Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday's Fancy

Oh Fall, why are you such a short season. 

Your brilliant colors only stay for a fleeting moment. 

Until next year!


Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

a Visit to the Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market


A few weeks ago the Hubby and I went to the Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market. I have heard great things about this flea market and this was the first time we had a chance to visit. As we passed through the gates my heart starting to sing. Oh my word, what a flea market, so many vendors, so much to see at first it was a little overwhelming.


Let's start with a little history. The Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market began in 1976. The first markets found aisles named after New York City streets or alley-ways. The market was held on Sundays, and in 1976, the presence of fifteen vendors was a "big" day! Now up to 400 vendors can be found on any given Sunday. 

The Hubby and I decided to start at the back and work our way to the entrance. There was so much to see, such a wide variety of items. We wander up and down a few rows before our tummies told us it was time for some breakfast. There were about 6 different food trucks. One made mini donuts... Oh the smell, it was so tantalizing. We got egg sandwiches and of course a bag of mini donuts. 


My first score of the day was a wooden sign that said "outhouse". I just fell in love with it and it was a steal at $10.00. It now hangs on the door to my downstairs bathroom. Cute...

So, I have been on the hunt for an old milk can, I have found some at other flea/antique markets but they were either too expensive or rusted out. Well as luck would have it I spotted one with a vendor that sold dog treats (of all places). It was painted red, it was chippy, and absolutely perfect. I thought to myself this must cost a pretty penny. Before I had a chance to ask the vendor the cost he said, "you like the milk can, $15.00 and its yours". I could not get the words "I'll take it" out of my mouth fast enough. This is displayed on my front yard with my fall display. What a score!

Then I found this great artist that made figures out of scrape metal and beautiful flower/evergreen arrangements. I saw this lovely arrangement with a log as a base. It was perfect for Grandpa's grave. It is about 20"w x 14"h and only $15.00. Isn't it just beautiful. The artificial flowers alone would have cost that much in a craft store.

It was a fantastic day, even the Hubby had a great time. There was such a mixture of old, unique, and creative artisans that there is something for everyone.


The market closes for the winter so I will have to wait until spring to visit again. I hope I can last till then...

What are some of your favorite flea market finds?

Have a great day!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Upcycle Crafts

Hi All! I hope you had a great weekend.

Upcycle. What exactly is ‘upcycling’? Basically, upcycling is using an item that no longer has any worth to you to create something that has value or is useful. There are so many creative ways to upcycle things that we throw away on a daily basis. 

I thought it would be fun to showcase a round up of craft projects made from items that would most likely end up in the trash. Check out these fabulous upcycled craft ideas I found on Pinterest. 

Yarn Holder
http://www.realsimple.com/new-uses-for-old-things/new-uses-bathroom-items/yarn-holder

Paint Bucket
http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/paint-hacks?sub=2143875_1083963

Thermos Lamp
http://www.houseofhawthornes.com/2014/07/how-to-turn-thermos-into-lamp.html#_a5y_p=2096954

Bucket Lamp
http://postris.com/popular-pin/90853/1/repins/30/0/

Stool Wrapping Center
http://www.2littlehooligans.com/2012/06/08/fat-quarter-friday-wrapping-paper-organizer-tutorial/

Have you upcycled products? What have you created?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday's Fancy

Old Wooden Frame... $25.00

Small Boxwood Wreath... $10.00, 

Finding the Perfect Place to Display your Treasures 

Priceless...

 
 
Have a great weekend!