Monday, September 28, 2015

OUT AND ABOUT THIS WEEKEND

 We took the chance to get out of town for the weekend -- headed to northern Colorado.  Even though I was born and raised in southern Colorado where my heart lives; we did go to college in northern Colorado and actually lived there for 10 years.  So, we also do have a soft spot for that beautiful area of Colorado. 
This weekend, Bob met our son for a short trip to Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park.  They were hoping to see the aspen in all of their fall glory; but even though the park was full of people hoping to see the same, there were only spots of color.

 A little too early, I guess, but it was a good time for a father/son day.
They dropped me off in Longmont, Colorado so I could attend Quilt-A-Fair for the day.  The event has been sponsored by Colorado Quilting Council for many years as their prime fundraiser with vendors and lots of quilts to see.  
 I hadn't been for several years, so it was great fun to see old friends and to be inspired.
After meeting back up, Mike headed to his home; and Bob and I went to Denver to spend the night.  We have a favorite hotel with a steak place close by -- yum, yum -- we split a dinner of prime rib (and still had more than enough).

Sunday was spent antiquing and junk hunting.  
What did I buy?  Brown transferware, of course, -- a chamber pot and two soup bowls.  
  Brown transferware looks wonderful combined with Fall colors!

Fun weekend, but always nice to be home again.

I'm joining in with the following:
Smiling Sally for Blue Monday
The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday
Coastal Charm for Tuesday Show and Share
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

5 comments:

SmilingSally said...

Hi Sally,

Your brown transferware collection must be HUGE! I'd love you to capture all of it into one shot. It does look especially autumnal. Thanks for playing today.

Happy Blue Monday!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh your trip sounded so nice! I want to do exactly the same thing! I have been wanting to wander north when the colors happen. I have never been to Alamosa or Pagosa Springs believe it or not. We have flown into Denver, but never spent much time there. Love your new transferware! I find it so irresistable, as you know! I love it especially in fall too!

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! How nice for the guys to have a 'together' day and for you to get to go to the quilt affair! I've been to Estes Park a couple of times and it is so pretty. We stayed at the old Stanley Hotel! I love your pretty transferware. Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Katie Mansfield said...

I adore your transferware. Brown is fabulous for fall. I'm glad you had a great weekend.

Have a Daily said...

Love your new finds Sally, a bit of an unusual design. Simply gorgeous! Glad you had a fun time! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann