Luckily, the couple I bought a fabulous old rusty bike from (To place in my yard!) live not too far from me in Oregon City, and they offered to bring it home for me. (I will be meeting up with her at Camas Antiques soon to grab my bike)The Other Tracey had a friend with a booth at the Farm Chicks Show, and they offered to truck her large items (A set of grey and navy blue vintage suitcases, a wooden medic box and seven vintage Flags with a vintage French metal flower bucket!) to Sacramento for her to drive and pick up. (A two hour drive over the mountain for the Other Tracey, who happens to have family in the area as well.)
As for the stash of treasures that did make it into the car for the five and a half hour ride home, there was plenty! I scored 5 vintage camp stools (two metal ones and three wooden ones!) that will be used later this summer when I plan to host y first annual Camp Cupcake with the big-enough Grands. (Labor Day Weekend is the planned date.)
To go along with the camp stools, I landed a boy scout hat, and a girl scout sash full of badges (We will need badges at Camp Cupcake, after all...)
I got a spectacular vintage quilt in whites, creams, and a splash of red. (It was my first purchase, just about 15 minutes inside the grand event.) I also bought an old shutter to use as a table runner, and a white wooden toolbox to set on top of it. I'll show that to you up close and personal tomorrow, all dolled up for the 4th of July!)I got the most incredible silver plate dome that is now proudly hanging on my kitchen wall above a sweet little chalkboard.
My favorite purchase was a vintage laundry cart that I plan to use in my craft room to hold all of my loose snippets of ribbon.
The other Tracey and I both bought quite a lot of vintage flatware. (We both are in mad crazy love with the look of mix-matched flatware on our tables.)
I'm not certain what the Other Tracey's most favorite find was, but I can tell you she bought a lot of table and bed linens.
And all of it was wonderful.
She has a thing for vintage jewelry boxes, and she added another one to her collection. She also bought an enormous amount of unframed oil paintings to make a grouping in her hallway at home.
Oh, the list goes on and on! It was a junker's heaven for sure. The time flew by, and we were on such a steady stream of adrenaline that it felt like one day in Spokane, and not three.
So. Much. Fun.
(I know I keep saying that, but it's true!)