I had so much fun today at the Midwestern Blogger Meet-up! The big event took place in Lisle, Illinois and was put together by Jennifer Rizzo. If you haven’t read Jennifer’s blog, you should hop on over and check it out. She’s very talented and as sweet as sunshine.
I was equally charmed by her selection of location for the event: inside an old train depot at a local historical museum.
I was able to have some time to explore this quaint museum before the festivities began, I love old buildings.
The train depot was amazing, it was built in 1881. I am into train depots lately. And trains.
The depot had beautiful architectural features.
The inside of the depot was every bit as charming as the outside. Did you know they used to have separate waiting rooms for the men and women? Neither did I.
I love the big graphic on the wall. I wanted to take it home with me.
My great grandfather had a brass hanging lamp just like this one. So charming.
Great grandpa also had a clock just like this. I loved the train bulletin chalkboard on the wall.
The corners of the depot were full of other old treasures like wooden barrels and these lovely trunks and boxes. The walls in this room were beautiful unfinished wide boards.
I loved how rustic they look.
It was the perfect place for a bunch of bloggers to meet up.
We all took tons of pictures. You can see why.
Jennifer put together this lovely table of refreshments for us all. In between chatting about blogging, social media, SEO’s, websites and taking pictures, we sipped coffee, chewed on brownies and complete strangers became friends.
It is amazing what food can do.
Everyone was so sweet and friendly, and it was so nice to put faces with blog names. I can’t wait to go back again next year.
It was a great day!
By the way, this is day #2 of my Photography Challenge (see yesterday’s post for more details here).
Todays’ assignment, photograph “what you wore”. I interpreted this to mean “what I wore to the blogger meet-up”.
I wore my favorite butterfly necklace.
See you tomorrow!