June 9, 2008

Blogging Buddies

Last Friday I went to Birmingham to meet up with Rhoda. She posted on her blog about how we've been e-mailing for about a year and how much we have in common. On top of that, she lives only a couple of miles from my son's home. After meeting her hubby, she gave me the "grand tour"! Girls, let me tell you, while the pictures you see of her house on her blog are great, it's nothing compared to the "real thing." What a treat it was to finally see it in person. But I think the best part is what a wonderful lady Rhoda is....all I expected and then some!

We left her house to go junkin', antiquing, eating (of course), shopping....in other words, a day of retail therapy.

There is an area we went to that I'd visited once before called Cahaba Heights. Rhoda posted about this area in one of her previous posts. Ohhh, a lot of eye candy!

We're both loving this color green....and look at the front of this chest
Another vignette we liked featuring that yummy green

I'm finding myself being drawn to the shabby chic, chippy, worn look of furniture so I really liked this tableOutside are a lot of wrought iron pieces...I thought the prices were a little high

I would love to have this table and chairs (minus the blue fabric). I have a friend who has this table on her patio and I'm hoping she'll sell it to me soon!
There goes Rhoda around to her patio area with my iron candelabra
Hey Rhoda, come back here!

Here is the entrance to her back yard....so pretty!

We had an absolutely wonderful time talking and getting to know each other. I think I've found a new shopping buddy and it's too bad we don't live any closer (on second thought, it might be a good thing cause we'd probably get in a lot of trouble!) We are planning another little shopping excursion this coming Friday. There is another blogger opening her little antiques/flea market shop in a small town about an hour away from both of us. We'll let ya'll know all the fun we have checking that out.


Vee said...

The lampshade looks very good to me...a good trade-off to save that kind of money. Don't give up! This little project has a lot of potential I think.

I love your table and chairs selection...hope that the price comes down next time you visit.

PAT said...

Hi Judy

Sounds like you had a lovely time!

I love that table and chairs, too and I believe I know where I can find one similar. I had a chance to buy one several years ago and didn't. J and I saw the similar one at the lake earlier this year. It looked just about like the one in your photo. It needed new glass. I don't know what I would do with it, but it would be nice to have it for speculation.

Hope your week is wonderful!

Donna Kay said...

I know ya'll had a great time - I love that color of green - looks like there was plenty of it around!!

Nancy Rosalina said...

Judy, I just love Rhoda's house from the pics I have seen. I would love to go shopping in her house!!LOL:) I'm glad you had a great time!!! Nancy

Picket said...

Ohhh what fun that must have been...I envy you two!!! Rhoda inspired me to paint a dining set black after I read her post on painting her chairs black...I loved it! lol I would have loved to have seen all that eye candy you two saw! Just wanted to come by and say hello dear friend and I hope all is well with you and yours...have a great week!!!

Deserae said...

I can only imagine how much fun the two of you had?!?!!? I am so envious that you got to see Rho's gorgeous house in person...lucky you! How great that you have a new shopping buddy now too :o)

Unknown said...

Hi Judy,
I read about your shopping trip on Rhoda's blog. Your pics are great! Sounds like a fun day..you can't ever have too many friends especially ones that love bargain shopping!

Anonymous said...

Morning Judy! Looks like you two had a great time! I am drawn to the shabby chic look more and more and I love that table. Wish I could get my hands on that flower cart too! Don't spend too much on Friday but have a great time - know you will! - Jeannette

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Judy! you would have to post my backside, ha-ha! Did you find a place for that candelabra yet? I'm sure you will.

We did have a great time & I'm so glad we finally met. Can't wait to do more of those outings.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow too.

Judy is a great gal, in case you didn't already figure that out!


Debra from Bungalow said...

You guys are so lucky to be close enough to meet up & shop. Can't wait to see more pix of all your girly fun!
Hugs, DebraK

Lettered Cottage said...

Hey Judy!

Thanks for stopping by "my place" on the web. I LOVE the pictures you posted of the things you and Rhoda found. I'm REALLY into green right now, so I loved to see that green dresser. Nice! I will definately have to make a road trip up to Birmingham and hits those hot spots!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, I can hardly stand it! It must have been so fun getting to go to Rhoda's house!

Glad you had a great time!


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