flea market finds

after weeks of rained out flea markets, i was finally able to get to one last week. the weather was overcast and it did look like it would rain any minute, but it eventually cleared up and ended up being a nice day, which made everyone at the flea market quite happy.

vintage cake decorating tips
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a couple new hats, an awesome spool of lace (which has since been coffee stained and looks ever better!) a doll with a beautiful dress, some odd metal flower thing (i plan on harvesting the flowers) and some vintage Easter decor
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a really cool frame and wonderful fabrics (my "guy", Phillip, had 4 HUGE tables full of fabric. he told me it all came out of one lady's attic). i couldn't help think that maybe one day, some flea market vendor would be called to my house to drag out all this stuff and he'd be telling people, "it all came out of a house belonging to an artist"!
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more awesome fabrics
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there were a bunch of these growth charts. i took them to harvest the appliques. and how 'bout that darling little yo-yo doll? please don't call it the "C" word (clown!) i know too many people who do not like clowns. yo-yo doll is safer.
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vintage slips to tie dye
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some old milk jars from a NJ dairy, some lace, a metal stamp holder and a lovely purse
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and how great is this find? i always wanted one of these. i couldn't believe i found her the day after Farrah passed away. kind of strange in a way.
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i'd love to show you what i am working on (for the Country Living Fair), but i think for now i'll keep them under wraps. but let me tell you, they are pretty cool and just know, i am working my butt off to create inventory! there are a couple of other girls from this area also in the show, kathe and joanna, who i met at their fabulous store, Summerhouse. so we are going to try and ride to the show together. it will be nice for me not to go it alone, since i tend to get sleepy 1/2 hour into a road trip! they did the show last year, so it's nice to get a prespective on what to expect, how things work, the shopping, the people, etc. i've gone from overwhelmed to looking forward to it.