Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer Flea Market Delights

Friends, I do hope you are having a wonderful summer.  My children are home with me full time these months and we are enjoying each day.  I got to sneak away early Sunday morning for a trip to the flea market.  I hadn't been since early May and was getting the itch!

It was a beautiful morning with lots of treasures to be found, such as these...

I don't usually buy old photos, but I really liked the patina and elegance of these....dapper gentlemen, somber couple and two sisters...  The drawer behind them was a great find, too:

I'm loving this ironstone pitcher, which I plan to sell, but not sure if I can part with it:

These embroidered vintage towels are gorgeous, and came from a sweet vendor named Jan who I met last year.  Jan has the greatest eye for vintage treasures and is just charming.  Not to mention Jan wears the cutest outfits.  :)  It was great chatting with you Jan!

I also got these old balusters with the most perfect patina from Jan.

I think I was truly gasping at their hint of light blue paint...sigh...

A set of monogrammed forks were a lovely find as well:

One can never have too many cigar boxes for storage, either:

On another trip to my local thrift shop I found this pretty blue floral covered dish.  Vintage blue floral china just seems to scream my name when I'm out shopping:

Lastly, I simply have to recommend a wonderful book I recently read, called "The Nesting Place" by blogger Myquillyn Smith.  It is truly a warm and encouraging book for all of us DIY-type bloggers that want to make our houses more like homes for our family.  It is realistic and full of wonderful advice and real-life experiences.  It is not a 'decorating' book in the sense that it gives tips on vignettes and such, but more like an inspirational book on so many levels.  Kudos to Myquillyn!

She has inspired me to add more whimsy and quirkiness to our home, especially to put smiles on my children's faces.  That's how this birthday crown for my daughter ended up in this photo.  Have fun with your home!

Sharing at these lovely parties:
Feathered Nest Friday
Shabbilicious Friday

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