Well, I know it is Thursday Night and I am just now writing about our fun last weekend, but this week has been extremely busy with planting and bubbles and just enjoying the weather. But here goes... oh, and this is a disclaimer... this post is long with lots of mediocre photos.... I had a baby on my hip the whole time trying to grab my camera.
Last weekend we went to the Bloomin' Garden show like we do every year. They were missing a few of our favorite vendors... Gardenia Liar Lady and Mr. Smokesalot who sells the most amazing citrus trees. But, it was still quite great.
We got to see the wildlife rescue that rehabilitates birds. There was a hawk and a crow. But, most importantly (to baby hughes at least) there was a baby owl. Unfortunately, the owl was in a little box and was quite sleepy... poor thing had fallen out of the tree...so I didn't get a photo. The crow got his attention though... he was very loud. We did find out in the booth next to this one that there is a whole owl sanctuary less than 30 minutes away... we will be checking that out soon.
These lilies were so pretty... and HUGE!
I so wanted one of these, but they were a little more than I wanted to spend.
This was a really neat water feature... too rustic for me, but the sound of the water was great coming off the tin roof
I love wheat grass!
This is part of one of the booths that I am always excited to see at this show...
These canning jars were so neat with their glass lids... I came home with 2!
More vintage goodness!
Wanted it all!! Look at those great urns! And that is a horse waterer... I guess...I really don't know anything about horses
I have always wanted a tole chandelier... this one was petite and so cute
And check out that mirror... I am still regretting leaving that one there!
And, now here is one of my favorite places to visit... this is the booth that Three French Hens and The Roost in Nolensville set up. We actually met these sweet ladies last year at this show and now we drive to Nolensville just to go to these 2 shops. Check out the split peas... I want to buy some and put them in all kinds of stuff.... I just don't like peas!
Wanted this too! Their booth was darling, lots of treasures.
Why oh why did I leave this bin there? Hmm, maybe they still have one.
I also really want one of these necklaces. The colors are so pretty!
I love moss wreaths
And, look at what they did with this brass chandelier... covered it in moss and wrapped the arms in fabric. You can find this type of chandelier at the Habitat Home Store and do the same thing for your garden.
Moving on... so, after I bought a table from that booth (I will show you photos of it in a future post) we left the garden show to go out to Nolensville. We had been there the past weekend and we found this great farmer's stand that was selling ferns and gardenia topiaries amongst other things. Well, his prices couldn't be beat and his Boston ferns were HUGE! Well, we bought 2 gardenia topiaries and some sun ferns for the deck. So, naturally, we went back the following weekend when we had more space and bought the Bostons. It was the weekend of the Buttercup Festival. SO cute! And pretty busy. We didn't get any photos, just because we weren't thinking.
Well, we Mr. Hughes got this one... This was in the back of a little courtyard by a creek. I want this to be my Studio!
We found a great new shop that will be open for once a month sales.... Roses and Rustics. The owner, Jane, has an amazing eye, I will definitely take photos next month at her sale.
After we bought 4 ginormous ferns, we started home. We went through downtown Franklin and stopped by to see Scarlett and stopped by our weekly haunt
Sweet CeCe's. Is Tennessee the only place where Frozen Yogurt is "in" again? This place is too cute and baby hughes adores it. He and I always share and my chocoholic husband gets his own... baby hughes and I prefer the fruity or non- chocolate stuff.
Then, on Sunday, Nana came to watch baby hughes while Mr. Hughes and I went to see this guy at the Ryman:
Can't tell who it is? It is David Gray... one of the best shows ever. He is amazing. And great. And British... have I mentioned I like most things British *wink*
Anyhow, I just found out that he is coming back to Nashville in August with the guy that just blows me away, Ray Lamontagne. LOVE him. And, it will be, I am sure, my all time favorite concert.
So, last weekend was full of fabulousness. And, as I am writing this, I am supposed to be packing for this weekend. We were going to check out some places in North Carolina, but we just don't think baby hughes can take a 7 hour trip this weekend.... teething still and a little grumpy. So, we are going to Chattanooga to the aquarium and stopping in some little towns along the way.
Here's hoping your weekend is muy spectacular!