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Monday, March 25, 2013

A Long, Plucky Weekend

What a super fun weekend we had.  On Saturday, Maddie, Hanna & I met up with Laurie for lunch then for a studio/home tour.  All I can tell you is that it was everything we had imagined and more.  Laurie does such an amazing job of sharing her whimsical life with all of us through Magpie Ethel that it was just like stepping into the pages of her blog itself.  Thanks again, Laurie for spending the afternoon with us!

Then it was off to a Monticello Antique Marketplace and a ReStore type of store before we headed out to get Plucky with the rest of the Maidens.

At Monticello, Sister & I enjoyed some Mimosa's while we browsed.  Alcohol and antiques may not seem like the best combination but I promise we were careful!  I got some more candy holders while Miss Maddie bought a giant jar of buttons.  She has been so busy sorting them that I never got a chance to take a photo. The jar was full of beautiful colored buttons.  Reds, oranges, purples, blues, and pinks.  Not a black, white, or brown in the bunch!  I swear there has to be some Bakelite mixed in there.  Plus, she spent her report card money on them.  That girl is after my vintage heart.

You know that you are headed into a good show when the booth in the lobby of Plucky Maidens is full of Pyrex. I bought the turquoise 501 before I even stepped in the door of the main show.  The bunny planter and Hazel Atlas monkey shot glass were bought moments later.

I have been eyeballing these tote bags made out of vintage tablecloths for quite a while on Etsy but I have never found one that was big enough.  There were a couple of booths that had them so the only problem I had was picking a pattern!

Since I have such a large collection of vintage tablecloths, something has to be pretty unique to catch my eye.  Both of these prints were like nothing I had so I knew they were coming home with me.

The Plucky Maidens show is in a pretty small and intimate setting but boy do they cram the goods in there!  I am sure you are pretty surprised that this is all I walked out with.  But Maddie, Hanna & I were spending the night in Portland then planning on thrifting our way back down I5 on the way to my house so I had to save my pennies!

Stay tuned for next time when I share all of that thrifting madness with you.  Let me tell you, it was a long day but full of treasures.

Linking up with Sir Thrift-A-LotA Living Space, Junkin Joe, & Magpie Monday.

Until next time,



  1. Was so fun to hang out with you guys for awhile and glad you got to see my studio. Quite a weekend...Plucky, night downtown and browsing for treasures on the way home. Good finds at Plucky!

  2. Ohhhh those tableclothes are amazing. Both are absolute perfection. And shopping with mimosas sounds divine!

  3. That sounds like so much fun! I love the tablecloth bags. I was going to do something kind of like that with one of mine, but I didn't have to guts to cut the table cloth!

  4. So jealous of the fridgie! And the tablecloths are amazing!

  5. Please put it all in that cute bag and send it to me!
    Haa! It's all so cute!
    There is a Pyrex shortage here. I haven't seen a single piece for about two months. Tonight I went to 3 different GW's...nope, not one piece. Something is going on! I'm so glad that you got a chance to hang out with Laurie. That must have been a blast!
    Erica :)
    ps. if Maddie fits in the bag, please toss her in too!

  6. How fun that you got to see Ethel's magical studio, Monticello and Plucky Maidens all in one swoop!! Hope you had a great time and found lots more on your way home. xo

  7. My gosh what a fun trip! I love your new table cloths, I picked up a GREAT vintage "bohemian" table cloth over the weekend to use in an upcoming production of "Alice In Wonderland" I'm REALLY hoping they survive the show because it would be great to use later this summer. I'm wild over that turquoise field with the burgundy and white flowers on it! Glad you all had such a great time:)

  8. How fun to meet a fellow blogger! And to get to visit Laurie's studio?? Even better!! Looks like you came home with some pretty cool treasures!


  9. I bet in a few years, we will be reading Miss Maddie's blog, because you are raising that girl right! She obviously knows how much fun it is to play with buttons!
    Love all of your finds, but especially that tablecloth with the pussy willows on it. I've never seen one like it!

  10. Great finds! Love it all, but those tablecloths are amazing.....I'm drooling here, :) Pam

  11. It's Wednesday now and I'm just seeing this post-what have I been doing.....

    So, this was just a tease as to what you found?? Hah! Nice!

  12. Such lovely finds! I love them all especially the Pyrex and the tablecloths. Thanks so much for dropping by L'Heure Bleue At Home.