Life at the lake

We are on vacation this week in Upstate NY with my brother + his wife and my mom + dad.  My entire childhood every summer we went to the lake since my grandparents were in Binghamton NY and my dad was a professor so he had summers off.  I have so many fond memories of summers at the lake.  We are settling in to lake living and trying to figure out vacation with twins:-) We drove through the night so they could sleep and arrived early morning Sunday.  So far we have enjoyed a lot of quality family time, good home cooked meals and stills by the water.  We only get to see my brother + his wife a couple times a year since they live in Savannah Ga so this is a big treat for us.

We are staying on Tuscarora Lake close to two cute towns, Casanova and Hamilton.  PLUS we are 10 miles from Bouckville NY where they have a HUGE antique show in August.  I’d love to be able to go picking for the shop when they have the show but no such luck this year.  We did go antiquing a little yesterday in Bouckville and got a couple treasures, I will share them with you over the next couple days.  You can also check out pics of our trip and the treasures I have found on Instagram.  It’s interesting to see what types of vintage furniture they sell, prices, etc.  So far I have seen maybe one piece of painted furniture, it’s mainly traditional antiques and vintage and the prices are about 3x what we sell things for at the shop and Rough Luxe.  We are going to check out an auction on Thursday should be fun to see what items sell for…..stay tuned for the update.  You can always follow along via social media.

Here are a few pics so far from our little vacation……


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And the kiddos are adjusting beautifully!

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Stay tuned for pics of my finds tomorrow!


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2 Responses to Life at the lake

  1. Christine H says:

    How fun! As I read this I am at our place on Seneca Lake…so many beautiful lakes in upstate NY!….I know your kiddos are just loving all the new sights and sounds and smells–my son at the same age just couldn’t get enough of it all!

  2. Janelle says:

    We just got back from vacation on Chautauqua Lake and Lake Erie, which is more in Western NY. They have some awesome antiques barns up there if you are ever in that area.

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