6.06.2009

the farm chicks show

My sweet friend, Andi, and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at The Farm Chicks Show today. Talk about sensory overload! It took me about 30 minutes to calm down after we walked through the doors.

Everything and anything a vintage girl could ever want was right there before my eyes. We had such a great day. We were so glad to be able to meet Courtney from A Cottage Family!

I will have to say that both Andi and I showed great restraint, and after about 3 1/2 hours of walking around, I had only purchased a belt for $10 (I've been looking for a nice, inexpensive cowgirl-looking belt for about 6 years now), and she had purchased a little type letter. I went looking for very specific things...a red metal tray (nope, didn't find one), vintage pillowcases to make this shirt, and something from The Farm Chicks' area for some kind of souvenir. So, here's what I bought...

these great pillowcases for the shirt I'd like to make,

Farm Chicks tags to label kitchen jars,

a Farm Chicks shirt--I took this picture for my mom :)
If you look closely, you can see my $10 belt.

And here's one more thing I found...a great pair of cowgirl boots! I had to say goodbye to my old boots after I had my twins (my feet grew just a tad). I've been looking for a pair to replace them. I didn't expect to find a pair there at the show today. They're used, but the price was right!

18 comments:

~nanashouse~ said...

You are such a farm chicks babe! Love the shirt, love the belt, love the skinny six pack!

Pamela said...

Jenny, I am so jealous!!! Darn it, I wanted to go so badly (but with airfare and hotel, yada yada) I vow, next with my big sis. I am so glad you got to with a sweet friend and got some super stuff (again, jealous). Thanks for posting about...good things to know. pamela

emyann said...

You are so tiny! 4 kids?!?!?!?! I love my sister!

Jenny said...

I don't know WHAT you guys are talking about...that shirt is a size LARGE! But thanks for the compliments anyway. :)

~nanashouse~ said...

A size large in the ultra hip skinny mom shop! nough said ;)

Diane said...

Great finds! Love that pillowcase (and the top idea) and those boots. BTW, you DO look tiny! :)

The American Homemaker said...

Man, you have a cute figure. LOL

That top will be adorable. I have some pillow cases I've been wanting to do something with, but I'm not exactly liking my body right now, so I'll probably stick with aprons :)

Jen r. said...

Wasn't it a blast? Jen

blondiensc said...

Such an amazing show!! We had so much fun...looks like you came away with some fun finds, love the boots!! Tara

koralee said...

Sounds amazing...i love your farm chicks t-shirt and the boots...i so wanted to go...maybe next year...great blog you have!

Simply Stork said...

I too was at the show...maybe we met each other and didn't know it?

I also got some new boots...what a wonderful time was had by all.

I posted a little mini movie about it today...

stop on by if you get a chance.

http://simplystork.blogspot.com/2009/06/im-back.html

blessings,
~simply stork~

Jeanneoli said...

LOVE those boots! I am so sad that we missed each other. It was a little overwhelming wasn't it. So many amazing things.

Funky Junk Sisters said...

It was so much fun! Maybe you can make it to our show this weekend in Puyallup, Wa. Many of the same vendors will be there!

Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters
http://www.funkyjunksisters.com

Kdottie Designs said...

I have been looking through all the blogs about the Farm Chicks show and camp upon yours! I am so glad I found you and will be back often. I live to far for the show so I will just have to live through others!!

Kim G. said...

What a great weekend! Love the boots! Hope to meet you at next year's show, make a bloggy badge next year!!

thefarmchicks said...

Thank you for visiting the show!
:) Serena

Monica said...

Mom of 4??? You look hot! Wow! Aren't you supposed to have muffin tops and be wearing Mom jeans?

The Cottonwood House said...

I wanted to go but this year our son got married and too much going on during that time. I own a cottage/shabby chic shop and I may need to close it due to the economy. After having it for 6 years it is sad. I may do something like the farm chic events on a smaller scale. We live on 54 acers and it would be a perfect place to do something like that. Love your blog!