Beth and I had a grand time at the Big Flea this weekend. Last night I wrote and posted some pictures that we took while shopping. Just scroll down to yesterday’s entry to see the fun!
As promised here are some pictures of the great stuff that I got. We scored big time on vintage buttons! I got some lovely vintage planters, a whole village of vintage putz christmas houses, an old bottle brush tree, vintage rick rack, some jewelry and assorted little things.
The fox terrier is old stock, I already had her at home! Most of these items will end up in creations for eBay or Etsy. We were very good this time at the Big Flea. We only purchased one piece of fabric that we split between us. Goodness knows I don’t need any more fabric! If you have seen the pictures of my fabric stash you will understand me!
Whenever Beth and I get together we always bring presents to each other. As we are out and about in our respective cities thrifting, yard saling, estate shopping we not only shop for ourselves but we shop for each other. I brought to BFF this trip some awesome figurines that I had picked up in my travels and they will be showing up on her fabulous pin cushion creations soon. This trip BFF had a huge box full of goodies for me. Take a look at all this great stuff!
Do you see all that fabric! Now WHERE am I going to put that! Beth knows that I am a rabid collector of all things vintage christmas and she found some wonderful ornaments for me. And the big mushroom bank, LOVE IT!
Now I’m sure you all know the talented and lovely Jen Duncan. Jen is such a sweet person and her artful life is truly an inspiration to me. Well, just out of the blue a package arrived on my doorstep last week from Jen and inside were these lovelies.
After reading my recent post about my collections of seashells and vintage silverplate, Jen sent me this surprise package. Love, love, love it! Thanks Jen, you’re a sweetie!
Lastly, I recently discovered a wonderful artist on Flickr. She is from the pacific northwest and she makes the most amazing handbags. I just had to have one. I contacted her through flickr and she let me pick one out for purchase.
I just love this nasturtium design with the buttons, it is fabulous! Now, even though I design and sew purses and totes, I love to purchase them from other artists. Check out her other designs here on her flickr page. So original! I will be toting this lovely around when I go on my second honeymoon in August. Thanks Chanda!