Monday, March 1, 2010

My first Blogger meeting and a little shopping

A few weeks ago I got an email from
asking me if I knew about an antique and collections show in
Naugatuck Ct.

She and her daughter Nicole were doing that show for the first time,
in the past having only just shopped there.
I thought sure, why not in the middle of Winter!!!!!....
months from me going to a fleamarket.
I had met Debra thru White Wednesday and loved her blog
and her look so I knew it would be fun.
I got my favorite shopping pals to come along.
Kathleen and Paula.
No arm twisting required!
I had never been to Naugatuck. Sounded like it should have been
on the East side of the state.
Everything there has a "tuck" at the end of it...))
but it was near Waterbury more in the middle of the state.
We live in such a small state. I know for some of you
from one end of your state to the other
can seems like an eternity.
I don't particularly like to drive so
my little state suits me fine.
It was being held at the High School so it wasn't fancy
and there wasn't anything large like furniture but mostly little treasures of
jewelry and vintage we had fun looking thru
all the goodies. It was the kind of show that you really
had to keep your eyes peeled.
Just the kind of place we all love.

Then we got to Debra's and her daughter Nicole's booth
which was much more decorated with an eye for design.
See all your yummy items from her booth?
Her and her talented daughter make pillows too and handbags.

Aren't they cute together? She's the first person I've met in blogland.
I was trying to not be too nervous:) lol
Her and her daughter are as sweet as they come, just as they seem on their blog.
We were talking like old friends in no time.

Her booth was filled with 50's vintage colors and some Victorian.
It had such a feminine touch that really appealed to us
and I'm sure all of you out there.

I bought the cutest white beaded bag.

A set of 3 glass etched apothacary bottles
and vintage postcards.

Kathleen picked up this adorable vintage hat decorated with sweet milinery.
Maybe she'll wear it for Easter?
We made our way around to all the booths
making sure we didn't miss anything.
Kathleen's a linen girl and is always looking for something new

I didn't get this silver bag. Looking at it I wished I had.
I was saving my money for an old book I saw which I'll share on
another post.
I took pictures of the things Paula bought that
I'll show on Wednesday too...
White of course!
Afterwards we left we went to lunch.....

at "First and Last" in Middletown on Main Street.
Paula's being shy :)) and Kathleen is just rummaging thru
her bag I call "the suitcase". It's the "in" thing.
Big Bags!!!
I'm just jealous because it's too FAB!
I was famished and had the brunch buffet
and had 3 plate full....which of course everyone noticed....
mostly salad I protested.
I was so full but the food was amazing.
For dessert they had a tirimisu pudding that was
out of this world!
I shared it with Paula.
Good thing I was so full I would have gone for seconds on that one.
Next time I'll start with dessert!
We all had a great day!!!
and we'll do it again next year!!!!
Thanks Debra for letting me know about
the show.
Isn't blogging great????


Susan S. said...

Yes.....BLOGGING IS WONDERFUL! I haven't yet met anyone in "real life" but how cool that YOU have! That shopping trip (and the lunch) sounds great. How lucky to have hooked up with some like minded friends!

Rostrose said...

Oh, what a wonderful place! I am sure you enjoyed it very much (and I am a bit sad to live sooo far away! Would have been wonderful to join your nice meeting!)
Hugs, Traude

Laura said...

It looks like you had so much fun and without me! Boohoo! Great pics....thanks for taking me along with you virtually!
Take care!
Laura :)

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

It is fun to meet other bloggers. I really enjoyed the Chicagoland Bloggers Get together, The show looks like fun. How far did you have to drive? Do you realize how far I would have to go if I went to the southern tip of Illinois. Not a distance I would drive for a day trip. xo Joan

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

What a lovely blog!!!

Giulia said...

Thanks for taking us along. This was fun, C.

Mélanie said...

Blogging is the most fabulous things. I met some wonderful poeple through blogland. The 1st time you meet a blogger is such a wonderful experience. Love your pics. Can't wait to see the photo of your book

Tallulah Antiques Closet said...

That looked like a good show with a lot of treasures. How I luv treasure hunting at flea markets, We go to the Rose Bowl and to Long Beach once in a while those are great shows. Thanks for share your photos. Julian

Kathleen said...

No dishes?? Show me the dishes, LOL
Glad you had fun..
I am meeting my dish addicted blogger friend tomorrow to show our favorite junktique place!

slommler said...

Looks like you had a delightful time!! And meeting up with blog friends is the best thing ever!! Love the photos! Some nice treasures there.

oldgreymare said...

You lucky girl!

Some day, you and me pal, maybe in NY this fall? Who shall we have join us?


BellaRosa said...

Carole amor, what an amazing place to go and see so many beautiful treasures :) And how great is got to meet some people from blogland...too great I say :) I can't wait to see what beauties you all found on your next post...Hey...dessert first...words to live by :) Besos, Rose

Gigi said...

Oh, Carole, it looks like you had a blast! What great finds at the show, and lunch sounds delicious--plus tiramisu!! One of my favorites.

You are so right; blogging IS great. xoxo Gigi

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Carole
This show looks like it was a lot of fun.. and love all the items you have shown us today... and bought.. I do so love beaded bags and don't have nearly enough!! haha.. That silver purse is great.. I would have snaffled that one definitely.. Well Debra and Nicole do look cute together.. hehe it must have been fun to meet up with another blogger!! strange.. but fun...I'll pop over to her blog and tell her Carole sent me!! Have a great week and I'll see you on White Wednesday.. xx Julie

Barbara Jean said...

Wonderfully fun post!

Thanks for sharing all the pics.
I would have loved to see it all.


barbara jean

Denise said...

Yes indeed blogging is great! Just today another vendor at our antique mall said she was lacking in inspiration lately. I told her, "I know just what you need to do......" where better to find inspiration than in blogland!

trash talk said...

It is fun to get to meet the folks we visit with each day! I wish you could come to Texas for the spring show. I've gotten to meet so many wonderful bloggers there, even some from Canada!
It would be a treat to get to meet you!

Jacqueline said...

Dear Carole,
How lovely to have met up with a blogging friend. Did you talk about all of us ? haha I love Paula and Kathleen, hiding !! What lovely things there were at the Antiques Show. I think that I would have to have had that gunmetal/silver beaded bag. Sorry, I know you wished that you had bought it. There's nothing worse than coming home, wishing that you'd bought something. It's not like a high street store, where you can go back and get it.... I am looking forward to seeing the old book that you bought.
Looks as if you all had a great lunch at 'First and Last'. I love the photos on the wall and the food sounded delicious. You lot cetainly make the most of your days out !!
Have a lovely week Carole. XXXX

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

It looks like you had a great time, found lovely treasures and had some good food! How wonderful that you could meet with some blogfriends! I would have been very excited too.

Boxwood Cottage said...

Yep it is! Oh you lucky girls, looks like you had a fabulous time!!!
xoxo Carola

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Wow that looks like a lot of fun.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

Blogging is great! ... glad that you had a fun day out. I saw so many things I would love to have been there to buy, those cards of antique buttons and the lace and hats.

Happy week
Carolyn said...

OMG Carol!!!! What a beautiful post. And what you have done with those photos is awesome!!! Thank you soooo much for the nice comments and for photoshopping out my I am so on a diet:) I was just so happy that I was able to meet you:) You are as sweet as they come!!!I have to call Nicole now and tell her to stop over and see. Don't forget the show in Middletown on Sunday. Maybe that silver purse will be there again:)
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Average Terran said...

Truly wonderful! I would be truly honored if you gave your poetic advice on my blogs of poetry and follow them.

Grant Guda
The Wannabe Poet

Renee Finberg said...

blogging is a blast.

so many people to connect to....
and we, as you have done,
connect with just the ones we need in our lives.

hugs to
and that was a great adventure!

June said...

Carole you lucky, lucky girl, getting to meet Debra and Nicole! They really are darling in that picture. Hard to tell who is mom and who is daughter!
Dang, I would almost drive over there to get the little silver purse. So pretty. I'm glad you and your gal pals had such a great time!

Rosemary said...

It's so great Carole!
What fun!!
Great photos too!

Anonymous said...

Hey Carri!

Anonymous said...

Carri, You take the best pix! Love love love my hat! I could hear it scream'n for me to buy it! Intend to wear it on the NJ beach this summer along w/my NKamali cream swim suit-talk 'bout blast from the past! Carri, we should fly out to the coast & invade the Rose Bowl-bet we'd find fab treasures there; but I'm still trying to talk u, Paula & Ginny into flea'n in Paris! I'll get us there yet....! This is my 1st comment on a blog-it's fun! Should I start my own?? (Haha)
Au Revoir!