Thursday, October 25, 2012

So Much to show & to tell you all!


Well, as of today, I finally got through my pics from Eau Claire and Minneapolis and decided to start to share them. I have had a hard “reentry” so to speak, spent a couple of days just sleeping and resting.  I can’t possibly put all the photos in one post, but I am wanted to start with the visit to Deb and Tammy’s part of the world. If you ever get to Minneapolis, you have to meet these two women, they are both a couple of hoots! :)  And wonderful hostesses.  Linda and me felt so very special, and like we had known them forever….

If you read Tammy and Deb’s blogs, you already know about the fun, but I wanted to share a few photos I took…..we went so many places, and I have forgotten the names except the first one…The Pink Famingo!


This is Deb, the owner and Tammy, and a big stuffed pink flamingo!

And some of the goodies they had….




( If there had been a blue or green stripe, these would have come home with me!)



I got a photo of this to show my husband…..:)


This was a beautiful light in my favorite spot! ( What was this place called again, girls?)  Old and new all together and merchandised so beautifully!


I SO wish there was a way to get one of these vintage sleds home…notice the large Campbell’s coloring book, it was easily 2 feet tall.  Really cute, but again, how do you get something that large home where it doesn’t cost a fortune?.


This was one of their vignettes, isn’t it just so pretty?  Tammy and Deb hamming it up for the camera…lol

This is a lovely shot of Tammy’s dining room,

IMG_1230IMG_2966 They both had wonderful goodie bags for me, full of fun items!  I will show you a few later as I haven’t taken photos yet, but one of the goodies is going on my vintage yellow/red table in my kitchen as a runner!

This trip was so fun, but with an almost 2 hour drive, to be there at 10:00a.m.  and staying until 7:00 p.m. ( I was right outside of Mall of America, I had to see Archivers, right?), both Linda and me had a bit of a hard time getting out of the car in Eau Claire…:)  Oh and Tammy, we totally forgot to look at your car!!!!  Linda and me were halfway home when we realized we didn’t go into your garage!  Next time!  I know I changed the plans a bit, but still wished we could have seen it.  That was one of the few nice, sunny days we had while I was up in Wisconsin.

Oh and the weather while I was there?????  A lot of…


Little town of Bloomer ( cold, grey and windy)


My cousin Jackie’s deck in Elmwood ( wet, cold, grey and windy)


Yup….fog and you could see your breath!


Un-huh….frozen bird bath!  The weather wasn’t being too cooperative, and fall was just about gone when I got there.  There were probably as many nice days and grey ones in the whole visit, it just didn’t feel that way. lol

I will be honest, it was really tough this time with the RA, but I wouldn’t have missed it for the world! ( come on Orencia, start working!)  I just wish I hadn’t felt so punkie about four days in, that lasted almost until the day I left.  No matter what though, it was so good to be home with my family!!!!!


Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I'm so glad that you had such a good time on your trip! It looks like you, Tammy, and Deb made it to a lot of cute shops!
It SNOWED here in MN today! So at least you missed that!
I'm sorry that your R.A. is bad right now. I have it as well, and my Cymzia is not working. I've been on just about every drug they make (seriously). Thinking about going back to Remicade infusions. Anyway-I sure hope that your Orencia kicks in soon!
Enjoyed your pics!
Erica :)

vivian said...

Hi Sandy. How nice that you were able to go. I'm glad that you had fun and got to meet the girls. and that your RA didnt ruin your trip..
One of my girlfriends has RA and takes shots for it every saturday morning and then goes for infusions once a month. but shes having a rough time with hers right now too.
Maybe its the time of year. I hope your medication kicks in soon! Happy friday!! happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a great time, Sandy! Thanks for the pics! Hope you're feeling much better soon.

Hearts Turned said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time, Sandy! Love all your pictures--and the Pink Flamingo looks fabulous! Wish I had an antiques shop around here like that! Mine's soooo over-priced!

Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend!


Fran said...

Thank you for sharing your photos! Looks like you had a wonderful time, despite the weather.

So sorry to hear about your RA acting up, sending lots of positive vibes your way and hoping the Orencia kicks in. Next month will be one year since I started giving my daughter Humira shots, I don't even want to say anything and jinx us but I hope you reach a remission soon! :) --Fran

RetroSandie said...

Glad you had a nice time, Sandy!! I love the pictures. It does look like one of those shops you have to go around several times in just to see everything!!

★Carol★ said...

Looks like you had a blast with two of my favorite blog ladies! Hope you're feeling better!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Thanks for sharing your fun with us. =) Maybe someday I will head north to visit them, too. =)


Hi Sandy!
Great photos! I'll have to make a copy of the one of the 4 of us! Sorry to hear that your trip really wore you out :(
Did you give Meri her little gift?
Take it easy!

Perfectly Printed said...

So glad to hear you had such a good time!! I love seeing all the pictures!!


Unknown said...

Sandy, What a fun trip for you. How I would love to meet all of you some day. Such cute photos, you can just see how much you all enjoyed each other's company. E

Martha said...

Looks like a fun time and a nice trip!

craftyles said...

Sandy, It looks you all had so much fun. What nice shops. Glad you are home and resting up.

Tammy's in Love said...

A good time was had by all! The name of the store with the beautiful chandy is Touch of Home. I will put it on our list of where to go again next time you come and visit me as the 'other cousin'!


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