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Howdy darlin’s! Well, I’m havin’ a good ol’ time here in sunny Californy! I can’t wait to share with you all of the fun stuff that I’ve been doing and all the adorable gals I’ve met! Here I am on the “beach” with my daughter-in-law Tiffany! Lol! Actually we are at the Vintage Marketplace in Rainbow, California. Come on…I’ll show ya around!

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My daughter-in-law Tiffany made this darling barn-wood sign to sell in my sister Sherry’s booth. So cute!!

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Here I am with my sister Sherry from Glamarella JUnk. Take a look at my photos of her Cowgirl Chic booth…

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Fancy vintage bottles…

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Cute farmgirl candles!

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Here’s another barn-wood sign that Tiffany made! Both signs sold. She’s very creative as you can see!

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Here I am with my dear, dear, gal-pals Abbey and Sara from Sweet Magnolia Farm. These are two of the sweetest girls! And talk about AdOrAbLe stuff! Oh. My. Goodness! Their booth was so…ME! There was gingham everywhere! Everything was so yummy…so farm-y…so down-home charming! I wanted to live there! They said I could… but only for two days… ‘cuz that’s how long the event was. All I can say is that I felt right at home!

sara-and-abbeys-placeSeriously, is this the cutest or what? Come take a closer look…

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Take a look at the ceiling of their tent…Abbey sewed a giant quilt to line it with!

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Their tea towels were just darling too! I took home three of them! You can find them at their Etsy shop! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!

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Love the milk bottle toppers!

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Have I said “darling” yet?

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Looks like wash day down on the farm!

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I also met Eloise the Junk Fairy! So sweet and so delightfully creative!

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She makes these whimsical  Cake covers.

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Take a look at this lamp she made. Just behind the cute burlap flower you can see all the the layers of vintage tart pans and tea pots…it was quite tall and so unique!

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More vintage cuteness!

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This is my friend Joy’s booth from...The Vintage Rabbit! I wish I had my picture taken with her! ;(  I also got to meet a couple  of my super sweet-as-Sugar-Pie-Sistas…Lidy from the French Garden House and Nicki Glade from Mermaid Glade…Hi  Lidy and Nicki!

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Love the giant paper flowers!

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It’s always fun to meet up with Christie Repasy!

Her artwork is amazing and she’s sweet as the roses she paints!

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The Vintage Marketplace was jam-packed with such creative people and goodies! Their next event is in September!

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While in Temecula, I got to spend some time with my darlin’ friend Cat from The Vintage Housewife! We used to be next door neighbors! We sure chatted up a storm, talkin’ about our family, our home and all things Vintage! She’s got on her sweet vintage farm-wife dress…and we were both sporting country-girl pig-tails on this hot summer day! (my fashion-police…my two daughters…weren’t around to tell me not to wear this hair-do! Yee-Haw! LOL! I’m gettin’ a little sassy at my age ain’t I! They really just tease me! They’re findin’ out their mama is a little bit sugar and a bit more spice!)

summerThis past weekend I was so excited to find out that the adorable Heather Bullard was going to be at Vignettes in San Diego! We follow each other’s blog but I had not met her in person yet…so guess where I went with my daughters Summer and Tiffany?

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Vignettes had a sweet welcome sign for Heather!

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Not only does Heather share beautiful and inspiring ideas on her blog with amazing photography, but she is a Contributing Editor to Country Living Magazine AND she’s created her own magazine….SOUVENIR! I have it and love it!

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”  is a seasonal lifestyle magazine featuring gorgeous homes, beautiful ideas for entertaining, delicious recipes, simple crafts, lifestyle and travel stories and amazing shops and collectibles.” ~Souvenir Magazine

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Best of all Heather was an absolute joy to meet in person! She was so warm, gracious, funny, adorable, cheerful, perky,  fun and gorgeous to boot! We gabbed like we were old friends! She has such a sweet nurturing way about her…and I told her so! We found out what a small world it was when she discovered that my daughter-in-law Tiffany graduated from the same college her daughter is attending and the one she graduated from. They also realized they had friends in common! It was such fun! I got to meet her sweet mama and hubby too.

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Heather also has one of the cutest chicken coops in the whole wide world! Her hubby built it! They even offer the plans for it here!

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While at Vignettes, which is located just a few blocks from the Pacific Coast (you can actually look down the street and see the waves crashing on the shore) there was lots of vintage seaside goodness to see!

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I met the gal who created this beautiful space…Robin from Vintage Beach House! Hi Robin!

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Cute flags made from old maps!

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It was a super fun day spent at Vignettes with my two adorables Summer and Tiffany!

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Well, in just a few days I’ll be headin’ back to my home in the Ozarks, sippin’ sweet tea on my front porch…and catching up on my gardening! Until then I hope y’all are enjoying the beautiful summer goodness that the Lord has blessed us with! Hum a happy song today…it will put a spring in your step!

“My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to HIM in song. “~The book of Psalms

Hugs from the Old West!  Wish you were here!

Aunt Ruthie

P. S. Sadly, my music player from “Playlist” has changed their terms…you have to go to their website to hear it :(…so I will be looking for a new server to play music on my blog. If you know of a good blog music player let me know!

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