A couple of days ago I was lucky enough to find this beautiful ironstone platter at my favorite thrift store! I loved the pattern and the price was right at $5.60! It will be added to my growing collection of ironstone.
Hope you find something to "feather" your nest today!
This cabinet is one of my favorite pieces of furniture in my home. I had fun filling it will old bottles and pieces from my shell collection.
When I came across this crackled bottle on the clearance shelf at Big Lots, I knew it would fit just fine in the corner shelf! The sale priced was not marked, so when I got to the check-out I asked the clerk to scan it for me. When the price of $.60 came up I almost jumped for joy!
I am joining French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday! On my trip to Sarasota earlier this week, I found a beautiful home furnishings store, downtown on Main St. I really wanted to feather my nest here, however, I was able to resist.
Having my husband with me may have helped my resistance just a little!
He was hoping I would not buy this huge moss ball!
If you haven't been to Sarasota, Florida, and you get the chance to visit, I hope you consider going!
It's a wonderful city, full of charming old cottages, art and plenty of shopping. I just returned from a quick trip to visit family, and here are a few pictures I thought I would share.
Recently, I found something I have been wanting for quite awhile now, and I was even luckier that I found them at my favorite thrift shop. These pretty, flowered china spreaders were bundled with another pretty serving knife, for a total price of $3.99. They are marked "Kirk & Matz" Fine Bone China, Chelsea Rose.
On a trip to Ft Myers, (Florida) last Saturday, my friend, Jean and I visited a wonderful, very shabby chic, shop, called "Forget Me Not". Such a beautiful little store, with so many pretty things, I thought I would share a few. Almost all the merchandise is either handmade or vintage!
If you are ever in the area, and get a chance to stop by
Forget Me Not, be sure to say hello to the friendly owner, Sandy!
Talk about thrifty!! Sunday, my friend, Jean and I attended the Vintage Market in Ft Myers! Our mutual friend, Karla, author of the fun blog, Remixed Stitches , was participating for the first time with a booth of her own, so of course, we wanted to take a look and give her some moral support!
The market was held in the parking lot of the antique mall, Vintage Market. Karla's booth was amazing! It was filled with lots of her wonderful sewing creations, and some of the fun junk pieces she had collected over the years! Karla's sister Ki Nassauer, is the creator of the wonderful magazine, Flea Market Style, and the famous Junk Bonanza, so Karla knows a thing or two about good junk!
Karla and Jean at The Vintage Market
Karla's booth was full of her wonderful sewing creations!
Lots of fun junking to do!
Everything was displayed so beautifully!
Karla is a genius!
You could also purchase a copy of FLEA MARKET STYLE,
in the event you needed some extra inspiration!
Wish I had taken more pictures, however, I was too busy shopping!
Of course, we had to explore inside the Vintage Market ! It is a antique store with several dealers, each with their own unique room! Here are a few pictures of some of the things we enjoyed!
Loved the sign, it says it all!
Great shop if you are ever in the Ft Myers, Florida area!
Jean and I certainly had a thrifty day antiquing and junking!
I started sewing Flora Doora
bags several years ago for
friends, and commerically for a shop in Sarasota, Florida. My
bags have also made their way to France, for a country wedding and to a pretty little shop in Nannay. Since I have retired recently, there is more time
to enjoy sewing, decorating
and most of all traveling
(especially to France) with
my husband, Peter.
Comments from readers have made me realize how happy my Flora Doora bags make them, so I adopted the phrase "Spreading happiness one bag at a time". Makes it all so much fun!