Friday, May 21, 2010

The Open Road...

Today I'm dreaming

of open roads

and barns

and friends

of silver 
and gold.

I'm heading off across
the Midwest to a
big barn sale, co-hosted
by one of my new bloggy
friends, JOY!

Like her smile!
This sale is held
in a barn
on a farm
and there 
will be some of

a little of that


and pieces

and even....


I will be meeting two of my dear
gold friends 
who I've known since I was
a working

girl in my Chicago days


some wonderful silver friends
who I KNOW through
but have yet to meet
in the real world!

I've got butterflies.
Oh, yeah
big Monarch ones.
The kind you get 
before a test or a blind date
or your annual exam with THAT doctor!

But, only because it's going
to be great!

I'll take a lot of pictures
and eat extra goodies
from the farm's patisserie,
just for YOU.

Then I'll come home
and tell you
about it!


Friendship is born at that moment 
when one person says to another, "What! You too? 
I thought I was the only one." ~ C.S. Lewis

images: [1 P&H 2, 10-12 flickr 3-9 Savvy City Farmer]


Kim said...

So funny you mentioned you have butterflies - that's exactly how I felt before meeting up with new blog friends for the very first time last month. It was wonderful and you're going to have such a great time. I'm even a little jealous, but very happy for you! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Tina said...

The whole barn sale experience sounds just wonderful, on all levels. Wishing you a fabulous time and I can't wait to hear all about it. Have a lovely weekend ~ Tina x

Flaviana said...

a barn sale ??! How fun!!I can only imagine the pretty things you'll see and hope you'll show us too!!
Have a great time !I'm so happy you can meet your new blog friends , lucky girl!!
xx Flaviana

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tell that woman Joy, who I know well, that Anita sends her regards from your home state!!! I have bought some GORGEOUS finds from her, and she is a hoot, a treasure, and a great pal. She is always on the run, and hard to catch! Have fun dear friend, and bring us back some goodies from the farm! OH, and Anne Marie as well, will she be there, I wonder....

Fondly, Anita

Ms. Bake-it said...

I am rather envious, it sounds wonderful! I look forward to seeing pictures of your weekend and the new treasures you bring home.

Have fun!

~ Tracy

Anne said...

A road trip in the spring... great way to spend your weekend. Enjoy! We will be waiting to hear all about it. Safe travels, happy trails.

ZAIRA said...

How nice!!!! I wish I could be there with you ;) We don't have such interesting things in Italy.... Enjoy your weekend and let us know EVERYTHING!!! Hugs xxx

Morning T said...

Have a wonderful time and we'll all be here awaiting your return with pics and fun stories!
Happy Friday.

Shelly said...

Have and awesome trip! So much "Girlie" Goodness with friends old and new! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Hugs and Happy Trails!

Dallas Shaw said...

the macaroons look great

Beach House Living said...

Have a wonderful time, be sure to get that tea set and use it once it's home. I think it's safe to say we all will be looking forward to seeing your photos and descriptions as only you can put them.
Safe travels to you!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh Suzanne, you are going to have a FABULOUS time!
And you already KNOW that you simply must take tons and tons of pictures, right?

I'm excited for you, wish I were going, too!

Be safe!


Kathleen said...

From one gold friend to another, that friendship quote just says it all! Looking forward to seeing you this afternoon :)

La Dolfina said...

Wow, so jealous!!! Have a wonderful time and please give JOY the biggest hug for me :)
A great time will be had by all. Can't wait to see it through your eyes. Love that CS Lewis quote.

fairmaiden said...

I'll be waiting to hear all about it! Wish I could go and meet Anne Marie...say hello from me<3

lisaroy said...

Ok, I'm green with envy over here! What a fabulous way to spend a weekend! I can't wait to see what treasures you come home with! Have a great time! xx

Beach Combing... said...

Sounds wonderful! Hope you have a terrific time with old friends and making new friends... wish I lived closer.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Oh hon, wish I was going with you! Sounds delightful to be able to shop vintage treasures and meet friends at the SAME time!

bBchronicles said...

Nothing quite like a barn sale - gets the creative juices flowing! I love your saying at the bottom, CSLewis - so true! Have a wonderful weekend and happy shopping.

Laura said...

I know exactly how you feel.
When I walked through Warrenton headed to the Blog Party, I had butterflies too.
When I walked up to Debbie's booth (Debbie of Talking Trash) and said her name, I started to laugh and cry at the same time.

I can't describe it.
I felt like a young girl again.

I love Joy's blog.

Have fun-

White Spray Paint

The Zhush said...

I have never been to a barn sale, but it sounds like the best time! Have fun! Can't wait to see what you come back with!

laura said...

I hope the barn sale was fun.. Sure sounds like it had great potential! I loved your Open Road blog and I look forward to getting more organized and following this more! I am impressed and I'm just sorry I've been delinquent with getting on board! I'm impressed and envious of your talent! Happy weekend. Love, Laura

Fearless Nester said...

Oh my goodness Suzanne!!! I would absolutely adore something like this. I'm so excited for you and can only imagine the gorgeous images you will be sharing with us of this event. Hope we get to see some vintage ensembles, and plenty of yummy patisserie moments too! Have fun dear! ~Lili

koralee said...

You are so lucky...have fun. Great images! xoxo

Olive Cooper said...

My stars! Have fun. The C. S. Lewis quote was an excellent finish!

Kathysue said...

Oh you are going to have so much fun!! For some reason I am not getting your blog in my reader so I became curious and it appears I have missed several. I have not forgotten you, they just did not come up in my reader. So glad I popped over here. Have fun, sweet girl, Hugs Kathysue

traci said...

Suzanne, it was so nice meeting you at Na-Da farm! I hope you enjoyed day 2 and had a save drive home. I look forward to getting to know you more through your blog.

hometown girl said...

sounds like such fun! hope you have a great time, your new friends will love you! can't wait to see your goodies!! hugs, susan

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I wish I could go as your luggage handler. :)

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Wow, what a beautiful blog! I came for the name as I too love English gardens... Found fun words n pics to explore. I'm also a quote junkie. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful trip. I'll be back!

Cashon&Co said...

oh, I can't wait to hear all about it and SEE all about it! looks like it's gonna be great.

cityfarmer said...

... unpacking, sighing , re-living, remembering, ... it's like a wedding ... plan, plan plan .. then it's over ...

honey, it was a pure pleasure meeting you ... I can still remember your face throught the window as you were parking your car!

show us all your goodies !!!


Anne Marie said...

Enjoying lunch with you outside, and sharing in such delightful moments with your ABSOLUTELY AWESOME friends was, well...too short! your energy and smile was infectious!!

I don't even know what you got! can't wait to see.....

Thank you so much for coming....see you soon i hope

Jeanie said...

That butterfly rocks! And so do the rest of your photos!