Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ohio was just plain awesome!

I had such an absolutely fabulous time visiting with Trish from Work in Progress. THANK YOU Trish for your warm hospitality and for inviting us into your home. You have such a beautiful family. I just loved every minute of the trip.

My BFF and I arrived on Thursday and met up with Damaris and Trish for dinner and some scrap shopping (I mean, geez, it was a 2 1/2 hour flight so some retail therapy was in order, right?! LOL!) We went to Archiver's and Cord Camera, two great stores.

The Fall Retreat was great! We each had a 6-foot table to ourselves, shared and laughed so much, we ate yummy food, we scrapped (I made three mini albums: X-mas, Anniversary and Ohio), ate some more, scrapped till the wee hours, got to see some snow falling, and hung out with fabulous women, including Tina, Laina, Kelly, Mary Ann and Stacy. Love them! Check out some pics of our adventure:

After helping Trish prepare for the Fall Retreat at The Bertram Inn and admiring her vintage finds, I really wanted to venture out to Perfectly Charming in Medina... of course, I didn't think Ady and Damaris would be interested since I have been the antiquing junkie lately. We found out it was a 45-minute drive and, after making absolutely sure it was okay with my peeps, away we went on Friday! Yippee!!! Trish had blogged about this store that same week and let me tell you, if you live anywhere near Medina, Ohio, you MUST check out this place. I tell ya, if I lived anywhere near there, I'd be there every other week at least. A mother and daughter team opened the store earlier this year and they have the most beautiful home decor, vintage accessories, furniture, Christmas goodies, etc. at very reasonable prices. If I didn't have to fly home, I would have purchased some more stuff. I was in HEAVEN!!!

This last photo is a chandelier that I just have to have... Santa, if you're listening, please find a way to ship it to me in Miami... Pretty, please!!! With sugar on top... I'm in the process of finishing my scrap room and it would look perfect in my happy space!

I'll leave you with these pics of Trish's home, including her awesome cornucopia... what a delight!!! I want to be her when I grow up and have kids. LOL!!!

Peace to all and have a Happy Thanksgiving... I have been missing my Mami and my Mom a lot these past few days... it's going to be a tough holiday season, but I'm confronting it one day at a time. Hugs!


Ady said...

Those pictures are fantastic. I can't wait to scrap them... I had such a wonderful time too.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you had such and amazing time - you certainly deserve it!!
the photos are gorgeous - it makes me miss the Great White North!


Damaris said...

Hey girl, great pics. You crack me up...I did the antique thing 13 years ago...I had no clue that was your thing go figure!!! I had a great time with all of you. It was a great trip. Let's see what adventures the new year brings! I am sending you a big hug. I so understand about mami..sending you some happy thoughts.

Trish said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE you!! Holy cow--what a sweet post from you!! I miss you all so much already, it is hard to believe how quickly time passed. Makes me sad now. I hope and pray we can hook up soon in FL and I can thaw my ass out. ha. That might take a while...

I am so glad you had fun on your whirlwind trip. You are welcome in our home anytime--and next time stay even longer! We MUST go hit shops together next time, promise? Love those pics!!

Hugs to you my dear friend!

Balou said...

GREAT pics!! Love the one of the three of you in black. Really pretty.

bwgayoso said...

Awesome pictures! Can't wait to see those scrapped : )

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like you have had the most awesome time! Nothing better than a recharge with some friends.

Anonymous said...

Vane - your trip sounds like so much fun! I hope you had a great thanksgiving and I promise to keep up on your blog a little more regularly:)