Saturday, April 17, 2010

Rainy Saturday



Today was one of those rainy Saturdays that wasn't very productive...
...but a comfortable and pretty good day anyway.



I can never seem to get much done when Mr. Flea is home ...
...or at least that is my excuse today!







But I did get to do a bit of reading this afternoon...
Looking for inspiration, direction and a little courage to dip my toes in the water!



I finally received my first issue of Vakre....
...lots of inspiring photographs!



...and Carole of Maynard Greenhouse sent me a copy of Jeanne D'Arc Living....
...all gift wrapped so pretty with a sweet little tag (see the 52?)



I was excited to see an article on decorating with old apple boxes....
Sheesh....I 've got a slew of these from my grandparents farm!
Some are holding Mr. Flea's album collection upstairs...some are in the basement.
I'll have to clean them up for a photo shoot soon!


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Thank you so much for your lovely comments...
You all make me feel so good!

It has been so much fun to read about everyone's collections!
Thank you for sharing your stories and telling me what makes your heart go pitter patter!

Tomorrow, if the weather cooperates, I will be off to the flea market!

Hope your Sunday is full of joy!
:)

30 comments:

Linda said...

Enjoy your Sunday!

north pal said...

looks like i am two jeanne d' arc magazines behind. i see you have some good reading there. never have seen or heard of vakre. must be great also. hope the weather is good for you tomorrow to shop. Bestest,Denise

English style said...

Hi Laura,

The weather in Holland is beautiful, a lot of sunshine and nice temperatures, i hope you have a sunny Sunday too !
Love your bottles and your JDL & Vakre, beautiful magazines, enjoy !
Love from Holland
Yvonne

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Laura
Another beautiful post.. and fabulous reading material... You know Carole is such a gem and sent me the Jeanne D'arc also.. I still need to post on that and another wonderful gem of blogland that sent me the oh so beautiful Somerset... OH and I absolutely loved your violets in the last post.. I think your inspiration is bursting out all over... lucky us... Have a great weekend xxx Julie

Snuskebassa said...

Your blog is always fun and inspiring to read :-)
And it is fun to see how the Norwegian and Danish magazines are treasured abroad. There is quite a lot of good ones. But the ones you show is definately my favourites! Those are: Need to have!
I wish you a happy Sunday, Love from Liv (Norway)

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Laura

That Vakre magazine looks really good, I had not heard of it before. I will try and get hold of a copy.
Lovely blossoms!

Have a lovely weekend

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

It's me said...

Hi Laura.......it was beautiful weather here yesterday...........but i must work............but after that i was sitting outside................with the laptop of course.........nice gift !! he is beautiful the jdl magazine !! we sell them in our shop you know? and i read the vakre also for the first time this month !! have a nice sunny day...........hugs from me Ria

maryann said...

your photos are l o v e l y!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hope you get to go to the flea market!!!!

Mayflower said...

Hello dear Laura, You also can enjoy this beautiful magazines. What is the JDL full of wonderful inspiration. I hop this day will be a sunny day for you and you enjoy your visit at the Flea Markett.
Enjoy your sunday my dear blogfriend.
Warmly greeting, Mea

Lynda said...

niet productief?? Jij schoot een aantal mooie foto's ......;).....

Groeten
Lynda

Stella Pesci said...

Beautiful photos! Rainy days are perfect for looking through inspiring magazines...lots of rain in the Northeast the past few days!
Stella xx

Theresa said...

Sometimes it is nice to stay inside! Happy you enjoyed it! Have a blessed day my friend, hmmmmm flea market sounds like fun!

decorator to the stars said...

LAURA FIGURED IT MAY BE RAINING IN CT., SO DIDN'T GO THIS WEEKEND. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO THE WOODBURY FLEA ON SATRDAYS? MY HUSBAND IS DOWNSIZING HIS ALBUM COLLECTION HE HAD 8000, HE'S DOWN TO 1200, YAY!!!!! GIO

Jen Kershner said...

New Farmhouse Style is one of my favorite new decorating pictures. Rainy reading days are some of my favorite days, especially if there is thunder involved!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I can't wait to get my new Jeanne d'Arc - it looks great (as usual!). Have fun at the flea mearket, Laura. Hope you find lots of treasures, my friend.

Diva Kreszl said...

sounds like a heavenly way to spend the day...perhaps I'll do the same today!

Marta said...

On this very rainy weekend in Buffalo,NY is a pleasure to visit your blog. Such beautiful pictures!
Hugs
Marta
http://dollsfromtheattic.blogspot.com

faerwillow said...

~rainy days here today...you have made the day filled with bits of sunshine with the blooms in the bottle...so precious is a single note...andd for the crates...l♥♥♥ve...happy treasure finding...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Diane said...

What a beautiful photo display...especially the pink ones drooping against the old bucket!
Diane

Regina said...

hi,
new farmhouse style is at the moment my favorite
book.wonderful pictures.
have a nice week,
hugs,regina

Trouvais said...

Hi Laura...beautiful photos up top. Gray and pink! Perfect combination. Have a wonderful Sunday! Trish

sharon said...

Just stumbled upon your blog, beautiful pictures. Love your exciting project with la brocantess - what fun that will be.
Sharon

Becca said...

Beautiful flowers, I love how you have them arranged in the antique bottle. Enjoy your Sunday!

Yaya Chique, Home of debi lynn designs said...

Hey girlfriend!
Thanks for droppin' by the yaya! Don't ya just love those mags!!! I wait like a school girl for mine to arrive each month...xo..deb

Annemary said...

hello Laura ,j'ai plein de ces caisses à pommes bien vieilles maintenant 35 ans !!!!,nous avions fait une bibliothèque .....qui est toujours en place !!big kiss à+ love annemary

Rosemary said...

A rainy day sounds kind of nice!
Rosemary

Cornflake said...

What a lovely blog you have! You now have a new follower :-)

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hi Laura,
I think mother nature is trying to remind us that Spring can be full of surprises. It was chilly here today too.
Sitting home on a rainy day perusing some magazines can be just the thing we need sometimes.
Glad you liked the little tag. I had fun making it for you.
Have a great week.
xxx
Carole
ps...will try calling you this week and see how you're doing!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I think we all need these kind of days. Rainy days are a good excuse to relax and enjoy reading favorite magazines.

judi said...

laura,
i had to laugh...i can't seem to get anything done when my hubby is home either! i don't know what i'm going to do when he retires in less than 6 weeks! perhaps i should get started on a honey do list for retirement!
love the apple crate idea...have lots of those too.
happy monday!
judi ;)
the1829farmhouse.blogspot.com