Our Antiquing Road Trip – Destination Maison Decor

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

and now and Rare Corners and her Rare Corners Instagram.

I left D.C. around 6:30am and arrived at Mary Alice’s around 9:30am and we then began


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Antiquing with Friends and Fellow Bloggers and the Giveaway Winners

Happy Friday!!!…Hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned…

As for me . . . I have a house filled with great guests.

The guest rooms are fluffed . . .

~ ~ and welcome goodies in place.

2014 Fall Porch Party-Housepitality Designs

Kim of Savvy Southern Style and Mary Alice of Chateau Chic are visiting me . . .

~ ~ along with their hubbies.

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Southern Bloggers Conference Highlights

I am back from the Southern Bloggers Conference!…I can honestly say that is was amazing…

…..from the fabulous speakers:

Rhoda of Southern Hospitality


KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm


Kelly of Eclectically Vintage

Kelly at Southern Bloggers Conference

Heather of At The Picket Fence

Heather of At the Picket Fence/Southern Bloggers Conference

Brittany of Pretty Handy Girl
…telling us that “we can do it”…

Brittany of aka Pretty Handy Girl

And then we have our wonderful demonstration portion of the conference:

Kristen of Sophia’s Decor and Amy of Atta Girl Says..
…..demonstrating furniture painting techniques using Milk Paint from Miss Mustard Seed

Kristen and Amy Demonstrating Milk Painting Techniques

Kristen of Sophia’s Decor

Kristen of Sophia's Decor

Amy of Atta Girl Says

Amy of Atta Girl Says

Annie Omar of Maison Blanche Paint
…..demonstating the various techniques using chalk paint.

Annie Omar, owner/creator of Maison Blanche Chalk Paint

And a wonderful demonstration from My Memories (mymemories.com)


We had a wonderful lunch, courtesy of Hometalk!


Laura and Barbara enjoying the lunch!


The room where we greeted the attendees….promoted vendors…and showcased the Fall Decor Contest!
Kristen from Sophia’s Decor and her wonderful mom, set up a gorgeous display of items for sale.


On Sunday, Brittany coordinated a wonderful antiquing/thrifting adventure…

…..here she is at NoFo in Raleigh, where we had brunch..


Here is one of the pics I took at SuzAnna’s Antiques …one of the great hostesses of the day…


Bloggers enjoying lunch catered in at SuzAnna’s from Relish Cafe in Raleigh.
They were lunching amongst the architectural salvage!


By this time, I was taking photos with my iPhone..my camera was getting in the way of shopping!!

There are more posts and pictures to come of the conference..just wanted to show you some highlights for now…

And I end this post with a pic of a very happy Kristen of Sophia’s Decor who found a great clock!!…

She was a happy camper!


Stay tuned for more from the Southern Bloggers Conference!!