Friday, April 27, 2007

I finished a project, la la la la la la ~and~ Back from the Paris Fleamarket

I'm back from The Paris Fleamarket hosted by The Cottage Gals. They have a cute little shop in Leesburg, Virginia, and they invited vendors to set up in their backyard. Everyone was so nice, and the shop is really great. I only had 30 minutes, because I had to get to the bus stop by 11:00. Here's what I got:

Aren't their bags cute! I'm going to save mine and use it again.

I bought a little charm ... here's pictures of front and back.

At the top of my shopping list was a bird for my table and . . .

a blue creamer. They had a bag of little eggs, but I snoozed and someone else snatched them up. Why do I do things like that? I know better.

The latest issue of Romantic Homes was there too. It is a good one this month.

Wouldn't it be fun to go to a real paris fleamarket?

And all these neat little things will go perfectly with my little desk that I just finished. I was going to put it in the living room, but it looks much better in my garden room.

Please excuse all the pictures ... I'm just sooo proud ... that I finally finished a project. I'm good at starting, not so good at finishing.

Here's what it used to look like. I had a picture with the old knobs before I washed and sanded it, but lost it in the bad hard drive incident. You get the idea though.
High-maintenance child is calling ... got to go!

p.s. Does anyone else find this blogger editing to be difficult sometimes? grrrr


The Feathered Nest said...

That desk is super cute! You did such a great job with it. I love those curvy feet!
I have a fondness for birds, I have a couple of iron & ceramic ones in my home and I would have bought that creamer too!


a pink-bee said...

You have an amazing blog:)-so glad I found it, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Hope you show pic's of your chair when it is done :)

Pen said...

Great finds a the Paris Flea Market! That desk is awesome! You did an awesome job refinishing it.

Blogger drives me crazy when I am trying to get my pictures just right with the text. I am a little OCD when it comes to my page layout.


Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I like yours too. Lucky you being able to go to the Paris Flea Market. Love your desk! It looks yummy with the aqua. Also love your Proverbs quotes. It's my favorite book in the Bible.

Merci-Notes said...

I love your project! You are the second person who has completed a furniture project this week! You are my inspiration! It is so great that you still have boutiques close by to visit and....make your house a home! If you want some cute eggs I can paint them for you, just let me know.
With Knidness,

Cindy @ My Romantic Home said...

I love everything! You did a great job on the desk. I think that issue of Romantic Homes is really good too. It reminds me of the old Victoria Magazines.

cityfarmer said...

coming to a city near you...chicago this summer...can't wait...I was actually invited to be a vendor....too busy!

Trish said...

Glad you got to go to the Paris Flea Market! You got some great stuff! I LOVE all your pics, so please keep 'em coming. I especially like the bird you found, how pretty! You did a nice job on the little desk, very shabby-chic. What did cityfarmer mean about coming to chicago? I don't want to miss anything you guys are doing, especially if it's near me!

karin (creativechaos) said...

Had to come over and peek at your blog!! Love that desk! What a great job refinishing it!

Anonymous said...

Heather J!!!

Your desk is unbelieveable!!! I love that little painted scrollwork you did there! And the distressing is just perfect.

Sorry I've been MIA. We were really sick at our house for over a week and then the Noodle and I went to Chicago Thursday - Sunday. I have laryngitis (sp?) and it's been 1 1/2 weeks of no's KILLING me, sister!

Anyway, miss you and your blog, but I'm back now and I will be visiting again :)


homedaisy said...

oh, you lucky duck. i wish leesburg was closer to me. i would have loved hve gone to that. and the shopping there is the best anytime :)

Cottage Magpie said...

What a super-cute desk! I love it! Now I want to go find one--too bad all the thrift shops are closed for the day. :-(
Thanks for visiring my blog! :-)
~Angela :-)

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