Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Girls' Weekend!


Hello!  I'm back from a truly amazing girls' weekend!!!  My very good friend Jeanne had a lovely End of Summer Nights Soiree at her home last Thursday evening, so Traci, Jen and I headed out to Denver to spend the weekend at Jeanne's {seriously} beautiful home!  First of all, let me tell you that Jeanne has a gift for styling her home to be not only beautiful but also so very warm and welcoming...the kind of place you want to come back to time and again.  And can I also mention that her family is absolutely delightful?!! 

I did not take a ton of pictures at the party, but here are a few of the ones I did.  The soiree was in Jeanne's backyard...





Not only was the food that Jeanne prepared delicious and decoration in it's own right, but there were so many details that made the whole event so special...

mason jars with lace paper doilies made for such pretty candle holders...



the best sangria ever...




ahhh, and the pastries...






Traci ready with her camera...


Jen too...

oh, and did I mention that there was real furniture for everyone to sit down at outside?!  Pretty darn cool!!


Jeanne striking a pose!  She truly is one of the funniest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing!  I laughed the entire weekend thanks to her!!!

Next to her is the beautiful Mel...


The party ended with an outdoor movie.  There was even a latte cart that Jeanne had hired to supply drinks for everyone.  It was a magical might, unfortunately I had been up since 3:30 in the morning, so I did not make it thru the end of the movie.


The second day we were in Colorado, we went to The Barn to do a little shopping...


{Jen, Jeanne, me, Amy Jo, and Traci}

There is some seriously fabulous vintage shopping to be found at The Barn, here are a few highlights...





















We also saw The Help {which I loved}, got a massage, relaxed, drank margaritas, and laughed nonstop...so all in all it was a wonderful 4 day break from reality! 

I thank God every day that He has blessed me in abundance with such loving friends!!!  I could not have asked for a better group of women to spend the weekend with!!!

Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend yourselves!  Yikes, where did the Summer go??!!


Tracey

48 comments:

Mona Kay at Blissfully Refurbished said...

Jealous!!! What a wonderful trip, and thank you so much for sharing the Barn's unbelievable eye-candy!! Gonna give you a shout-out on Facebook, because really, I'll enjoy sharing this post!!

photography by suzanne said...

Wow!!! I love the stuff at the Barn! Wish I lived close...but...maybe it is better that I don't! I would buy out the store!!!

A Rosy Note said...

Ohhh, that sounds like so much fun! That barn looks pretty darn great too...lots of great stuff :)

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great trip this looks like!! I'm feeling a little green! ;-D

Jeanne really created a fun and relaxing place to hang out in and the food looks fabulous! I would have loved to have gone to The Barn...I spied several things I would have packed up with me!!

So glad you had a good time, Tracey!!

XO,
Janie

Rachel Pallas said...

looks like you girls had so much fun!! I miss the barn! I used to live in Colorado Springs and LOVED shopping the barn and the outlets nearby! xo Rachel

Jeanneoli said...

I loved my time with you so much!!! You are an amazing gift!! Thank you for getting some pics:-)

Debra Hall said...

Looks like so much fun!!
I enjoyed visiting your wonderful blog! I will be back...
Cheers~Debra

Lori said...

I have been waiting for Jeanne to post Tracey so I am so glad that I found yours!! Looks like you had a spectacular week-end full of fun with some wonderful women.

The Polished Pebble said...

How much fun and the food looked so amazing...not to mention the Sangria....yum!

best, Kelley

Urban Farmgirl said...

What an amazing weekend! Nothing better than good friends, great sangria and fabulous shopping, if you ask me! ;o)

Mary

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

How fun to have a get together with friends that have the same likes as you!
I love The Barn! It is where I go to decorate my home. It was so fun to see it through your eyes. Looks like they have a lot of new things, I see a trip there in my very near future!
Thanks for sharing!

~Shanon

Leah C said...

Oh wow, what a weekend! Sounds like such a fun time spent with amazing women:) And your photos, Tracey, are gorgeous...yet again!

Kim said...

What a wonderful way to spend the long weekend. The soiree looked awesome and so did the antiquing! You are truly blessed.

Theresa said...

Wow, what an amazing weekend you all had! The party and the shopping, all of it looks like the very best time. Thanks for sharing! t. xoxo

Vintage Junky said...

That looks like so much fun!!! Thank God for great girlfriends!
xo~ Michelle

Lou said...

Tracey - Loved all of your pictures! Thanks for sharing some of them. The backyard looked so soft and inviting, and the food, well, Spectacular. The picture of all of you together with your Jeanne Oliver bags is terrific. I see an ad in there somewhere. I thought I had a great weekend ~ you win. I think yours was a tad bit better. Sangria cheers to you.
Connie (akaLOU)

IMPRESSION "ein lebensgefühl-emotion of life said...

WOW...great pictures all of them !!!!
Look like you all had fun!!!
Elvira

lulu and family said...

great pictures!!

Heaven's Walk said...

What a fun weekend, Tracey! Good friends like that are such a blessing, aren't they? Thanks so much for sharing your sisterhood with us! :)

xoxo laurie

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Sounds like a magical time spent with wonderful friends. Thanks for sharing your lovely adventure with us. Your pictures are simply beautiful.

The Feathered Nest said...

What a gorgeous group of precious women!!!!! I know you all must have had the best time together ~ you all love so much of the same things! Thanks too for the great shopping pics, I'm drooling over them all ~ hugs and love, Dawn

songskatesang said...

Oh how fun! Some of my favorite blogs in all one place! Lovely!

kimberly said...

Can I tell you how much I wanted to be there this weekend - what a dream! It looks like Jeanne went all out and you girls had a marvelous time. There is something so re-charging about spending time with wonderful inspiring girlfriends, isn't there?
Thanks so much for sharing,
xx

TheCrankyCrow said...

Gee, did my invite get lost in the mail? ;o) Truly looks like a wonderful and unforgettable time!! What's not to love about good friends, good food, good shopping, and great times??? Thanks for sharing a bit of the fun with us! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Mel said...

Pics are gorgeous. Jeannes amazing party was captured by your beautiful eye...The Barn looks lovely you are sweet as pie. Great to catch a few moments with your authentic heart!.
So glad we crossed paths. Come see me anytime at TheBArn or anywhere else... for that matter!

It's me said...

Yes yes yes !!! it all looks so great !!!!....xxx...

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear Tracey,
this looks so great!
I would also wish I'd been there. With so many sweet treats and such a beautiful decoration.
The photos you made are great!
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

helen tilston said...

Hello Tracy
What a delightful group of friends and one can see the glint in their eyes and no doubt the stories and laughter were plentiful. The setting for the opening meal in the garden is divine!

How lovely you appreciate your friends. I am too very blessed to have my girl's groups and get togethers, which we all treasure.

Thanks for sharing....Helen xx
Helen xx

Tinas vita bo said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!
Yore photos are so lovely!
Love the the things at the Barn!

Hugs Tina

Bleu Chine said...

Hello from France ! Quel beau week-end entre amies qui partagent les mêmes passions ! Thank you for your nice blog, Stéphanie

It' an Evolution said...

That looks like just a wonderful time...so happy for all of you wonderfully creative girls!

traci said...

a truly wonderful, amazing, fun weekend. thanks for inviting me along tracey. any time spent with you is very special!!

K-RO said...

What a truly blessed bunch! how wonderful to be able to travel for such a great gathering. Love the pictures.

Karen

Rozmeen said...

Wow Tracey it seems you had a lot of fun..and those treasures in the barn..just Yummie.

xoxox Rozmeen

time worn interiors said...

Looks a wonderful weekend! Nothing better than good friends!

And the BARN, wow, great stuff!

tot

Privet and Holly said...

Looks like an
amazing trip,
Tracey! I can
just imagine
all the laughter.
xx Suzanne

a beach house in Montana said...

well im sad that i didnt get invited ,i would of loved to have been there, i bet all the girls were so friendly sounds like such fun xoxo sherri

found and sewn said...

looks like a wonderful weekend!! so many lovely photos

Country Dreaming said...

Looks and sounds like everyone had a great time.
It IS good to have frienda.

Melinda

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy you had fun!
There is nothing like having a good time with great friends!
The Barn has been on my pixie dust list for a while!

Barbara said...

There's absolutely nothing better than a weekend with the girls! What fun, Tracey!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Times have certainly changed... I was never able to enjoy long get-a-ways like that when raising my family.. It just didn't happen... you kept your nose to the everyday chores and routine... Women just didn't get those sort of breaks... It is so nice to see things are easier for young woman now that several years ago... Looks to have been shear delight.... Loved reading and viewing the post... Blessings...

almay`s home said...

Wow amazing! A lovely trip!

Love,
Alma

lisa said...

hi tracey! thanks so much for the comment...missed you at the market but, alas, it looks as if you had a FAR better time on your excursion--terrific!!
best, lisa (the frenchman's wife)

LatteLisa said...

That looks like fun and oh my, look at all that delicious food!

I just stumbled upon your blog and I'm very glad to have done so. This is obviously the place for vintage inspiration.

Have a wonderful weekend ;-)

McMaster and Storm said...

I'm happy you got to go!!! Knew you would have a ball & then some! Have a lovely September----
xo
Kara

Lili said...

That was truly fun to see in pictures! Y'all are darling and I loved seeing that fabulous food and all that wonderful inspiration you captured for us! xoxo ~Lili

Mike said...

Good food, friends. Beautiful treasures? What else could a girl ask for.