Last week, we awoke to a rare cool and drizzly summer day. We’d been itching to visit Garnet Creek, about two and a half hours away in our neighboring state of Idaho. It’s the only place besides India where you can find Star Garnets. So Bongo, Lukie and I decided it was finally time. And by golly, no garnets, no glory we decided. And we hit the open road. Twisting our way into Idaho and through St. Maries, which I love. Being the daughter of a logger, I can’t help but feel welcome there!
And through the woods we went
And after a little hike, we arrived. Turns out, a little rain makes a whole lotta mess at Garnet Creek!
We slipped and slopped about and made a big huge mess. But what a time we had!
And at the end of the day, Lukie and Bongo both had bags of newfound treasures. And we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
IT'S ME, SERENA!
In 2002, I was dreaming of creating a fun and happy little event to sell my vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, I held my first event in my neighbor's barn along with a handful of friends. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces packed with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best event of its kind in the USA. I describe it as the best weekend of the year!