Monday, November 23, 2009

A Girly Get Together

lorelei and kerry
Do you recognize this lovely lady? It's LORELEI EURTO!! Yesterday, I made the 2 hour 30 min trek across the state to visit with my beady pal. You might remember that we got to visit back in the spring when Lorelei came to the Rochester area to buy a wicked cool printers cabinet for beads that I found at a local antique shop. Now it was my turn to go out her way. I was so excited to get to visit. So so excited. I don't a lot of chances to hang out with bead friends as so many of you are out of state. I am so thankful to have gotten the chance to go.

But enough gushing... on to what we got to do. First, I got to check out her super cute house. I loved it! Even better then in the photos she has shared on her blog and OH her beading room... makes a lampworking girl want to start collecting all sorts of beads again. I got to peek at some behind the scene things she has been working on and we played with a few beads. Her work is just so wearable and relaxed. It's wonderful.

We grabbed some lunch at her and her husband's favorite Mexican restaurant and then went antiquing! Can anyone think of a funner day? Hello... hitting an antique mall you have never been to before is that BEST thing to do. THE BEST. We have a similar style one here with lots of little stalls from different dealers. This one was inside what looked to be an old barn. I got lots of photos and goodies too.

hello everyone
toilet pins tin
bottles of buttons
coffee table
antique mall nook
leaded glass window
antique mall from second floor

I seriously, seriously, considered buying that red trunk as a coffee table for my living room. But ended up with a couple of neat tin boxes, a jar of buttons, and a pair of painted sewing table drawers (that I will use to hold art supplies). I could wander in a place like that for HOURS and bring about half the stuff home. LOL... almost everything... I'll leave the giant straw rooster there and the weird glassware. LOL. Lorelei found a bunch of goodies too which I am sure she will be sharing on her blog. Oh and does anyone know what toilet pins are? LOL.

button bounty

After the antique mall we had just a bit more time before I had to head back home. We dumped out our button jars and made lots of trades. Can you believe Lorelei likes green better then blue? She is crazy... what is she thinking?

We are planning to try to get together more often. At the very least, a couple times a year. I know if we lived closer it would be all the time!


TesoriTrovati said...

Hooray for beady friends! And double huzzah for beady friends that live in your state and are willing to drive to visit you!
You girls look like old friends and I am sure that you had way too much fun. You are both people I admire greatly and I thank you for giving us a glimpse into your special day.
Enjoy the day!

Cindy said...

You two are the dynamic duo! :-) I can just FEEL the fun you two had!! Sounds like my dream day too...beads, friends and antiquing (who could ask for more?). I love the pictures you took...lots of things to spy in those shots. Will write ya later..!

rosebud101 said...

How fun is that! I'm glad you had such an amazing time!

Lorelei said...

thanks for putting together such a nice post. I'm sorry I couldn't get my Sh** together to blog all about it but I did link to your post so people could enjoy all of your great pics! I'll be sorting buttons til the cows come home!

Shay Stone said...

What a perfectly fun day you two had!