Friday, May 28, 2010

flea Market Treasure

I have more treasures from the flea market to show you. I hope, now that it is summer, you are out finding your own treasures in the sunshine. I found 2 boxes of unused, vintage greeting cards. The card on the right, with the flower heads, is on acetate and unfolds. Very sweet. 

These baby kimonos must have been stored away as there are no signs of use. They have the daintiest embroidery of bears and elephants. 
Doesn't this look fresh from the farmer's market? A fruit printed table topper . Again, I don't think it was ever used as I can't find a stain and the colors are so bright. Perfect for a summer table. 
Well, I have to run as there is an auction tonight. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thank you Elizabeth!

A short time ago, I climbed the fence and jumped into a new blog neighborhood. That's when I found Elizabeth at CreativeBreathing.
It is a world of sweetness and whimsy sprinkled with touching stories like yarn in a bird's nest.  She makes the most expressive little characters and spool dolls. I even tried to buy one but they aren't for sale. But, Elizabeth graciously shares patterns and tutorials of her creations. Well, I saw this little pink cake lady and I had to have one . And the only way that was going to happen was for me to take the dive and try making it myself. I made mine a shelf-sitter but the original stands on its own. Elizabeth and I also share a fondness for vintage greeting cards and you have to go see what she does with those. So I'm sending a big thank you out to Elizabeth for pushing me over the edge, I mean, encouraging me with her designs to try my hand at making my own.  And yes, hers does look better but this was my first one! 

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all my relatives and friends!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

More fleas....the fleamarket variety

I am sorry to keep bombarding you with all my flea market finds. I am just so happy to be out in the sunshine on scavenger hunts again. Here are some new things I picked up. If you are interested in any item, check my etsy shop. Hopefully , my next post will be about some fabulous recipe I cooked or item I made. But, it has been so nice out, I haven't been inside to do those things. 

Beautiful tole tray in that fabulous aqua color.

Pink kitty sewing box.
Vintage laces and trims Oh my !

Precious baby quilt and jacket.