There are only a few things that make me get up at 6am on a Saturday morning. One is a craft show and the second is antiquing. You see I'm just not a morning person so the motivation has to be just right LOL! When my Facebook primitive/ stitcher friend Michelle Blanco told me about the DC Big Flea Market in Chantilly Virginia at the Dulles Expo Center I was game. I mean after all I'd get to antique and meet Michelle for the first time. I also talked my long time best friend Holly LeMay into going too.
I must say it was a perfect day with lots to look at and buy. There must have been over 500 booths. The best booth for me was "The Truffle Pigs" booth it was a stitchers dream come true...vintage buttons, hat pins, sewing notions, mixed in with Handmades by a bunch of very talented gals Stacey Bear, Deborah Hartwick and Kim Stout. If you'd like to check them out here is their blog: http://trufflepigssewingroom.blogspot.com/?m=1
My friend Holly found a sweet Steiff fish and a vintage fish bowl to put him in LOL. Michelle found the cutest little antique red/cream sewing machine. I found a crock that was in perfect condition outside of a small chip for a really great price. We all came away with a lot more goodies but those are just a few of the items we found that came home. Here is a photo of everything I brought home.
To see when the next DC Big Flea is:
Also for those that come to the show there is a Cheesecake Factory only several minutes away....this is where we all had lunch. It was yummy too. :0)
I wanted to share a wonderful giveaway that Lori from Notforgotten Farm is having. If you love her work as much as I do you won't want to miss out on the chance to win this sweet stitch (photo above)!!!
I have been so late in posting this and I apologize to Maria for my tardiness especially since she made me so many lovely things. I am truly grateful and glad we got to know each other through this swap!!! Maria sent me the most beautiful Robin pinkeep in blues. It definitely makes me think of spring and it's her very own design. Just love the colors!!! Isn't it lovely!!!
Then she sent me the cutest black cat doll with kittens. I love cats and this sweetie has found her home in our dining room were I can see her everyday. Love the Black Eyed Susan flowers on her apron...such great detail!!!
Maria also sent me a wonderful smelling bar of oatmeal soap that her and her husband are starting to make. Their business name is "Ye Olde Goat Cart". I can recommend the oatmeal highly and I love the exfoliating texture of the oatmeal. I'll be buying Some more once this bar is gone. :0)
Maria also sent me a box of chocolate mints....which didn't last long LOL! They were to good to leave alone. ;0)
Silas also got a gift from Maria...he absolutely loves his leopard....he named him Leo!!!! He's been sleeping with him every night since he got him. Thank you Maria!!!!
Thank you Maria for the fantastic swap and I hope I get to meet you soon in person!!! Please pop over to Maria's blog ( http://thefrenziedfox.blogspot.com ) to see what she's creating. :0) I also want to thank my good friend Wendy of Ravenwood Whimzies ( http://ravenwoodwhimzies.blogspot.com) for hosting this wonderful swap.
I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy my friends.
Hello my sweet friends it's been some time since I've done a post or a swap for that matter. I got the chance to join in a lovely swap over at Bumble Bee Lane Cottage called Humble Heart. I was lucky enough to get Amy herself for this lovely swap too. :0) Now Amy and I have swapped on many different occasions and each time she has spoiled me rotten...this time was no different. What a sweetheart she is to be so generous and thoughtful...thank you my sweet friend!!!!!
I had no problems finding all these lovely new treasures new places in our home.
This sweet bird pinkeep Amy made looks so sweet with my dog and bunny.
The sweet grey bear with the felted heart that Amy made looks lovely in our sitting room with one of the hearts I made this year.
The sweet vintage valentine's cards look great on our dinning room table with my collection of hearts.
Amy also made me this very cute little wax bunny sitting in a old jello mold.... he looks so sweet with my bunny from Marlene Robertson of Village Primitives.
Amy knows I adore Michelle Palmer's work so this sweet egg painting fits in with my ever growing collection of her work. Thank you Amy so very much for hosting this lovely swap and for swapping with me. I always love our swaps and feel so lucky to call you friend too. Hugs!!! Please go visit Amy's blog she has some lovely swaps to show you toohttp://bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com/.
I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy my friends. Hugs,
Here are just some of my offerings this month on Primitive Handmades Mercantile. I do hope you'll get a nice cup of coffee or tea and sit for a while and look at all the amazing handmades. We really have some crazy talented gals in the group. I know how good they are I buy from them too...LOL. :0)