Monday, February 22, 2010

Love at First Sight

My friend and fellow dealer Mark McKee spotted these wonderful little flowers at a show last year and bought them, thinking I would like them. Boy, was he ever right! It was love at first sight. They were just so sweet -- maybe from the '30s? Scraps of fabric, made into yo-yos, strung on pipe cleaners to make a charming little bouquet. Can't you just imagine someone sitting at the farmhouse kitchen table, after the dinner dishes were finished, fishing through her sewing basket, all the while listening to the radio....Sigh.


Well, they graced my home studio work table for a couple of months, just waiting for the right project to come along. When these small, beaded pots showed up, I knew the moment had arrived!


Voila! Just enough flowers to fill the three little pots. They were off to a new home during the early buy at this weekend's Wheaton Antique Market. Projects, prints and smalls were our biggest sellers, although we did sell a lovely buffet and all our turquoise furniture. It was great seeing many of our regulars; thanks as always for your support! In addition, special thanks go out to Lynda Boyd for her set-up help and over-night hospitality, Frae McGuire for FIVE FABULOUS bags of goodies and to Patty Suttle for the wonderful new graphics. Yippee! Shopping for Midland this week, and then, drum roll please, it will be time once again for Kane County. Mark your calendars. xo

16 comments:

Lori R. said...

HOW CUTE!!!

Anita said...

Spring is coming, spring is coming, if I keep repeating it, it may come true....Loving those little flowers...made by someone else in the middle of winter who was ready for Spring!

VanDaff's Interior Design & Antiques said...

I love yo yos and flowers - so cute!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Oh, these are divine! Nicely arranged in a cute vase too.
We are all ready for Spring, aren't we!!;))
Monica.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Those flowers are so cute!
They paired well with the sweet pots ☺
Have a great week!
*hugs*deb

pink pig cottage antiques said...

I love these!

ain't for city gals said...

Saw your comment on The Lovely Bones...I loved that book. I kind of want to see the movie but afraid it won't be as good as the book and ruin my fond memories..what to do?

pyoder said...

Sandy you are in the new flea market style magazine.It is on page 28. A person named Linda Crispell named your blog as her favorite blog I got my issue at Meijer. pyoder

pyoder said...

Sandy, You are in Flea Market style on page 28. Got my copy last night.A lady named Linda Crispell listed you as her favorite blog. Get a copy. I got mine at Meijer.
pat yoder

Sylvia said...

You cant go wrong with yo yo's...they are adorable.

one gal's trash said...

Charming!
Pam

Relics said...

I need to start making something...or at least try to make something...

Those flowers are really sweet... thanks for all the lovely ideas :)

Deb@ Relics in Peoria
:)
www.relics.typepad.com

annie said...

Oh Darlin', these are SO sweet...
Missin' you somethin' fierce!
Maybe Kane?
annie

Anita said...

Kudos on your mention in Flea Market Style mag. You rock!

kamahu said...

yay for youse!

erin said...

Wish I would have been there to see them in person -- I may have been the one to snatch them up! SO cute!

Congrats on your mention in the new Flea Market Style magazine -- I was so excited to see your blog listed! I'm so happy for you!

Hope to see you again soon!

Erin