Saturday, October 25, 2008

Flea Market Finds and a Giveaway

It has been entirely too long since I have been Flea Marketing. Entirely too long.
I have been so busy lately with life, kids, the library and online orders that somehow it completely escaped my notice that our little one- room shoppe would need a lot more than just banners to fill it for Christmas and Thanksgiving. The past few months have been extremely tight for me and I have been making-do with fewer and fewer vintage items in our room, but with the holiday shopping season right around the corner, it is time to get some new shiny objects in there to mix it up with the handmade goodies.

So today I snuck off to one of my favorite little flea markets in hope of some Christmas bargains and inspiration...

What you see here is what I came home with...

2 Glass tree toppers. One "retro," one most likely not. Both very cute and Christmas-y. I have plans for displaying them in a fun fashion...

10 vintage Santa mugs. My mom has a huge collection of these and it is the only thing we drink her homemade hot cocoa out of at her house during the holidays.

A great Milk-Glass jar with distressed lid. Very, very cute and reminds me of my pal Tracy and her mom Nancy. Maybe it will have to be a gift instead of going in the shoppe?

See how cute?

OK, now for the GIVEAWAY (cause I know that is why you are still reading huh?)
Another great find today was Cath Kidston's Dream Home Journal for an amazing price.
Brand new, never been used and adorable this journal is perfect for the gal who is re-doing or dreaming of re-doing her home. Especially if said gal is a die-hard- list-maker or fill-in-the-blank-lover. Which I am not. Which is why I can let go of such a find.

Even though the journal is by my beloved Cath, I just don't do fill-in-the-blanks well, and I kinda already have my inspiration folder underway. But I couldn't leave Cath at the flea market all alone, so I thought I would snatch her up to share with you!!

I am also doing this because I want to say a HUGE thanks to everyone who reads this blog and who are always so supportive and encouraging, no matter what. You are the best blog pals a gal could have and I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

So please leave a comment on this post to WIN this fun and beautiful Dream Home Journal, and make sure to leave your email address so I know how to track you down if you win!

I will draw a winner in 1 WEEK on November 1.

Good luck my friends!


  1. Please count me in. I have lots of dreams to fill in this journal!!!

  2. I just discovered your blog and I love everything... esp. the lovely pictures which I save to my "dream home" folder of ideas...

    I love to fill out books like this... so yes, put in the contest too.


  3. Can you believe it is time to start thinking about Christmas? I've been trying to gather holiday items for my little antique booth. Our downtown has a holiday openhouse on November 9. That is almost here! I've got to get busy.

  4. Hmmm I would love that cute journal. Thanks for buying it :) My email in case I win-

    You have a very inspiring blog! I enjoy it very much.

  5. Fun vintage finds! Love that milk glass jar!

    Pretty journal, too. Who doesn't love those gorgeous Cath Kidston prints.

    Kimberly :)

  6. What sweet finds, I love the ornaments!

  7. Wonderful finds! I would love to start finding flea markets in my area, they sound like such fun adventures! Please count me in!

  8. What a wonderful sweet giveaway! I'm keeping my fingers crossed as I have been spending quite a bit of time lately dreaming about the perfect home. I'm lovin those santa mugs. We had some growing up. How much might some of those sweeties set me back if I was in the mood for another Jerusalem order? Hugs, Jen

  9. I am toootally looking forward to seeing your home this holiday!! Can't wait! :)

    Jennifer Paganelli has actually added some of these Santa mugs to some of her famous vintage ornament wreaths in the past! :)


    I'd love a chance at your giveaway! :)

    Thanks so so much for all you share!!

    Love your world!
    Happy Fall!!
    xoxo Jenny

  10. Anonymous2:31 AM

    Sweet giveaway!
    Add me to your "list" please : )


  11. Count me in as well! Love the ornaments and the Santa vintagy and cute!

  12. What can I say I love the Santa mugs and everything else. I just love to read your blog.


  13. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! I can't wait until I am my old self again... Have a blessed week.

  14. My mother makes fun of me for being a list making maniac. I can't help myself, that is what I do! I'm sure I could put that baby to good use, thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway!!

  15. I just discovered Cath Kidston & I LOVE making lists!

    Love those tree ornament toppers! Fun finds!

  16. Fun finds! My husband has the day off tomorrow and I am going out thrifting. It has been way to long for me as well.

    Count me in for the drawing!

    jennycollins1034 at yahoo dot com

  17. Congrats on the Somerset Life pic and your flea-market finds. Glad you got out thrifting. Thanks for the inspiration I always find when visiting here! - Amy Bauer

  18. unexpectednecessities12:10 PM

    Love, love, love your blog!! And I love Cath...please count me in. Kathy

  19. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. thank you!

  20. great finds!

    as soon as I saw those mugs (and before I read the text) I immediately thought of your mama & all those years of drinking her homemade cocoa out of those mugs! if you ever come across them again, I'd love it if you'd pick them up for me.

    and the milk-glass jar totally looks like something I, but especially my mom, would have. :)

  21. I just recently found your blog and you are now one of my regulars to read, and now a giveaway too?
    Yahooo, what fun.

  22. I'd love to win this Cath Dream Home Journal! Our home has been a dream in the making...yes, it's been almost 18 years...and we're not there yet!!! So, I still have plenty I could write in this cute journal!

  23. what a fun time at the flea market. I love the christmas tree toppers.. I am going to my first 'real" flea market this weekend.. I am so excited.. I do write in journals and love them. You deserve a 'thank you'
    too.. for all of your inspiration. Happy Halloween!

  24. Loving your finds. My Mom has those mugs. we always used to drink egg nog out of them.

  25. I love those santa mugs, so classic and somewhat funny too. Sure to inspire giggling.

  26. I have those Santa mugs. It's the only thing St Nick will drink out of when he comes on Christmas Eve. I'll take a book any day...

  27. April6:41 AM

    Those Santa mugs are SO cute! And I LOVE the milk glass jar with lid...that would go perfectly in my kitchen. You find the best stuff!


  28. i am not sure if i've ever commented on your blog or not - but i've lurked for quite some time now :) i love that milk glass jar, so cute! i've enjoyed everything about your blog since i started reading it - keep it coming!

  29. Please enter me in the drawing. You're on my favorites list and I love your blog. While my life is topsy turvy at the moment I long for the day when I have time to write sweetness in a journal.

    All the best,


  30. Love your blog! Those tree toppers are beautiful...

  31. Please enter me for your giveaway..........Oh, Cath Kidston.
    Very nice!!!

  32. What a beautiful journal!! I love Cath Kidston, I have a few things but can't wait till I'm not a student anymore and can indulge my pleasures!! hehe

    Jackie x

  33. Please include me too!


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