Friday, April 24, 2009

Dreamin' when I should be Cleanin'



My brother-in-law wondered if the name of my blog...52 Flea...referred to the fact that there are 52 weekends in the year....52 opportunities to go to flea markets......
.........sounds reasonable, doesn't it?



So I took another Friday off to continue to clean out the front porch and my bedroom/storage area....I want to have another car load of stuff to bring to the thrift store this week....
I found this little picture frame that my Mom-in-law gave to me several years ago (probably like 20)......anyway....I always liked it....you open the doors and.....



There's this sweet and pensive picture of this older gentleman by the sea......he is dressed in his suit...why? He looks as if he has just been disturbed from some deep thought....I wonder what he was thinking? I wonder who he is? I always imagined I would use the frame for another photograph or perhaps to display my art.....but I never had the heart to remove this old soul.....



Anyway, back to the cleaning off of the porch.....this old iron bed with brass finials was in Kate's room when she was a little girl....I found it in an antique store and loved it....My Mom-in-law made a pink quilt for it and it was charming....anyway the bed frame has been sitting on the porch now for quite a few years....replaced by an IKEA frame in Kate's teenage years.....



I took it off the porch and then, because I am who I am, and got off track.....I set it up here under the gracious boughs of the giant pine trees in the front yard.....



I decided to make it up and display these awesome pillow shams that I purchased from Raised in Cotton and that my blogger friend Chrissy of The Apothocary Shop displayed earlier this week....



Then I decided to take a few pictures of some of my antique clothing....



I love the look of the dappled sun on the fabrics although I know it doesn't make for the best pictures....



As long as my toile bedspread was outside....I used it as a backdrop for this lovely plate I found for 50 cents.....



and this French bowl......






and a few pansies and an old book......



Then I changed the bedspread.....to one that belonged to my mother? my grandmother? I have had it around for a very long time and just can't bear to part with it! Golly, I feel like a nap.....



I didn't get as much done this Friday as last week.....but I still have Saturday and Sunday!

9 comments:

*The Beautiful Life* said...

I love your blog! So glad I know about you now! :)

One of your pictures, of the antique dress and hat on the hammock reminds me so much of something from Anne of Green Gables. So charming!

Glad to "meet" you! :)

Ruth

le ciel flamand said...

What a wonderful spot to sit, under this pine. I like the blue plate very much, and the frame with the doors...
Annelies

Bonnie said...

OOOhhh wat a beautiful pictures......
I love the bed so much.
Have a nice day

5ft Inf said...

A bed on a porch...what gorgeous luxury, and it looks beautiful under the trees.
Think the old man in the picture frame would have approved too...really lovely pictures...
x Philippa

manon 21 said...

ces lits dehors j'adore.
l'été j'en ai un dans le jardin pour lire.
beau post.

manon

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

AHH, BUT THOSE LITTLE DETOURS THAT WE OFTEN TAKE WHILE TRYING TO CLEAN IS SO MUCH FUN! IT'S LIKE WE HAVE FOUND SOMETHING NEW AND INTERESTING. YOU'RE ONLY DOING WHAT WE SHOULD ALL BE DOING, STOPPING TO SMELL THE ROSES!

Les Cotrions said...

Narvellous post my friend! I just adore your iron bed...and all the antique dresses and everything you show! Great!
Wish you a sunny Sunday!
Hugs
Vale

Heidi said...

Totally gorgeous photos! Love the bed! And where do you find plates like that for 50 cents!? Can't wait to read more! And the name of your blog - genius!
:)Heidi

Chrissy said...

Me again....WOW!!! Love it all Laura!!