WHAT an exciting day it was...I was up with the sun...and then off to meet up with new friends in Sacramento to head off to the Antique Faire under the overpass. It was quite the experience for this ole Texas gal...I've been going to the Canton Trade Days for years...so many now I can't count...but NEVER have I been to an actual Antique Faire. I was so lucky to meet one of my all time favorite bloggers and her BFF...Tracey from Cottage Industry and "The Other Tracey"....oh! WoW folks...I'm telling you these two women have more energy, pizazz and talent in their pinkies than I do in my entire body....I loved meeting them...and as it appeared so did many of the other shoppers. Their booth was SPECTACULAR...these two sweeties had been up since the crack of dawn...before 4:00 a.m. and managed to not only have the BEST of Show...they were a delight to meet. I just know I could be friends w/them, they are both so welcoming and FUN...I knew it when "the other Tracey" had me laughing at her stories and little names she and Cottage Industry Tracey make up for items that...WELL, just need new names....I'm someone who is ALL about just making up my own rules, names and such...so these two were numero uno in my book. I tell you, if I went for a glass of Diet Coke AND a big piece of dessert w/these two...I would either be laughing so hard the Diet Coke would probably spew from my nostrils...OR worse...I would laugh so hard I could pee my pants...you know how that is...when you meet people out in the world that you just KNOW get it! These two do...and they certainly have FUN while doing that...they were fun.
Following are some high-lights of the faire (I'm sorry I don't have tons of pictures...but I WAS BUSY...LOOKING...BUYING and DIGGING!!)...and of the II Tracey's precious booth. If any of you are ever in SACRAMENTO...the second Sunday of the month....head over to the FAIRE...you won't be disappointed. Enjoy the pictures...
This is the precious dress form the II Tracey's had in their booth for that extra "pop" of fun...I know she has a name...but that would entail me having to dig through the archives of the Cottage Industry...and well, I'm just a tad too lazy for that...suffice it to say...I LOVED her...I want one just like it...and she was a huge hit!! If it weren't for the fact that this dress is strapless/sleeveless and I don't do THAT anymore...I would so wear it...because I think those RUFFLES would not only cover up a multitude of sins...but they are just too fun...of course I would be tasteful and mindful as not to WEAR it EVERYWHERE I went...I would save my black stretchy pants for that!! Talk about hiding a multitude of sins...they not only do that...but have room for expansion just in case I wanted to stop somewhere for that Diet Coke and a slice of cake/pie or FUDGE!!
This cute little beagle puppy most certainly was making his debut at the Faire and he too, was quite a hit!! His parents told me they were out trying to enjoy the day, the faire and socializing their puppy at the same time...he was so darn cute...I thought they were very smart to have him out early and socializing...I just know he's going to be a great little mascot for them!
Upon entering the Faire we saw lots of lovely trees and flowers in bloom...so I wanted to bring a little spring back w/me...and what better way than in a picture...not sure what this tree is...but I am on a quest to find out all about the trees, foliage, and wonderful flowers and plants that thrive in Northern California...it will be a new adventure for me...once we get there!! I am looking forward to milder summers and a more temperate climate to grow flowers/roses and such!!
If you haven't visited Tracey...please take the time to visit her fabulous blog...at
http://acottageindustry.typepad.com/ You will be glad you did...and the Other Tracey has just started her blog...you can visit her blog by clicking on the link at Cottage Industry...they are both winners...and already have a huge following! So enjoy!