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Berlin Flea Market Style

hot chocolateHappy New Year everyone! I’ve been away from this space for a minute or 2 or 3, trying to savor some internet free time and the last of the holidays. We’re back home now from the wonderful Island where we spent New Years with our friends and since it was Saturday once again Mike headed off to his favorite (somewhat) local Berlin flea market. We enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather in the park and sat outside at a cafe! hot chocolate089103We had a great surprise when Mike got home with a 1960s pram. 119pram jan 13We’re not quite sure what to do with it yet (other than ride L around town), and will for the moment just have to add it to our collection… yes I said collection. There were some new to us plates too. birdhouse platebw flower plateI’m sure the dancing ladies are going to be a big hit!  We’ll put at least one up on Etsy. dancing girl plateWhat a nice Saturday, hope your weekend was lovely too!


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Summer 2012 Flea Market Extravangza

Wow, I’ve been away from this space for a while. Well it’s true, this summer our family went on some terrific road trips, all in the name of plates (and fun!). We’re back home now, in time for school and the stormy weather. Hopefully starting mid September when Craft Fair season gets into full swing we’ll have a lovely crisp autumn, with only wisps of clouds, I can’t wait for that! I also can’t wait for The GO WEST! Craft Fest on Sat, Sept 29.  Mike, Emily and I  are doing all the promotion we can for it and we hope to see you there! Before that though we have some other offering’s, 5th Lehigh Ave Arts Fest in Fishtown, Clover Market in Ardmore (where I try to not buy more that I sell!), and the Uhuru Flea Market in Clark Park (West Philly). We’re busily gearing up for those and thinking ahead to the holiday season too. Lets look back to our summer fun now though with some highlights of our summer road tripping Pittsburgh, Maine, Knobles!

Daredevils and Ice Cream everyday at Knoebles! Just down the road from Centralia, Pa the town that is smoldering underground…

East Liverpool,Ohio we went there to visit the Museum of Ceramics only to find out it was closed due excessive heat! It was a scorcher…  The day wasn’t lost though, as we perused the plates at a local antique Mall and met the friendliest people there too, not to mention having  a pretty amazing milkshake at the gigantic hotdog stand (I wish I had a picture of that!)

At he Goodwill bins in Pittsburgh, Pa E learned how to dig. Then learned a different kind of digging, and gazing and wonderment at The Carnagie Museum of Natural History and of Art, both for one admission price. On Lincoln Highway, Rt 30 the only way we travel…Cape May, NJ for a family vacation with cousins! Learning the old ways at Cold Spring Village a truly wonderful place, boy are we are suckers for historical reenactments…Roadside America, one man’s dream of a miniature Americana, well worth the price. This is the outside, to draw people in…?Then we went to Maine, and though I tangled with a bigger “world’s biggest lobster” in Shediac, New Brunswick, this one was just her size in the town where I plan to live one day, or there abouts…At the county fair in Maine, winning on the ponies!Dreaming of summertime in Maine, we’ve found our place…And here’s the carriage full of wonderful finds, waiting to be made into jewelry for all.  Full of summertime’s dreams, hope’s and plans, fun, beauty and joy.  Thanks for looking!

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Dainty Saucers

Today Mike and L went to the Please Touch Museum (thanks for the membership Nana!), while I got some much needed studio time. On the way there they stopped at the Lancaster Flea Market at 55th & Lancaster Ave and through the jumble found some lovely new discarded china saucers. One set is a lovely floral transferware pattern with a made in Japan stamp and the other  is a wonderful blue willow pattern in “pink” although it looks more burgundy to me it’s also made in Japan with the stamp. Mike does much of his plate hunting with L by his side, and she is getting a good eye too. Since she was quite young she knew how to pick things up very gently and put them back too. She hasn’t broken one yet, and well, if she did… They are quite a plate finding team! Mike says when he goes out by himself it just isn’t as fun.

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Hello! An almost wordless friday…

I love the wordless Fridays that SouleMama does.{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. However since this is my first post maybe I should say something? Ever since we got over the flu we’ve been craving oatmeal around here. We love it with raisins and apples and a little cinnamon. We just finished the most delicious applesauce that my friend canned and it reminds me that I really want to start to do that. This picture was taken at breakfast time, right after finishing up that apple pie oatmeal I thought to take some pictures of some of the jewelry Mike was bringing to Magic Gardens today with L. Well since the camera was out she just had to be in… the photo’s are a little wonky but here we go.

Enjoy your Friday and all your weekend plans! It’s supposed to snow here tonight..I can’t wait! ImageImageImageImage

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