Thursday, August 11, 2011

The French Nest and Friends!

Wow!  Today was a wonderful day!

I had the absolute joy of meeting not one,
but TWO, blog friends in person,
AND
visited the amazing store,
FRENCH NEST
in College Park!


and what a fun, energetic, gregarious, and
incredibly creative woman she is!


Carol has such a generous spirit, and shares
2  wonderful, detailed, tutorials each week on her blog!
And she is just FULL of ideas and inspiration!!
You must go meet her for yourself!!
You'll be glad you did!!

We chatted and shopped, and ooo-ed and ahh-ed at
the fabulous displays, and chatted and shopped some
more and then enjoyed lunch together at the little cafe
next door.  Simply delightful!
Thank you Carol!!!!

{one of my favorite displays!!}

I did find a few treasures for MOI!!
I actually DIDN'T buy anything for the shop!!
{oh except maybe some more vintage buttons} :o)

The French Nest is packed full of all manner
of vintage yumminess!!  If you live in or visit the
Orlando area, this store is a definite MUST SEE!

We were in there for 1 1/2 hours, and I still
didn't get a close look at everything!
This shop is truly a feast for the soul!

The first step inside is unbelievable!!


I somehow missed the contents of this display except
for the photo!!  But I WILL be going back!!




A chicken wire and shell crown!  So imaginative!

The center of an awesome tote bag!

This room in the back was utterly charming!






After Carol and I parted, I headed over to Susie's house
to pick up some items I purchased from her Etsy shop, LemonVerbena.

Susie's blog is From My Home to Yours, and I just
have to tell you that Susie is wonderfully warm and welcoming
as is her home!  She greeted me with a hug, and I immediately
felt I was in the company of an old friend!!

Her home is absolutely enchanting, and full of
chippy, vintage delights!  I had soo much fun
looking at her fabulous vignettes!  She is blessed with
a wonderful eye for design!!  I could have stayed
and chatted for hours...next visit I will!

Thank you sooo much Susie!!
It was a real joy to get to know you a bit!

Well, my cup runneth over!
And I am off to create a bit and then to bed!


OH!!!  I forgot to tell you!!
I have my computer back!!
So I will spend the weekend snapping, editing,
and listing items for the shop!! 

WOOHOO!!!

Have a fantastic Friday!!!
Big Squishy Hugs,


17 comments:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Becky, you are way to sweet! What a fun day and pleasure meeting you! I saw things in the pictures that I did not see when I was there! These photo's are gorgeous!!! Maybe next time we go in they will give us a fabulous discount for all this advertising LOL! It is so crazy to meet fellow bloggers, we are true kindred spirits, we could have talked for 24 hour straight and still not have been finished! Until we meet again my friend!!!

Carol

Jeanne said...

Hello my dear friend, I am home from Canada and entertaining my sister-in-law and her hubs. This summer has been unbelievably busy. From several weeks in Maine and then time in Canada, time for me has been nil. Time for visiting my special friends even less. I have missed you Becky.
How wonderful to meet more blog friends. I am amazed at the dear friends I have made this way. That would be you Becky. smile.

I must go to that shop in Orlando the next time we are there. It has beautiful things. I can see why you loved it so much. The bonus is meeting and making a new friend. Two new friends is even better.

I' glad you are so happy and I hope you are well. How is your new baby grand? I need time to check your latest posts.

Blessings and love to you and yours,
Jeanne

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'll be watching the shop then, Becky! It sounds like you had a great time with some new great friends!

Marydon said...

What a lovely time you two had ... wish we could have all joined you. What a party then! Love the beautiful treasures you saw.

Would you be so kind to leave a comment on my BLOG ONLY, for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. Charlie, 8 yr. old, & his story are fabulous. Every comment brings us a $1 for the next person that will be sponsored.

Have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs,
TTFN ~
Marydon

IMPRESSION "ein lebensgefühl-emotion of life said...

WOW, what a great shop !!!!!
Love your pic!!!!
hugs,
Elvira

Jane said...

I am thinking that we need a road trip. This place looks like a wonderful treasure chest! (I know Becky of One Shabby Old House would really LOVE this.)

Isn't it a joy to meet blog friends?!! It still amazes me that these ladies seem like old friends from the very moment you meet... That's how I felt when you and I met in Lakeland. We just have to get together again...soon.
Hugs,
Jane

NanaNor's said...

Hi sweetie, Loved hearing about your time with new blogging buddies and seeing the photos of the shop...you and I would have soooo much fun!
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
Love, Nor

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Thanks for sharing all the beautiful photos. Isn't it exciting when you get a chance to meet your blogland friends in person. It's like an extended family. Looks like you had a great time.

Vicki said...

Hey there! How were the prices at French Nest? I haven't been there yet. I've met Carol and Susie too. They are the sweetest. I hope we can connect soon! Take care.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Becky....it was really awesome to meet you as well. I truly enjoyed our visit and look forward to our next meeting!

So, now I am gonna have to get over to The French Nest....love your pics!

Have a blessed weekend, my new friend,

Susie

Tami said...

Oh my goodness, you know I am loving everyone of those pictures....silver, shells and string, OH MY!!

Lot's of love,
Tami

Petite Michelle Louise said...

there is no greater joy than meeting a kindred spirt in person...lucky you..sigh...

Kar said...

That looks like the cutest little shop! I would get in trouble in there, buying everything. :) Have a great weekend Becky. Glad to see that you have your computer back. How's your little grandy doing?

Hugs!!!!

Elena said...

How fun to meet some fellow bloggers! The store is absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing all the pics!

Tynk said...

Ah.. I just LOVE that store! I made my first trip there with Mr. Ruffles last Saturday.. looks like we just missed the both of you!

Kasia said...

Oh the wonderful stuff! these are stunning, made my Saturday! Glad to see you hanging out with bloggy friends ;) I went on over to see and I fell in love with her blog too! :D Thank you!!!

Hugs,

Bohemian said...

What a great Shop... I love Vintage Suitcases, I want that top one, it matches some I already have! Glad to have discovered your Beautiful Blog this evening via the White Wednesday Blog Party.

Dawn... The Bohemian

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