Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Where Did I Get This From?

I found this stuck in an old basket here at the lake house.

This too.
Same basket.

Can't remember where it came from or when I acquired it.
Probably a yard sale up here....
...sometime in the last 20 years.
(I guess that doesn't narrow it down too much).

I am pretty sure they were used by a bee keeper.
The hat will come in handy to keep the mosquitoes at bay.
Did anyone notice the French writing?
So chic!

Sister Lynn is back in Chicago (boo hoo)...
...she left me these sweet porcelain numbers
 to remind me how much I miss her!

Thank you so much for all your kind comments.
It is always  so good to hear from you!
Not spending too much time in bloglandia as my focus has been to get things priced and ready for my little booth.

Mr. Flea and my Dad have been helping in all sorts of ways and I am so grateful for their support and tolerance.

Sale Reminder!

A Second Fabulous Sale at Paula's this Saturday!
Tell her I sent you and wish her a Happy Birthday!

5 Deep River Road
Centerbrook, CT  06409

Have Fun! 


jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love this old beekeeper set. how cute! nice blog too!

SueBee said...

Oh Laura, What a great find, even the second time! Since my name is SueBee I think it should be think??hehe
Sure wish I could go to the sale this weekend.
Have fun~xoxo~SueBee

from me to thee......... said...

what a FUN weekend you will be having.....take some pictures of Paula's awesome gradens for us, please, smiles, Linda

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Awesome stuff, Laura. Those porcelain numbers from your sister Lynn are both ultra fab and totally sweet :) Good luck getting everything ready for the sale!

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Laura,
What a super fun beekeeper’s hat; just to cute. Can’t wait to see the photos from Paula’s fabulous sale this weekend. Which I hope that you will be sharing the photos from the sale with us in here in blog land?
Smiles, Paula

The French Bear said...

That is so cool! I love all things for bee's, so I would love something like that.....if only I was closer for Paula's sale!!!
Have a grand time with the girls, nothing like having little loves around!
Margaret B

Unknown said...

I ADORE your french beekeeper hat and vintage bee smoker!!
One of my most favorite books is "keeper of the bees" by Gene Stratton-Porter :)
~ and I have always wanted a field of lavender so i may have a few bee hives to harvest lavender honey!!
Have fun at the sale
xo, Rosemary

eli said...

Enjoy your getting things priced! I would love to be there to help you ;o)

Gail said...

Hahahaha! My dd, 10yo, was a beekeeper last Halloween and I had such fun putting together her costume! This brings back fond memories...what a cool find!

Anne Marie said...

what a very unique beekeepers set Laura...

enjoy the lake! and the booth of yours I'm sure will be so great!!

Jamie said...

Good luck with the sale.

French-Kissed said...

J"adore the French Bee might start a fashion trend. Wishing you a successful sale!


@nne said...

like your beekeepers set! adorable! @nne

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

At times, it must seem like Christmas for you, Laura - opening all those boxes and baskets and rediscovering old treasures. I thought I had a lot of stuff stowed away - in barns and outbuildings - until I met you. lol

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Florence said...

Looks like a perfect setting, wish I lived closer. Thanks for sharing. Florence

DomCurieuse said...

Hi !
Villeurbanne is a suburb in the city of Lyon in France.
This beekeeper helmet made a long way !

Dixie said...

love the beekeeper helmet and smoker... what a wonderful find!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Laura....I sure wish I could find a basket like that at my house! I love 'bee' stuff and collected it for years. I have a dream of becoming a 'beekeeper' someday. Oh well, a girl can dream.
Take care,

Carole said...

Beekeeping is getting to be a big thing lately. George has been wanting to get into that for yrs. I just want the honey:)
So excited for you to start your booth.

Maybe I'll get a chance to visit Paula this weekend. Crossing my fingers.


Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

That had to feel like Christmas morning finding those great pieces again!!
You've had a great eye forever!!!

schulmanart said...

what great finds! wonderful blog!


Vicki Boster said...

Laura - the beekeepers hat is fabulous -what a find (both times - LOL!!) My husband used to be a bee keeper - we have friends that do - its a wonderful hobby. I know you will find something fresh and decorative to do with that hat!

Hope you are having a great summer~~


LizlovesVintage said...

Ok, this is the second sale I'm going to miss!! Well, I say we need to get together some how over the summer and do some damage!! Ha, Ha.
Happy 4th!!
Xxx Liz

Anonymous said...

That is the kind of hat with net my uncle used as he tended to his bees. That's right!
Hugs Eva Agnes

La Dolfina said...

Wow, I love those treasures!
Please let me know if you are going to sell the hat! I'd love it!
Glad you are making progress on your booth, but we miss you!!
Happy 4th!!!

Ava said...

Wow, a French bee keepers hat ! You find the most wonderful things, Love your blog, I can see you have thousands of followers, I'm your newest ( from Australia) xx Ava