Guess where I went yesterday???
Can you guess who I was with??
Here's another hint.....
Yes, you guessed it. That crazy cajun blogger Jodie!!!
I have been looking forward to this trip for a month now, emailing & texting back & forth. When we finally rolled down her long driveway I didn't even wait for Kevin to put the car in park! I just jumped out & tackled the poor thing. We left the kids & husbands behind to play so we could go shop.
The first time Jodie blogged about this place I went insane! Walking through the door on that ancient paper thin linoleum floor, smelling the mustiness of vintage goods, well.....let me just say it was almost too much for me to bear. I said 'Jodie, I'm having heart palpitations'!
Don't you love the fancy signage they got going on?? Anthropolgie's
got 'nothin' on them!
A whole wall of trims, lace, beautiful velvet ribbon. Perfectly aged from years & years of hanging on the shelf. Honestly, I nearly wet my pants when I saw it all!
Button catalogs, tons of them.....
I've just never seen anything like it.
After shopping we came back to Jodie's for some nourishment & beers. The kids had a blast running around her property, chasing mud bugs.
Then she showed me her 'happy place', where all the magic happens!
Oh I wish I'd had more time, it would have been so much fun to just sit & play with her toys & make things together.
I was dizzy trying to take it all in. So many wonderful things, souvenirs from retreats & blogging friends & everything was displayed so lovely.
I wish this picture was better, but I had to show you. This is one of Jodie's prized treasures. Her friend is holding a sign saying 'hi Jodie' & Tim Holtz pointing at it! So cool!
Jodie & Thad were just the sweetest, funniest, generous people. They made me & my nutty family feel so at home. It all just exceeded my expectations. Tomorrow I'm going to try to post again to show you what I spend 2 months allowance on!
But for now, the kids want to go swimming & we have to check out by noon & get to Mississippi.