I have had so much fun with this Easter Swap! Finding sweet treasures, creating and of course receiving my packages! And I’ve even made some new friends! Swaps are a wonderful way to carve out time to be creative. I hope you will consider participating in the next one. Please be sure and check out these blogs from some of my new friends:
I hope you enjoy all of the fun photos below that were sent in. I apologize that I was not able to use all of them as some files were too large.
Comments are welcome!
You all know I love a good road trip!!! My Junkin’ Travels would take me clear across the Midwest if my hubby would let me!! My boys have learned to love the art of treasure hunting with no choice of their own!!!
I have put together a little Road Trip Love for all you Dirt Road Dreamers & Gravel Travelers that just so happens to coincde with our lovely little event; The Gathering. So don’t say it’s too far away. Make a weekend of it. And if you grab a couple of girlfriends you can split the cost of gas and hotel.
Hotel you say? Why yes I did. St Joseph is one of the few towns in the Midwest that boasts the home of Stoney Creek Inn. My family & I love this sweet spot not only for the rustic decor & indoor pool but it’s friendliness of the staff and cleanliness. And it’s got great rates. In fact!!!! If you mention The Gathering you can score a room for under $100!!! For just $99 buckaroos you can enjoy a lovely room. Give Shawn a call at (816) 901.9600 * 1.800.659.2220.
Now we know that you’re coming to The Gathering on Saturday September 29 between 9-5 (since you’re probably taking a class you’ll be here all day loves!!!) but on your way over you’ll want to stop by the Trash To Treasure Flea Market that opens up at 8 a.m. and supports our local museums which I happen to LOVE. You will find this event at 3406 Frederick Avenue.
Rewind to Thursday evening & Friday September 28. One of my favorite shoppes, Artistic Works by Lu, is hosting a fabulous soiree. Lu’s “Autumn Affair” is September 27 from 4-8 p.m. with a debut of her fall jewelry line and chic fashion trends. You don’t want to miss this event and all of the charming shops in downtown Leavenworth like The Candle Queen Boutique. On Friday swing by Weston, MO (all about 30 minutes from Saint Joseph), Parkville, MO and Platte City, MO for even more unique shopping. Saint Joseph also boasts great shopping that will be represented at The Gathering like Chic Boutique, Kat & Co & The Rusty Chandelier. Savannah, MO (another stone’s throw away) has sweet stores like Heavenly Treasures & the Ivy Cottage. No shortage of goodies to purchase ladies.
After your awesome day on Saturday at The Gathering….Sunday morning you’re ready to go home but not before you hit the Antique Stores along 36 Highway and in Cameron, MO. Right outside of Cameron in a rural community called Hamilton you will find the Barn Gypsy sale which you do not want to miss.
Shop Til You Drop is what gals do best and this is one weekend you can do just that!!!Comments are welcome!
I love to go to the mailbox and see what treasures might arrive. Inspirational magazines, sweet notes from friends, even advertisements from favorite boutiques letting me know about their next event or coupons from Feed Stores!!!
If you remember I had signed up to participate in a Swap from Speckled Egg. The rules were easy to follow and the shopping was oh so fun! And actually very inexpensive. We had to put all of our treasures in one of those large match boxes. I forgot to take pics of the ones I created for my new friends but I did decorate in their favorite colours and used some nature items like nests with felted balls to resemble eggs and moss, my new favorite decorating item!
I was paired up with two amazing artists. Amy from Curly Q Mosiacs & Heather from Speckled Egg. Amy is an awesome designer of paper creations including some really cool calendars. Heather has a fabulous shop where you can order tiny trinkets to create with. Please click on their names above to visit their sites and prepare to be inspired!!!
I hope in the near future to have a Swap organized as well so be looking for the details. It is a fun and inexpensive way to make new friends and receive new goodies and of course get crafty yourselves. If you are interested in participating in my swap please let me know in the Comments below.
Here are the amazing boxes I received.
Comments are welcome!
I have always loved scraps of lace, furniture with chippy paint, jeans with holes in them (anyone remember The Jean Queen…..).
I would rather go antique shopping than to a shopping mall.
I would rather wear jeans that feel like flannel from the wear than button ups & high heels any day.
So when I heard about the Junker’s Ball at Bottom’s Up Antique Market I grabbed my sister in law and we took off for a fabulous day.
Combine shopping for vintage goodies and a party with old prom dresses and cowboy boots?
What’s not to love?
It was right up my alley!
Here are some pics of treasures we found and fun we had.
Comments are welcome!