Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Flea Bites.....

 

 
On Saturday I went to the Pretty Dandy Flea Market, to support Sharon from Modflowers. She had a stall with her friend Maria, who is a Retro China Addict! And I got bitten, quite a few times as it happens, but you will have to wait to see those little bites, as they are going on my Lampshade Christmas tree!
 
The beautiful lampshade above was from Butterscotch & Beesting (don't you just love some of the names conjured up!).
 
I just loved the work by Anna Treliving, from Thread in the Clouds. I've been inspired to have a go at making one of my own pictures myself, just beautiful!
 

 
She doesn't like throwing away the scraps....a woman after my own heart! Anna can be contacted on threadintheclouds@hotmail.com.
 
This was Sharons and Maria's stall, lots of retro delights!
 
 
 
 

 
And Ding Ding was there again
 
 
 
There was also some lovely Vintage Fabric delights from Ali Bee...
 
 
It was fun at the flea! (unintentional rhyme there!)
 
 
Thank you all for your support on my last post, it seems a lot of us have Crochet Issues, as well as family members, who do not full appreciate the wonderful qualities having numerous cushions bring to the home!
 
After all your comments and advice I'm going to carry on with my attempts to crochet (but don't any of you be holding your breath!).
 
This week I found a little bit of energy, it was in my back pocket. I've spent it on Cleaning and Sorting the conservatory! I've spent so much that now I'm heavily in debt! Its so fustrating when your head is so full of ideas but your body won't play! I do however have a lovely, clutter free, clean conservatory. I sat in there today after I'd finished, sipping my coffee, watching the birds...bliss!
 
 
We have a winner.......
 
 
It's Bee from The Linen Cloud!
Congratulations Bee, please email me and I will send off your little parcel!
 
Well I'm having a sewing day with my good friend Mrs P on Friday! Then I'm off to the Country Living Christmas Fair on Saturday. Hopefully I won't need a boat to get there....I hope all of you in the UK are managing to stay dry.
 
Be back after the weekend, I've another little makeover to share!
 
 
Ada :) x
 
 
p.s Etsy News:
 
Can a girl have too many Vintage Sheets? Of course not! That's a ludicrous question, but she can have Not Enough Shelves!
 
As I'm clearing and cleaning this week I've realised how much all my 'stuff' has taken over! If I had my own Crafty Room then I could hoard away to my hearts delight! But I don't!
 
So I've decided, gulp, to chop up some of my larger sheets and make up little packs for my shop. If (deep breaths), I know they are going to good homes, with people who will love them, stroke them, and admire them as they sit on new shelves......then I will be ok.....I think!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

36 comments:

  1. That flea market looked like a good one! I've got a couple coming up that I'll be going to (both buying and selling at hopefully). I hope they're as good as that. Will be sure to check out those links too. :)

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    1. Thanks for your visit Carolyn, hope you will be back! :)

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  2. lovely colourful photos. Butterscotch and beestings are from Sheffield, I have lusted over their stall at our local vintage/craft market many a time.
    : ) x

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  3. Glad you had a lovely day at the flea ... I love Modflowers ... and how exciting ... a lovely granny chic parcel for me ... thank you so much lovely Ada ... Bee xx

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  4. Oh I do love a good flea market I do, I think my purse would have been popping too if I had been there. I love craft fairs at this time of the year and getting inspired. I went to the CL Christmas fair a couple of years ago and it was glorious but a little too squished for my liking,I like a bit of space to think and contemplate at these events. I'm sure you will enjoy it Ada,have fun and take care xox Penelope
    ps. I think I may well be indulging in some of your vintage sheet packs as I am determined to make a quilt or duvet cover in the new year x

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  5. Have a lovely time this weekend! I went once a long time ago and it was fab xx

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  6. Oh, what fun you had!! Such pretty goodies! Love the red rack of vintage linens! xo Heather

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  7. That flea market looks brilliant, so many good things! Have fun at the Country Living fair, I am most jealous. xx

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  8. What a lot of lovely lovely things! Sounds like you had a great time at the Flea Market.
    Claire

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  9. What a lot of little pretties! I can't wait to see what you are up to! I would love to get my hands on some of your vintage sheets! Although I have lots, I am thinning out my collection and only keeping the ones I truly love and will use and not just buying sheets just because they are vintage!
    --Stephanie

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    1. I think you get a bit pickier, I certainly have! :) x

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  10. I am drooling at all the goodies on display at the flea.............love all the colours! Have a great weekend! xo

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  11. Congrats to Bee!!!
    Next time you go to the flea market, please call me!!!
    xxx Ale

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    1. Will do, you can hop on the next plane! :) x

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  12. how envious am I , we might both live in the UK but I never come across flea markets or similar in this part of Yorkshire.Lots of great things to see and yes I think my purse would be quite empty at the end of the dsy!

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  13. I would have loved to go to that market it looked great. Sarah x

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  14. Those stalls do look fab! I love the fabric and the paper stars.The yellow vintage sheet looks tempting too. Flissx

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  15. Ada, i have done the same with some of my vintage sheets i have cut them up into fat quarters to sell at my fairs it nearly broke my heart to but i thought i can't use them all. I have some i use on my bed as i dont do duvets. That fair looked brillant some amazing stall holders i loved those paper comic stars so pretty. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

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    1. We need to learn to share the loveliness! :) x

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  16. Congrats to Bee!
    Loved browsing that fair,with you Ada!!
    Have the most wonderful time at the Country living fair and do tell all about it soon....
    Love Maria x

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  17. OMG!! These star decorations are ADORABLE! love the typemachine too. I like walking at the market with you, dear Ada!!
    Have a lovely merry happy Thursday xx

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  18. I LOVE flea markets, but rarely get to anything beyond a local thrift shop. And the flea markets are few and far between here! Your friends' stalls look very inviting!! Wendy

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  19. The flea market looked fabulous! Congratulations to Bee!
    Victoria xx

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  20. I recognise that yellow floral lampshade, I picked up the same design in the form of a vintage curtain last weekend. Lovely pictures, will be checking out the shop for supplies :-)

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  21. I think I'd be like that with yarn ... I could only pass it on if I knew it would be loved ;)

    The flea looks very jolly ... those lampshades would have tempted me!

    You know I know all about the energy as currency thing ... I think I've spent all mine this afternoon too! Look after yourself won't you x

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  22. That flea market looks fantastic with lots of goodies too! It sounds as if you have been doing too much hope your energy will return after resting.
    Sarah x

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  23. that looked like a good flea market, and quite tempting to spend! looking forward to seeing your lampshade christmas tree, will it be a ta dah on christmas day?!! oh and isn't that scrap picture a good idea. glad you are enjoying your fresh and de-cluttered conservatory, it's good for the soul! Heather x

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  24. Cuando leí el titulo de esta entrada lo que menos imagine fue un mercado de pulgas. Que bonitas cosas has encontrado, me quedo con las flores hechas en papel. Que bonito blog tienes. Felicidades. Gracias por compartir. Quiero invitarte a ver un shooting hecho en un Time Out, lleno de sensaciones y texturas. Besos y besos.

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  25. What a wonderful market, filled-to-bursting with gorgeousness!! Wish I had been there with a little purse of pocket money : -)

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  26. Wow, so much deliciousness in one location!! Be sure to check out my blog today so you can see a photo of one of your babies :)

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  27. Oh my word, I would have loved to have gone!

    The purple floral lampshade is lush!

    :)

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  28. What a lovely market....I would love to have rummaged around there among those gorgeous makes! How nice you have cleared out your conservatory...a lot of hard work but such a good feeling!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Ada!
    Helen x

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  29. Oh wow what a feast...I loved the cushion in that funky pattern and those star ornaments were wonderful.....I can't wait to see your version of the picture!
    It has been heavenly to be able to stay home for a few days and out of those below zero temps with hubby......I cleaned my house and got Christmas out and today I will take pictures properly of my gift from you and post it Saturday morning, I will link it back to you.....take care, love Heidi

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  30. Love that circus lampshade! Have just discovered your blog, I will be back :) x

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