Saturday, October 29, 2011


I was blessed this week to take a GIRLS ROAD TRIP with my dear friends Julie & Cindy

We stayed in an awesome log cabin in the woods at The Big Cedar Lodge. 

We were on GIRL TIME - no husbands, cooking, jobs, chores, etc.

We junked/picked at every possible antique store, flea market and garage sale along our route

Poor Cindy... we crammed our treasures around her in the backseat.  I think she only got hit once with sliding debris - OK not hit, but definitely bumped.

We are known as the original CHICKER PICKERS.

My motto is "there is always room for more"

At our last garage sale we had to unpack the car and repack it so we could squeeze in three large wooden flower boxes.  These were a great find as they were cheap! and they make great bases for Autumn & Holiday table centerpieces.
Aah, but that was just the last garage sale.  We hit a handful more antique stores and one flea market and managed to squeeze in even more treasures... just small ones.

We also enjoyed retail shopping, tea room lunches and the gorgeous Autumn trees of southern Missouri

There was a beautiful waterfall at Big Cedar Lodge

This was our last morning and we stopped by the marina to see the morning fog lifting off the lake.  A man fishing in his boat in the midst of the fog offered this great photo

Autumn is my favorite season...  

"Winter is an etching, Spring a watercolor, Summer an oil painting and Autumn a mosaic of them all." ~ Stanley Horowitz


  1. You took some wonderful pictures .I have not been a girls and friend trip for a long time. They are the best. Laura

  2. AS much as I love hearing about the girl trip and the junkin' -- I love your photos of the trees and the misty morning best! GORGEOUS!