Monday, November 21, 2016

Boxwood & Berries 2016 ~ Part 3 and a little giveaway...


I thought I would share my shopping...
At Country Sampler I found some great repro cottons, velvet, and trims.


And some wonderful hand dyed linen and patterns, too.


They had some great French General variety packs that I couldn't resist after all the French General inspiration ;) I was thinking this might be great for some EPP hexagons...


The Bittersweet Sisters took a little trip to JJ Stitches after I had to leave.
They were so sweet and generous
- they bought me the Bounty turkey kit!!! Love it! Thank you Sisters!!!


I did a little antiquing on my way up.


Love the hexagon shaped jar filled with vintage threads and two antique pin cushions - too sweet to pass up.

Thanks for joining me on my quick little trip. Here's a little giveaway that I picked up:


A fat quarter with matching chenille trim and a lace trim I bought at Country Sampler and two skeins of Japanese thread from French General.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post or email me at pgagliardi9@hotmail.com with "B&B Giveaway" in the subject line. And tell me what do you like to look for in your travels?
I'll pick a winner on Saturday, November 26th.

The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;    where morning dawns, where evening fades,
    you call forth songs of joy
~Psalm 65:8

Blessings, Patti

34 comments:

LD said...

When I travel I love to find and explore curiosity shops. I'm a collector so I love the hunt. Happy Thanksgiving Patti.😊

Kim said...

When I travel I am always looking for antique shops. I also like going to 2nd hand shops. So many treasures to be found. Last but not least is going to quaint garden centers, always looking for yard art. Finding old pincushions is my favorite.
Happy Thanksgiving Patti

denise said...

I look for prim shops,thift stores and stitching stores!

C Reeder PhxAz said...

Farmers Markets and Flea Markets for sure. We also love to just drive and look at old homes, barns, etc depending on where we are.

Jacqueline said...

You got some great goodies. Isn't the hunt as much fun as the find!

I am always on the lookout for things to decorate my home with. I love changing things out for the seasons and holidays. I quilt and hook so always want items and tools to help in these crafts.

Jean Bee said...

I have to stop at every thrift and antique store along my route! That's why it takes me twice the normal time to get everywhere!

linda said...

I'm so happy you got time to spend with your Bittersweet Sisters! I had wondered back in Sept. what trip you might have planned because it used to be in Oct! They seem like such wonderful friends.

Karen McMahon said...

When I travel I always keep an eye out for treasures. I don't know what they will be until I find them.

Mary A said...

Country Sampler is on my bucket list! The owner recently announced that she's thinking of putting the business up for sale and retiring. I can only imagine the energy that's required to run a business like she does. Hopefully I may yet manage a visit but it's hard when you live in CA. But I love reading about Boxwood and Berries all the same.

Krissy B. said...

Love the antique pin cushions and the jar. I always look for them at shops but antique sewing is hard to find. You have such a good heart. You not only share your adventures, but the goodies you find too. I dream of going to Boxwood and Berries before I'm too old. Looks like such a fun time.

Anonymous said...

I always like to look for anything special and/or unusual. Just like your trims you found especially, I enjoy finding unique trims that I can use when giving a gift when wrapping it, or tying a package. Christmas Blessings to you....appreciate your Bible verses at the ends of your posts as well. Deb C @ mdjcarlson@netzero.com

marie said...

Always look for a quilt shop but not that I am also a hooker (rug) a wool store is on my list of things to find. Thanks for the give away and Happy Thanksgiving.

A.B. said...

Always look for everything is unusual for me with a special attention for products of local craftmen.
Thanks for the chance and happy thanksgiving.

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Teddi Pearson said...

Always looking for additions to my collections - pop beads, old food tins, dragonfly pins, paisley, 50's tablecloths and other fabric items like pretty hankies, doilies, etc. Awesome giveaway, Patti! Happy Thanksgiving!

Audrey said...

I look for Christmas tree decorations when we are traveling. They remind me of the fun places and fun times we've had. What a great giveaway!

Sally A said...

I love to hunt, I take off on a Friday and have things I looking for and come home with different ones. But I had a great day. Happy thanksgiving to you.

Simple Pleasure said...

You always manage to find wonderful treasures! I love the thrill of the hunt...I'm always searching for sewing themed items...being an incurable romantic, I conjure up images of stitchers using my finds decades ago! Thank you for sharing with another giveaway.
I know your Thanksgiving will be difficult this year...sending you and your family blessings!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Jennie in GA said...

Country Sampler is on my bucket list of shops...I am afraid I would need to rob the bank before I went...LOL. I love to shop for sewing ephemera, with buttons and old linens among my favorites. Happy Thanksgiving...and enjoy all of your goodies!

Sandi said...

Love your lovely treasures you found along the way. I also enjoy checking out thrift shops and antique shops along with quilt shops when travelling, I think they are a perfect match.

I also bought a copy of Raven Moon recently and would have picked up that glass jar of tread and the wooden tray. Thanks for a chance to win those goodies, lovely shades of sashiko threads.

Karen said...

I look for quilt shops, sewing shops, and antique shops. All of my travel lately though is to work or to pick up my granddaughter to take her to school. Pretty one track and could almost drive it in my sleep. I need to get out! Since I don't have a local quilt shop that I like (it is about 2 hours away) I see a trip in my future! Happy Thanksgiving and God bless from North Carolina- The Home of No Snow :(

Karen in NC

Rugs and Pugs said...

You always come home with the best goods! Love those velvets.
Don't enter me as I probably would not put the items to good use.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Kathy H said...

I always like to look for regional fabrics or patterns that I don't usually see. Have a happy thanksgiving.

Heartland Stitcher said...

Thanks for sharing your trip to Country Sampler. When I am antiquing, I always look for sewing related items, linens and tin or wood boxes. Happy Thanksgiving.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Glenda said...

When I travel I am always on the look out for antique shops. When I am camping or just outside I am always on the lookout for treasures, birds nest, feathers, even dead butterflies. I have an old wood box with a sliding lid that I keep my treasures in.

Lee Anne said...

I'm always on the look-out for vintage fabrics/trims similar to ones that my Mother used to make wonderful items for our home and family when I was growing up. They always remind me of wonderful memories of a Mother who took the time to make our home warm and wonderful.

saltandpepper said...

I look for linens and the vintage handmade crocheted pot holders in antique shops when I travel. Also old Christmas ornaments and sewing items or quilted pieces. I also look for Scandinavian items. I always enjoy your adventures, Patti. Happy Thanksgiving. ~ Christine

mary said...

B&b giveaway...these are precious and loved seeing your antiquing finds..I sew enjoy your blo

Pamela said...

Wow what nice treasures you found! I always look for sewing items in antique shops or something that might catch my eye.
Love all your goodies from Country Sampler. Someday I will make it there.
Thanks for sharing!
Pam

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow - love all of your treasures! I made a trip to Country Sampler once and loved everything about it. I look for quilt shops and antique shops in my travels. If my niece is with me she likes to hit all of the Goodwills and Ross stores. I swear she can spot one a mile away!

Kathy E. said...

I always love to find a fun treasure too! When traveling, I like to scope out second-hand or consignment shops. It's not that I'm looking for a deal, but I like to find things that aren't currently in stores. Items that are unique and vintage are best!

Ter'e said...

I love all the odd little goodies you bought. Such earthy colors. I recently moved back to MO and I love finding all kinds of smalls.......mostly little wood items and old glassware. Many a time I have bought textiles and then I could not bear to cut into them. I love to look and feel them. Some things are just difficult to cut up!
Have a great Thanksgiving and thanks for the cool giveaway.

Kathy L. said...

Love the wonderful things you bought! Such treasures. I really want to get to boxwood and berries. Maybe next year! You make it look so fun. Happy Thanksgiving

Kathy Grahek said...

My trips always include fabric, cross-stitch supplies, and antiques. I love to search out that special treasure to save and just know I will have a use for!