Hello Dear Readers!
It’s been a while as I have been pretty much on a week long road trip.
I love road trips especially when it involves meeting friends and antiquing . . .
and I must say that I love road tripping with my hubby too!
Last week, my hubby had to go to D.C. on business and I tagged along with him.
We arrived in D.C. and the very next morning, I drove to New Jersey
to pick up my friend Mary Alice formerly of Chateau Chic blog
I left D.C. around 6:30am and arrived at Mary Alice’s around 9:30am and we then began
OUR ANTIQUING ROAD TRIP – DESTINATION MAISON DECOR.
Mary Alice and her hubby recently moved into this beautiful 100 year old home.
Love that blue door and large lantern hanging on the porch.
This house had been renovated in the past and Mary Alice and her hubby
did further renovations and the house is truly charming!!! Oh, really loving those containers too!
They were too heavy to stick into my suitcase when they weren’t looking! Big sigh…
Amy, of Maison Decor, announced the she was selling many of her beautiful and beloved
things in her home due to a future move to her beautiful lake property.
She is planning to downsize as many of us are or planning to do.
Mary Alice and I arrived at Amy’s home around 6pm….we drove through very heavy traffic
from New Jersey to Boston. We were truly running behind schedule.
Amy, knowing what kind of drive we had, pretty much handed us a Margarita
as soon as we walked through the door!!! Yes, we needed that!
Piper and Mr. Maison Decor were also there to greet us.
What a beautiful photo of them. Truly a most wonderful couple … oh and the fur babies too!
As you can see, it was a beautiful day!
The above image was taken from Amy’s scenic backyard. You can see the Boston downtown skyline
from her home. Even more spectacular from one of her 3rd story windows.
Spring was just starting to pop there after a long winter.
Mr. Maison Decor snapped a pic of us before the sun went down.
We returned indoors to continue shopping, in-between Amy so graciously
serving us dinner at her beautiful dining room table.
After placing all of our purchases in “our corners” Mary Alice and I headed to the hotel.
The next day, we were up early to arrive at Amy’s by 7:30am to load my “Vanna”. Amy and
Mr. Maison Decor helped us load Vanna and calculated the best use of space ….
Here is Mary Alice helping to load that fabulous settee.
Amy was guiding it in the van at the other end. Fit perfectly.
This is what we had to load. It was waiting for us in the back courtyard.
So you know Amy and Mr. Maison Decor were up very early carrying all of our purchases
outdoors for easy loading and getting on the road.
Do you spy some great things?
I will be posting later about the wonderful treasures that I purchased, so stay tuned.
We left Amy’s around 8:30am to drive to New Jersey.
Typical interstate traffic and only one wrong turn which is a story that we will always
remember about our trip …. like something out of a movie.
We arrived at Mary Alice’s home around 4pm and started unloading the small things
and when Mr. Chateau Chic arrived home (along with their daughter) we unloaded the larger items.
Mary Alice purchased a fabulous antique table that is actually counter height.
The table landed in Mary Alice’s kitchen as an island. Looks wonderful there!
Oops that is my coffee cup in the pic!
I spent the night at Mary Alice’s and had a wonderful time with her family.
I got up early the next morning to drive to DC to meet up with my hubby and drive home.
It was a most wonderful (whirlwind) trip and I would do it again, as I love adventures
and do not mind driving….I want to thank Amy and her wonderful Mr. Maison Decor for
being the perfect hosts and Amy’s graciousness of allowing Mary Alice and I to shop her house!
And many thanks to my “Thelma” or was she “Louise” accompanying me on this Road Trip.
We actually love road trips and have taken many together, but just day trips…
But we will have to get other names for us, as Thelma and Louise did not have a good outcome
and we always do!!!
Have a most beautiful day everyone!!!