Monday, April 5, 2010

White Pansies, Zinc and Flea Finds



Our Easter weekend was a bit different this year as many family members were out of town....but it was still wonderful....full of bright sunshine, flea markets, special friends with sweet little girls, new friends and a delicious Easter dinner...
... and some down time just for relaxation too.



I was able to spend a morning at the flea market and found some fun things that I wanted to share with you...
...first this little poultry feeder....the perfect size for a few white pansies...














I loved the color on this flowered enamel plate...
...the chips don't bother me a bit!
...Now, those initials...LDC
...could they say....Laura Doesn't Clean?
...no, no...that can't be right...
Laura's Dreams Cometh?
...moving on...



I found seven of these blue and white flowered enamel plates...



a handful of crystals and two tarnished mother of pearl knives...





...two little old tins and a wonderful, tiny wicker covered bottle... c 1900



...and some rusty finials...
...There was lots more...I will save a few pics for a later post...



I've also been rooting around in the cellar and digging up some old zinc items, watering cans, tin things, etc, etc.



White pansies look pretty with everything!



I hope that you are having some warm spring sunshine where you are...
or for my friends on the other side of the world...perhaps at least sunny skies!
...and I hope your week ahead brings all good things!
:)

43 comments:

Anna said...

Ciao carissima,
è stato piacevolissimo scorrere le tue immagini e leggerti...grazie!!
Auguro di trascorrere una felice e solare settimana a te e alle persone che ami.
A presto, Anna.

It's me said...

Nice stuff you find Laura !! beautiful...........Have a good week too.........hugs from me........

La Petite Gallery said...

Very rustic looking, the white pansies are so fresh looking. I just came back from buying some yellow pansie's and pink tulips for a planter. Enjoyed your post. yvonne

BellaRosa said...

Laura amor, everything is just beautiful! I love the white pansies...I love seeing them in my urn with the rose trees...they always make me smile...your treasures...my stars I need to shop with you ;)Although I LOVE everything...one of my favorite things that you found are those mother of pearl handles knives...WOW...and I love the LDC thing...to cute lol I found some lovely silver treasures at the thrift this weekend (well don't actually know if they are silver...how do you figure that out?) but they were so lovely I had to bring them home with me :) I got a huge silver food dome...I think it is called, it is big enough to put over a good size turkey or a small bebe lol it is so pretty and has a wierd shield on it, but whether it is silver or not...I LOVE it and for $9.95 how could I not :) and some other lovely things, I will try taking some pictures later today, it is yucky here but maybe the pictures will come out ok :) I love visiting and seeing what beautiful things you are going to share :) How is being home working for you? I say you are off to an awesome start :) Besos, Rose

BellaRosa said...

Laura amor, wow...sorry for posting a book lol Besos, Rose

lottens vita och gröna said...

hallo my friend, wooooooooooow what a fleamarket laura, that rosty things, if you get tired of these , let med know, hihi!

be well, warm hug lotten

Lavanta Bahçesi said...

much much much more better than my flea findings :)

Anne Marie said...

Hi Laura......I wanted to come by and wish you and your family Easter greetings, but I just didn't have time - sorry! -

how fun you got to the flea market - I missed the one near me (due to the business)

Hope you are well - and I'm sure you are reveling in the spring's sounds and smells.

Faded Charm said...

I agree, everything looks good with white pansies. Loving all your zinc. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Take care,

Kathleen

KarenSue said...

Ohhh you did good. I love old buckets or zink that will hold dirt. Now I'm on the hunt for white Pansies!
Good job and lots of fun.

KarenSue said...

zinc

Diva Kreszl said...

your new found treasures are all lovely! the white pansies are particularly beautiful, we don't see many in white around our garden centers :(

Nancy's Notes said...

What awesome finds! Isn't that just the best fun ever! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Great finds! Love the rusty finials and the little wicker covered bottle. Sounds like my kind of favorite day.

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Laura, may I ask what flea market has such wonderful treasures? I live on Long Island and this seems worth a trip!! The white pansies-beautiful! I did get some nice purple and yellow but I love the soft look of the white.
~Nancy

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What great finds! I love that galvanized or zinc metal. Cute enamel plates too! What a fun flea market that must have been.

A Cottage Muse said...

Love how you've displayed all your treasures with the white flowers....magazine ready!

Rosemary said...

Awesome Laura!
I can tell you had a nice weekend!
Love the white pansies with the zinc.
Rosemary

Beach House Living said...

Some days I wish I could shop with you.

I have never found completely white pansies like yours. They all seem to have color in the center. I really like those and will not give up on my search.

Everything looks wonderful as usual.

Raye Marie said...

I am loving all of the zinc. It's my new obsession. Thanks for the inspiration your blog provides me.

Amy Kinser said...

I love your finds from the flea market and your attic. And, the pansies look so pretty in your unexpected containers.

Theresa said...

Beautiful treasures. My favorites are the Mother of Pearl knives and ALL of the pansies wherever they are planted:) Have a blessed evening my friend!

Linda said...

Laura, you find the most amazing items- you just have a fabulous eye! I just love the initialled enamel plate- I've never seen one like it!

cityfarmer said...

doctor told me I was low on zinc ... better find me some
oh wait, I bought a zinc topped tabled last week ...

never enough zinc

Jane said...

The white pansies do look beautiful with the zinc. I can't believe you have all of that zinc in your cellar! All that zinc together makes for a great photo.
Jane

Florence said...

You found some great items, wow. Love those finials. Florence

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Let the fleaing begin!!! great haul Laura! you're off to a good start.
Hey now you can have more time to garden too! Hope your enjoying the extra time to yourself,
xxx

Angel-Smile said...

Hello Laura,
now I found your blog - and I`m happy about!
What wonderful pictures you made from and with very beautiful things!:-))
I wish you a nice day
and greetings
Brigitte

cheryl kuhn said...

Ooooh, the finials are divine! There is nothing better than finding things all covered in rust! Looking forward to seeing the other treasures you found, I also love the plate with the initials, the colors are so pretty and the chips make it even more special.

revesdargile.canalblog said...

I love white pensies and all white flowers !!!

beautiful post

kiss
Mo

Julie Pishny said...

OMG, this makes me want to run to the greenhouse in search of white pansies - lovely potted creations and the photography is splendid - wish I had gorgeous thing like this in my basement! xo Julie

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Great post - fresh, French!

vosges paris said...

I have to tell you a secret you might not have been aware...

You have a personal flee market with the most gorgeous zinc on the planet in you r celler!! Love the finds too with the little white flowers ;)

Yeahhhh spring is in the air !

Mélanie said...

I love your finds and love your vignettes with white flowers

Uncanny Festoon said...

We could just NEVER go shopping together...not one thing you bought would not have ended up in my cart....I know there is enough for everyone....but your treasures are always the best!!!

sandy said...

Oooh...I like those rusty finials...what are you going to do with them? Have fun!

Les Cotrions said...

I cannot translate how I'd like to call you in Italian...I can say... lucky!!!! You found great treasures Laura! I'd like to visit your cellar...it seems to be a very interesting place!!! I adore zinc stuff and white pansies are just perfect in it!!! Lovely enamelware!!!Yeasterday it has been my first day on the beach...as you know I love the sun!!!
A wonderful Wednesday to you!
Baci
Vale

Lemondrop Marie said...

What lovely spring images. Little chips don't bother me either when I am attached to the pattern or color of something. Happy belated Easter.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Linda K. said...

Hi Laura,

What a sweet spring post. The white pansies are so pretty against the zinc, rusty finials are so still and vintage. Your MOP handled knives are beautiful. Thanks for sharing beautiful simple images.
Linda

Herself said...

Am I the only one who didn't go flea-ing? I especially love the enamel plate!

Robyn said...

Your Zinc pieces are KILLING me! I LOVE them! AND the white pansies in the zinc feeder...BRILLIANT

Cabin and Cottage said...

Such beautiful styling and photography. Yummy way to start the day! Thanks. Jacqueline

Anonymous said...

Hi, I too would love to know what flea markets you frequent and recommend.
Any chance you could dedicate a post on the flea mkts you love and why?
Thanks,
a fan