Monday, April 21, 2008

Goodies

On Friday I received a surprise package in the mail from Amandajean. She sent this beautiful apron with all of my favorite fabrics and color combinations. Cherries. Gingham. Polka Dots. Aqua and Red. It is so amazingly personalized for me. I love every inch of it. I really do. And it's perfectly sewn. Thanks, again, Amandajean, it was a lovely surprise.

On Saturday morning I ventured out to my first flea market of the year. There aren't too many flea markets ever in my area, so when I saw a sign that there is a flea market for three consecutive Saturdays (starting this past Saturday), I knew I had to go. Even if it meant that Joe was out of town and I had five of my six in tow. The kids were amazing. It helped that the weather was nice and that it was a smallish flea market. We were able to go through it in about an hour's time.

I found this little green chest made of solid wood. It's going to be repainted (red, maybe) and I'm going to switch out the knobs (glass, maybe). The dealer estimates it is from the 40's or 50's.

I also bought a bunch of vintage Pyrex. The price was so reasonable, that it was hard to pass up.

(The lovely cherry fabric is courtesy of Amandajean.)

Two Early American Cinderella Mixing Bowls;

one white Snowflake Mixing Bowl;


and two Spring Blossom (2) Mixing Bowls. I think the total cost for all five bowls was $8. Very reasonable. And I actually do use them. They just aren't for show. I probably would have bought more, but it was hard to carry the Pyrex, push the stroller and corral the kids. I didn't trust the kids to carry the bowls.

I also bought a sheet (which hopefully you'll see more of soon as it transforms into something new).

Yesterday I was struck down with another stomach virus. I stayed in bed the entire day, except to go to the bathroom. I'm happy to have survived to live another day. It was iffy ... And I'm not sure if I will ever have an appetite again.

19 comments:

Karyn said...

I completely love that apron!! And those flea market finds, you are so lucky!

I hope you're feeling 100% in no time. Rest and relax today (if you know how to do that!).

nikko said...

I love the apron!

And that cute little green cabinet is wonderful. I might go for red, too.

beki said...

You sure scored! There is a flea market near my house that I've never been to. Now I'm thinking I need to check it out!

miss chris said...

GREAT scores. That is a ton of Pyrex for $8. Super good deal.

What amazes me the most is that you did this with the kids tow. 1 hour in the store with five kids and a stroller. That's it -- I'm pretty sure you have magical powers.

Sweet little apron, too. Totally Lera. :)

laeroport said...

Score - but oh, the stomach bug! Glad you're feeling better!

capello said...

wow. talk about SCORES! awesome!

Sarah and Jack said...

Yea!!!!!!! You found a flea market. (And managed with the kids, that's a feat.) Nice scores.

kirsten said...

way cute apron - i like the cabinet green!

jessi said...

all lovely - I'm especially in love with the color combo on the apron!

Jo-Anne said...

How fun! That apron certainly fits in the "happy mail" catagory! I adore the little cabinet....the green is cute, but the red will be even better.
Hope you are on the mend.
Jo-Anne

amandajean said...

I love that little green cabinet. it looks wonderful as it is, but you can't go wrong with red, either. and I am super impressed that you managed the flea market with 5 kids. quite impressive!

utmommy said...

I've never been to a flea market. I'd like to go to one though.

The apron is darling. How nice that she made it just for you!!

Little Munchkins said...

Really cute apron. Sorry to hear about the stomach bug. Munchkinster woke up this morning vomiting and complaining of stomach pain. I think I am in for a long (and yucky) day.

Hope you are feeling better now.

Anonymous said...

what flea market are you talking about???? me

Gail :) said...

Sorry to hear about the tummy bug. I LOVE your apron. There is something about the whole aqua and red combo that I am loving right now too! Flea markets are soooo much fun! You pyrex bowls were such a great deal! I can't wait to see your green chest makeover!

melissa said...

Wow, you got some great finds. How fun!

Tonya said...

I'm sorry you are feeling under the weather, hope you feel better today.

Love the apron, they are my favorite colors as well : ) And the pyrex is awesome. That is the kind of stuff I love to buy at flea markets as well. I always use my stuff too : )

Oh, and the little pants are really cute, I love repurposing fabric.

Emily said...

I have eyes only for your pyrex finds! Nothing else matters!

Lacey in the Sky said...

Aqua and Red ... my fav. colors too! LOVE that apron!