20 February 2011

{Loving me some} Ruffles & Rust...

 As we were driving back home from another amazing show, I couldn't help but think that, even though it was wonderful to come back with a lighter load and a heavier wallet, what was really, really standing out from the weekend was the way my heart felt warmer... I cannot even begin to tell you how incredibly rewarding it is to visit with like-minded people, who love good "junk" as much as you do...!!! The displays were absolutely jaw-dropping and, honestly, after visiting so many amazing booths, I couldn't even bring myself to take pictures of my own booth, as I felt a bit like an under-achiever... So.... Here is some great eye candy for you to enjoy!!

Friday night show preview (First Choice shopping) included a creative hat challenge, and boy, did we see a lot of whimsically fun and spectacular hats...!!

One of my favorite moments of the show was an impromptu dress-up party in my booth with two of my favorite girls, Tiffany and Kim....

Skinny Miss Fancy Farmgirl bought this sweet, romantic dress, which fit her like a glove!

Elegant Miss Mimi Charmante looked absolutely charming (and, dare I say, sexy) in this gorgeous vintage wedding dress...

These sweet girls (Amy and Kris, from the Today's Country Store) are the best booth neighbors a girl could ever have.... Thank you for feeding me when I was hungry and medicating me out of a nasty cold!!!

Thank you so much to all who stopped by to say hi, I truly enjoyed your visits... And thank you, Timi, for working so hard to put together a truly rewarding show...
Next stop... Farm Chicks!!!!!!


  1. Thank you! I needed that! Loved seeing all your gorgeous photos...and you are sooo is a gift to be surrounded with like minded lovers of all things rusty,vintage,ruffly or otherwise romantic! Hope your cold is better now!
    Take care, Laura :)

  2. This was so much fun! I feel like I was there. I'd have loved to see your booth too, I bet it was fabulous! Looking forward to your next stop!

  3. If only I was there. It must have been so much fun. I do enjoy good junk.


  4. It was lovely seeing you again, Isabel! I took some photos of you sweet booth...and my li'l mama ~ made one of you photos. : ) She's in black behind the award-winning hat ladies!

    What fun! See you at Farm Chicks!

    : )

    Julie M.

  5. I didn't see you at all during the show Isabel . . . wasn't it busy?! You never cease to amaze me with your abilities to balance work and home. Maison Douce is double-good at both! Wish we had a chance to chat more, but glad you had a grand time--we did too!!


  6. Heaven, pure heaven! I don't know they they don't have anything like that here (Long Island). There are bunch of outdoor antiques/flea markets in Brooklyn and NYC that I'm hoping to hit this summer.


  7. I am so jealous! Pics looked great. Being from the south, we just dont have as many antique mkts. as yall do up there! Thanx for sharing.

  8. Hi Isabel, I loooved Rust & Ruffles! You were busy, but I did say 'Hello' when I stopped in your booth! I so badly wanted the sweet little pink chair and while I was trying to decide where I'd put it, another person snatched it up (but I was happy), it was going with the cute desk...they belonged together! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  9. Hi, I just want to thank you for sharing these wonderful photos. So much fun! The hats are outrageous...I love them. Luv your blog.

  10. Wonderful eye candy! I love the "Monsieur" pillow!!

  11. Oh durn it! I knew I should have saved some buckos for that show! What fab stuff! Strangely I was at the Country Store spending what little money I had there instead. Love all the eye candy. But missed seeing your stuff Isabel! Vanna

  12. Aw, looks so amazing! I am SO disappointed I couldn't make it, I was out of town. I saw you in Oregon at the Funky Junk Sister's first of February, but was too embarrassed to visit and say hello LOL, feel you are a bit of vintage home blog celebrity!

  13. Isabel,

    Your photos were gorgeous....I would love to have made it to the show. The creative hat show pics are great....glad to hear that you had a good show.



  14. So great to see you! Your booth was divine. My heart is full after this weekend...glad you had a super time too! See you soon!

  15. Isabel . . . It was sooooo great to see you!!! Your booth was absolutely darling . . . and I did get a few photos that I plan to put on my upcoming post. You are truly talented and I also think you are one of the sweetest gals EVER!!!:) Can't wait to see you agian!! xoxo - liz

  16. Isabel, lovely, lovely photos. Where was this show? I live in a small town on the edge of the L.A. (CA) county line and want to find some of these shows to shop there a show directory you can share?

    I will definitely be back to visit.


    Terri Conrad

  17. What a wonderful many beautiful treasures!!

  18. Isabel, I'm sorry I wasn't able to make it to this show, 'cuz the pics look incredible! And while I appreciate your modesty, you, my dear, are far far far from an under-achiever. You are a star. :) Ciao Bella......Maria

  19. Isabel wonderful to see so much eye candy collectibles!! A little envious of my blog friends having so much fun!!

    Art by Karena

  20. Wow! That is a show that I really wished I hadn't missed.....waaaaah! :(

    Everything in your booth looked simply fabulous!!


  21. Thanks for sharing all of your photos, Isabel. I would love to see more photos of your booth, which is always amazing.

  22. also . . . a quick question . . . may I perhaps be able to use the photo of my booth . . . it is the only photo that shows the overall booth - (mine turned out awful) . . . let me know . . . xoxo - liz


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