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April 9, 2008

Feeling Whimsical Today~

Okay, I know it's early~
I'm already looking forward to the weekend~
And, for once - I have a plan!

Having lunch with a friend Thursday (seafood, yum!)
UPDATE: It was great!
Tuna tartare, cashews, chiles & coconut milk
~the weather's getting warm here, so it was perfect.

And here's MY favorite chair:
French, of course!
Janet of Shabbyfufu asked on her blog
What is Your Favorite Chair?
I don't have many chairs, but for some reason,
Lots and lots of tables... hmm???

Can you tell from the picture, I'm in a Whimsical Mood?

I'll be making some new recipes from Rue and Rachel Friday~
Rue's Chicken and Rachel's Biscuits~ sounds like fun...
check out their blogs if you'd like to give it a try too
Maybe I can get our daughter to help with Rachel's biscuits...

Rue says she's nervous about it, don't be nervous Rue~
We all know you're a great cook, the chicken will be great
you didn't leave anything out, did you???

We can compare notes how it all
turned out beautifully!

ANOTHER UPDATE: Next, later...
I'm heading on a road trip to some
Dear friend's whimsical bliss, that's my term, but so true~
Now it's Saturday, we had an emergency!
Teens Needing to Go to Movie Theater
Parent's Plans on Hold until Saturday!!!

To Cathleen's
She's having a Barn Sale ~ surely not to be missed!

I love to go Friday (even though I couldn't - movies),
they've got the
twinkle lights
~ a sparkling so bright ~
and the gift of gab is going strong...

in the barn (not to mention the refreshments)

all at Cathleen's house in the country...


Isn't it darling? I want to fix up (um, have my husband
fix up our icky old garage to look like Cathleen's barn!)




Do you think they'll notice if I move in?
The sale is through Sunday, so maybe

I can at least stay until Sunday evening!


Our house is filled with items from years
of shopping
for these creative junque items!

And okay, I can't end this post without an animal,
in this case, it's Cathleen's cat, Mongo~
isn't he a doll
just watching the magic being created?

Care to meet me there?

Gosh, I'm so proud of myself~
...I'm not a planning type of girl...

Happy Day!

xoxo, Tracie

40 comments:

Lisa Wilson (& Alfie!) at The Pickled Hutch said...

Lucky girl to have something so fun to look forward to! Sigh, I envy you.....And what a great space they have.
Lisa & Alfie

Tracie said...

Lisa,
I am coming to see you soon and I swear I'm not moving from that beach shop and meanwhile, Zeke will keep Alfie company. She can show him the ropes of walking on the beach.
xoxo~Tracie

Mandii said...

Tracie,
thanks for the cheers sweet lady!! Hope you had a lovely lunch thursday Ive just returned from lunch out also!!Was Yummy!!!
Hugs
mands

Alice W. said...

Great photos as usual!!! Your blog has such lucious eyecandy!

Mixing Whimsy said...

WOW Tracie,
What a great post...thank you so much for all the wonderful comments about our Barn Sale. I can't wait to see you. It is people like you that make it all worth while.

If I ever get my hands out of the paint can, maybe I can get a chance to post about my own Barn Sale.

See you at the sale...
HUGS !!!
Cathleen

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Have fun sweet tracie, I have a similar weekend away coming up Saturday week. We are going to hit the antique fairs yay!!
Alicia ~ a bit time worn lol

Fete et Fleur said...

I want to go too! You're going to have fun!!

Nancy

Gail McCormack said...

What a wonderful sale to look forward too, I can see quite a few treasures there I would love to bring home. I'm off to look at Rue's Chicken and Rachel's biscuits, I need some inspiration in the kitchen department. Of course you can't end the post without an animal, glad I'm not the only one...Mongo is adorable I think
great post Tracie
xo

Suzy said...

I wish you a wonderful and fun time actually I know you will. It is always nice to visit nice and dear people. I can't wait to see the photos!

Suzy

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Tracie,
I don't even know where to start.....you have pretty well got your weekend planned. I so want to come to the barn sale. I would pack my sleeping bag and just camp out there. Is that one picture of all the white and iron part of it?? OMG, I am drooling (ohoh need a bib)....How could you do this to me? You may not have a Home Goods but you sure do have a lot of things to make up for it. I can't wait to see what you come home with. And thanks for the comment about my baby Jackson. Isn't he adorable. My daughter took it and so I stole it for my blog. Have a fabulous wonderful blessed fun weekend.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh Tracie,I want to go...pleeeaaassse! It sounds so fun. Hey check out my updated biscuit recipe. I had the temp wrong,and realized this morning when i made them that the liquid was wrong too. These are so yummy! I hope yours turn out good too. Have a fun weekend my dear! Love,Rachel

Counting Your Blessings said...

Next time could you plan to take me? =) That little barn looks scrumptious!! Blessings... Polly

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Oh Tracie, I went on Whimsy's website. OMG, you will have so much fun. Takes lots of pictures for us pretty please. Hey, stop by tomorrow, if I can successfully do it, I am participating in Friday Flea Market. Love ya girl.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I hope your weekend was as fun as the Garden Bloggers Spring Fling in Austin was last weekend for me.

I found your blog through Brenda. She gave you and excellence award. You deserve it!~~Dee

Kari & Kijsa said...

Sounds like so much fun!!! Such a great sale to look forward too!! Have a great weekend!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Sounds so fun..no better way to spend the weekend...
I bet the Kitty will let you stay all weekend
Linda

Rue said...

Hi Tracie!

I'm just now getting here because I've been on the phone all day trying to get info about THE farmhouse. Nothing much yet, but soon it shall be mine wahahahaha LOL Just kidding. Thank you for trying the recipe .....nail biting..... I hope you like it. And no I didn't leave anything out. Cross my heart :) Make sure to tell me if it sucks, so I can put a warning label on it... LOL

That Barn Sale looks wonderful! I wish I could meet you there. How fun would that be?

Have a great time!

hugs,
rue

Siobhan said...

Oh Tracie, you are going to have lots of fun...now...make sure you take a truck...well...why not make it two trucks and a trailor? LOL. OK, im off to catch a flight...im coming with you Tracie...wait for me!!! :)
Siobhan xo

Tracie said...

Okay, girls - I'm renting a semi-truck. Siobhan, I'll pick you up at the airport in it! I think we're meeting LeAnn too and Rachel, Polly, Nancy are coming too in their own trucks. I'm picking sweet Suzy up on the way too, guess I'll share a truck with her... hmmm? Do you think there's enough room for everyone? Of course, the more the merrier!
xoxo~Tracie
How fun for us all.

Jen r. said...

wow. My garage Does not look like that!
Jen R

CIELO said...

Your whimsical table, roses, and garden gadgets are lovely... that photo makes me want to be there, in that fanciful sunny spot of yours :) Take care, mi friend, and have fun in your road trip.

Have a lovely weekend...

Cielo

Rue said...

Tracie,
I hope you do share Axelrod one day. Brownie would love to meet him :) I know he's only 40, but after 30 I don't think age matters anymore ;)

Have a great weekend too!!

hugs,
rue

Lilla Blanka said...

Hello Tracie!

Oh I love the picture of your porch..it looks so cosy, makes me wanna sit there and have a chat with you :)

Wow, and the old shutters in Cathleen's barn are magnificent..want those :)!

I´m feeling much better, thanks for your care *you are the sweetest!!!*

I hope you´ll have a beautfiful weekend!
XO
Mia

Michelle said...

Have a wonderful time ~ your weekends sounds fun.

Michelle

Fete et Fleur said...

How lovely Tracie! So glad you had a goodtime. I hope your having wonderful time tonight too!

Nancy

Glenda said...

I live in Hercules, about an hour and a half away from healdsberg. I think I will be up there tomorrow. It looks wonderful and I love going places I've never been before. I have an SUV with folding down seats. So, I guess I might see a few bloggers up there.
Can't wait.

Glenda

Tracie said...

Hi Glenda,
I left you a comment on your blog - but we had an emergency at our house - teenager needs ride to movie theater with friends - so I really hope to see you at MW tomorrow, that would be great to meet you! How fun!
xo~Tracie

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Ummm who's sending their private jet to come pick me up ?????
Oh please can i come too? I wanna buy all that stuff!

Tracie my lovely you have a great time without us all...alas we can only be there in spirit...because you know we are the little voices whispering in your ear Buy it Tracie Buy it ....LOL

Sweet weekend to you lovely !

xo
Shann

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi!
Sounds like you are having a wonderful time! I loved the pictures of the barn.....filled with all of those goodies..
Hugs,
Penny
p.s. come on over, I am having my 200th post giveaway!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hey there puddin.....Well there must be a reason you didn't make it to the barn last night, besides the fact that daughter needed a ride. We are moms first right? I can't wait till we all get there. Hope Siobhan's flight makes it in. If you get there before I do, please save me something, preferably pink or robins egg blue.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Enchanted Treasures said...

You California girls are the luckiest. Always a fleamarket or barn sale to go to! Wish I could go tooo....Roberta

Siobhan said...

I hope you are having the best weekend..good luck treasure hunting!
Siobhan xo

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Now where is this great sale. What part of Ca? I am in central and I may need to plan a road trip next month!It looks delightful.

Lilla Blanka said...

I just wanted to say HI and take another look at your cosy pictures :)
Have a nice Sunday!
Mia

Mixing Whimsy said...

Hi Tracie,
It was so good to see you yesterday. Thank you so much for coming. Can't wait to read you next post. They are so yummy.

Have a fabulous Sunday...
Cathleen

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Just wanted to stop in and wish you a Happy Sunday!
As always your posts and photos are amazing!
Love to you sweet Tracie,
Jo-Anne

Brook said...

Lovely post with great pics. Thanks for all your sweet comments!

XO
Brook

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Oh Tracie, where are you??? Are you still at the barn?? I miss hearing from you...you must have decided to stay at the barn.......

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Love the roses on the porch and the garden table/shutters display!! So pretty...

Marina Capano said...

Hi! thanks so very much for your nice comments in my blog, I fall in love with your cat!he is so cute! and I love your photos! I am very happy when I am reading your blog! talk with your son!!! see you! XOXOXOXOOXOXO From Argentina.