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Gathering of Friends...

Last week, I had the best girls' day out with my friend Suzanne of Privet and Holly !  Suzanne and I met through blogging and have become wonderful friends!  We went to the Gathering of Friends Antique Show and the Bachman's Fall Ideas House (posts coming soon)!  Gathering of Friends is a wonderful sale held in one of Bachman's large greenhouses each spring and fall.  Thought I would share some of the goodies with you...enjoy the eye candy!

I would have loved to take this cabinet home with me...but it was huge and heavy!

There's so much to post could have been MUCH longer!   The dealers have lots of unusual pieces and style everything wonderfully!  It was the best day!

I am joining Debra for The Marketplace at Common Ground
with etsy goodies...hope you'll stop by!

Until next time...


  1. Fun tour. Thanks for taking us to this neat place.


  2. Oh how I miss the mid-west finds.
    So full of history and fun.
    What fun you girls must of had.
    Can't wait to see your tours post
    I always look forward to them.

  3. Oh, how I love those little black and white oxfords:) Looks like you had a great time!

  4. It looks like a fabulous sale! I would have been happy with that cute little orange telephone. :@

  5. WOE! What great pix and such good stuff too! I'm so bummed that I didn't get to the show this time. I'm waiting with baited breath for the Idea House pictures!

  6. So many great things, and I know the two of you managed to find some wonderful items! Love that pic of Suzanne!


  7. Well you have been having lots of fun lately!! Blogging parties, shopping with blogging friends, opening new great booths. Can't wait to see more!!

  8. How fun was that!?

    I love those picnic basket tins! Sounds wonderful.


  9. What a wonderful place - so many gorgeous things!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  10. thanks for sharing - yes, lots of eye candy...and always great to share the exploration with someone else who "gets it"!

  11. I would love those lockers and the brown transferware pitcher! What a great place.

  12. I love days out like that, browsing around antique fairs etc..thanks for sharing Sharon x

  13. We DO have fun, each
    and every time we get
    together! I have been so
    blessed by your friendship
    and your talents, which
    inspire me and encourage
    me to dig a little deeper,
    especially with photography.
    Your pics are so lovely, my
    friend--just like you!

    Happy Monday,

  14. Lots of eye candy for sure! I'm looking forward to the photos of the Bachman House. I didn't get there this time. :0(

  15. What wonderful items yoou have shared with us today. That phone is soooo cute and orange! I'm anxious to see the Idea House pictures. I always forward the link to my sister so she can enjoy your pics too. She isn't a blogger.

    Have a wonderful week.

  16. Thanks for sharing.....

    What a fun day you had :)


  17. wow,love it all ...can't wait to see the HOUSE! You know I look forward to that each season.

  18. You always find the neatest things!!!
    XO Kris

  19. I adore those paddles! Why can't I ever come across something that cool? :) FAB shares.

  20. This looks like a fabulous place to go!
    Love your photos! Hugs, Linda

  21. Wow! You saw some very fun stuff.
    Hugs, Cindy

  22. That sounds like the perfect day, I always look forward to you Mn. girls showing the Bachman house and all of the ideas it hold!


  23. Linda, this looked like such a wonderful way to spend a day. And the prices didn't seem bad on the ones I could see - love those metal picnic baskets. Can't wait for Bachman House! Ann

  24. How did I not know about your blog before? So glad we found each other. Love every single thing you photographed!

  25. I'm so glad you got to do that! She's such a great writer.

  26. I adore the cabinet and the lockers! So many treasure to be found for sure! Wish I was there to see it all....looks like a blast! xo's Pam

  27. What a fun gathering! Love those metal picnic baskets. I have 2 and stick mums in them in the fall but would love to have a couple more. Mimi

  28. Omg Linda! You find the best stuff! I hope you took that vase/pitcher home with you, that's lovely!

  29. WOW Linda...this looks like a great show...thanks for sharing!
    Oh and I LOVE those lockers!

  30. The pitcher, the little shoes, the baskets -Linda , you show so many things to wish for, - things I will never find here .... so it is great fun to see those wonderful places you
    show us here. Thankyou, dear.

  31. Wow! It sure looks like they have a lot of great stuff there. I've never heard of that sale. I feel like I'm at Bachmans pretty much every week...I wonder if they advertise it and I'm just to blind to see :) What a cute photo of Suzanne. xo


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