a-kind miraculously priced object. That being said, when I hopped out of the truck and quickly came across a BEAUTIFUL set of double-paned, solid wood, french doors at a great price...I instantly called out, "Dibs!!!!!!!!" before Alice even saw them. : )
Now...onto the show!