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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

White Wednesday

"Picker Sisters"

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!


  1. Oh my goodness,
    I am dying over all the old doors and vintage ceiling tins. I could have gone crazy there!!! Love your old architectural pieces, they look amazing on your mantle!
    And you 2 are so adorable!!
    Hope you have a glorious day Michelle.

  2. Fabulous finds! Just wondering what your beautiful talent will have you come up with with all those gorgeous finds! love seeing the mantle too, very inspiring! Have to say, it's so cool to see what you look like now - you are as darling as i made you to be in my mind! Hugs!

  3. Sounds like a great day had by all:-) Wish I lived closer so I could join you ladies for a day of pickin'!


  4. Michelle I am dying over this post.
    What fun! This place is like a dream to junkers.
    I adore your little book finds.
    OOh I haven't had a start the car moment in a loooong time. lol
    Sounds like you guys had so much fun.
    What fun to meet up and shop.
    Take care

  5. Gosh what fun...and all of those 'drop dead' gorgeous things, I need a cup of tea and a biscuit to calm me down after that lovely lot xxxx

  6. Wow, das sind wirklich wunderschoene Teile, die Ihr da gefunden habt - schade das USA so weit von uns entfernt ist. Wie gerne würde ichmal in Euren schoenen Antikmaerkten stoebern !!!
    Hab noch einen schoenen Abend

  7. Your finds are gorgeous Michelle! can't wait what you create with the cheesecloth.
    Happy WW.
    XXX Ido

  8. I have to confess, I'm more than a little jealous! Looks like you found a real treasure trove there. I'm hoping to go VERY soon. Can't wait to see Part II from the Picker Sisters Adventures.
    Blessings & hugs,

  9. Ok...you two are way cuter than those other picker sisters!! Looks like you had fun and can't wait to see part II! Love those photos and the book....I would have started the car for you!

  10. How stunning everything is in this post! From the vintage and time worn treasures, to the joy and happiness in the smikes on your faces! Thanks so much for sharing...loved every oozingly, delicious ounce of it

    Ciao Bella


  11. You found some wonderful goodies Michelle!! Lucky you! Wish that place was closer to me. :)

  12. Looks like you ahd a blast! I need to check this out next time I come east!

  13. WOW Michelle, that was treasures just for my heart, too- and maybe dear Rhonda have to breathe seing all those beautiful rolls of cheesecloth and gauze-but I TOO got very big eyes seing all that- MY how gorgeouesly finds, ----a fantastic shop.

  14. Hi Michelle, Oh what a beautiful post, love all the beautiful things you found and love all the beautiful pictures you took. It looks like you both had a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing it with us. I hope all is well. Congratulations on being published, I bought a copy and told my husband that I know her. You are famous now. Have a great day. Hugs, Terri

  15. Incredible finds. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a happy new follower from White Wednesday.

  16. OMGoodness Michelle - those finds are awesome.
    LOVE the cheesecloth - what a great score.
    Love the book and the photos too.
    Looks like the two of you had an awesome day.
    xo Tina

  17. When I saw Susan's post I was hoping you'd do one too. Thanks for sharing....I'm going to try to get there this weekend.

  18. Oh, I'm reliving that wonderful day just by reading your fabulous post. It was such a blast mon amie! I loved every minute and got such a kick out of your excitement over the prices and great finds.
    I love how your treasures look in these gorgeous photos. The Lewiston photo was truly meant to be in your hands. And thank you for being such a good sport about holding that ladder. And it was so nice of you to mention my store!
    Now I've gotta run to get that magazine this week...
    Have a wonderful time in Maine!!!
    - Susan

  19. Oh I wish I was there. I should bring a big cartrailer. So much Ì like.

    Have a nice thursday.


  20. I'm addicted to the show, The Picker Sisters so your title got me! What a fun post. Isn't it wonderful when you connect with new friends through blogging? Looks like you girls had a ball. What amazing finds! We just don't get those goodies here in L.A. so that must be why the Picker sis's go pickin' all around the midwest, etc.
    Thanks for sharing!

  21. That sure looks like my kind of place!

  22. ooooh. fun finds and sounds like a great trip.

    barbara jean

  23. I see a day trip in my future! Gosh I would go right now if I could:)
    You guys are soo cute!


  24. What a lovely way to spend the day!
    enJOY your treasures,

  25. Who loves you baby? Too funny. I love those bundles of fabric gauze, so shabby and English scrim like. You know me well, mon amie.
    And the tin was only $5, hold me back.

    You look like you had a fabulous day, I wish we had a place like that to pick at. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us.

    You are just too cute, Michelle.

  26. Hi sweet girl!!! Can I just say, that I LOVE finally being able to SEE a pic of you girl?!!! You are as gorgeous as your wonderful taste is Michelle! I'm drooling over that baby photograph you snagged...and everything else too :) Thank you for always sharing your beautiful finds.... ~ hugs and love, Dawn

  27. Oh Michelle, What a fabulous shop! I so wish we would have such kind of shops over here, especially with such great prices. Those metal pieces are gorgeous and your other finds are wonderful too. Have fun decorating your mantle!

  28. Wow, that looks like a great place with lots of treasures, glad you girls found some things and had fun!!! :) ♥

  29. Hey Picker sisters, HGTV had a contest in Round Top for possibly finding two new sister pickers! I don't know what happened but hey go to them on facebook and pitch the two of you to them! What the heck!xoxo-cindy

  30. Sounds like so much fun and you make a great pair of picker sisters!! I love your architectural pieces!

  31. What a fabulous day that must have been! So special to share it with a friend. great finds!
    hugs Lynn

  32. Hi Michelle,
    What a real treasure trove you entered! So many great items, how did you ever chose? But as usual you culled the cream of the crop. Love all of your great finds!

  33. Oh my! What treasures! I want to come too :)
    Monica xo


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