Monday, May 23, 2011

Jeff and I went to the Arboretum of South Barrington on Sunday morning. It was their first Antique/French Market for this year. It was a beautiful day for it. Jeff bought me this vintage plant stand for the front porch.

Also bought an old bed pot. It is just like the one my Grandma Henriksen use to have an her house. And also an vintage plant thingamajig  Can't think what these are anyone? 
One booth had these homemade candle jars.
Also found two Cicero Illinois Credit Union books. We had a great time shopping, eating. Even had time to go into one of my favorite stores, LL Bean. It was a great day here. Have a good week.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Finally finished folding my old book. I will be using it as a photo holder.

Spent some time decorating index cards. Just added a touch of paper, fabric, or lace. What will I do with them? I haven't a clue.

I'm still in my stitching mood. I have been trying to wrap my floss around french thread cards. They are very cool. Finished my mat and put it on the counter in the kitchen with an old dish. If somebody spills on it.............

Went to dinner with friends last week. Afterwards we went back to their house for a glass of wine. Jim took me to his work room and I found these amazing bird houses that he is making out of old barn siding. So he sold me one for my cabinet. Anybody interested in buying one ,just let me know. Have a great week.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Gifts, Flea Market, Folded Photo Book

On Saturday my daughter, Christine, came over with this beautiful planted jade in a pot with great colors. Then she gave me this awesome green tote bag that I took to the Kane County Flea market. Two perfect gifts. Thank you Christine. You can read about Christine at her blog. Her blog is

 This was the one and only purchase at the flea market. I love it for yarn, cross stitch supplies, etc.

Speaking of cross stitch, still working on the same  piece. However I do like to stitch.

 Saw alot of old books that are folded into photo holders at the flea market, so I started my own. I'll get back with the finished product later.

Last but not least....yum!

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar