Monday, May 24, 2010

The GOODS: Part I

“Goodness is the only investment 

that never fails.”

  Henry David Thoreau

I logged over 750 miles this weekend...
Traveled to Na-Da Farm 
for the Petit Flea Market.....

It was worth every mile!
It was, indeed, very very good.

Good friends

Yours truly and Joy, a silver friend!

Flanked here by two beautiful silvers,Traci and Tracey!

Me with my lovely golds, sweet God-daughter
and brilliant silvers
Jen and Anne Marie

Good treasures

Good smiles

Lovely Juliet!

And her mommy, dressed in a vintage ball gown
for the champagne kick off.

Good food

Good earth

Good vibes!

Good grief ~
didn't know I had
so many
GOOD things
to share with you!

Stay tuned for
Part II
Show and Tell....
goodies I brought home
along with the good memories!

all images:  Privet and Holly


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Suzanne!!! THIS IS WONDERFUL!!!! I have to get to work, but I just want to say how lucky you are to have been a participant of this cavalcade of friends! I LOVE JOY! I don't know the other ladies, but I am sure that you just had the time of your life. Talk soon, Anita

Kasey said...

oh how fun...if i would have known you were there i might have popped over;-)
can't wait to see your treasures.

Kerri said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time - good friends + good food = a great day! So many gorgeous pics, thanks for sharing them with us.
K xx

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, those birdie cards are just the sweetest things! Looks like a fabulous week-end with lots of silver going on.


Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Oh oh! So many good things..mmmm!
I'm looking forward to discovering your finds!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Good for you for going so far to be with such a lovely group of women...all ages!

Cant' wait to see what treasures came home with you!!!

Mara said...

Hi dear Suzanne!!! It looks like you have had a real GOOD week end!!!! I love your pictures, dear, they speak about friendship, relax and wonderful moments!

cityfarmer said...


link over darling!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Looks like you had an amazing time. Love your blog. I will be back soon.

Low Tide High Style said...

It looks like you had an amazing time! I love your pics!

Kat :)

Grammy said...

It must have been amazing to meet your new friends
from the blogsphere (is that a word?). I'm so
glad you're home safely; that was a long drive.
Certainly looks like it was worth the trip. Can't wait to see your treasures. Love you.

A Vintage Chic said...

Such a beautiful post, Suzanne! Love your "silver" and "gold" friends...perfect! Oh, I'd have loved to have been there--what a lovely weekend!


Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Suzanne,
Looks like you guys had so much fun! I wish wish wish I lived closer to the midwest! A barn like that would just be amazing. I'll keep dreaming....:) Can't wait to see what you brought home!


Elizabeth said...

Oh what fun!!!! Looks like a wonderful time!
Can't what to see your goodies!
Have a great day!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Oh it was so fun wasn't it? I am loving the Chicago photo with the crib in the background... and Sir Charles of course.
It was so fun to meet you! Can't wait til Part II

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Look at how darling you are!
And with all those sweet familiar faces (and some new-to-me ones, too. :-)

It looks like it was a dream come true!
Eagerly waiting for part deux!


Flaviana said...

Suzanne I'm so jealous !!It was worth the long journey wasnt'it? Lots of pretty finds and you got to meet your blog friends!!! How great is that?
Now I just can't wait to see what you took home!
have a great day!
xo Flaviana

Farmgirl Paints said...

Now that's what I should have been doing! Looks like soooo much fun. I would have loved to meet all of you too. Maybe another time:)

Alisa said...

Ooh, what fun! Can't wait to see what you bought!

fairmaiden said...

I wish I wish I wish I could have gone. Cali is a bit too far though...and I don't fly. I would have bought all of those seashells for 25 cents each!!!! That Patisserie is glorious!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Oh, what a fun weekend you had filled with fun and friendship. Such great photos too. Worth the drive and nothing better than a small road trip to pass the weekend. XO

Kathysue said...

Dear Sweet Suzanne, You my dear are full of GOODNESS in more ways than one!! Thank you so much for your wonderful, sweet comment on my Bringing back Lovely post this morning!! It meant so much to me and then when I read that you are an Alexander Stoddard fan I said, " I knew it" I read her book years ago and have many of her books since. I did not want the first one to end. It was so full of simple lovely ways to appreciate everyday life. I will always remember having favorite colored pencils on your desk,just to have pretty to look at!! Oh how I love that. I knew we were kindred spirits, I just knew it. Have a Lovely, Luxurious, Pretty Monday,Kathysue

Jen Chandler said...

Hello Suzanne!
I had to stop by after reading Parisienne Farmgirl's post. It looks like you guys had such a wonderful, marvelous time! Such creativity!
And I LOVE the name of your blog!

Happy Thoughts,

Beach House Living said...

Okay, I'm already thinking I would have needed to set up camp to linger over everything. Love the rooster!

PS. Thank you so much for your kind comments on my not your typical day at the office. Every time we hear the Search and Rescue copters our hearts race...

Anne Marie said...

(left a comment early this morning.....but it has disappeared!)...but I'll say it again! that I had so much fun with you and your absolutely charming friends while you ate lunch at the "Burnt Barn Cafe".....your enthusiasm and smile are simply infectious! It was so great to have met you....and I KNOW we'll see each other again....
for sure!!!
great pics btw (I linked you on my sidebar!!)

A Country Farmhouse said...

What beautiful images - and what a beautiful day! I wish I were all looks so wonderful.

Maggie B said...

Suzanne, What an upliftng quote and wonderful photos. Everyone looks so happy especially the adorable Juliet.
I'll be following along from now on.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Oh, wish I'd been in your pocket to see all the marvelous things! I know you brought home some fantastic buys. And they will be scattered around your home with the memories that came with them.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

These photos are magnificent! Looks like a fun weekend. Can't wait to see your treasures!

Tracey said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely pics Suzanne!!! It was such a pleasure to meet you! You are beautiful and delightful!!! And I can't wait to see what you bought...I was too busy grabbing my own stuff that I didn't really get to see what everyone else bought :) :) :)

Hugs ~

:) T

shari @ little blue deer said...

Gorgeous pics! Oh wow, it looks like it was so worth all of the driving! What a happy, lovely weekend! XO!

Olive Cooper said...

Looks like a good time was had by all! I thought of you today as I discovered at my new house a large hedge(privet?) which I had no clue what it was is actually some kind of gardenia. The whole hedge is covered in white flowers that smell wonderful.

Teresa said...

Oh what beautiful pictures! It looks like it was well worth the miles. Friends and finds with a cinnamon roll thrown in. How fun!

Fearless Nester said...

The image of that salad with the chocolate chip cookie really spoke to me...I LOVE that! (I would do that too.) What a fun trip and I really enjoyed all those images and seeing you with all the other bloggers too! Looking forward to the reveal of your purchases. ~Lili

lisaroy said...

Hi Suzanne - it looks like you had an amazing weekend! What great pics! I can't wait to see what you brought home! xx

Jennifer said...

I get my photos from various places, I don't take all of them - there are so many talented people out there that offer their work - I also use magazine photos when it's allowed. Thanks, Jenn

Morning T said...

Everything looks great...all totally drool worthy. Can't wait to see what you ended up with!

Teresa said...

Oh P&H!
What a delightful event!
Looks just something out of a Country Living magazine!
I'm with FairMaiden...I would have snatched up all of the seashells for 25 cents each!
And I would have had to have a LARGE cupcake!
And I know that was so much fun seeing your friends!
Can't wait to see what all you found!
Your pictures are lovely....just like YOU!
Thank you for all of the LOVE that you leave on Blooming on Bainbridge!
I'm so lucky to be getting to know you!

beachychic said...

Great pics! I was there on Sat. & took that same chalkboard photo! ~Lara

hometown girl said...

how fun! i love traci and tracey, they are so sweet! can't wait to see your goodies! susan

Karena said...

Oh Suzanne, good girfriend time is the best. Excited to see the results!!

Art by Karena

Jeanie said...

OK, I'm going to try this for the third time, and hopefully I won't move so fast I forget to enter the verification word (again.)

In brief -- wonderful to spend time with friends -- especially at a great place (with baked goods and cupcakes!)

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I've been away for a while so I missed this post. I wanted to go to Nada's Farm sale so badly! It looks like you had a grand time. Thanks for sharing your photos!