Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Perfect Sunny Saturday Treasure Hunt!

Last Saturday morning couldn't have been more perfect for treasure hunting!  Mom and I headed out the door bright and early to hit up an estate sale and then make the trek out to Battle Ground for a visit to the Barn House Boys!  Do you know the Boys?  They are quite famous...in our neck of the woods and beyond!  Known for their inventive, creative displays, impeccable taste and style, and their ability to put on an amazing show/shin dig on their charming country farm!  If you made it to Battle Ground on Saturday, you know it couldn't have been a more beautiful day for a legendary BH Sale!  For those of you who didn't get to join the boys for some fun...don't worry, I took lots of photos just for you!  Grab a cup of coffee and a cupcake if you have one handy and relive a fun day with me!

Wow!  So many great vignettes...so much inspiration!  If you haven't been to a Barn House sale and you live in the Pacific Northwest, I encourage you to sign up for the Boys' mailing list so you don't miss their next event!  What a fun day!  Mom and I hit up a few more sales and a plant nursery on the way home.  I picked up some really great treasures that I am excited to share with you later this week.  But the greatest treasures of all were waiting for me at home that afternoon...
For the first time for as long as I can remember, we enjoyed an egg hunt outside in the sunshine!  Easter was a grey and rainy day, but the Saturday before was so beautiful!  Grandma and Grandpa had signed the boys up for a pre-Easter egg hunt at the golf course and it was so much fun!  The weather could not have been more perfect!  My little guys had a blast!  Of course our Easter Sunday was wonderful as well.  We started our morning at church then headed to my parent's house where mom made a delicious brunch and the boys hunted for eggs again in the covered breezeway.  We came home and all had naps!  Glorious!  And then, I went to work writing "clues" for our traditional Easter treasure hunt!  What a fun day! 

Monday brought more treasures!  The mailman delivered a package for me!  I had won a delightful giveaway from the lovely ladies at All That Jazz!  I could hardly wait to rip open the box and check out the treasures inside!  A sprig of dried lavender made everything smell heavenly!  What a nice touch!

\I love this chic bag!  I couldn't wait to use it!  In fact, I carried goodies to the shop in it last night!

Isn't this little enamel soda dish sweet?  And I just love the handmade lavender sachet tucked inside!  What a thoughtful gift!

Tara did a beautiful job decorating this charming old bottle!  I can hardly wait for my roses to bloom...I see a single Eden stem in this sweet little bottle, set upon my kitchen windowsill!

And...A gift card to Pottery Barn!  Oh my!  When can we go shopping?  I want to go now!  Thank you so very much Michelle and Tara for the generous gift!  I can't believe I won!  You gals obviously put a lot of thought and effort into this gorgeous giveaway and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!  You made my day and I am feeling so very blessed!

Please visit the lovely ladies of All That Jazz!  They have a beautiful blog and a delightful shop space at an antique mall called Painted Lady Vintage in Centralia Washington (about an hour north of where I live!)  I hope I get to meet these sweet gals in person one day!  I have a feeling our paths will cross sooner than later!

Thank you for joining me in my fun treasure hunting adventure!  I hope you had a glorious Easter weekend spent with the people you love!

Best Wishes and Blessings,

I will be joining in these fun parties today...
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Transformations and Treasures at Pink Postcard
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style


  1. As always, your photos make me smile so much. I LOVE the bag, too, but the photo of your beautiful boys is THE BEST!!!!! Happy Tuesday, Amanda - Tanya

  2. your pictures are just so awesome
    and you little guys are adorable!
    Sounds like a great weekend.
    Wish we had even just an ounce of fun like that around here.

  3. All your images are lovely today, but gosh, those little adorable boys just take the cake!!!!

    Happy White Wednesday!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  4. LOVE the photo of your boys, they are darling (and look so much like you! :-)
    I'm glad you had sun for your Easter egg hunt, we got to do one on the golf course at the resort, too!!
    I wish I could have made it to the BH event. Hopefully we can meet up this summer. We also have an antiques Fest in downtown Centralia, we will advertise the dates on our blog but hopefully you can come treasure hunting then!
    You are very welcome for the gifts, I'm glad they arrived quickly and you photographed them so beautifully!! I will link this post to our sidebar!

  5. Wow! What a fabulous giveaway! But, I must say, your two boys all dressed up for Easter is just too precious!

  6. Now this was my perfect day! I have heard of those boys. But I am on the wrong side of the country to visit...phooey! Your little boys are too too precious. xo

  7. OH I hate that I missed the Barn House sale :( Lovely pictures! That's better than nothing :)

  8. Awwww your boys are the cutest! And I really enjoyed "shopping" with you! I'd like to reach right into the picture with the meat domes *winks* Vanna

  9. Looks like you had a fun day out shopping! Congratulations on winning such great prizes!


  10. That's so nice that you were able to have an Easter egg hunt outside in the sunshine! Your boys are so sweet!

  11. Love treasure hunting...looks like you found the "x marks the spot" on this one :)

    xx Cat brideblu

  12. Your pics are to die for...and those two little handsome men couldn't be any cuter!

  13. I love Barn House too! I'm eager to see what treasures you ended up with.

    OMG, your kids are so dang cute!

    Congratulations on winning. You really won some neat stuff!

    Have a great day.

  14. Amanda!!! you lucky girl! I really want to go to a Barn House event. Wanna meet up for their summer event?? :)
    your boys are too cute! so adorable and spiffy. sounds like a fun weekend. thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!

  15. Hi Amanda! I'm so glad you got your goodies and you love them. I really hope you enjoy each and every one. I loved that bag so much I had Michelle get me one too, but it's a bit different.
    The Barn House looked like it was fun. I haven't been able to make an event this last year but really want to hit their July event, unfortunately it coincides with a family reunion so I'll have to see.
    Thanks for being such a great supporter of our blog since we found you and congratulations!

    ~AKA Tara from All That Jazz Vintage

  16. Hi Amanda! We found you thru All That Jazz Vintage. Gorgeous Photos....Adorable Boys!!

    We're your newest follower!
    Please stop by if you have a minute ~ we are having a sweet cupcake giveawy!

    XO Glad & Celia

  17. your boys are doll babies!! and your blog is lovely :)


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