Garden Club

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 |
Bright (not so much) and early Saturday morning a sweet friend and I grabbed our coffee and headed for Essex.
Each year the Garden Club hosts a plant sale on Mother's Day weekend. It begins when the bell rings at 9am. I'll give you a hint ... if you want the "good stuff" you need to be in line by 8am.

While waiting in line, you get to know those around you, share a few gardening secrets, have that second cup of coffee and perhaps a homemade treat made by these lovely ladies.

There is also a Treasures sale ... I'm so using that line when we have our tag sale ;)
They have some home good items as well as garden goodies. I did have my eye on a couple topiary fences but they were quickly nabbed ~ darn!

I wasn't able to take as many pictures as I would have liked due to the relentless drizzle. Note the white tents with the their shop signs. So cute. The Garden Club members all wore hats decorated with flowers. So much classier than name tags don't you think?

On the other side of The Green there were annuals to be found, succulents in handmade cement urns and beautiful herbs. I did pick up a beautiful pot of herbs to give to the hostess of the party that we attend Saturday night.

This was my first round ~ I managed to grab the desired shade plants on my list. Within a matter of minutes the entire back of my SUV was filled to capacity as well as the back seats.
The best part of these sales are the prices ... CHEAP!

Jane and I did a little poking around in the local shops. I am on the hunt for dresses to wear to the weddings we are invited to this summer.
We rested our weary feet while enjoying a delicious lunch with a glass of wine ~ living the life! :)

It was the perfect day with the exception of the torrential down poor that caught us unprepared ~ wet is an understatement.

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Seersucker Scrapper said...

Sounds like a fun day! I wish I had more of a green thumb. Mine is more black. :)

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Not only does that sound like so much fun and right up my alley, but the ambiance is gorgeous! I would love to visit you some day, you have a very beautiful area to live and explore!
By the way, your new profile picture is gorgeous!

Eloise said...

What a lovely day even with the downpour! I enjoyed seeing your pictures.

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

This sounds like so much fun...even the rain. We really need rain here or all of the pretty green is going to be pretty ugly soon. I'm glad you found some goodies and had a nice day. You'll have to share with us the dresses that you find.

Suburban Princess said...

Sounds like a great event! Our plants sales start in a couple of weeks!

JMW said...

That sounds like a wonderful day and that you came away with some great finds! I missed one of the garden sales at a local historic home this weekend. Bummer. But, I hope to catch another one in late May.

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

The garden club sale sounds like so much fun- way better than just going to the nursery. I wish we had something like that here. xo xo

xo Queen Bee xo said...

That sounds like it was so fun!
Stop by my blog tomorrow for a little shout out to you.
Happy Tuesday.

Tina said...

Oh what a wonderful day. What does a little drizzle matter when you are with a lovely friend having so much fun:) Gorgeous looking plant stalls! Wishing you a wonderful week Jo ~ Tina xx

LuLu said...

I'm jealous over you day... that's exactly what I'm needing at the moment... plants!!! and lunch out... great combination :)

bevy said...

What an absolutely dreamy day... So relaxing and lovely. And your pictures capture every moment. Felt like I was there too... kind of. LOL

Glad you had such a day!

Kathy said...

Hi Jo,

I just enjoyed catching up on your blog. It's such a lovely glimpse of what the future holds when the children are older. I find myself getting a little lost as I read, like a little daydream.

I really enjoyed your post about your dinner on the beach with your husband. Isn't that how it goes?! I find a sense of humor takes a married couple FAR. :) I don't know how people make it without it!

As for your question, here is a really poor description on how to make photos large: I had a friend ask and so I did this post on it. But you'll have to forgive me as I'm NOT a technical person. If you read it and are still confused, just let me know. The only thing I would change on this post is that when you resize the photo, I've actually have been entering 650 for the largest dimension. (That should make sense after reading the post--but let me know if I've completely confused you).

Good Luck!

3 Peanuts said...

Sounds like so much fun!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I would say that I totally agree, that was indeed a Perfect day! I want to find a place exactly like that, but here!

By the way, today I bought the ingredents for your chicken/sausage recipe and tomorrow I am going to have it for dinner. It looks so good! I'll let you know how it turns out.

Have a good, good day!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

living the life :) sounds absolutely wonderful! I need to get myself a plant to take care of and love! XO

Melissa Miller said...

Jo it looks so fun! I adore the precious b/w basket. Cute!

I made your blog my "blog of the week". It's at the top of my blog underneath the header. I hope it's okay with you sweet friend.

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

What a lovely day out you had.
Love the name, Treasure sale ... and glad you got some nice herbs and plants.

Enjoy the rest of the week

GrannySmithGreen said...

This sounds like a perfect day to me!

paige said...

what a beautiful event!
i'm sure your friend loved her pot of herbs too!!
love your new profile pic!

Tara said...

How fun! I'm jealous!

Lauren said...

This sounds divine! My husband's aunt lives in Mystic. Although I have only been out there for one visit, I fell in LOVE! What a lovely area!

Miss Janice said...

Hello Jo!

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Miss Janice

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Anonymous said...

congrats on winning Miss Janice's giveaway!!!

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Okay I serously need to join the Garden Club - what a wonderful day!

Henley on the Horn said...

What a perfect day!!!

Miss Janice said...

I read your sweet thank-you e-mail and accidentally deleted it from my iPhone before jotting down your contact info. Would you please send it again:)
Thank you so much!
Miss Janice

Casey said...

Looks like a fantastic day! (Minus the drizzle). I love a good deal.

I'm a total black thumb, but I have made a resolution to try and develop a little potted garden on my deck once it is painted. I'm hoping to keep them alive for one season. lol.

sarah cantrell said...

Hey! I LOVE the name of your blog...adroable!! Thank you for stopping by and welcoming me to the community!! Cant wait to learn more about you style!

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