One year Blog Birthday + Junkin

by Sherry

One year ago yesterday I started this little blog not really knowing what I was getting myself into!  I never would have guessed the joy blogging would bring me and the friendships I would develop.  I consider each of you to be my dearest friends that I so enjoy visiting with each morning.  Blogging is like living in a neighborhood full of talented and  fabulous people that all have similar interest and enjoy most of the same things you do.  I have the absolute best neighborhood !

I am amazed and inspired everyday at the talent and creativity posted and I have learned so much from each of you.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

Speaking of blogging buddies.  Lynn from The Vintage Nest  and I spent a fun day antiquing and junkin.  We started out at  Snow Creek Farms  Christmas open house.  The shop is the entire downstairs of this fabulous old home and the ladies at Snow Creek Farms had it decorated beautifully.  The home is full of antiques and vintage items available for sale. They even had the outside decorated with beautiful quilts hanging from clotheslines, wicker furniture and they served hot apple cider with sweet goodies.  Below are some pictures of this darling shop.





Lynn and I stopped at a couple of antique shops, a garage sale and a thrift store on our way to Through The Garden Gate.  This shop always has the prettiest and most unique seasonal decorations and this weekend was their Christmas open house.
Sorry about the bad photos. There was very little natural light.

After leaving these shops I wanted to come straight home and start pulling out my boxes of Christmas decor but my family would have had me committed!  I do think I will start decorating the shop next week though.

It was a really fun day and I got lots of ideas for Christmas decorating  I did buy some decorations, antique bottles and silver plate for my shop.

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Red Door Home November 8, 2010 - 7:07 pm

Happy one year anniversary. The blogging world is really a special place. I am glad I found your piece of this great neighborhood.

Mom in High Heels November 8, 2010 - 7:08 pm

Happy blogiversary!

Linda @ A La Carte November 8, 2010 - 7:41 pm

Happy Blog Anniversary Sherry! I just celebrated my one year also and I agree with all you said. It's an amazing neighborhood isn't it! I am so glad you blog!

High Street Cottage November 8, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Happy Blogiversary Sherry! You really have such a lovely spot to browse each day. I love visiting, and hold your blog high on my list of favorites, big hugs, tami

Rose H (UK) November 8, 2010 - 7:59 pm

Congratulations on your blogiversary!
Some super things on your junking journey :o)

Judy November 8, 2010 - 8:30 pm

I have really enjoyed "meeting" you this past year. Here's to many more years of posts and friendships. Maybe one year we can actually meet in person!


Gloria Fox November 8, 2010 - 8:46 pm

Happy Blog Birthday!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage November 8, 2010 - 9:03 pm

Happy Bloggiversary Sherry!! I so enjoy your blog and your style & I am glad to have met you out here in blogland! 🙂

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) November 8, 2010 - 9:07 pm

Oh Happy Anniversary. I have so enjoyed getting to meet you and visit your blog. You always inspire me. I really look forward to the coming year and more wonderful eye candy.

The shops you visited look like such great places to enjoy. Beautiful things. Isn't it fun to spend the day with a blogging buddy and enjoy some fun girl time. Thanks for the tour. Hugs, Marty

Gail November 8, 2010 - 9:21 pm

Happy Blogiverary! I agree with you about meeting some wonderful and talented people through blogging!

Have a wonderful evening.

Vanessa November 8, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Hi Sherry! Happy blogiversary! I totally agree with you about it being like the most ideal neighborhood here in blogland! Sharing our homes and our lives together. You have been so gracious and welcoming that I know you would be the same if I were to come to your real home! Thanks so much for all the great inspiration including these photos full of eye candy! 🙂

All That Glitters November 8, 2010 - 9:34 pm

Congrats on 1 year Sherry!!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia November 8, 2010 - 9:41 pm

What a fun day! Happy blogversary, I feel the same 🙂

Amy @MaisonDecor November 8, 2010 - 9:45 pm

Sherry Happy One Year Anniversary. I appreciate all the comments you have made on my blog posts and I wish you well for the coming years in blogland!

[email protected] Ground November 8, 2010 - 9:51 pm

Hi Sherry, congrats on a wonderful year. You have been a huge inspiration for me this year! Love seeing all the great Christmas decor here, I know I'm ready to get started!
big hugs,

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style November 8, 2010 - 10:25 pm

Sherry, congrats on one year of blogging, girl! I am so glad that I found your blog as you know we like a lot of the same stuff. I have first dibs on my sister's stuff and then you can take the rest. Love the stuff in these shops you went to. So much fun to do that with a friend.

sissie November 8, 2010 - 10:47 pm

Hi lovely Sherry!
Congratulations on your one year Blog Anniversary! I'm so glad that I am a lucky follower of your beautiful blog. You have enriched my life and inspired me with your creativity and kindness.

I have really enjoyed looking at the wonderful shops you visited. So pretty.


Hartwood Roses November 8, 2010 - 11:34 pm

Thanks for taking us along on your fabulous treasure hunt this weekend. You have introduced some places that I have never heard of before, and I look forward to making a personal visit to see to each shop in person. Both of these places are within easy commuting distance of home here in Fredericksburg, and I'm thrilled to get a preview of what they have to offer!

[email protected] The Vintage Nest November 8, 2010 - 11:56 pm

Hi Sherry, We had a great time didn't we? You got some great photos! And it's so funny because we took pictures of the same things. Come on over and see you. 🙂 Happy happy 1st blog birthday. xo

vignette design November 9, 2010 - 12:08 am

Happy anniversary Sherry! I too started a year ago, the day after you! It's been quite a ride, hasn't it?

Susan November 9, 2010 - 12:08 am

Happy Aniversary!! My anniversary in blogging is coming up soon. I have to check the date of my first post LOL.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria November 9, 2010 - 12:30 am

Congrats my Dear Sherry on your one year…and many more to come…Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

[email protected] Charm November 9, 2010 - 12:31 am

Congrats on your one year anniversary…it has been a lot of fun getting to know you too:) Thanks for taking us along with you and Lynn's day of shopping…looks like y'all had a great time!


Sherry November 9, 2010 - 1:03 am

Happy blog anniversary! It is wonderful talking with so many talented people isn't it. And we really are into very similar things so that makes it even more fun. Beautiful stores!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage November 9, 2010 - 2:40 am

Happy first year to a first rate blog! Love your style. Wish I had been on your shopping trip this past weekend. The shops look great!

AntiqueChase November 9, 2010 - 2:48 am

Congrats on your one year!! 🙂

The Polka Dot Closet November 9, 2010 - 3:29 am

Sherry, happy blogaversary! I love reading your blog and so glad you and Lynn had such a wonderful day!


Blue Creek Home November 9, 2010 - 4:51 am

I am glad I live in your neighborhood! I still can't believe your husband is from D'ville!
Happy Anniversary to ya!

There is nothing more fun than junking with a buddy, is there? So many pretty things in those photos – I had fun enlarging them and shopping from here!

I can't wait to see your booth dressed for the holidays. I know it will be incredible.

French-Kissed November 9, 2010 - 5:00 am

Happy Anniversary and may you have many more.


Cabin and Cottage November 9, 2010 - 5:12 am

Congratulations Sherry! I feel exactly the same way you do about blogging, and you expressed it so well! You're so great about visiting and commenting! You're a real blogging stalwart! Jacqueline

xinex November 9, 2010 - 6:16 am

I wish I could have joined you and Lynne, Sherry. Looks like so much fun and what a nice place to go antiquing! I could stay there all day….Christine

xinex November 9, 2010 - 6:16 am

Oh I almost forgot. Happy Blogaversary!…Christine

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal November 9, 2010 - 6:23 am

Happy Bloggeversary! What a great neighborhood it is to be in. Looks like you had a great time shopping. Love those quilts!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) November 9, 2010 - 1:04 pm

Hi Sherry, Happy Blogging Anniversary! You have a beautiful blog and it is obvious that you enjoy blogging. I am seeing all the Christmas in the stores now and would love to start my house, but like you, I would be in trouble with the family! Must have fall decor for Thanksgiving dinner! Linda

Dana and Daisy November 9, 2010 - 2:16 pm

Lynn is one of my all time favorite ladies! Happy to make your acquaintance too!

Pat November 9, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Congratulations on your one year in blogging, Sherry.

I enjoyed the Christmas Open House photos. I'm looking forward to seeing a few of these in our part of the world. Always fun.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions November 9, 2010 - 3:22 pm

Happy Blogoversary, Sherry! What a great shop! I love shops set up in a house like this. We have an old house {mansion for the time?} here that used to do a holiday fair and you've got me curious if they still hold it. I'll have to check because I used to love going. I didn't always buy something, but the house itself is just lovely, and it was set up on both floors.

Miss Char November 9, 2010 - 3:53 pm

Happy Anniversary Sherry, I love stopping by to see what you've been up to. Your day trip looks like my idea of a great way to spend a few hours with friends. Thanks so much for the pictures, I would love to stop by the area sometime if these shops are an indication of what is available, everything looks so put together.

dana November 9, 2010 - 5:48 pm

I have "found" you by way of Lynn at The Vintage Nest. Lynn was one of my first blogging pals when I started about 2 1/2 years ago. I so loved her post about meeting up with you recently and going to this very open house you shared, too! How awesome to find a kindred spirit to share outings with. I told her I was jealous! 🙂 I love your photos of Snow Creek…I know I would have left with several of their items!! I also LOVED your post about your Mom Cave!! OMG…I want one like yours! I have a question….do you have a TV in that room and, if so, is is on a table or in a cabinet…or on a wall? I have tried to find furniture for my little office for over 5 years, and nothing seems to work. l LOVE your settee…what a find and what a great job you did in giving it a new life!!

Looking forward to many more visits!! dana

Jacqueline November 9, 2010 - 6:32 pm

Congratulations on a year! I know what you mean, I had no idea what I was getting into, although I was nervous about being committed. Now I love being committed – hope they don't have to commit me one day because I went nuts blogging.

What a fun shopping expedition. I love the all white room. A beautiful shop is just eye candy isn't it?

Maria Wheeler, Simply Cool Stuff November 9, 2010 - 7:41 pm

I just discovered your lovely blog. It's like flipping through the pages of a magazine that I can't wait to get to at the end of the day! HAPPY 1st Year ANNIVERSARY….I am almost up to that point – (3 months to go!) – yet not nearly the great comments you have amassed. Great job and congratulations.

Luciane From November 9, 2010 - 8:48 pm


I just started my blog, so I am sooooo new to this world, but I am already enjoying it so much. All that I wish is being celebrating it next year too, and be with so many people as you are… it must feel good, eh?

Congratulations for all the hard work! You're inspiring!

Luciane at

My Cozy Casita November 9, 2010 - 10:28 pm

Hi, Sherry happy blogging anniversary! Time goes by so fast! I love your blog, it's so beautiful.
Sherry I have a question for you where did you get the PURE BUTTER tray that you have in the kitchen I been looking all over the place for one and I can't find it. Please let me know, you can email me at [email protected]

Thank you so much!

Low Tide High Style November 10, 2010 - 1:39 am

Happy Blog-a-versary Sherry! I am so glad you started your blog a year ago and that we have become friends!! One of these days I'll get down your way and you can take me around to all of the wonderful shops you frequent!

Kat 🙂

Deserae November 10, 2010 - 2:01 am

Happy Blog Anniversary!!! I'm so glad to be in your neighborhood :o)

Shelia November 10, 2010 - 2:41 am

Happy Bloggaversary, Sherry! I'm so glad I have found you in Blogland and I wish you many many more wonderful posts to share with us!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia 😉

Sarah November 10, 2010 - 3:12 am

Sherry, thanks for taking us along. You Georgia girls always have such fun together!
I'm going to savor November before I begin to pull out the Christmas boxes. ~ Sarah

laurie @ bargain hunting November 10, 2010 - 4:34 am

Sherry, these photos made me want to start getting out my Christmas decor. What wonderful shops! Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I don't think any of us ever knew that blogging would bring us so much joy. I'm so glad to have found your blog on my blogging journey. laurie

Lindy November 10, 2010 - 4:50 am

Sherry, Happy Anniversary! Yours was one of the first blogs I found. I had no idea how to follow or bookmark or anything so I lost you for a while. I was so glad when I found you again and always enjoy your posts!

Rebecca November 10, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Love seeing all the wonderful pics!!! Happy WW

Bill November 10, 2010 - 7:44 pm

Hi Sherry,

Congratulations of your first year of blogging (and a very successful year you've had!)! Loved seeing the shops you visited — so many wonderful things, beautifully displayed!

Hope the rest of your week goes well.

Gracefully Vintage November 10, 2010 - 7:47 pm

Wow, i just love your blog, those photos are great, and also make me want to decorate at home, I would love to go shop there a well. Glad to be a new follower, of your darling blog.. Such Inspiration

Rene November 10, 2010 - 11:42 pm

Happy anniversary Sherry! I think you need those black & white pillows with the green bird to celebrate.


Patti's Artful Design November 11, 2010 - 12:03 am

Well…I so-o identify with your blog title, Sherry! Just love it! Thank you for your wonderfully, kind comments. You are entered into my "NOEL" Seashell letter giveaway. And, I am following you now too! And, when I have more time, I am going to have a nice cup of tea and peruse your blog thoroughly!!

Pam November 11, 2010 - 12:27 am

Happy Anniversary. What a way to celelbrate it too. And it's never too early to decorate for Christmas.

Bohemian November 11, 2010 - 2:14 am

Happy one year Blogaversary!!! I'm new to Blogdom and am enjoying it SO much… who knew that our personal Journal and Journey could become so much more than we ever imagined!?

I'm adoring your photos of all that fabulous eye candy!

Dawn… The Bohemian

LV November 11, 2010 - 3:18 am

I would certainly enjoy going to this shop. Best wishes on your anniversary/.

fitty's pinky rose cottage November 11, 2010 - 10:20 am

Happy bloggasary! and have a great week!

Anna November 11, 2010 - 12:33 pm

Happy Blogaversary! Thanks for taking me on this trip with you, you have some wonderful places near you for antiquing!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm November 11, 2010 - 3:29 pm

Happy 1 year Blog-Birthday!! I always enjoy visiting your lvoely blog 🙂


Tammy November 11, 2010 - 8:52 pm

Happy Blog Birthday! You've done very well to only have blogged a year. I'd love for you to share tips. The stores you visited look divine!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash November 11, 2010 - 9:49 pm

Congratulations! I am having my 100th blog giveaway so hope you will stop by. Blessings, Debbie

Coloradolady November 11, 2010 - 10:36 pm

Oh, my favorite is the quilts hanging out in the warm sunshine…..your photos today are just beautiful!! Happy VTT!

Carol November 12, 2010 - 1:35 am

Sherry, Happy blogiversary! What a great junkin' trip. Yes, I keep sneaking out Christmas things a little at a time here…

InMyOwnStyle November 22, 2010 - 12:37 am

Hi Sherry-

I have been reading thru your posts and have to tell you your home and decorating are just beautiful. So many pretty things. I also wanted to tell you Happy Anniversary. I started my blog 2 days after you and am so happy that I went for it and became a blogger, too. I hope you enjoy many many more successful and enjoyable anniversaries.
My best- Diane

Anonymous February 6, 2011 - 2:24 pm

Enjoyed reading/following your page.Please keep it coming. Cheers!

Anonymous July 13, 2011 - 3:02 pm

Just want to tell you how beautiful your home is, but I will have to say I LOVE THE BIG WHITE HOUSE & your living room & dinning room. I am still in the 80' look.
Thank you for sharing your pretty stuff with us. Your blog is a blessing to site down & visit with you. I don't have a blog, some day I hope to do that.


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