Monday, May 28, 2012

Reflections and Remnants of the Past...

Excitement is brewing at our house.  

Sleepless nights, endless lists, daydreaming moments when not even a bull horn could wake me.    On Friday, Jenny and I depart for a trip to California.  I have been honored with a speaking engagement and book signing for my new project FLEA MARKET FINDS with Matthew Mead at the very grand and wonderful REMNANTS OF THE PAST vintage show in San Luis Obispo, CA on June 2 & 3, 2012 (Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm):

 There is nothing I love more than mixing the "thrill of the hunt" with meeting new and like-minded collectors who congregate around a plethora of vintage items.

 It will be such a treat; and I will need a tractor-trailer truck to get my stuff home with me!  I have a list, I've been reading Judy Watkin's (show creator) blog, and planning my time in SLO.  I am looking forward to seeing editor and artist promoter extraordinaire Jo Packham from Where Women Create again, and most of all connecting with collectors and dealers who share my passion for design.  Go here to read more about the show and find out about my "show time." If you're nearby, plan a trip to see me and follow the blog this week as I reveal my list of "must haves" at the show.

Here is a hint of just a few:

I hope everyone has a very special Memorial Day.  After attending our local parade we are having family over to share a special meal.  

This year's menu:

Butter burgers with fresh herbs
Roasted and seasoned zucchini skewers
Grilled chicken sausage sticks
Israeli couscous salad with tomatoes and Parmesan
Green bean feta salad with sliced almonds
 Fresh berry Sangria
Vanilla-bean cake with chocolate ganache and Bavarian cream icing.
I sincerely wish each one of you could make it to my gathering. On this day, take the time to rejoice in your family being close and remember all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our lives.

 Flea Market Finds with Matthew Mead is available for order via and .



  1. Ahh, my heart goes pitter patter over these goodies. Lucky you to be able to attend this fabusous event. Your menu for today sounds delicious! Enjoy!

  2. And just when is this warehouse sale of yours going to happen? You mentioned it quite some time ago and now you'll be needing extra room for sure!!

  3. Have fun Matthew and tell Jo I said hi! Cant wait to see what you come back with...

  4. What a wonderful June event...and on my birthday.....hmm, Wisconsin to California?
    Happy Memorial Day to you & yours!

  5. I have never been to a show like this, but I would love to go one day! Your Memorial Day menu sounds yummy!

    Enjoy the day!

  6. I so look forward to meeting you and seeing what great finds you collect at Remnants. It is the quintessential Flea Market west of Paris!
    Dianne Conner

  7. Lookong forward to getting the book. Sounds like a great read. We have a store at the West Bottoms in Kansas City, Restoration Emporium, and I find it exciting to see the treasures our people find each month. Enjoy the show in CA and if you are in KC come by and see us.

    Jeff and Chrysy Huff

    1. We are coming to Kansas City in June... will look forward to meeting you.


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