Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Clayson Farm, Flutterby AND This Weekend - Willow Nest!!

SOOO much to share, but sooooo little time! And let me apologize upfront for not being thorough in the story telling as I should be (there's a lot going on with two shows back-to-back). BUT, let me start by saying our trip to Yakima/Naches was incredible AND was a much needed break away from home. The Clayson Farm American Primitives show was even better than we could have imagined!

Leslee and her family have undoubtedly created one of THE shows of ALL shows in the NW. Their property is the perfect setting...the grass was SOOOO green and lush that I literally had to take off my shoes at certain times during the day so my feet could enjoy what my eyes were envious of.

Joe and I came to the conclusion they must cut and water and nuture it blade-by-blade. The vendors, treasures and food were awesome. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take as many pix as normal (Joe left me in the booth alone with only a portion of the money and the camera for most of the day while he was out shopping and lollygagging).











Special thanks to The Clayson Farm Family for the wonderful invitation and hospitality this past weekend! This show is definitely one of our favorites and certainly one we would never miss. Take a look at some extra pix from our slideshow below...


But what also really made this trip feel more like a vacation than anything else was where we were so priviledged to stay. Kim of Flutterby (one of our favorites stores in Yakima) invited us to stay on her ranch with Joy (and the Bayer Family). Spending time with Kim and getting to know her was such a pleasure. The Ranch soothed our spirits in ways we could have never imagined. AND our dinners with Kim, Joy, Terri, Dave and Little Sammy were a bit out of control as we were loud and obnoxious way beyond their normal hours of operations. If they thought bringing that vacuum cleaner out was going to stop us, they were pretty much wrong. Do they know our Auntie Joy can holler over a vacuum cleaner without skipping a beat???? I was laughing so hard most of the evenings that I didn't have enough napkins to wipe my eyes dry from the all the tears from Joy's funny stories. Our Auntie is something else!!!! We just can't get enough of her. :o)
But the entire time I was at The Ponderosa, we felt the peace of being home with family. AND we just couldn't wait to get out in the morning with our camera to do OUR version of "My Morning Walk." -- Take this LB/RD!! ;o)

What made this trip even more wonderful is the fact that we came home and were welcomed by our dear friends, Linda & Ludmil of Willow Nest. They had been here unloading and setting up for the show this weekend...and, WOW, did they bring some great stuff from Texas...french gowns (1860s-1930s), honey suckle wreaths, German glass glitter, french linens, and of course, several of Ludmil's amazing creations. I promise to post some sneak peeks and directions tomorrow...Stay tuned...


The Boys of Barn House

19 comments:

Florence said...

I can't wait until Saturday. Jermone I need you to show me how to do that slide show presentation, as you all know I take way too many photos. I of course want to share the whole picture which sometimes might be too much. I love my treasure I came home with, thank you both Joe and Jermone.

Sarah said...

What a great post! I just want to sit down, kick my shoes off, sink my toes in that grass and soak in the sights, sounds, and smells. :)

*sigh*

What a great way to start my day. Thanks, boys!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I just can't find the words to say how awesome your creations are, amazing, over the top, pure raw talent! That's what you guys are. You amaze me each time you do a post of your displays, my gosh Ralph Lauren or someone famous should just snatch you guys up to come and decorate their store! Or, here's a thought :) You guys should just come to Texas and help me decorate for the show, but L&L would want you all to themselves!! I hope ya'll have an awesome show with Linda & Ludmil. Will be anxiously waiting for pics...

The Green Pea said...

Great slide show and awesome displays. I really need to make it up there soon. Keep up the wonder sharing of all your shows. Sandi

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

Now how am I supposed to get to sleep on Friday night when you post stuff like that?! Holy crow, I'm excited. I'll be the one with my feet in the air in a box of vintage pillows.
:)
See you Sat!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

lost for words ...
i'll just leave, drooling!
prairiegirl

Anne Marie said...

uh oh....I believe you are becoming quite the photographic rival! (lol)

sounds like you need some more 'lollygagging' ;)

great pictures and post! talk soon.
Anne Marie

Tara said...

Great post as always, I am glad you had time to renew your spirits and enjoy family!! Pictures are lovely...

Maison Douce said...

Sounds like you guys truly had a great time!!! The show looks incredible, and your booth was absolutely beatiful!!!!! I will see you on Saturday!!!
Isabel

flutterby said...

Adam & Little Joe...I had such a fabulous time this weekend getting to know you both a bit better! Soo many laughs, everyone was just a hoot! Hmmm, comedy club in the barn?
The Ponderosa never looked so good, Adam, thanks for such a great slide show!
Reservations set for next year!
See you Saturday.
Kim

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

WOW!!!...I was just hanging on every photo drooling!..great post!

Vilntage Vacuum said...

What a great visit down memory lane! That one photo with the number 45 is so intriguing. You framed it so perfectly I really think it should be entered in a contest somewhere. I hope you don't mind me using it for a desktop pic. Again, thanks for taking us along on your trip.

Tracey said...

Oh I just never get tired of coming to your blog and aaahhhing over your amazing pictures!!

:) T

Queen of Tarte said...

Why is Kim calling you Adam??? Is there a story ther??? So sorry I missed it...see you soon. xoxo Cindy

pam@pixelimpress said...

hey there. met y'all (again) at claysons. great photos! have a great show this weekend. pam

trash talk said...

First, did Linda give y'all my hug and kiss? She better not of kept it for herself!
Second, if lollygagging will get me that look, teach me how to lollygag. Honestly, how do y'all continually come up with the best merchandise I have ever seen? Time and time again, you out do yourselves and it's never the same stuff twice. If it is, you sure know how to market it to look totally different each time. Y'all are...three words...wait for it...Fab U Lous!!!
Debbie

littlebyrd said...

OMG: I LOVE your morning walk. I love that you said take that because it made me laugh out loud. Taken.
You've certainly given me a run for my money on the morning walk pictures! This place look incredible!!! I might be hsowing up after all to the sale as we may not be going out of town :)

Colleen Hickey said...

I die for the stuff in these pictures. I really really need to get up there and meet you guys. Nice job :)

Celticlass said...

What beautiful views.
Thank You,
Erin