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.


Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.