Monday, May 4, 2009

Weekend Finds and Some Neat Awards

I took a tiny break from projects this weekend to hit a few flea markets. Pickins were a little slim, but I did manage to find a few things.

On Saturday I went to the Tigard Flea Market. It's open every weekend, but not every vendor is always there. There always seems to be several covered up tables. I also managed to stop by one garage sale on Saturday as well.

Here are my Saturday finds.

Neat old clock, bingo game with extra cards, two tiaras, rhinestone buckle, rhinestone butterfly belt buckle, and rhinestone pin.
On Sunday, Isabel and I went to our favorite monthly flea market located about an hour away. This is what I ended up finding there.
Crusty basket, vintage hat stand, hotelware pitcher, bag of buttons, misc. jewelry, pearl bracelet and piece of blue striped ticking fabric. Isabel found the buckle for me.

I wouldn't say this was the best thrifting weekend, but definitely some useful stuff.

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge a couple awards I have received recently. My sweet friend, Sue awarded me with the "Renee Award." The Renee Award was created in honor of a special person, Renee (who is fighting stage 4 breast cancer) by her friends, Bella and Ces.

Renee is one human being who has made such
a difference in the lives of many just by being.
Her honestly, wit, intelligence, and grit are a tremendous source of inspiration. She can elicit raucous laughter and guffaws in her banter, and then turn right around and offer the most heartfelt, gentle words of wisdom and emotional support. She is a spreader of love,simple and true. And her love is infectious." This is a brand new award and I have the pleasure and honor of spreading the seed, watching it grow. I hope it finds its way to those who are like Renee:
the acorn, a small package becoming a tall and
sturdy oak, giving more acorns, becoming
tall and sturdy oaks, giving acorns..."

Jeanne from Dream, Create, Inspire recently honored me with the Kreative Blogger award.

For this award I'm suppose to list 7 things I love and then pass the award on to 7 people. Here are just 7 of the many things I love.

1. my family

2. my friends

3. pink roses

4. furniture with old chippy paint

5. vintage rhinestone jewelry

6. vintage roses fabrics, especially barkcloth

7. rose paintings

Wow, that was hard just listing 7 things. I could go on and on with the things I love, but I won't. If you are following my blog, you probably already know about all the things I love. As much as I would love to pass this award on, there are just too many creative bloggers out there to only pick 7.

Thank you so much Sue and Jeanne so much for thinking so highly of me to bless me with these awards. I really, really appreciate being recognized in this way.

Another busy week ahead. More projects, a trip to Monticello to clean up my booth and a visit from my brother in law who lives in Boise. Never a dull moment around here.


Anonymous said...

I too love roses, I picked up a lovely rose painting from the boot sale yesterday, I have posted a piccie of it on my blog. xxxx

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Love all the great loot you got this weekend, especially the buttons. Congratulations on your awards and I LOVE furniture with old chippy paint too!

Timi said...

Cool stuff! I'm so excited to see what you and Isabel have at Farm Chicks. It's coming up...........

Imagine me squeeling with joy, jumping up and down, clapping my hands. I can't wait!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Congrats of the do have a wonderful blog which I enjoy very much:-)
I think your weekend finds are lovely. Hmmmm, wondering what you end up doing with the bingo cards.

Stephenie said...

Congrats on the awards!!! You found some amazing treasures...Just love all those buttons you found...

A Joyful Chaos said...

What fun treasures you found! Love it!

lisa said...


I'm a huge fan of pink roses. You found some great stuff. Love vintage buttons.


Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

great finds!! just darling! I hope you have a fabulous day!! xoxo!! Britt :-)

Anonymous said...

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Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

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