It doesn’t get much better than a Saturday morning in the spring. My day started with a run at 6am followed by a yard sale extravaganza. My early morning shopping escapade included touring the mansion of a former sculptor and discovering several treasures. I brought home a little something for everybody and even managed to score a few projects to work on for Vintage Jane.

Around 10am, Mattie Windsor and I headed to the inaugural farmer’s market in Old Salem ( We sampled everything from strawberry jam to scrapes to white chocolate made with truffles to sweet potato liver pâté. But the best part of my morning was watching Mattie Windsor befriend Maya, a three week old pig.