Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thrifting Finds, My Rainy Day Read and a Flea Market for a Good Cause



Don't let the sunshine in this picture fool you....
It has been pouring all day....windy and just plain horrid outside...



Have you heard about this good cause?

Corinne at Designing DNA had this wonderful idea and is hosting an online flea market to be held next weekend, March 20th and 21st. It is to benefit an organization called Samaritan's Purse...which is still working to rebuild homes that were destroyed during Hurricane Katrina and the floods in Atlanta.
It sounds like it will be a fabulous event...lots of fun...click here to find out more about it!



So I finally got to curl up with my copy of Jeanne D'Arc Living and spend an hour drooling over all the gorgeous images...
...Thanks to Ruth at The Beautiful Life and Carole at Maynard Garden!
If you haven't a copy of this wonderful publication you can get it from either of them or Tracey at French Larkspur.
I think that there are extra copies in Danish that may even be on sale....I have been buying this magazine from the start...before they printed the text in English and have enjoyed it just as much with Danish text as it is the beautiful images that are so compelling!



I loved this article on old tins because, well... because I have lots of old tins...
...they seem to have come into their own here!



...and this faded blue dresser...well,
... it makes me weak in the knees!



Moving on to a few thrift store finds this past week...
...lots of vintage lace....



...so sweet, so delicate!



...and this heavy steel candle holder turned... egg stand?



...or maybe I could use it this way...
...just kidding!



...and this pretty blue green transferware dish...



...and this little carrot shaped sack of ivory beads...



...and that's all I have had time to photograph...
...did I mention that it is pouring rain outside...
ALL day long?
...and flooding?
At least it's not snow and this will surely wash the last of the snow away...

We saw the first two beautiful robins this morning...
...dancing around the yard in the rain...

Yes, spring is coming close!
Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead tonight!
:)

40 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

yes it's pouring here as well, quite stormy infact! thanks for sharing pics of all this beautiful eye candy!!!

alice said...

Grreat post! Sorry about all your rain. We here in Texas had a beautiful day for a change!!!!
Love all your finds. Those beads are wonderful. Your pictures are soooooooo good.
smiles, alice

north pal said...

the jeanne D' arc magazine is so beautiful and inspiring. i am very pleased that i am fortune to have them. i have the new one in Danish~thanx to the beautiful life!!! it will be fun to check in on the online flea mkt. thank you for tellling us. happy weekend.Bestest,Denise

Herself said...

Thanks Laura for mentioning our Flea Market Round-up! What you didn't mention to your lovely readers is that you are such a part of this too! Come on over girls and boys and find out what Laura, myself and our fabulous "allies in design" are doing!

Secondhandrose said...

The flea market sounds like a grand time. The ivory beads you found are so pretty. Any plans for them?

karen

Andy's Attic said...

What a great cause. I will be out of town but will try to stop in (log on) next weekend. Hope it is a huge success. Hope you are enjoying life in the slow lane.
Annette

One Cheap B*tch said...

It's terrible here too! Fallen trees and power lines are all over our roads here. It's actually quite scary! I love the blue dresser. Oh what I could do with that!

Linda said...

It's rained a lot here, too, but it is melting all the snow quickly! Love all the beautiful photos- my favorite is the transferware dish!

ozma of odds said...

...fabulous photo's!! Such lovely treasures, but my favorite is the robin blue egg! sweet simplicity. ~ even with the gloomy rain, you have made my heart sunny with your post:) xo

Donna O. said...

I have visited you many times- I think your blog is fantastic- truly!!!
D.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Laura
What beautiful wonderful finds!! and the colours are so dreamy!!! in fact this whole post is filled with the hues I adore.. thanks for that !!! brighten my day over this way... you know we have extended our DLS hours until April.. so I have a few more days reprieve before going back to dark afternoons... I tell you.. I think I'm on a plane your way when spring hits there!.. have a great weekend dear friend... and enjoy your magazine.. it looks dreamy also!! xxx Julie

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there ~ I enjoyed your lovely post tonight! I am crazy in love with that faded blue chest also - it's just dreamy...

I also can never get or see enough lace - beautiful! Transferware is always beautiful and I don't see the green too often - sweet little dish - bone dish, do you think?

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Beautiful beautiful finds.

I can't see vintage lace without thinking of the movie Cranford by Elisabeth Gaskill. Have you seen it? It is delicious. (She was a peer of Jane Austen.)It would be a great movie for your next rainy weekend.

Tins and Treasures said...

It has been rainy and gloomy here too...for days and days...
It is helping the snow melt down. We don't want it to melt tooo fast, or we'll be flooded for sure.
You found some wonderful treasures. I love the sweet little dish.
Take care ~Natalie

Nancy said...

The transferware bone dish is just beautiful! I love the teal color...it's pretty rare and hard to find. The ivory beads are my second fave and the bag is adorable! Very pretty post! My blog is centered around transferware, so hope you'll come by and visit sometime! Love your blog (I'm a follower)!

Thanks for sharing

Jane said...

You found some great stuff while out thrifting. I'm always buying vintage lace pieces. I haven't done a lot with them but I guess I'll be ready when the inspiration strikes.
Thanks for the info. about the Flea Market Round-Up. I'll go check it out.
Jane

Linda said...

Wonderful beautiful things. Sigh....rain makes the flowers grow and I'm hoping they will all bloom soon!!

junkdreams said...

Gorgeous pictures...so inspiring.
Happy day!
xojanis

Florence said...

I love the Jeanne D'arc magazine, I read it and read it. I feel blessed to have found it. Florence

Linda said...

I will be sure to check out the Round-up...sounds great! I'm lovin' the vintage lace that you found this week...come by and share your goodies at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope to see you there:)

Blessings,
Linda

manon 21 said...

j'adore cette petite commode et ton bleu si délicat.

bon dimanche chère Laura,moi je file aux "flea market"


MAnon

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I adore Jeanne d'Arc Living, too. But I think your images and vignettes are at least as good if not better. I mean, the creative things you can do with candle holders ALONE rates you pretty high in my book! :-)

Have a wonderful Sunday!
Anne

DustyLu said...

I love Jean D Arc..Love all the blue..the eggs are darling..Happy Sunday! ~lulu

Beth Gales said...

Ah yes this rain was awful but at least not snow...these beautiful things get my mind off doing taxes, yuck! Thanks for posting!

Mayflower said...

Hello dear Laura, I love the beautiful coloured eggs, this turqoise is so love. The magazine of JDL is also so beatiful, I can read it day by day, there is so much inspiration.
I wish you a beautiful sunday, with a little sunshine.
Warm regards, Mea

Juli56 said...

Hello Laura,
thank you for these wonderful pictures!!!

I want to tell you over the clouds there always
shines the sun.

Have a wonderful sunday,Sabine

It's me said...

Hello

Nice pictures !! the jeanne d 'arc magazine is wonderfull !! we sell it in our ( web) shop to !!

I send this week 2 magazines to italy !! i 'am glad to do that it is so beautiful magazine that i hope everyone enjoy it and read !!

So if you want the next one .....let me know??

Have you all seen the jdl stuff in my shop ??

Have a great sunday !! hugs Ria

Lululiz said...

Those beads in the beautiful little bag, sigh, they are fabulous. What a find.

Rustique Gal said...

Laura, I always enjoy your beautiful pictures! The little crescent dish reminds me of a set I found at a moving sale, which remind me of Grandma who called them bone dishes for fish bones! I prefer to think of a nice buttery croisant with an old bone-handled knife resting on the edge...Pouring and flooding here too-Happy Sunday! Sherry

Theresa said...

I woke up this morning to the birds singing:) Such a beautiful sound. All of your finds are wonderful, love the vintage lace and the gorgeous dish with the beads. Have a blessed day my friend.

vomFeental said...

Dear Laura,
you have an incomparable sense of colours!
And the things you show are so prettey again...The transferware dish is my favourite, but also the eggs, the laces, the golden pouch with the beads...

Warm regards
Iris

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
I have now found a place that sells Jeanne D'Arc in English over here...at last. I have a years subscription now !! I have had the last three and it is, without doubt, the best interiors magazine EVER...bar none...in the world !!!! I adore it.
Love your candlestick and maybe, when you have loads of guests, you COULD use it as an eggcup!!
... and, all of your fleamarket finds are so great.
Have a lovely Sunday, Laura. XXXX

La Petite Gallery said...

Lovely finds,

The Transfer Bone dish is very pretty hope there was a set. I envy the ivory beads.
The lace is fun to put on finger towels.
yvonne

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hey Laura,
I was drooling over all the old tins they showed too. Almost bought a dresser like that the other day. I was coming back with more money but while I was there someone else bought it!!! boo hoo!
Those ivory beads are tdf! and you get a bag too!!! wow
Love everything and the way it's all displayed.
Have fun this week!!!
Thanks for the mention!!! got an other order last night!! woo hoo

xx...C

Sharon said...

"The sun will come out tomorrow..." Laura you have the magic touch. I am so envious of the lace you find. All your lovely treasures! MMM...

vosges paris said...

I haven't been to a flea market for ages and even skipped my usual Saturday visit to the local flea market a lot of times because of the cold.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I can't wait to see what becomes of those ivory beads~ beautiful!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Laura,
Sorry about all that rain but what cheerful images you have given us. The Flea Market for Samaritan's Purse sounds like a wonderful idea - isn't that Franklin Graham's, Billiy's son? I think that is one organisation you can feel confident about.
Love the pretty blue eggs and oh the vintage lace, my heart is beating faster.
Happy Sunday to you!

Chatelaine said...

Great flea market finds. I think I found a similar transferware set of dishes at a flea market too!

I think we got the same rainstorm here that you have. It's been a horrible weekend weatherwise.

Ooh, I must pick up a copy of Jeanne D'Arc Living,
that magazine is fabulous!

Lisa said...

Oh lovely!! I love the dresser!!
Hugs, Lisa