Got Photos? You BET!

Ok, let's start with Friday.  Everything was going "as planned", but then the karaoke went a little longer than expected, so I'm sad to report that I didn't make it to the CrescenDoh event later that night (darn it!)

But then there was Saturday.  I met up with my friends Linda and Martha around 11:30am at Glitterfest.  I tried to take as many photos as I could, but there was just sooooo much to see and touch and well you'll see what I mean . . .
This was just ONE of the crowded isles! . . .
And here are some artist faces you may recognize . . .
My friend, Bridgette Antonelli of Bella Luna Arts
Rita Reade - Mammabellarte and (on the right)
I didn't get photos of these lovely ladies, but it was so nice to see and or meet and talk with ALL of them!  
Christie Repasy - nice to see you again!  Your work is as beautiful as ever.
Christine Saqui - just as sweet as I remembered the first time I met her!
Robin Dudley-Howes - FINALLY got to meet her in person.  Nice meeting you Robin!  Hope to see you again soon . . . maybe at Piecemakers??? :)
Stacey Steimle - ALWAYS good to see Stacey!
And of course Kerri Judd as well as Danyel Montecinos - the authors of this book.  Say what?  You don't own this book yet?
And there were so many other artists there selling their fab-u-lous works of art.  I'm telling you - if you missed this event and you were in town . . . I'm just sayin'!


So after Glitterfest, we (Linda, Martha and I) went to Mollywood Garden Design - a really cool place with some really unique treasures!
After Molly Wood Garden's, we went back to Linda's for a "Girl's Night".  Linda's hubby was out of town, so it was just us girls last night - including Marlena, aka Marley . . .
We started off with hors d'oeuvres - artichokes with a wasabi mayonnaise on the side, a spicy, sweet corn relish, tortilla chips, cheese, and salami. . . 
and of course, the wine.  Click on the photo above to read the cocktail napkin :) . . .
While sitting out on the patio, we could hear laughter coming from one of the neighbor's houses and decided to "crash the party".  I loved EVERYTHING about this house - inside and out, but I  just met "the neighbor", so I just took a few photos once we were outside.  Click on the photos to get a better look . . . 
Wall art 
GORGEOUS Tree with other plants hanging from it
Well-manicured palm
Another GORGEOUS piece of rusty-patina wall art
Collection of chimes, bells and glass balls
After the tour of oohs and aahs, we walked back to Linda's and had a fabulous dinner that Linda had prepared for us . . .
And of course we had to have dessert (I picked this up at French's Bakery) . . .
After we dined . . .
I won't tell you what time we retired for the evening, but let's just say that the ABC World News wasn't on television yet :)
This morning we got up and had coffee and left-over dessert for breakfast and then headed over to Old Town Tustin to the Vintage Flea Market and Whimzy.  Here are a few photos I snapped . . .
When I saw this I thought - let sleeping dolls lie! *hee hee*
I love these old windows hanging from the ceiling
After Whimzy, we stopped over at The Vintage Lady to see what Cathy had new in the store and then walked across the street and had lunch at Quinn's.


I'm back home now, doing my laundry, dusting, vacuuming, ironing . . . *sigh* and getting ready for the week ahead at "the day job".  Ooooooh but what a wonderful weekend I had!  How about YOURS?

19 comments:

Peggy Alborn said...

What a sweet escape! Sounds like a weekend from heaven to me!

Rita said...

Hi Sherri, I am so glad first of all that you came, second that you took photos so I can see what was going on all around the room! It was so overwhelming in a good way, fantastic time. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

BellaLunaArts said...

Soooo glad I got to see you at Glitterfest! It was wonderful wasn't it!Thanks for your kind continuous encouragement and your gift of sharing that here. Always a pleasure my friend! Much love, XO

SharDon Exclusives said...

Sherry, HOW WONDERFUL! You had to have had the best times, just being a girly girl again. The realities of life are so fun to get away from...So glad you had such a delicious weekend,
Sharon

Helen said...

Wow! My weekend was no way THAT busy. What a great time you had.

Paula said...

what a fabulous weekend! I enjoyed all your photos...cute little cocktail napkin!

paperqueen said...

Yes, your weekend sounds absolutely perfect, although there was no mention of chocolate. That omission aside, I can't imagine a better way to spend a few days....good food, great friends, inspiring art....such a life is truly blessed.
Eileen

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

You sure know how to have fun Sherry! Great post, thanks for taking us along! You must be on inspiration overload and need a weekend to recover from your weekend ;)

Stacey Steimle said...

WOW! I am exhausted just reading about your exploits!! How do you do it all? Love the shell wall fountain, I need to check out that garden spot! Always nice seeing you! Take care, Stacey

Terri Kahrs said...

OMG! What a fabulous post! Thanks for taking us along on your fabulous weekend!!! What a ton of creativity and inspiration - enough to keep me going for at least a week or more!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lori said...

My weekend was busy, busy, but yours looks a lot more fun! Thanks for sharing, lots of inspiration!

Nancy Lynn said...

I can't think of anything better than friends, food and art. So glad you had such a great time.

Sissy Dre said...

Hi Sherry ~ Thanks for stopping by my both at Glitterfest on Sat ~ loved your encouraging words about my dolls and I will be seeing you soon in one of your classes ~ Much Love Sissdre

Createology said...

Wow! I am exhausted and energized at all that you got to do and see and visit and enjoy in such a short amount of time. Thank you for sharing your photos.

Pat said...

Girl you had a WEEKEND! I am so envious looks like so much fun!!! Thanks for sharing.

NancyJane said...

Wow, Looks like a Wonderful time! I will have to go back and look at the photos real good,....I could definitely pick up a bunch of goodies there!
Looks like yall had a great time at your friends too!
Have a great week,
Nancy

Sue said...

Wow...you gals really know how to spend a weekend! What fun!! Loved living vicariously through your excellent pics and comments. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Hugs,

Sue

Sharon A. Keyser-Jackson said...

Wow! Looks like this weekend satisfied ALL the senses!

Karena said...

Looks like so much fun!! what a great time with such artistic and talented women! Surprise on my site!

Karena
Art by Karena