Friday, April 2

Remote blogging

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.


A Cottage Muse said...

That store looks so cool! Thanks for sharing...the happiness in your post was great!!

Jennifer@3sonsandadaughter said...

What fun to play with a bloggy friend! Glad y'all had a great time! Can't wait to see your new treasure!!!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

It sounds like you had a fabulous time. Wish I could have joined you at that vintage treasure shop!
Happy Easter.

Linda said...

I am so jealous you got to meet Jodie and shop!!! Wow! Glad you had a fun time.


A virtual wonderland of treasures! Bet you had a blast. Looking forward to seeing your "investments". Y'all have a great trip! ~ Angela

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Lisa ~ Ohhhh girl what a blast blast !! I am sort of jealous I must admit ~

Magda said...

Here in Your post is so much happiness, that I'm happy while I read it!
Happy Easter:)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi, dear Lisa, I knew you two would have a blast together! I wish I could have joined you girls! That shop looks like time had stopped there at one point. What an amazing place! I can imagine that you loved doing some serious shopping there. Jodie's studio is a very inviting room to play and so very well organized compared to mine! Thanks for sharing your fun day with our sweet blogging friend!!!

BellaRosa said...

Lisa amor, what an amazing time you all had! I love all the treasures that you found and that you finally got to meet Jodie! Oh my stars and you got to eat crawdads! did you send me some?? I will diligently check my mail for my meal :) I can't wait for us to get together, I bet our amores would get along great, they seem so much alike, doing things for us that make us so happy! I can read in your post how happy you are, just like I could it in your voice...Have a beautiful time and I hope you find a ton of gorgeous treasures and 2 months worth of allowance??? awwww you bought a plain ticker for me and Dawn to come see you??? You are the bees kness! lol so is this comment long enough for you yet??? Does it compare in length and quality to the one I left for Charlene??? Cause I don't want any more complaints? lol I am gonna start a word count on what I leave on my comments so that everyone is happy :) Give your bebes lots of kisses for me, I swear they are soo adorable!!! Have a beautiful time and a WONDERFUL EASTER! & Be safe on the roads :) Besos to you amor! Rose

ps..ok that was long fingers are tired :)



Jodie (everything vintage) said...

sniff sniff!
Can you turn around and come back??? I promise to get you some more crawfish and there is still plenty of beer in the fridge for Kevin!!!!! The chilllrrrren can have the run of the house and the yard!!! Promise! Just turn around and come back!!!!!
Seriously girl...the pleasure was ALL OURS (especially mine) to have ya'll over.
You and I are such soul sistas...I knew you'd love that old store. IF only I had a dollar for every time you rounded the corner and yelled "Joooooddddddiiiiiieeeeee"...we'd have enough allowance to go shopping again!!!!!
Thank you for the are such a sweetheart and I just love you to DEATH! ooooo til death do us that! hahahahaha
sniff sniff...I miss you!!! I miss the kiddos!!! I miss Kevin!!! I miss Lizzy!!!
ugh I'm so lonesome!
(do I sound desperate?)
I have NO shame...I am desperate!
It was fun girl!
Drive safely and have a wonderful Easter with your family~

ps...I tried to "outdo" Rose on the length of my comment...did I?
She's the "bestest" when it comes to writing a comment story ;)

Anonymous said...

So funny, Lisa! Next time you plan to go on an outing like this no fair if we can't all come along! And that Jodi Girl sure has a lot of NEAT STUFF!!
It sounds like you two have made some wonderful memories!
Hugs! Diane

Linda said...

Hi Lisa- looks like the MOST fun day! So many wondrous goodies...I just hopped over and became a follower there, too! Thanks for sharing your great day with us!!

Claudia said...

I love it when fellow bloggers get to meet in person! Sounds like you two had a fabulous time together. Seriously, that store looks like heaven to me1


sissie said...

Wow Lisa! Are you ok. Between heart palpatations and wetting your britches, I'm glad you survived. Of course, I totally understand. That place looks like a fun place to shop!

Can't wait to see what you bought.
And her studio is amazing.


Robin Thomas said...

Seriously, does Jodie hang out with everyone but me??? Jealous here.

Cathy said...

Stopping by to wish you a beautiful and blessd Easter!


Debby said...

Well I am just so jealous, it sounds like such a wonderful time and oh so much fun. I would truly love to meet Jodie some day she is so darned sweet and I would certainly love to meet you also. Good for you, this post makes me so happy. The store sounds fabulous, well it must be if you were almost wetting your pants..hehehe..

Happy Easter to you and your family.

Inspired-Simplicity said...

Sounds like your on an amazing field trip. We have got to have some time togeather when you get back and catch up.Oh that ribbon made me smile.

Charlene said...

I'm PEA GREEN!!!!!!!!!!! Glad you had soooooooooooo much fun. Can't wait to see the treasures! HUGS!

June said...

Lisa, I think you must have had a great time with Jodie. She rocks!!!!
Now, I cannot wait to see what you brought home from that place! Maybe some gorgeous old velvet???

Rustique Gal said...

Lisa, where IS that place? What fun! All those buttons and ribbons-OOOH!
I can almost taste the crawdads. Now calm down and have fun with it all!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Ok....did I miss it someplace...??

Sounds like you had the best time ever....only one day...that is not NEAR enough time. YOU do need to turn around a go back.


Dorthe said...

Lisa, sweetie, what a dream-tour you had, and sooo many special goodies,it must be like coming into another time, entering such a fantastic place.Can`t wait to see what you found,to make your beautifull art pieces with.
Wishing you a very happy saturday dearest.
Love and hugs,Dorthe

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my gosh I would have wet my pants too xoxoxox Clarice

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a wonderful trip!
Isn't Jodie just great? Y'all obviously had a blast, I can't wait to hang with the two of you at Paper Cowgirl. :-)

Have a wonderful Easter!

Stephanie said...

Where is the store located? So neat. I loved the crawfish picture too. My pawpaw used to cook them. We would get them in the burlap sacks boil them and yum, yum!!!!!!!!!!! I was not cajun enough to eat lots of that yellow fat!!!!

B Adams said...

Love Jodie's crafting space and the way it is set up. Looks like everything would be so handy. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Picture That said...

You must have thought you made it to heaven when got to go shopping at the vintage shop!

Glad you got the opportunity!

We missed you tho!