Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Flea Finds, Back to School Kids and a Show You Won’t Want to Miss

I thought I would have a lot of great pictures of completed projects to show you.  Fact is, I have a lot of projects that are almost done.  I am so good at starting projects, not so great at finishing them.  But, I have a deadline, so I really need to get my rear in gear and get busy.  Coburg is on Sunday (we leave Saturday night) and I’m starting to get excited about my final show of the year. 

Since I don’t have any completed projects to show, I thought I would show you my finds from the flea market last Sunday.


Cute wicker basket, a big bag of watches including these, some buttons, jewelry and a little glass knob.


Little shabby shelf.


Two little boxes with drawers. The top one is getting the white paint treatment.  These are so great for holding lots of little bits and pieces.


Gorgeous antique nightgown.  Love the lace and ribbon on this larger sized beauty.


Not the best picture, but I was thrilled to find this adorable vintage petticoat.


Another not great picture, but I always love finding little girl’s petticoat slip with crinoline.

This week was back to school and we have a tradition in our family to take a back to school picture.  My son started yesterday and as you can see, not too thrilled to have his picture taken.


My daughter, had several potential first day of school outfits, and this is one she decided on.


I like this picture better though.


If you are in the greater Portland area this weekend, Monticello is having their Fall Premier Show.


It starts on Friday with lots of really great guest vendors and continues through the 26th with vendors restocking their spaces frequently.  This is always a really great show.  See the Monticello blog for more details.

That’s it for me for now.  I’m off to sew a couple more shopping cart liners as well as hopefully finishing up a few of those other projects I mentioned at the beginning of this post.  I hope you are all having a lovely week.


Dandelion and Daisy said...

Hope the weather clears up for Sunday. It's usually drier down south. have a good sale. did you get my cheese. Message?

Rita said...

The kids look good. I did try this year. The night before I told the boys "Tomorrow picture day!" same place, comb your hair.....I completely forgot and I had asked them to remind me, lol. Have a great day , Rita mammabellarte

Tammy said...

Great pics of your kids!!
I'm bad about having too many projects going at once...exactly what I'm doing right now! Not enough hours in the day!
Your finds are great as always...hope you have a great sale!!
Tammy ;-)

Angela said...

Great looking kids...I was glad when mine got older and started smiling again in public!!

Kelly Ballard said...

You have beautiful children. When mine were that age there was not alot of smiling for pictures.

Second Hand Chicks

one gal's trash said...

Hi Lisa,
You hit the bling jackpot...and that shabby shelf..Yummy! Kids are fab. Hope they both have a great year. Good luck this weekend.
Bye for now!

Bohemian said...

I'm loving the old Pocket Watch 'score' and those old Glass Knobs are what grace most of our cabinets and drawers in this old House we're restoring... as well as several vintage pieces of furniture from the 1920's and 1930 era... love them!

I always have too many irons in the fire too... so many creative ideas... so little time! *wink*

And I see that I'm not the only one who insists on the "1st day of School" photos! *LOL* Great that your kids still cooperate as they're becoming young adults, love their sense of style.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Shelly said...

Hi Sweetie!
How I miss having kids going off to school! They grow up TOO fast!!

I know all to well about the projects,,I've to till Timi's Show, but still......Ackk!

Stop over if you have a minute, I'm having a 200th Blog post Giveaway!

Hugs and Love,

Elyse said...

let's not overlook the sweet little rosebud hanger ...


vintagebejoyful said...

Hi Lisa,

I left you a comment a few posts ago, and know that you are so busy getting ready for the next show....I wanted to inquire about purchasing one of your button bracelets, I just love them, I love anything that is really rhinstoney.....I'm sure you get what I mean! I live in Reno and used to be partners with Tracey Buxton, I think you know her from Camas Antiques. if you could let me know if this is a possibility I sure would appreciate it! thanks so much! have a great show!


Into Vintage said...

Have a great show -- I know your things will fly out the door! The pic of your daughter reminds me of my own first-day-of-school-outfit-angst all those years ago. :-)

mimi charmante said...

I love that your kids are so much like #1 - they definitely have their own style. Bravo!
I too am FABULOUS at starting projects but the completion is always an issue... LOVE the little girls petticoat slip! I want one~
Have a fabulous rest of your week - I miss you!!!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Lucky girl! I could not get a photo of my junior this year!

Junk Fairy said...

I have visited your booth at Farm chicks for the last two years!! It's great! I love all your finds. Your kids look great!!!
Junk Fairy

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wow, looks like you found some great stuff! Love the watches, and the little tray. The kids look great. Hope they have a good year. My youngest just started college. I miss the younger school years. So fun!

Lynn Sinclair said...

How wonderful that you were able to snap those great pics -- it's always a rush on the first day of school. I've always taken a picture of my daughter, in front of our peony in the front garden. A shame that, this year, her last in high school, we were just too rushed to do so.

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Wish I could go to that show! Love the first-day photos, and all of your finds. I think all of us suffer from the started-but-not-finished projects syndrome.

sandra said...

Love all the pocket watches. Something about old watches and clocks just draws me in.
Great back to school photos. We have the same tradition. First day of school is always bittersweet for me.
Summer goes by way too fast.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh how I wish I could find one of those slips... It's EXACTLY like the ones I used to wear when I was a little girlie... I didn't wear pants until I was eight and wore one of these (or two) every day.

Warm blessings,