Last weekend was The Three Speckled Hens Show up in Paso Robles, Ca.
Here are a few images of the event.
We were at the beginning of the early bird line so that was good.
I thought this booth was really creative with the bunting made from quilted pieces.
My sister checking out one of the outdoor booths.
This one from last year is still my favorite.
Loved this footstool, but $350 was bit more than I wanted to pay. But if you could afford it, it would have been a great conversation piece (Sande, I can totally see this in your TV room!)
Two of my favorite local girls, Judy and Deanna from Sorenson Farm Antiques. A little off the beaten path and only open on Sat and Sun, but good junk just the same.
Here are the rest of the items I purchased:
ephemera and a date book from 1917 (love to use these for journaling pages)
A big letter T for a friend...loved the patina so much. Wish they would have had a C!
Big plastic letters (that really spell, SHINE)
After the show we drove back down the coast to San Luis Obispo for lunch here (the raspberry salad is a must) and a bit of shopping at our favorite shop, Ruby Rose.
Next weekend is the Remnants of the Past Show in San Luis Obispo. This show has outgrown the barn that it used to be held in and has now moved to the Mandonna Inn Convention center (since being written up in Country Living Magazine). It will never be as beautiful as the the barn set in the orange groves of the Nipomo mesa but more space means more vendors which is great for us shoppers. Still, it's the only place that I know of to get the engraved pumpkins shown in Heather Ballard's, Souvenir online.
In addition, Brooke Giannetti (Brooke is the genius behind one of my favorite design blogs, Velvet and Linen) will be a guest on Saturday, signing her book, Patina Style. And on Sunday...Susan Branch will be signing her book, Girlfriends Forever.
Hope to see you there!