Thursday, June 30, 2011

And the Winner is...

Chic Provence!

I wrote all 25, yes 25, names of my followers and drew out 1 name for the giveaway of this hat which I embellished with Amy Butler fabric.

So...Chic Provence, please email me your address and I'll pop this hat in the mail! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Giveaway AND Liberty Belle

First things first:  I've reached (insert mental drum roll) 25 followers!  Thank you! 

So...scroll to the lower portion of my blog and all  my blog subjects are shown, hit "giveaway".  You'll see that I am giving away a Vagabond Hat.  I'll have a drawing today and announce the winner of this little hat.  I embellish these hats with Amy Butler fabric.  Tres cute!  (If I draw your name, please email me your address.) 

Lastly,  set-up for Liberty Belle is complete, except for a few smalls that I'll tuck into spaces.  Plus I need to paint a Fleur-de-lis on a vintage card table, which is currently rather plain.  Enjoy the photos.

Of course, Independence Day is just around the corner.  I don't mean to offend anyone in another country with the display of the US flag.  (I believe I lost a follower due to this in a previous post.) 

I greatly admire and respect all those who have fought in our Armed Forces and many have given their lives in service.  I am not ashamed of my country's flag.  It represents so much for so many...Thanks to all who served and are now serving. 

Just yesterday I attended the funeral of a young soldier who died in combat.  I'm deeply moved by his sacrifice and his family's sacrifice.  No words suffice. 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Flapper Girl

On an impulse, I bid for and won the ebay auction for this celluloid flapper girl needle case.  She is marked "Germany" on the bottom.  I know I overpaid!  I believe to the tune of nearly $48.  But I've never seen another one like it.  Isn't she lovely!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Flee Market Love

The barn is empty, except for the bales of hay...

The Gypsy Flea Market is over...

It was a tremendous success, complete with signs that read "Flee Market".

It made us laugh, it made customers laugh.

I've always said that the best part of the junking world is the people and this weekend proved that to be true again. 

The Gypsy Flea Market will start happening spring and fall.  It is the brain-child of Tracy, the pretty lady in the red dress. 

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gypsy Flea Market this weekend!

Here are a few snapshots of the Gypsy Flea Market.  We completed set-up today.  Tomorrow I'll capture some more images - and the Missouri weather is perfect at this time. 

If you live in the area, this sale is in Parkville, Missouri.  You won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Yard Sale Finds

Here's a peak at some of my yard sale finds from this morning.
I love the doll head on the left - she has teeth!
Love old frames.  And I can't pass up quirky holiday decor! 

Old hymnals are a favorite of mine.  This thermometer has a native American chief  and says "Kansas City MO" - some sort of advertisement.  This one I'll keep.  And the toy wooden tops - I've never run across one before.  Before I could get the other 2, a man walked up and grabbed them up! 

Books, buttons, checkers and burlap...Oh the joy!  Wait a minute - I wonder if that book, "In the Desert of Waiting" is the exact same copy I sold a few years ago.  Very odd to find a 100-year-old book that's identical. 

Aren't these Siestaware mugs great?!  And I got a stash of vintage doll clothes, complete with stilettos!

No self-respecting Kansas City Chiefs fan would pass up this set of vintage stadium seats.  Hubby will be proud!

Happy junking!  I'm getting ready for the Gypsy Flea Market this Friday and Saturday in Parkville.  I'll post pics of set-up tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Wishbone's Purpose

Wishbones serve a wonderful purpose in these crocheted thimble holders I own.  They are my favorite pieces I collect.  The first one pictured is large.  The 2 smaller ones are darling, as well.  I thought I'd share more of what's in my display case collection.

I peruse antique and vintage stores often.  I never see this kind of thimble holder. 

If I crocheted I'd make one, but I only know how to crochet a chain. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Beautiful Wedding

A young lady, very special to our family, was married this weekend.  The wedding took place at her family home on acreage in the country and we helped all weekend with setting up and tearing down.  Thus, no blogging. 

My three favorite things about the wedding, other than the couple, of course:

#1  The Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head cake toppers, complete with the bride's chocolate lab.

#2  The sparklers the couple walked through before they left the reception for their honeymoon.

#3  The set of twins who were flower girls - they were darling and their Grandma bought them the "real" tiaras for Christmas to wear in the wedding.  Aren't they adorable. 

Congratulations, Ashley and Tyler.  We love you and enjoyed celebrating with you!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Good Company this Weekend!

If your're in the Kansas City area, stop by Good Company.  It's located in Merrian, Kansas.  I am a vendor and love this boutique.  Truly a hip little place, and not all that little!  There are fabulous finds.   (It's located 1 block north of I-35 and Lamar.)

Next week I am participating in the Gypsy Chicks sale in Parkville.  My friend, Tracy, has an incredible farm and we will be having the sale in her barn.  ReDeux is one of the other vendors.  So excited to see Stephen and Dale there!  It will be Friday and Saturday 8-4.  More info will follow.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

More Sewing Notions

Only a couple of sewing needle folders have made it into my collection.  The first one I've pictured is old.  I don't know about the second folder - it almost looks too perfect!  But it could be the real deal. 

I love stitchery, even though I don't make time for it anymore.  I have cross-stitched for years, and I love quilts.  I made my oldest son's quilt - Grandmother's Flower Garden - all by hand.  I know I made tons of mistakes and it took me an embarassing amount of years to complete.  I started my daughter's quilt 20 years ago.  I won't say where it stands in process.  My youngest son - well, I have the material and pattern. 

I guess you could say, I love the "idea" of quilting.