Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monticello No. 1...

so it looks as if monticello is going to take a couple posts...

there was just SO much...

it is strange...

when i would look at photos of booths at monticello i always knew EXACTLY what i would grab without a doubt...

in truth i wandered around like a lost lamb...

it is very surreal...

i didn't know where to begin...

what i would choose...

what would come home to the prairie with me...

the girls there are absolutely fabulous...so,so kind, sweet and beautiful...

*thank you* dear girls for taking good care of me and for the dr. pepper that helped sustain me on my 3 hour shopping spree... :0)

so are you ready for part one of monticello?!?

the following is just a small sample of what they have to offer...

this was just some amazing goods that caught my eye the first trip around the wonderful store...


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please don't mind the travel hair, tired eyes, and bulging truck stop food stomach going on in the photo above okay??.... please...

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regret number one...

large barn vent passed by...


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the lovely, talented, oh so sweet natalie of sparrow and her chunky charms...

*love* them!!


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sue with bella shabby and her uber fabulous industrial, farm goods...

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regret number 2 and 3...

windmill...{i know shoot me now...}

barn vents...{it's okay if you think i'm a complete idiot...cause i am...i know...}

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more of sue's goods...

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sue's other booth in the main part...

can you tell how much i *adored* her things???...

regret number 4...

{not pictured because it makes me sick to even think about it...}

a vintage pink, wire laundry basket...

sigh...

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oodles of vintage suitcases..

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regret number 5...

vintage RED dress form...

i'm not even going to tell you how much...

she was gorgeous!!..

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this girl had some MAJOR talent....

can anyone tell who's booth these photos are from??!? i never did find out...

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a little bit from auntie joy...

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worthy goods girls and their booth...

regret number 6...

french wooden baby crib...

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can you believe the talent and all the breath taking goodness going on at monticello?!?

i'm already planning to return in the spring...

do you think it is too soon to ask the husband to drive back up?!? ;0)

more to come tomorrow...

and a special guest here on the prairie later this week...

cannot wait!!! eeee!!!





28 comments:

Lissa said...

Hi Kristin~ We went there too after the barn house event! I bought that old wash basin in the 4th picture down on the right and I already have my herbs growing in it. That was by far my favorite booth! I was drooling over everything in there. If I were rich...

Nice to meet you lady! and your cowboy!

Farmgirl Paints said...

What amazing goodies. Holy cow! And your pics were amazing. Lissa has got to take me there someday:)

Robyn said...

EVERYTHING is so FLIP FLAPPIN FABULOUS! How could you not just die on Vintagitis! I HAVE a little windmill like that. It's one of my very treasured possessions! I had to PRY it from my antique dealer friends hand. I am totally NOT kidding!

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Just Lovely!! WIsh I could have been there!! But the photos were so wonderful, I felt like I was.

All That Jazz said...

Oh wow, it looks amazing! I would love to take a trip down there some time. Fun finds and great stylin' by all the booth vendors, too! You are a great photographer! :)
~michelle~

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

Hey, fellow Prairie Girl...I wish I had stayed at BH long enough to have someone introduce us. I live about 10 minutes from the boys and sometimes get in and out before the crowd heats up...leaving with a lot less money in my pocket and WHOLE-lotta happy in my minivan :)

Monticello provided a lot of happy for me too at their sale. I'm so glad you got to go! The girls there really are artists, aren't they? I bought a windmill for my dining room that I will never part with...I believe it was next to those other giant metal contraptions you captured.
Congrats on a wonderful journey and some terrific images to prove it ;)
Happy fall on the prairie--
Lara

bella said...

Hi Kristen , the booth you were wondering about - that is Diana and Donna's booth ( they are twins ). They Always , always have the best vintage goods and are amazing at display.
did you say another trip in the spring? Is that when you get the calf check ? :)
Sue

bella said...

PS , your new haircut is too cute

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*So many awesome finds!! what did you end up taking home with you? Where was the monticello event? lol..I feel out of the loop not knowing.. Hugs, Rachel~*~*

KarenSue said...

OMGooness! I think I stopped breathing, so many amazing booths.
Maybe someday for me,
Thanks for the great tour.
Happy day to you,
KarenSue

traci said...

wow. i looked through the photos a couple of times. so much great stuff. you need to take a trailer with you.

Anne Marie said...

everything is awesome!! i especially liked that industrial cart...i would have bought that i think!!
xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

cityfarmer said...

I've got me a rash just looking at these things ...
somehow I think I'm related to auntie joy ...tehe

trash talk said...

You little name dropper you...and what great names to drop. I would love to be able to travel to the PNW for the chance to see firsthand what your wonderful photos tell me I'm missing.
Not only do I love Sue's things...I love Sue! She'll be the first person I will want to meet when I finally make it up there!
Thanks for taking me along for the ride.
Debbie

Leah C said...

Just sitting here drooling all over myself...too many lovely treasures! No, not too many, never too many;) Wish I were there to shop!

Glamarella Junk said...

OH MY!!!!Farm Chic Heaven!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this!!
xo Sherry

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

I am not surprised you have some
regrets! Unless you were able to
just bring it all home, there are
bound to be, as everything is
fabulous! I loved the pictures!

Thank you!
Jane
Flora Doora

Cheyenne said...

So many beautiful things...some day a roadtrip might be due to see this for my very own eyes!

Don't feel bad about what you didn't buy...you'll make yourself CRAZY thinking about it...

Lady, you look fantastic, too!

karen★ said...

i didn't even know these things existed until you. you are going to be my muse...& someday when i can run one of these heaven-like booths & my own shop, i will give you the credit for helping me get there.

p.s. how adorable are you? travel hair? pshaawww! you look hot!

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Over-The-Top FaB!*!*! My heart is STILL racing... BeSt DiSpLays...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

hometown girl said...

i would have wandered around with you, lost in all that goodness! wow!! where is this lovely event? your pictures are wonderful and you look cute in your picture! thanks for stopping by :) susan

Laurie said...

Hi Kristin... I wish I could have met you last weekend! I'm glad you had fun and maybe we will meet at Barn House or Monticello this spring. Sounds like a successful trip (with a few minor regrets...) Tell your husband he's amazing for coming with you!!! Rest up...

freckled laundry said...

Oh. my. Monticello. Such beautiful things! You would have had to pry that vintage pink wire basket from my fingers. Ha! Thank goodness you didn't picture it. If ya tell me that it was a faded, ballet slipper pink, I'm going to faint.

Those chunky charms are adorable...it all is.

Thank you so much for sharing. Such inspiration ALWAYS. You mid west gals have all the good vintages and antiques. ;)

Hugs,
Jami

Martha said...

Kristin ~ your pictures are amaaazing and so much talent that you can just see in those pictures...how I would love to go...
I say go in the spring...it's not too early!!!
Loved seeing you in a picture since it is a rarity:)

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh, Sad I missed you at Barn House.Glad you enjoyed your trip here.What a man, to drive you 2000 miles to shop.Gotta Love Him! You looked darling but I know how you feel about being on the road that much icky! I can't wait to see what you took home with you.~Cheers Kim

Monticello Staff said...

Dear Kristen...and I do mean dear,
It was such a pleasure meeting you and having you here. Thank you so much for all your kind words. I'm so happy you had such a good time and found many treasures. Can't wait for your return! ~Joyce

Ormolulu said...

Hi Kristin ~

What a fabulous post on one of my very favorite shops anywhere . . . Monticello! I lived in Portland for 23 years and believe me, it's one of the first places I run to when I visit!! I can see how you spent three hours there--thanks for the tour!!

Debi

P.S. Can we clone your husband?!

Anna said...

Oh.My. Please take me next time...

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