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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Friends in Junky Places

You know how you come across those people every so often
who instantly feel like family?
Who have kindred spirit sort of written all over them?
That's how it felt when I spent the better part of an hour today
chatting up a storm with the awesome Angélique of

We have an awful lot in common,
so conversation was hardly lacking.
She's an ER nurse, I'm a Respiratory Therapist,
so we both work in critical care settings.
She started blogging roughly the same time I did.
She loves junk, I love junk!
She's making big plans for her first ever show,
I just opened my first booth.
She's planning to show in Warrenton next Fall,
I'm going to be selling along with my pal Effie in the Spring!
Her husband is her biggest fan and most tireless supporter. Same here!

Love ya, sweetheart!

I'm not sure either of us came up for air, 
but we had a great conversation about our shared passion for junking, 
our big plans for the future, our hopes, dreams, fears. 
Heck, we even made plans for some
Thelma & Louise style junkin' trips!

I've had the pleasure of meeting so many incredible folk 
through this wonderful bloggy world....

Theresa of Garden Antqs Vintage
who was one of my first followers and biggest supporters.

The lovely Mindy of Primitiques 'n Poetry.

The equally lovely Troy (and Rod) of Junk Exchange!

And even though I've only talked to her via e-mails, 
our blog and the phone, I feel a real bond with the 
gracious and sweet beyond belief Ruth of The Beautiful Life.

Silly wabbit doesn't like having her picture taken, 
which is just, well, silly, since she's gorgeous. 
So this is the best I could do photo-wise. 
Go check out her online store, she has genuine drool-worthy wares for sale.

And then there's all my blog-roll buddies. Wanna talk? 
Just mail me, I'm always up for a phone call! 
(yeah, I'm lookin at YOUSue and Adrienne!)

And then there's Effie, and my new buds the Jett's at Fbg. 
Trade Days, and Linda at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, 
and Beth my cool booth neighbor at the Antique Mall, 
and Julie from Re-Run's, and Vickie and Bobby 
and the crew at Sunrise Antiques, and my pals at the Comfort Flea....
all folks I never would've met had I not embarked on 
this amazing junkin' journey just a few short months ago.

And it's only just beginning! That's the incredible part! 
Just imagine the laundry list of new friends I'm gonna have after Warrenton in the Spring?

So to all of the above, I thank you from the bottom of my heart 
for your friendship, your support, your inspiration. To friends not yet met, it's only a matter of time!

Edited to add: Apologies to my new BFF Angélique
for inadvertently cribbing this post title from you!
I knew I admired your style, now we know just how much! ;-)


Debra@CommonGround said...

Thank you, Anne, I'm your biggest fan!{Hehe, that rhymes.) We'll make a phone date soon! There are just certain people that you know "have your back" and will be there for ya no matter what! Wish I was 20 years younger and lived close-by, we could do some serious damage!
Thank you for supporting me also!
Hugs, Girlie

Donna Reyne' said...

Your blog has to be the funniest I have ever read! You are always so witty and I'm sure way to fun to hang around with.
I am thrilled that your passion for fun and junk is paying off for you!
Good Luck...and please keep doing what your oftentimes make my day!
Have a great rest of the week and a wonderful weekend...donna

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Girlie, it's a good thing you've made the banner and biz cards, you are on a roll.... You've got the bug and there's no turning back or H1J1 (junk) shot you can get, there's no cure!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

"I'm all ears..." I love that. :)

Girly, you are sommmmethinnggg! Thank you, hon -- SOOOOO much for such sweet things said -- about moi. :) (My heart has done a happy dance upon reading it).

Thank you -- "muchly" as we say here. ;)

Love ya!


Unknown said...

I'm thinkin' someday I'd like to be on your list :) xojana

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne~Fiona,

Looks like you are having lots of fun meeting new friends when you are going about your junk hunting!
Glad to have a new blog friend, thank you.

Have a happy weekend

The Flying Bee said...

Well, you don't have tell me twice...I am going to email you my number! I would love to chat for hours about our great love of junk...and any other crazy things we can think of!

I tell ya, isn't Ruth, amazing! She just has this way to make you feel so loved!

Love Angelique! She was so sweet and gave me so much advice when we met in Warrenton...I can't wait to see her again!

Oh, and you....girl, how can I begin to explain how I feel about you. Well, it's crazy how quick I felt a connection with you! And talk about supporting take the cake! You welcomed me and shared so much blog love for me it was unbelivable! So, THANK YOU my friend!

You are going to soar, girl!

Big, Big, Big Hugs!

sue said...

We'll be junking it up and arm-wrestling over some fine junk in 6 months time. Don't forget that Spring Warrenton is always my birthday weekend. Tee hee. I think I just got an advantage on you....

Anyways, it's a mere 6 months until we meet in person. I'm so thrilled to vicariously see you diving into the junk world! YAY YAY YAY. See ya soon! XOXOXOXO

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