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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

...friends and finds...


I am lucky to have a great group of gal pals who enjoy a jaunt around the shops in Hudson, NY every now and again...we love the excuse to get together and walking and browsing is just like a mini vacation...usually it's me and Kath (second from left)that head up to meet Jennifer Lanne and Stephanie Lloyd (far right)as soon as the kids get on the bus -- this time Anne (on far left all the way from Australia!!) and Ro (second from right) joined us...

We rove around and then race home ...though a long drive for a short prowl about, it is sweet...


Our meeting spot and first stop is The Hudson Supermarket...it's the retail locale for designer and visionary Stephanie Lloyd... she has an amazing style and well-tuned showcase of mercantile and industrial chic objects, as well as uber cool furniture offerings -- many of them the repurposed factory pieces that I love... (her hubby Ken works on these pieces and his talent is sure!)...

Here's a peek at what's in her booth right now...















Here are Jennifer and Stephanie goofing...

After a break for a quick bite we headed down the row of more than 65 antique shops.

Here's a peek at my other very favorite shop in all of Hudson, NY ...Red Chair Antiques...it's just down the block on Warren Street...Here's a peek at the facade with its "chair" sign..

Owner Jocie has a keen eye for great finds -- many from Sweden -- and unbelievably charming and well-curated displays...








I am already dreaming our our next girls day out...it will be several months but until then I will be thinking of my friends and our finds and the laughter we share...

Do you have a special place to jaunt with your gal pals? Do comment and tell...

xxoo Jen


3 comments:

jennifer lanne said...

Can I get a price check on the two girls in the chair??

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I love this post! And...I spy a dear friend of mine. I especially love the photo of Jennifer and Stephie in the chair. Great fun post!

Finding Home said...

My girls and I always try to meet up in Brimfield at least once a year!

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