A Gathering of Friends

29 Mar

Today was a big day, a gathering of what I call Occasional Salers – those who operate occasional sales and their devoted shoppers. That’s right, it’s A Gathering of Friends, held twice a year at Bachman’s Garden Center in Minneapolis.  When I arrived 10 minutes before it opened, there was already a line….



Once behind the counter in a general store - it could now be yours!

a lovely country vignette

one of my all-time favorite designs from France...the bombé chest

This blue frosted chandelier glass would make beautiful earrings.

a divine green lamp

very stylized, reminds me of the Czechoslovakian tea set I bought at a Paris flea market.

so cute.

random + creative + color = awesome!


Shoppers take in a 1950ish country vignette.

And the one that got away…..

Yes, I thought this would work for my jewelry, but I didn't spring on it right away. When I went back to look at it, someone was putting a SOLD sign on it. Oh well : (

I’ll be headed back to the sale tomorrow, too.  An occasional shopping tip: often there are so many things to look at, that you discover something you love only after a couple of walks through the space.  Or the next day, when things have been sold, revealing great items that had been buried in a display.  And word has it, this sale gets restocked!

Enjoy the day!

À demain,




2 Responses to “A Gathering of Friends”

  1. Betsey March 30, 2012 at 8:09 am #

    Am now officially obsessed with Occasional Sales!!

  2. Jess April 9, 2012 at 4:12 am #

    Looks like some great finds! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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