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