Friday, September 21, 2012

Tweeting From a Time Capsule

Last week I went on an overnight retreat with a group of four other friends. First we met up for some shopping at a great antique store - I was strong and resisted buying anything, but there WAS a piece of yellowware I saw that I've been thinking about ever since. Then we visited a new quilt shop and ate lunch at Olive Garden before heading up the canyon seven miles to Janet's cabin. Most of the time was spent just sitting and talking (solving the world's problems - you know how it goes, right?) and we watched a movie in the evening. But we were able to do a little craft project the next morning and made some cute little birds with their nests full of treasures and trinkets. This is my little bird sporting a crown.

Janet nicely provided all the supplies needed for these and it was so much fun to sit out on the deck to do our stitching. It was hard to choose which fabrics and embellishments to use because she brought so much stuff, but I think every single one turned out darling. Here are a couple of group shots.

 And I have to tell you about the cabin we stayed in. It was built over 50 years ago and when Janet's parent bought it about 20 years ago, all the furnishing were included. They haven't done ANY updating except to add carpet in the living room area so it was like visiting a museum set from a different era. I loved it! 

Things to notice include the barkcloth curtains and light fixtures - - -

- - - - the green brick fireplace - - -

- - - the wood paneling - - - 

- - - the chrome kitchen table - - - 

- - - the retro stove and vintage linoleum and counter top - - -

and the kitchy furniture - -

It was so fun to imagine the family gatherings that have taken place here through the years. I'm pretty sure that some of this stuff would be quite valuable to collectors.

Great getaway and it was so wonderful to catch up on what has been happening to my friends. I highly recommend outings like this and I feel fortunate to have been invited!


annie said...

love the little birdies! the cabin is fantastic, I could live there, I grew up in places like that!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Those little birdies are adorable!

What a great getaway for you and your friends!

:0 Carolyn

Raymond Homestead said...

Sounds like a good time! What cute little birds everyone made!

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a fun place to have girlfriend time! Sweet little birdies.
Hugs :)

Kyle said...

What a great "blast from the past" location for a retreat. Fun!

Casandra said...

I just love a good retreat with a few girlfriends! Now that we are settled in my new home, I just might be able to schedule a few of those next year. I know it took me a while to get back to you, but I finally checked out your blog and can't wait to read your past posts. I'm your newest follower!