Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Day Trip To Remnants of the Past

All I can say about last Saturday ( June 2nd) is FUN. FUN and MORE FUN!!!! Me and two of my partners in crime and business decided to head up to Remnants of the Past and do it all in one day. The event was held in beautiful San Luis Obispo which is 3 1/2 hours away from us. Some people thought we were nuts to do this , but we were determined to check out what we had heard so...much about.
So...we got on the road at 5:00am. Of course went straight to Starbucks for some "fuel" and we were on our way. The drive up was so pretty. Rolling greens hills and so much of the drive has the ocean on one side. But, the best part about the drive were the laughs and great conversation..oh yeah, good music too:) It was a 70's music fest. LOVE that. So basically we laughed, chatted and sang the whole way up. We got there at 8:30! 
The event is held on the grounds at the gorgeous Madonna Inn.  When we walked up to get in line (yes, in line) we could catch glimpses of some of the booths. We knew we were in for a good day. At 9:00 the doors opened and in went the rush of eager buyers. I was shocked how crowded it was. WOW! We immediately realized that if we saw something we liked, buy it then because chances are if you wait it will be gone. We brought our trusty flea market cart which filled up Luckily we could check it in and get rid of it. That was also helpful because it got so crowded you couldn't get through the crowd with it.
I am so.. upset I didn't take any pictures at the event, but I really had no time:( But , here are some pics of some of my treasures:
One of the highlights of the day for me was meeting Maria Carr of Dreamy Whites. She is the person who inspired me to start my blog and helped me out  with it. I always knew she was a wonderful person, but she truly is the sweetest, most lovely person. I also got two meet two of her daughters. We didn't get to chat too long because her booth got busier and busier. BTW~~ her booth was so pretty. What else would you expect?? Oh yeah~ people thought we were sisters!! The two plates and ironstone bowl are both from her booth:)
I got this chippy blue/gray stool and this bucket. The bucket has navy blue and pink under the creamy color. I think they look so great together.
Love that chippiness
This is an iron, rusty French shelf. Not the best picture , but I just loved this the second I saw it. It still hasn't found its spot in my house, but it will. This shelf came from Debra Hall Lifestyle. Also the square shaped mirror in an upcoming photo came from her pretty booth too;))

Love the marmalade jar and the bakers twine and spool. You can see I love what I bought. 
How fabulous are these two mirrors???????? I really think I have an obsession with vintage mirrors. These are petite so they are easy to find spaces for them. 
This is the top of the oval mirror.
This picture is of my dining room chandelier reflecting in the mirror. The roses in the picture are hanging from my chandy because I am drying them. 
Ok, so as we were in the parking lot ready to leave we asked the parking attendant to take our photo. So here we are with all our loot. Our one and only picture.
Then we were off to lunch in San Luis Obispo before our drive home. We had lunch right next to a creek that runs through town. It was such a peaceful setting. The breeze was blowing, the sun was shining and we were laughing the whole time. A perfect ending to a day of great shopping.
We got home around 7:00 that evening. We were all a bit tired, but agreed that the trip was worth it and we can't wait to head back up in October.
Have a wonderful week.

~~Thanks for all the nice messages abut my father in law. He is doing great:))
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  1. Great Trip! We just returned from The Farm Chicks and still flying high one weel later. I wish I lived 3 and half hours away. We only have one show in our area. You found wonderful treasures!!

  2. Oh, I love that mirrors. They are gorgeous.

  3. Oh Cheryl, such perfect and beautiful finds!!! And it sounds like you had the most amazing day.
    I love the little rusty shelf and mirrors, Debra has amazing style and she is super sweet!
    I can't wait to see where you put everything!
    How's your Mom? I hope she's doing well!!! Send her my best.

  4. Good Times! Great Stuff!
    Three pretty girls out hunting for treasure!
    It's a beautiful thing!

  5. You found some great things Cheryl, I wish I had been there too!

  6. How fun! I drive up that way ofter to visit my sister and once you are out of the LA basin it is a beautiful drive. Looks like you picked up some real gems. Super!

  7. what fun! i would love to go to that show someday...i hear san luis obispo is so pretty. you got some perfect finds for your home! meeting Maria must have been so fun as well :)

  8. Hi Cheryl! My friend and I did the same thing but we left the day before, shopping on the way and spending the night on the water in Morro Bay. Wasn't it a great time at the show? OK. So YOU were the ones with the market basket! LOL I couldn't believe the crowd! Shoulder to shoulder. I would have loved to have gone back on be able to actually see into some of the booths. I saw Maria and loved all of her blue and white (SOLD!) Glad to see that you scored some great loot!

    1. Yes that was us with the cart:))) Ha!! Never again:))
      Have a great week
      Maybe we'll see you in October

  9. Looks like you ladies had a great time and found some good stuff:-)


  10. That looks like so much fun! Love your finds and the 70's music and Starbucks--sounds like my kind of day!

  11. Sounds like you had way too much fun!!! You came away with wonderful finds...I'm sure it was hard to choose. I love the dishes from Maria. For some reason I have a hard time turning away from pretty blue and whites too. And that rusty shelf is fabulous. Great picture of you three darling ladies! Wish I could come along next time. :-)
    Mary Alice

  12. Hi Cheryl,
    I would love to get the the Remnants of the Past show. I live in Alberta so it would be quite a trip. Everything looks amazing. We don't get any good show like that here. Probably the closest good sale would be the Farm Chicks. I really like Dreamy Whites blog it was one of the first ones I started to follow. I love Maria's style.

  13. I love your finds, especially the mirrors! Looks like you guys had a great time. And sometimes I think that it is a richer experience if you just enjoy it rather than trying to photograph the whole event.


  14. Hi Cheryl...what a fun trip!
    Love your new treasures, especially the mirrors!

  15. Beautiful finds! I found your lovely blog through Faded Charm and now following. Can't wait to check out your other posts! Thanx for sharing!!


  16. Wasn't it a great show? We drove down from Sacramento (about 4 1/2 hours) and we spent Saturday nite in SLO. I loved the show! I am one of Maria's fans too and I bought a few things from her and loved smelling my lavender pillow all the way home. We spend Sunday in Morro Bay and it was lovely. Looking forward to October!


  17. Cheryl,
    Looks like you found some amazing treasures that even though I can't have...I can at least PIN them and that will be kinda like having them, right? I can enjoy them on my boards. Love all your stuff, especially that white bucket. Gorgeous!
    Blessings & hugs,

  18. You found some true treasures! I'm visiting from Faded Charm... you have a lovely blog and I can't wait to look around some more.

  19. Visiting from Faded Charm ... Congratulations on your feature! You have a beautiful blog and I'm looking forward to following you.

  20. looks like you gals had an amazing time. Love all your treasures.
    Just spend an outing with my friend shopping, so I know how much fun it it!!!Wish I was closer to California.
    Hope you get to do this again in October. Maybe one of you will to get to take some pics.

  21. Sounds and looks like so much fun! Wish I could go to one of these events, but I am waaaay to far :)

  22. Hi Cheryl,
    I am visiting from White Wednesday. Your blog is beautiful! You found some very lovely treasures on your trip! Sounds like you all had a blast...:)

    I adore all your pretty blues!! I am so glad I found your blog. I am going to follow you. Would love it if you followed me too!

    Happy Wednesday to you!


  23. OH how exciting...well done! We would drive for that too! Everything you got was beautiful I am so excited to see where it all goes!

  24. Sounds like you guys had such a fabulous time and you found some wonderful goodies!!!! Love that bucket and cute!

  25. Oh, I'll bet that was so much fun! Look at all your pretty finds! That marmalade jar would've caught my eye too. I have a few of those myself :)

  26. Lovely finds!! Glad you got to go.

  27. What an awesome day you had! How fun you got to meet Maria. Love all of the treasures you found.


  28. Now that's my kind of fun! Looks like a great day.

  29. sounds like a fun day. I didn't know the event was at the Madonna! I'm not sure if the other bloggers never mentioned that, or if I just missed that bit of info. That would be an event in itself! :) I love shows like that- so busy and crazy. You got some great stuff, and I'm glad you got to meet Maria. Have a great weekend.

  30. What a fun shopping trip!So wonderful to have met Maria.I love her blog too.Love everything you bought!

  31. Hi Cheryl!!!

    OMG, you are soooo lucky to have gone to ROTP this year!!! So sorry I missed it and missed getting together with you!!! Looks like you had a blast - and LOVE all your new finds!!! I do hope we can all get together later this summer! :) Wishing you a most lovely Father's Day with your fam!


  32. Cheryl,
    what a great trip! Isn't the Madonna Inn fabulous! I stayed in one of the honeymoon suites years ago (on my honeymoon of course)! Used to go up there a lot when I lived in CA, my BF lives in Atascadero, not far from there. You guys got some amazing stuff! Sounds like you had a blast, so jealous!!


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