Last weekend I escaped for a wonderful relaxing time with a group of dear friends. It was the perfect little retreat, and I loved every minute spent with these girls. Karla invited us to her home, and we spent the days creating together, antiquing together and eating cupcakes together. What more could a girl ask for?
Karla made us all feel so welcome, and didn't mind that we were snapping paparazzi-style photos of her studio. It is a feast for the eyes! We all walked in and just sort of stood there in awe, coveting the space full of beautiful things, with hidden treasures in every nook. See those cabinet doors? They are bursting with vintage hats...and that's just the very tip of the iceberg.
We crafted and crafted until our eyes started to cross. I don't think any of us could keep up with Karla though. She truly lives and breathes art, which is amazing to witness. Beth stopped by too, and joined us for a day of crafting.
We were all loving the Victorian Trading Company store. I didn't realize they had an actual store front. Did you know? A little slice of heaven!
We headed to Missouri for a visit with Carol, and got a chance to see her beautiful new (old) farmhouse. She set such a lovely Spring table for dinner, and once again we became paparazzi snapping photos of her gorgeous home. Cameras were clicking!
Really, I have no words, but it made me want to come home and redecorate my house. You can see pictures of the table setting in Carol's recent blog post. And Jenn has lots of photos of Carol's home and Karla's amazing studio in her recent blog post. It's worth checking out for all the inspiration.
I thought this was a sweet picture of Lori and Carol, in Carol's home.
Here is a shot of Heather photographing the pretty table. The best part about the weekend was that we all "get" each other and appreciate good design, good crafts, good antiquing, and good food!
I hadn't been away from my kids for well over a year, and I came home feeling so REFRESHED, relaxed, inspired and ready to take on the world. How is it that a few days away can do wonders for your soul?
Thank God for girlfriends!