Saturday, May 1, 2010

Writing Her Own Story



Happy May Day to all...

...and Happy Birthday to my daughter Kate on her 24th birthday!

...(old apothecary bottle from the thrift store last week)




Kate is celebrating with friends in NYC this evening...

She is much more of an adventurer than her mother...

...and is writing her own story.




We are very proud of her.



Today was beautiful and warm ....an exhausting but fun day!
Mr. Flea took me to a church sale early this morning and then to the sale at the school across the street. We had a lot of fun, met up with friends and all found things to take home with us.



I found some interesting things and will share pictures later on this week.



Tomorrow, I hope to visit my regular weekly market...
...The quilted fabric below was found there a few weeks ago...



I love the browns and reds together. I think that it is fairly old but I am not an expert at old fabrics. Maybe you can tell me more about it?

I hope you are enjoying your weekend...
...the weather here in the East is spectacular!
:)

29 comments:

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Happy Birthday Dear Kate
May your hopes and dreams bring you much joy and happiness this year... and good for you.. writing your own story!!! May it be a bestseller!!

and Dear Laura...
I love that crown... why don't we have them here i ask??? have a lovely May Day and weekend.. xxx Julie

alice said...

Happy birthday Kate! It is a wonderful age to be!
Laura so glad for wonderful weather. Enjoy!
smiles, alice

Vintage French Hen said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! My baby turns 25 tomorrow. I don't know the history of your quilt, but I CAN tell you that I love it!
Marcia from vintage french hen

gretchen said...

I hope your daughter has a wonderful birthday!

May 1st, is my Grandmother's birthday ...I'm not sure just how old she would have been but, her daughter, my mother is 92 and somewhere in the middle of ten children, so it would have to be more than 120 years at the very least...goodness!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday, Kate! Laura, that fabric is stunning...a fabulous find!!

Andy's Attic said...

Happy Birthday to Kate! 24 is a great age. May her adventures always bring joy,
Annette

Kari said...

The fabric when it's enlarged looks like barkcloth with pleats? Sewn in strips?
Happy birthday to your daughter! I hope it was wonderful for her!!

Lacee said...
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Lacee said...

Madame Flee,

That crown silhouette is AWESOME, of course so is your old french manuscript. Where do you find such amazing things? Happy birthday to your daughter on her 24th birthday. Hope that your May Day was full of flowery goodness.

joanne said...

I hope your daughter had a safe and happy birthday. I saw there was some trouble in Times Square and hope she was not affected...

the fabric is lovely. I must find some new places to flea as I think I have everything good from the local area..;p Enjoy your Sunday.

It's me said...

Happy birthday to her and her mom !!

Hugs from Ria

Lynda said...

Gelukkige verjaardag aan u beiden !!!!! U kunt trots op jezelf zijn, ze is in staat om haar eigen verhaal te maken!!

Ik hou van die flessen, heb een paar mezelf!

Hoeveel heb je mee naar huis nemen van de school?? Heeft zij passen in uw schoonmaak-out kasten ??;)))

Groeten
Lynda

English style said...

Happy birthday to your daughter !!
and also her mom and dad of course :-)
what a beautifull pictures here Laura
have a nice and sunny day !!
Yvonne

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday Kate! I hope they had a wonderful time in the big city! Love the pictures and I have no clue about the fabric, except that it is gorgeous:) Have a blessed day, my friend! HUGS!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Hi There-
Just found you from Lynda's and I'm so glad I did! You have amazing style and am really enjoying reading your blog. Enjoy your day!
Kristin

small stories studio said...

Please give Kate a big Happy Birthday wish from me! If she is anything like her mama, she must be one special gal.
I do so love the colors in that fabric, I am not a big fan of red but it does look wonderful mixed with all the browns and pinks, it is a wonderful find!

La Petite Gallery said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATE!!!!!!

Great post.. be well.


yvonne

winnibriggs said...

Hi there
Just popped over to say hello.
Love the blog and your great pictures. happy Birthday to your Kate, hope she has a lovely day.
Jenny

AshTreeCottage said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! What a wonderful way to celebrate in NYC. I lived there when I was her age and loved every moment of it!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Elizabeth Maxson said...

These photos and papers are just up my alley! I wish I could stick my hand into the computer and snatch them out! Thanks for sharing - always loved your style...

Love
Elizabeth

G-style said...

Congratulations with your daughter !! I hope she and you all had a very nice day.
warm greetings from Gea

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Well happy birthday to Kate! How wonderful to be near enough to NYC to celebrate there! Lucky!!! :)

Your photos are gorgeous as always!

Ruth

June said...

Laura, I wish your daughter a Happy Birthday and I am sure the story she is writing with her life is a beautiful one.
hugs

Ange said...

Happy birthday to your lovely Kate. I remember being 24 and arriving by myself in that wonderful city that is Paris... A fabulous age!!

But you didn't tell us - did you buy as much as you gave away the day before? ;-)

Herself said...

Happy Birthday to Kate!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday to your Dear Daughter! Happy May Day! I am glad you had a great day!
Hugs, Lisa

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Wonderful finds, Laura. I particularly love your fabulous crown.

Dar said...

I would have fought with you for the iron crown, the papers and the typographie...so, so cool.
have a great week of treasure hunting

manon 21 said...

Magnifique cette couronne!!!

bonne journée Laura

Manon