Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lavender Phlox and Glass

Today we have some much needed rain...
...but a few days ago I picked a few blossoms
 and played with my camera and some colored glass...
...again. :)


Tomorrow Dan and Kate will both arrive for the weekend.
 It will be so nice to have the four of us under the same roof again...
...even if it's only for a night or two!

Hope the sun comes out so we can play outside a bit!
Happy Weekend to you .

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fleaing France

Last week Mr. Flea, who was home
 checking on his parents and taking care of business
 informed me that my much anticipated package
 ...from France had finally arrived.
 It was a surprise of small brocante finds
 that Simone of Fleaing France had sent.
 Yipee! ...or should I say...oo la la! :)

Vintage French Ephemera, millinery, photos and feathers...

Lots of beautiful French blues...
Simone knows me well....
Look at these old tiebacks and tassels!

Blue Boutons and little porcelain daisies...

...a little old leather covered ledger...

  ...tiny tags...perhaps to use for my own 52 FLEA shop ....

...and the sweetest little porcelain figurine...

  I just love surprises! 

Did you know that Simone's new online brocante ...
recently opened and that she will be hosting
 her second brocante sale beginning tomorrow!
(Wednesday, July 25, 2012)

The collages above depict some of the new items
 in her brocante shop!

To visit her online brocante shop click HERE !

Simone says... "Say Oui To The Flea"
 She offers guided shopping tours to those who travel to France
to shop the brocantes.

Visit her beautiful blog Fleaing France!
Tell her Laura says Bonjour and Merci! :)

You can also follow her escapades on FB HERE....
her beautiful Pinterest boards HERE...
or on Tumblr HERE

Yikes...Blogger is really challenging today!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Serving Up Junk

The summer is flying by!
Family and friends are coming and going...
This weekend I spent some Sister time
 with my beautiful and youngest sister Mary Beth.
She has inspired me to eat better, walk further and dig deeper....

  Speaking of digging...
this cache of junk is the result
 of someone's digging in their back yard...
...offered up for sale in an old tin at a yard sale this weekend.

I found some neat old wood tool carriers...

strap hinges and old hardware from a barn door...

...a few zinc washtubs.
Isn't this one cool?

...some old wood boxes...

...and my favorite find...
...a pair of old shoe factory racks.

Can't wait to get these cleaned up.
Any suggestions for getting the old glue off the dowels?

Hoping you are all well and enjoying your summer!
Haven't had much time for visiting around my favorite blogs
 but please know I am thinking of you!

Wishing you joy filled days and peaceful nights...
Take care, Laura...
... Mr. Flea, Dad and Uncle Don too! :)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Still Celebrating!

Since before the Fourth we have been preparing
 for  the arrival of friends and family.

We've been busy!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day!


God Bless America!
Happy July 4th from the lake...
May your celebrations be full of fun and safe!
images 2, 3, 4 and 5 by Terry Heffernan from the book...Long May She Wave