This blogworld has opened so many doors to special friendships these last 2 years for me and one of them is dear Layla, that you probably all know and love too, from The Lettered Cottage. If you haven’t visited her yet, you really must. She is talented, sweet, and so genuine and we got to finally meet up in person this week for a day of antiquing and lunch, after chatting online and on the phone these last few months.
She is exactly as I knew she would be and I just love this girl and am cheering her on from the sidelines. Isn’t she gorgeous? She’s as beautiful inside as she is outside. We met up in Montgomery, AL at the Eastbrook Flea market which is very close to her and about and hour and 1/2 from me.
We had lunch next door at a wonderful Thai place and this is Cathy from the area who also joined us for the day. She’s a sweetie too and we all had a great time chatting and browsing. Meeting other bloggers is just like meeting an old friend, truly!
So, come on along for a little antiquing with us. I spotted this really great looking bamboo bakers rack that was so pretty and only $119, a great price I thought. I racked my brain trying to think of where I could put it and came up empty.
I could see this in a big bathroom filled with fluffy towels and containers of bath stuff. Someone needs to buy this! It’s a very unique piece.
Did you know they are making these old-timey gliders again? This set is new but in the old style. So cute!
Layla had spotted this piece already and I think blogged about it, but it’s a really pretty old looking island in that beautiful shade of blue that we all love.
Layla was checking out this iron candleholder, but decided against it. That’s the thing with antiquing. You pick things up and then put them back when something better comes along.
This old mantel caught our eye too.
And this booth made tables out of reclaimed wood that was very stylish.
Another reclaimed wood table all set for spring.
I found a pretty black and white toile chair that I really loved and had to try out.
Can you see why I loved it?
Layla and I both loved this old window made into a coffee table. Isn’t that the neatest piece with the letters on the wood piece inside too?
All I got were 2 white pieces to add to my collection, a planter on the left and a cute rustic mixing bowl on the right, so I only spent $7.
Fun day, great friends! Doesn’t get any better.
Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com says
How fun this must have been! I love it. Love seeing what you were looking at and the great time you must have had!
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
Thank you ALL!
Linda, I had to delete Carrie, unfortunately some people have no manners. Besides, she is totally wrong anyway in her assumptions.
[email protected] Porch Musings says
Hi Rhoda…looks like a fun day! I would love to have one of those reclaimed wood tables for the dining area, here at the condo. It would be just the ticket!!
Oh, how fun! I LOVE that window/table! When we redo our kitchen windows I will most definitely do that with my old ones! That is gorgeous!
Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me says
Looks like such a fun day! I’m lovin’ some of that stuff myself!
Julia @ Hooked on Houses says
Wow! Looks like all kinds of great stuff. I want one of those old-time gliders. It surprised me when you said that one was actually new.
How fun that you got to meet Layla and Cathy and shop together. Wish I could’ve been there with you. I see a few things I would’ve loved to have brought home with me. 🙂
How fun! I love Layla, too. What a talented, sweet yourg woman she is! The b/w chair is so YOU, Rhoda. Somehow, I’m guessing we’ll be seeing a version of it in your home at some point, maybe an office chair?
Twice as Nice says
Rhoda~ I’m so glad you girls got together for a fun day. Is that Layla a cutie patootie or what? She has such style. I’m so jealous of your get togethers and wish I lived closer. Then again I probably would have needed a U-Haul cause I don’t know it I could have passed up some of that stuff!!
You both are beautiful.It is settled I can’t meet either of you in real life.I would be intimidated.The story beauty and the beast comes to mind,lol.Of course unless you have a garage sale this year,if so,Im there!
I lovee the island.I so need that!
What a fun day. I’m so jealous! You and Layla look like you could be sisters! … definitely kindred spirits, how fun.
Thanks for sharing your fun outing.
Oh it looks like you guys had a lot of fun! Everything there is so neat! Thanks for sharing pictures.
All the best,
Misti of Studio M Designs says
OH I would love to hang out and shop with you guys! I bet that was FUN. That window table is so original, love the inside. And the island. ahhhhhhhhhhh.Love at first site!
Sher's Creative Expressions says
Rhoda, you must go back and buy yourself that baker’s rack. It would be perfect painted with outdoor paint and placed in your patio redo outside!!! Run, drive fast (but safely) and get that baker’s rack! Think of all the great things it could hold while entertaining outside!!
Cote de Texas says
i am SO jealous!!!! y’all look so adorable and I wish I was there with you!!!
Can’t believe you didn’t come home with that chair…it looked like it was made for you! Looks like you all had a great day.
Susan Lang @ Designin/g Your Dream Home says
Thanks for sharing your fun day! The mantle is what caught my eye.
Laura @ the shorehouse. says
A fun day with friends for under 10 bucks is even better! 🙂
Great pictures of your trip…as always.
funky bag freak says
Sounds like a fabulous day! Both of you are adorable.
Extreme Home Renos says
Awesome… I've really enjoyed this story Rhoda!
And I so want that window coffee table! Fabulous inspiration.
Thanks for sharing and visiting. 🙂
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Darlene - Our Creative Life says
Sounds like you had a lovely day! Love that coffee table!! Hey just wanted to let you know your rug is taking off…have gotten 4 orders for animal print initial inlay rugs! Thanks for the new design idea…I never even thought of it untill you mentioned that combo.
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