Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Flowers and Showers and a Successful Sidewalk Sale!

In spite of the ridiculous weather, our sidewalk sale Saturday at Camas Antiques was really a huge success!  I awoke extra early that morning to run out into the backyard and cut flowers for a few arrangements to add to my display!
Here they are on the breakfast nook table, all ready to be loaded into the truck with the other goodies early Saturday morning!  I had such fun playing flower shop!

Thankfully there was no rain as I unloaded and everything was pretty well protected under the awning for the surprise showers we had throughout the day.
The pink Lily of the Valley did not bloom before Saturday as we had hoped but they were all sold by the end of the day!  I am guessing that there were probably some happy mothers who enjoyed pretty pink blooms on Mother's Day!  Speaking of which, I was "surprised" with my second beautiful barkcloth pillow at 6am Sunday morning!  My biggest little guy just could not wait any longer to present me with the gift he was so proud of!  It was absolutely the sweetest...even being awoken from a dead sleep!  I must say, it was a little difficult to act surprised that early in the morning but I think I pulled it off!

I hope your Mother's Day weekend was all kinds of wonderful!  Thank you for your sweet visit today! 
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Linking up with the following fun parties:
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Treasures and Transformations at Pink Postcard
Treasure Hunt Thursday at Blue Creek Home
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground


  1. Oh I do love lilacs. None are blooming here yet. Your photos are lovely.

  2. I am so glad you stopped by BCH tonight. And, next time you see a pink scale...buy it!
    I love your 'biscuit' table! Too cute. And, all of the lovely blooms and green plants make everything look so fresh.

    I would be thrilled for you to show off some of your pretties at Treasure Hunt Thursday this week - well, every week! It gets started on Wed. afternoon.d

  3. Love the flowers! Everything is so beautiful!!!

  4. I can almost smell the lilacs now, Amanda! I am amazed by your artful vignettes! I love the plants in the baby bed, what a fun idea (and I've never heard of pink Lily of the Valley, sounds beautiful!). I was trying to pick out a favorite thing from all of your treasures. It's hard to pick just one, but I really adore that cute little wicker cart on wheels!!!

  5. Hi Amanda, your display is over the top gorgeous! That bisquit co. table is incredible. I've not seen one like it before, love it!!!! Hope you're having a great week! Hope you'll link up this post to VIF!!
    xoxo Debra

  6. Oh Amanda, What a gorgeous display! Your pictures are always so classy and well put together! I am so excited it is gardening time, I played in the dirt until my hands hurt! Love the burlap wrapped plant with the sweet cherub. Delightful! Ohhh and that suitcase has my name on it! :) Congrats on your success playing flower girl!

  7. Hi Amanda, your displays are absolutely beautiful. I wanted to thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! Hope you have a wondererful day!!!
    Hugs~~~ Daphne

  8. Hi Amanda, your blog is so pretty, love the pictures, especially the white crib,
    Celeste, victoriantailor.com

  9. I see treasures I would love to have in my home!

  10. Everything looks so beautiful! I'm glad it was a big success. I think the addition of all the flowers was the perfect finishing touch :)

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  12. Those flowers are the perfect touch to all your beautiful treasures.

  13. Everything is gorgeous!!!! Just took my mom to the Lilac Festival up here. LOVELY!! Over 500 lilacs in bloom....oooo, smells divine! As always, I wish I was there to look through your lovely items! :o)

  14. Love the flowers. Your display is wonderful!

  15. Oh your lilacs are so beautiful!! Mine froze this year :(

    What pretty displays. I got to visit Camas in April and it is so fun seeing pictures now and being able to envision that wonderful place!!

    You are blessed to have such a neat shop for your goodies!!

    bee blessed

  16. What a wide variety of lovely things you have. You should do very well in your shop. A truly pretty pink show.

  17. I'm glad it was such a success! I love cut flowers during a sale. We have them from time to time in our booth too and I think it really brings the space to life, it's just a bit of a hassle adding/changing the water when you have them there for more than a couple days.
    I hope we get more than a peek at this sunshine this weekend, but it's not looking so good. Happy to hear you are loving your bottle!

  18. Oh what a lovely Blog and beautiful display!! I will have to come back to read more :)
    Have a lovely weekend, Jannet

  19. Amanda, your treasures are lovely. I love lilacs & Lily of Valley, but had never heard of pink ones before.

    Are you in Camas, WA? Or did I ask you this before?

    Have a beautiful PINK weekend ~
    TTFN ~

    5 Day GIVEAWAY, pop over

  20. Wow, I sure wish I could have come to your sale! Your displays are fabulous. I love everything I see!
    Visiting from Show & Tell Friday. TFS!

  21. I am besotted with your biscuit table. You lucky, lucky thing getting hold of that!! It's gorrrrgeous!

    And lilacs. Swoon. ;-) I love 'em!

    I'm your new follower.


  22. Hi Amanda,
    Oh alll those Lilacs, simpily gorgeous, I am waiting for mine still! Everything for the sale looked amazing, I am sure it was a fun time:-)
    I always see the all boys talk in your profile and laugh, a husband and four boy dogs here:-)

  23. Surfing blogland and found your lovely site! Beautiful display and so inviting!

  24. Everything looks just beautiful. Looks like a wonderful sale.

  25. gorgeous!!! I had a plant that wouldn't bloom/grow before my last sale either. It's like they know or something, huh? ;)
    Hope you had a ton of fun. Wish I'd been around to go!

  26. BEAUTIFUL display, Amanda - I'll bet it smelled as great as it looked in your booth! The Biscuit table is KILLER!


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