Monday, November 30, 2009

If This is Heaven....

Then God saw fit to move it to Athens, Texas.

The Divine Mr. M knew how bad I wanted to go
to Winnie and Tulula's Rememberance of Christmas
so he hog tied me and threw me in the truck.

Not really...I was already in the truck with the motor running yelling....
"Let's Go Alreadeeeeee!"

(all while honking the horn and waving my arms.)

Along the way there were two hitch hikers who seemed kinda friendly
mainly my sis
and my niece, Morgan.

After five.....yes, I said five.....
long hours we arrived.
My mouth hit the floor when I walked in.
Nothing....and I mean NOTHING
could have prepared me for the beauty that was present.

I was drooling like I had a mouthful of novocaine.
My heart was skipping all kinds of beats.
I could barely move when I got was that spectacular ladies (and Troy .)

My very first beeline destination
was to see my fairy blog mother
and daddy.....
Cat Daddy that is!!!!!
Debbie and Cat Daddy of Talking Trash took my breath away!!!
Between the TO-DIE-FOR angel
and the smelling salts worthy dining room table
I felt weak....

My sis wanted to share my fairy blog parents...

Next to Talking Trash
was Curious Goods.

Her booth was divine.
 ( I really thought I was going to have to sit down.)

Of course the night wouldn't have been complete
if I didn't get to see Mindy
Mindy never fails to shine
and that night her light was set to sparkle.

I finally had the honor and pleasure of meeting
I bought a great deal of items from her booth.
I have this thing for architectural salvage.
Bolts, springs, rust, and God help me
if there's a doorknob or a faucet around.
Margo had ALLL of that!!!!

It was a merry christmas indeed for meeeee!!!

The hostess with the mostess
was of course
Gloria from Sweet Pea.

Her custom bedding and finds are
simply exquisite.
I honestly don't have enough words to describe how awesome
this venue is.
Everyone sooo outdid themselves.

I fell in love with this look....

Keeping Christ in Christmas.

This daybed under this canopy of gentle branches
and soft lights stopped me dead in my tracks.
I literally caught myself going
out loud.

I did hear snickers behind me.....
I didn't care.

I am sooo in love with this table.

Cat Daddy giving
the Divine Mr. M
some sage advice on being married to a junker.

On my christmas list...

Winnie and Talula's
wasn't simply a christmas open house.
Gloria and the other ladies raffled prizes
to raise money for the
Rescue Rabbit fund.
the Divine Mr. M became quite smitten
with this little lady.
We are discssing adopting her and bringing her into the fold.

Jewelry and favorite things.

This fine gentleman was our DJ for the evening.
He definitely kept the evening festive.
From blues to country to christmas....
the atmosphere was phenominal.

Theresa's window display was beautiful
and so serene.
I am in luuuuuurrrve with that mantle.

This tree was soo inspiring.

As the evening sky lost its rosy hue
and darkness settled in for the night,
the lights in Winnie and Talula's
continued to glimmer.
There was much laughter
(especially by Mindy....."Both of you?"....LOL)
and smiles.
In the midst of such beautful treasures and gorgeous finds
were even more beautiful friends
and wonderful family.

I was overjoyed to be amongst people
that I can call my friends
and to have made new friends as well.
As I left that night, I was happy.
Mr. M said that I slept all the way home....with a smile on my face.


  1. Thanks for your sweet comments. Sorry I missed you, didn't get to stay long since my son was in town. Glad you got to visit and had a great time!

  2. Oh my! I'll drive (had to go look it up) 2 hours and 6 minutes to get there! Yippee - thanks for sharing such a wonderful destination!

  3. Everything looks so wonderful. It looks like you had a lot of fun.

  4. Hello - I just came across your blog and LOVED your photos!! What an amazing way to spend the day!!! I would have been drooling right along with you!! lol Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a wonderful write up, I may just borrow it for the WT blog in the near future, if that's Ok.
    Glad you had a good time, and you DID travel a long way didn't you.
    Blessings to you and your sis

  6. We were so happy to have ya' were a fun
    group to add to the mix...Come see us soon

    p s you probably need a bunny in your Christmas

  7. Oh you lucky bum many treasures,so many nice people...who could ask for more!! All the best,Chrissy

  8. You lucky, lucky girl! I would love to see that shop. If I'm ever on that side of Texas, I will definitely go.

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Happy hunting,

  9. It was great to see you and Mr. M again! And a pleasure to meet your sister and niece. The Sisters Six are a hoot! Yes, both of you!


  10. looking at your pics, it's almost like i was there with you - love your eye! the spring cross is awesome! i really like the sweater slips on the chairs - so those on someone elses blog also -
    wish i could have made it, but life happened.

    thank you so much for sharing


  11. I am sufferin' from Glitter madness still... I went home and took down all of my Christmas decor that had gone up so far, just to re-do it all! LOLOL

    It was SO great meeting you - I hope to see you again in Poetry!!!

    ;-) Robelyn

  12. That place is really something. Wish I could have been there. I would be star-struck myself. What beautiful things in each and every booth that you shared with us.

  13. I am sooooo jealous!!! I wanted to go so bad! Oh, well! It looks like you had a great time. Aren't you glad Mr. M hogged tied you up and forced you to go!!! wink wink! LOL!


  14. Oh thank you for sharing your trip with us!! I love the pictures- so many ideas
    I would love to be able to go to a show like this! Last one I went to was full of granny stuff!!
    Your blog is such fun to read-


  15. I would have died! Seriously, when I am in that amount of awesomeness I tend to get overwhelmed and buy nothing because I want it all and I can't have "this" without "that." Greedy I know! thanks for sharing... I want to take a field trip now!

    Smiles~ Michelle

  16. I am so glad you got to go! You looked so pretty and genuinely happy, I'll bet you did sleep with a smile on your face! So when do we get to see the junk you brought home?
    Hope Mr. M gets his bunny for Christmas!
    Love ya,

  17. Your review is wonderful. Thanks for taking the time to write it! The best compliments always begin with OOO and end HHH! That sound is music to my ears. Now who was snickering behind your back...tell me and I'll go have a little talk with 'em! I may even have to take my earrings off!
    Glad y'all got home safely. Y'all need a prize for the most miles driven! That is the epitome of friendship.
    Yours truly, FBM/Trash

  18. I looove your site and the pics...the bed and canopy would have had me too. Wish I lived closer to Texas and I would have been there!


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