Tuesday, May 22, 2012

One week, two farms.

It’s been pretty darn quiet here lately while sequestered on the couch with The Foot.

I solemnly swear these will be sewn into something useful.

Daytime tv has a LOT of room for improvement and with every book & magazine in the house read and reread, I eventually turned my time and attention to ebay and etsy and the vintage fabrics waiting for me there.

I heart the internet.

I think the Doctor said "No ironing." At least that's what I heard.

And my broken foot and I are thrilled to have been promoted recently from the robotic velcro boot to an equally hideous item of medical footwear I refer to as The Shandal (shoe + sandal) because now I can drive again!

Footwear design inspired by the spatula.


Yard sales!

My antique mall space!

My fingers (and some toes) are crossed that The Foot will continue to heal because I have big plans next week that involve driving.

Road trip!

photo courtesy of Meadowbrook Farm

First stop, beautiful Meadowbrook Farm.

photo courtesy of Meadowbrook Farm

I have the magical powers of vintage tablecloths to thank for this visit. And a generous invitation from Teresa of Meadowbrook Farm, of course.

Because it would be weird to just show up, right?

I thought so.  

After seeing her incredible photos on her blog for a few years now, I am giddy with excitement to see Meadowbrook Farm in person.

From Meadowbrook Farm, I’m off to Farm Chicks! This will be my second trip to Farm Chicks and now that I know what to expect (great vintage junk, amazing displays, zillions of people’s behinds),  I’m feeling more prepared.

Last year I experienced vintage junk overload as soon as I walked in the door.

Just hoping no one steps on my Shandal this year.

Any big plans for Memorial Day weekend?  Hope it’s filled with fun things to do!

 { Thanks to all of you for your kind words, comments & emails about breaking my foot. You. Are. Awesome.  XO!!  -amy }


  1. How did I miss the foot incident? Glad you're doing better, and that shandal is stunning. Maybe you should have wrapped it in some of that fabric?

  2. Shandal huh? All those hours on the couch are now rewarded with an awesome roadtrip! What fun...and oats in Spokane with me!

  3. The shandal is quite lovely. Does it come in red? Have a super wonderful time!!

  4. Ouch - sorry about your foot, but I love the "shandal". Or I love that you made it up.

  5. Yay! On the road again......8+)

  6. I have one of those shandals, shall we burn or bury them together????

    I so wish I could go to the Farm Chicks Show....next year, I am telling you...next year for sure! So glad to see things things are better! Hugs, Sandy

  7. Kick up your heels and have a great ... wait, let me start that over. Have a great time!

  8. Love your pretty tea towels!! Looks like you are going to have a fun road trip!! Meadowbrook Farm is so beautiful, and The Farm Chicks show seems like it will be so much fun!! Have a wonderful time!! xo Heather

  9. So sorry to hear about your foot! Don't you think the shandal needs some ric rack or something? I do.
    I'm envious of your upcoming trip-- you are going to have so much fun!!

  10. What on earth...I had no idea you would be down for this long. Good grief I would have sent in the vintage nurses for you. You must be bored out of your mind....I would like to put my name on the very first sewing article that comes out for purchase...still kicking myself for not grabbing one earlier...Have a wonderful trip and for heaven's sake let someone else unload the car...smiles...Renee

  11. Maybe you better step away from the computer (or hop away) and work on some handcrafts before your VISA bill for eBay and Etsy is higher than your hospital bill!


  12. Have a great time. Hope you are feeling better & able to get out and about fast!

  13. Beautiful photos of the linens! I have the hardest time with that.

  14. So glad you are on the mend. And that new fashionable footware you got going on, the shandal? You crack me up. I thought of you yesterday as I walked past your sweet space at Monticello. Can't wait to see you at Farm Chicks! Getting pretty excited. Have fun at your friend's farm. Take lots of pictures. See you soon!

  15. Well, we'll just have to do plenty of antiquing while you're here to get you in tip top shape for Farm Chicks. And lots of eating to sustain us while we're in training.
    See you soon!

  16. Yeah, the OK to drive has been granted. I think that shandal needs some vintage lace and rhinestones.
    Lucky you to be getting over to Farm Chicks!
    I have an antique show on Sunday, so hopefully I'll still be able to squeeze in some hunting on Friday or Saturday.
    Have a great time.

  17. So glad you're foot's on the mend! The shandal inspired by the spatula! hahahaha Do you do twitter? You are a day brightener! :) I can't believe I don't have one of your pillows yet! They are WONDERFUL!
    Have a great trip :)

  18. How lucky are you to get to go to Meadowbrook Farm?!? I LOVE that blog! Totally jealous. On another note, I know what you mean about "junk overload." Some friends and I just went to the big show Flea Market and Vintage Junk Market Extravaganza in Springfield, OH and we experienced the same thing after a few hours. I hope you have a blast on your trip. I'll be looking for a post about your visit to Meadowbrook. : )

  19. "You have been saved!"-to my sidebar, lol. Loving your blog, so glad to find you. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs!

  20. Glad you're on the mend and on the move!!! Have fun....just be sure to show us what you find!!!

  21. Hey GORGEOUS ....!!

    I hope as I type you had a LOVELY visit with Teresa at Meadowbrook Farm & managed to navigate Farm Chicks without having your shandle stomped on....!!

    Looking forward to seeing what you scored....!!!!!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

  22. I really enjoyed checking out your blog. Your tiny booth shows a lot of creativity...Connie


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