Thursday, March 28, 2013

Around & About With Olive Out

Azalee is giving me a bunch of gold stars. I was able to meet a fellow blogger in person for the first time this week.  

I became interested in Olive at Olive Out when I realized she had to live near me because we frequented the same thrift shops.

We met for lunch at a local cafe and shared experiences and thrifting adventures.

I found Olive to be proud of her family and her faith with many interesting stories to tell.

Of course, we piled into her car after a delicious lunch for a quick trip to a favorite thrift shop to find some treasures.

Olive collects and sells vintage linens.  

This shop has an great assortment of them.

 I found a set of twelve multicolored napkins which probably will not remain napkins and a black toile tote which probably will not remain a tote.

 Another burgundy train case which matches one I bought earlier this month.  This one came with two sets of keys.  I am hoping the keys will fit the other case, too.

A concrete angel with a chipped wing.  This makes the third angel with a chipped wing I have bought the last few months.

There might be an unexpected collection brewing here.

 Olive and I share a love of vintage hankies and scarves.

I found this green checked homespun one and the coral embroidered "L" handkerchief.

 I needed some small dresses in greens, whites, and blues to go with the Charlotte and Her Dresses shelf to display in the booth.  READ HERE.

Olive helped pick out some vintage Bonwit Teller dresses in soft batiste with smocking and lace.

There were these two green and yellow baby wraps and a small mannequin perfect for the dresses.

How lucky was that?

We were able to find four dresses and one blue romper to fit my color story.  Now I need to make some cute hangers to display them.

What did I learn from this experience?  First, bloggers are just as nice in person as they are in  Blogland.  Second, bloggers are always ready to give helpful information.  Olive gave me several pointers she has used in her blog.  Third, always check Aldi's for your fruit.  Olive took a bunch of lemons purchased inexpensively and did not make lemonade, but a beautiful centerpiece.  Read about Olive's lemons and keep reading her other interesting posts.

I am looking forward to another around-about with Olive Out.

See y'all!

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  1. How NICE!!!! I enjoy Olive's blog as well. So happy you two got to meet!

  2. The green dress looks wonderful on the dress form. It is both cool and strange to see my name on another site so many times-thank you. We had great fun. xo, Olive

  3. Oh, lucky, lucky you to spend time with Olive! I've been a fan of hers since I've started blogging. I'm so glad the two of you had a fun day together! Wish I had been there too!

  4. So awesome that you got to meet another blogger! How fun! Can't wait to see what you do with the things that will not remain as they are! Off to check out Olive!

  5. Glad to hear about your happy meeting...and all the cute little dresses and even that small dress form. Now when are you coming to Florida to have lunch and go junking with me? hee, hee.

  6. I'm quite jealous that you got to spend the day with Olive! If only I were a little closer, I'd beg you to take me along with you gals next time.

  7. What fun Donna ... so nice to get to meet blogging friends.
    Happy Easter,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  8. Those dresses are just beautiful - the colors are perfection.
    And how fun to meet a blogging buddy in the flesh!
    Have a wonderful Easter Donna!


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