Saturday, I had the pleasure of spending the entire day with sweet Susan at Evelyn and Rose! We had become fast friends through blogging and met up with each other for the first time last spring at The Wrenthan Country Store's "White Event." It was there that we also had the pleasure of meeting Sandi ("A Cottage Muse") and Karen ("A Shabby Moment In Time").
("Moi" and Susan)
When Susan emailed to suggest we meet and go to a few stores in Essex, Ma......well, I was thrilled to say the least!
The White Elephant shops were a treasure trove of lovelies for anyone's palette!
Everything in their "outlet" store is half off as well as a bonus room where everything is 75% off!
(these were in the $5.00 pile!)
Alas...without a truck, we had to leave quite a few tresors behind! (Not to mention that Susan's STEAL of a ladder became our third "picker sister" companion!)
Here are a few tresors of my own.....
a shabby velvet-covered photo album....
...with this sweet picture inside.
The old foil star was an added bonus and, upon closer inspection, this sweet photo was printed in my hometown!!
Yup...Lewiston, Maine! How serendipitous!
(I got the whole book $for 5.00!)
This lovely book was only a dollar!
See the beautiful brass clasp??
A real treasure!
An old book featuring short stories by Edgar Allen Poe was also just a dollar.
WARNING: If Rhonda is reading this...please sit down now and take a few deep breaths before continuing...
Susan spied these and quickly brought them to my attention....
...sweetly bundled and oodles and oodles of gorgeous and beautifully-aged gauze & cheesecloth!!
And ALL for only $6.00!
(Can someone say "Start the car!! Start the car?!")
When I was touring Susan's beautiful and lovingly-decorated home, I spied one of these on her mantle.....
...a worn and rusty... heavy metal piece of architectural salvage.
Lucky for me, she purchased it at The White Elephant and they had MORE!
So I took a few home for my dining room mantle!
(the pair were just $17.50)
All in all, I would have to say that it was just about the best day of pickin' I've had in a long time! And, to spend it alongside sweet Susan was just the icing on the cake!
Now DO go on over and see Susan's newly-opened Etsy Shop: "Evelyn and Rose." You won't be disappointed!
And stay tuned for Part Two of "The Adventures of The Picker Sisters!"
I'm joining Kathleen's Faded Charm Cottage on this gorgeous White Wednesday!