Saturday, December 31, 2011

the New Year an unwritten page..

Another year lies before us like
an unwritten page, an unspent coin, an unwalked road.
How the pages will read,
what treasures will be gained in exchange for time,
or what we find along the way, 
will largely depend on us. ~Esther Baldwin York

May you realize your fondest of dreams in the upcoming New Year!

CHEERS to each & everyone of you!!!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

wishing that your stockings were filled.....

Several years ago a dear sweet lady who worked for me, 
gave me this beautiful Lenox ornament 
the Christmas before she retired

In the box was this lovely handwritten message,
every year as I decorate the tree,
and open this special ornament 

It always fills my heart with such joy....

wishing that your holiday was filled with love, hope and good health


Thursday, November 24, 2011


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough,
and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Extravaganza finds

This past weed-end in Mount Dora, FL was the Renningers Antique Extravaganza,
 a three day event that is held in November, January and February every year. 
Located on 117 acres of scenic, rolling land,antique dealers come from all over selling their wares.
After participating in the Fancy Flea show the previous week-end and fighting a nasty bug all week
I truly was exhausted by Sunday afternoon, but it was so worth it!

this is my haul...

 chicken nesting box from Virginia
 wouldn' this look great in a bathroom filled with big white fluffy towels
or perhaps a laundry room to hold all those supplies
5 foot long

chippy peely spindles


 string dispenser from old hardware store
white tool box

rusty, crusty, chippy ceiling tins

 school clock it still works perfectly

stainless marine binoculars
metal letters

a weakness of mine.. rosaries

old posts

basket from an antique french bicycle that folds flat

holy water basin from an old church

fabulous very heavy iron street sign from England

small oil painting

ironstone footed bowl
yes it has a crack but I love it anyway

The sad thing about doing what you love with all your heart, you can not keep it all.

Until next time, please enjoy the pictures


Friday, November 18, 2011

Bigger & Better Fancy Flea

Thank You! Thank You!! Thank You!!,
to all of the wonderful people who visted my booth this past Saturday in Lakeland!! 
The weather was fabulous as was the many smiling faces of vendors and customers alike 
In the rush of loading for the show I had forgotten my camera, however my daughter managed to take a few with her phone.

I was honored to be apart of a show with so many other talented vendors

Shelly from SweetPeaHome
Lisa from House of Envy
Deb from Vintage Soul
Paris Rags
new friends, Ginger & Andrea from Junkin' Gals
amazing jewelry of Tossed & Found
many many others.

Can NOT wait to do the show in the spring!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Catch me at THE FLEA!

This Saturday, November 12th, I will be set up at the FANCY FLEA MARKET in downtown Lakeland. 
There will be 125 vendors on hand selling treasures of all kinds! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fancy Flea a true treat

 no disappointment here!
located on Kentucky Avenue,in downtown Lakeland, a beautiful old Florida town
this event is held twice a year, once in the spring & again in the fall
many wonderful creative, vintage & antique treasures to be found.

Just a few pics of the fab vendors at the Fancy Flea

if you are in the area please visit Paula Davis @ Southern Comfort Antiques
on Hwy27 in Dundee, an amazing sweet lady!

loved this bird cage...

this cute vintage wagon went home with my daughter 

the mother daughter team (sorry for the lack of names) from UsedtoBees,
 had an amazing booth,visit them in Plant City!

Paris Rags was there with a dreamy booth 

hands down the booth that stole the show
was my sweet friend, Deb, from Vintage Soul

don't you just love these chairs & oh, those pillows

no surprise, this unbelievable green cabinet sold early

Vintage Soul is now selling these beautiful dried hydrangeas

Deb shared her booth with beautiful Lisa from houseofenvy..
Lisa designs & makes these killer flip flops!
both of these immensely talented ladies have shops in St. Cloud.

Shelly from sweetpeahome & Kim from daisycottage
two truly talented ladies, were also @ the market
give them a visit for additional
Fancy Flea adventure!

Keep an eye on this market....
Something tells me its just going to get even bigger & better


Friday, April 29, 2011

giving thanks & getting started

am i the only one who tends to over analyze things?
hence the reason for the delay in my first post.
i would like say thank you to my family,
(one daughter who is a fellow antiquer & two daughters who jokingly
refer to what I lovingly do as "dead people's stuff"),
and some fabulous bloggers,
Deb from Vintage Soul and Nancy from Sassy Trash,
from the bottom of my heart
for being so supportive.

and how could I forget my dear friend Lori, from Georgia who enjoys 
the "hunt" as much as I do!

I'll close with a few pictures from my last show @ Renninger's Antique Extravaganza ...

Monday, March 14, 2011