Sunday, May 1, 2011

To Market, To Market...

Spring has sprung, and you know what that means... outdoor market shopping!!! Last week I hurt my back and was laid up pretty much all week. Laying around, especially in the spring, is not my thing. My doctor said that walking would be good for me, and that I can lift no more than ten pounds. Therefore, I went shopping for ten pounds of merchandise today.

A little sassy bird named Marsha told me about this fun outdoor sale today~ Heart & Garden. Let me tell you, it was a fun one! My favorite booth by far was by Old Soul Studio. Love, love, loved it. Jacque and James specialize in iron garden art. There was tons of inspiration... but I had to remember that I could only buy ten pounds. Hmmmm... what could I buy?

I was really groovin' to that hand made iron peace sign... and I looooove me some galvanized water cans...

I loved the simplicity and organic, but industrial feel of the items in this booth.

Hmmmm... ten pounds of vintage photos? Ne, but they sure were pretty...

Ten pounds of silver? Hmmmm... that urn was pretty too...

Okay, here's what I brought home... The beach sign, some abalone shells for my planter, and...

A groovy peace sign to hang on my back fence! I think I met my ten pounds of merchandise maximum at this sale... uhm...so I had to go to another sale too...

I went to a mini flea market today in the parking lot of The Elegant Dollhouse. I don't have any photos of the sale itself, but this is what I came home with. (By the way, you can get a lot of miniature items within a ten pound maximum...uh...but I didn't.) I found a new bathtub for The Little Pink House. I have one, but I've never really loved it. It seemed too thick. This one is still a little thick, but I'll see how it works out.

Isn't this sweet? A young girl made this. I thought that it would look cute on the porch of The Little Pink House.

Okay, and this was not a purchase. This was a very sweet gift from a very sweet friend that I met through Club Little House. Lynne (who continues to remain blogless, much to my dismay) and I met up and shopped at the mini flea, and then went out to lunch with her hubby and mum afterwards. I could not believe my eyes when I opened this thoughtful gift. This little lovely was made by Kim Saulter... yes, Kim Saulter, The-mini-food-sculptor-of-all-mini-food-sculptors! I've always dreamed of owning one of her amazing creations, so my jaw dropped when I saw this! Meg (The Lady of The Little Pink House) will absolutely love this! Thank you soooo much Lynne!



Well, it was a fun day of shopping/following doctor's orders. I think my back is feeling better already!


Hugs,

11 comments:

suzitee said...

Looks like you had loads of fun...within limit, of course :) So glad that you've been feeling a little better, and are up for some shopping. The bathtub is divine...any chance of some photos of the Little Pink House?

Sassy Marsha said...

Kim had sent me one like that a couple of years ago! Mine is in my Pinkalicious Bakery!

I am so glad you made it over there! Love what you bought. I was eyeing that beach sign yesterday! I was going to go back today and get a screen they had but didn't make it there :( but I know there are going to be a lot more shows so it's okay!!!

It was nice seeing you today!! Take care of your back!!!

TTYS!

xxoo
Marsha

Tracey said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better and what a wonderful way to do some walking.
Love the peace sign... my daughter would love it.
Love me :-)

Lynne said...

I'm so tickled that you kinda like the little gift. So glad we got together today!
hugs,
Lynne

Kim G. said...

The sale looks right up my alley and I am bummed I couldn't make the mini flea this year. I am glad you were able to meet up with Lynne, she is such a sweetheart. Hope your back is feeling much better, you better take it easy and don't hurt it again! XO.

Lisa Leggett said...

Hey, hey, hey! Looks like a great day! I love your new little "baked" good! It's really hard to believe it's not a real tiny cake, it's so lifelike!!
So glad your back is getting better, you had me scared there for a minute!
oxo,
L

Debbie said...

Looks like you had a great time and some great buys...x

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Hope you are feeling better and love how you stayed within the ten pound limit...Doctors orders!

Loved all the galvanized goodies...I decided this year I am totally getting rid of my terra cotta pots and going just for the galvanized/metal look!

Karina said...

Looks like you made some great choices. Some wonderful things to choose from. I'm always afraid to take pics when I'm at a sale - thinking someone is going to yell at me for trying to copy their ideas....do you ask first before you photo? Thanks for sharing.

Jill said...

Sometimes I ask, sometimes I don't... It just depends. I did ask Jacque~ she blogs too, so she seemed to totally understand when I asked. (She's a total sweetheart!) I linked to her blogs, so anyone could see when her next show is. When I see someone do what they do~ and do it well~ I like to share and promote their business. I like to call it "advertising for free". :)

Tracey said...

Hi, just thought I would pop in and say, hope you are well,
love me :-)