Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Vintage Finds

A happy, happy day!!!
My favorite mid week flea market was open today for the first time this season. I have not been so happy to be up at 5am in quite some time. Not only did I see some of my favorite vendors but also saw many of my good friends & favorite folks who are also in the antiques business. I must have made 3 or 4 rounds today and still came home with some money. It's hard to have any restraint when I spot something I want or can re-sell. This is part of my haul.... 2 vintage suitcases, 3...yes three 1930's wholecloth quilts, a vintage cupboard with glass doors to store my fabrics, a lovely matte glazed vintage vase, deco floral tin, a lovely faded blue chippy paint bench and a pink Morgan Jones button hole chenille. I also bought some antique French cut steel encrusted shoe buckles and a few other chenilles for sewing Crazy Cakes. Have not decided if I will be keeping the pink chenille yet. It's in great shape with a couple of spots I think will come out with the help of my old friends powedered BIZ detergent & warm water. It would be sweet for baby quilt backs but if spreads are too nice I have a hard time taking my scissors to them. We shall see.
Just when I thought my day couldn't get any better a box of buttons showed up from the makers in the Czech Republic!! Guess I know what I will be doing for the rest of the afternoon...unpacking & photographing buttons in preparation for eBay listings.
I love my jobs.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

4 down 7 or 8 to go

OK, my honey Dave has a lot of cousins, most of them girls. Since we have been together for the past 9 years we have been to 4 cousin's weddings. Each has been unique pretty and totally fun!! Here are my pictures from the latest. There were some really neat things about this wedding that I would totally want at mine. I loved that there was a cake as the centerpiece for every table, no big surprise there huh?
Above is Amy Beth with most of her bridesmaids and 2 of the groomsmen
I love this picture below Of Amy Beth dancing with her dad (uncle Kook to the rest of us)
Amy's dress was modern, simple, shorter in the front & the details were stunning. The perfect dress to dance the night away in!

That's my Dave with a beer in the photo above.

Everything was so crisp, white and pretty. Simple elegance! The reception venue was lovely and took place in the farmy hilly part of Central Mass. These were some of the first photos I had taken with the new digital camera. Above is the bride & groom's cake, such a neat idea. I am torn between this and having cupcakes on my big day....whenever that may be. I've been engaged for 3 or 4 years now but we are in no big rush. Some ladies related the groom made a traditional Caribbean rum cake that was out of this world. I have been told it's an acquired taste but wow, it was amazing. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of that.

The girls all looked so pretty. The weather was rainy on and off all morning. It was raining when we went in to the church but when we came out there was bright sunshine! I was so happy they got some nice sunny weather for their pictures. Everything looked extra lush.
This one is so small because I was sneaking a photos from far away during their wedding pictures. I couldn't resist!

Congrats to Dion & Amy!