A year ago I bought a book of recipes. French recipes to be exact. I blogged about the book arriving in the mail here. And I said I was going to be making one of the recipes ASAP. As soon as possible turned into a year later. And it was a French recipe I will be making again – hopefully before another year goes by
When I was a little girl we had an upholstered chair that would rock and swivel. I loved that chair! When my Mom wasn’t looking (or was ignoring the fact that I was doing something I’d been told not to) I’d sit with one leg in that chair and use the other to make myself go around and around as fast as I could.
It’s giveaway time again! But before we get to the details of that lets read a bit about dining and look at some pics of pretty dinnerware!
From the dawn of time, dining has been a necessary and important part of life. Even in the Garden of Eden there was food – and OH what food it must have been! God placed Adam there and told him to tend it and watch over it. And eat of it too!
Whew. What a weekend. I have to admit it was rather fun being a vendor instead of just a shopper! Getting in early by just waiving a parking pass. Seeing the first of the shoppers wind their way through the booths. Seeing all the great stuff displayed by so many wonderful vendors. Just being in on the behind-the-scenes, learning a bit more about the ins and outs of a pop-up shop. Spending time with my friend who set up shop with me. She’s the sweetest thing and it has been so fun working with her. We set up together at The Brick Farmhouse Event in 2011. We wanted to do Springfield last year but neither May nor September worked for me. And now here we are a year later with one Springfield show under our belts!
Heading out early this morning to finish the last minute prep for the show… and to make sure the wind and rain didn’t destroy our set-up! Here are some quick pics I shot for you before I loaded up.
Read More … Lots of pics of my stuff!
Today I am loading up all my vintage finds, makeovers, and handmade stuff I’ve been stockpiling the past 2 weeks and setting up shop at the Springfield Ohio, Flea Market Extravaganza. You can find me and my friend Marcy among the Vintage Marketplace’s outdoor spaces. We would love to see you there!
It started out as a new roll of wire reinforcing for putting in concrete. It was purchased to be used in a DIY concrete sidewalk project that never materialized. So it languished away by the side of the barn through Summer’s thunderstorms, Autumn’s leaves, and Winter’s ice and snow.
And slowly it gained this wonderfully rusty, beautiful patina. Patiently it waited, longing to be noticed, wanting to shout about how lovely it had become and how perfect it was for some fun project.
Just when I think I’m ahead of schedule I decide I’m actually behind.
Just when it seems I’m getting almost to the finish line, I remember a few more things I wanted to do.
Handful of Weeds
Four years old, with dirt on my face I’d been out in the backyard
pickin’ dandelions all day
I burst through the front door when I’d gathered enough
My internet is finally back up and running. After hours on the phone, 3 different modems, and a tech out for an hour they finally changed a password and viola! it worked. Go figure. Why couldn’t they have tried that on Monday morning when I was on the phone with them the first time? Seriously. The tech didn’t do anything I hadn’t already done. Oh well, I’m just glad it’s back.In the ‘down’ time I managed to get quite a few projects finished up for the Springfield flea market. One week from today we will be setting up there!! Woo-Hoo! I’m praying for clear skies and perfect temps
My internet went down last night. One of my pet peeves is being without internet. It didn’t bother me too much last night, I just figured I’d get up and post to my blog early this morning.