There's this little trunk that lives in my dining room. It's FULL of
stuff. Some stuff leaves the trunk from time to time and new old stuff takes it's place. Years
ago, I decorated the inside of the lid with a beautiful bird and roses
over top of some antique ledger sheets which came out of a ledger in the
office of my son-in-law's family store.
(I'll show that further in this post.)
Otherwise it is unchanged from when I bought it. It's a really fun thing to fill and refill.
So, here are some of the goodies (and there are things underneath things!) The sweetest cup with a mismatched saucer. A really cute heart I bought for, I think, a quarter some years ago. A hanky from Kathy's flea market I brought home last week. The tiniest cross-stitch. Under that is an embroidered rose, also from Kathy's.
There's a cross-stitch rose there on a blue background...so pretty. A quilt square from the 30's.
A pink embroidered pincushion I made, a McCoy flower vase filled with perle cotton.
A silk ribbon bag filled with lavender. A silk rose. Behind that pincushion is a swatch of fabric I liked the colors of....and,
a wonderful pin I bought at the Houston Quilt Festival years ago.
It looks like a tiny quilt. Just gorgeous!
And, then...the angel frame...holds a photo of my daughter and her son.
That tiny stitching on a handkerchief.
One of my very favorite quotes from artist Katie Daisy.
And, I say it all the time.
When I drive down a country road and see all the wildflowers this is what runs through my mind.
My favorite colors.
So, here is the inside of the trunk lid. I covered the inside of the lid with ledger paper, then added paper napkins over it. Those roses....just loved them and I really like the way it turned out.
Using paper napkins this way is really easy and lots of fun.
And, here is the bird....from another paper napkin.
I'm very fond of this little trunk and do enjoy
filling it with different things from time to time.
So I promised a flea market post on Wednesday night. Little did I know that it would spill over into Thursday morning. Trouble with the computer. Well, really....it was trouble with the operator of the computer. I have spent several hours on this....and it turns out there was no way I could get all the photos to cooperate with me....so I'll do a Part 2 on Sunday...because now all I want to do is go to bed.
It was a very busy day at the flea. Kathy and Morgan had gone to some auctions over the weekend, bringing back lots of goodies and it was non-stop for shoppers today. I'm tired and I didn't do much...Kathy, now, she had to be exhausted.
I got to sort stuff and since it's one of my favorite things to do....I had a FUN day!
It helps, of course...that it's also my therapy day and my flea market friends make me laugh a lot. That always makes a really good day.
So, I'll show you some of the things that have gone out the door.
And, one thing that came in the door. That is the tree in this first photo.
If you read my post of June 5, you will remember I talked about trees.
Well, Kathy remembered that and at one of the auctions, she found this beautiful tree.
It was drawn using Prismacolor pencils on paper by
Linda Williams Palmer
And, just a little "aside" my maiden name is Williams.
I like those little coincidences!
It is AMAZING!
Here is the story.
And, the really nice part....Kathy gifted it to ME! I just love it!
I hope you enjoy reading the story of this drawing of the
Championship Ginko Tree of Arkansas.
THANK YOU, KATHY!
While I didn't get as many photos on this post as I wanted, I do hope you enjoy the ones I did manage to get. So enjoy seeing some of the goodies available today.
A lot of the blue pieces...including the tea set in the basket, left with new owners today.
This painting is huge....lots of wood items in the trunks above and behind that quilt, which also left today, is the cutest little ironing board. Since it came to my house, I'll have to show it to you on Sunday. It's adorable!
More from inside the trunk....and boy, did I have a fit over those dishes. Not a complete set, but oh, so cool. I'm going to set the table with those and you will see that on Sunday too.
We are so proud of the library area of the store. A place to sit and read if you need a break.
The floral loveseat is sold. The green one is for sitting and reading. The books are $1 each.
You can't beat that....and there is a huge variety of them.
More dishes, quilts and miscellany.
And, my goodness!
This chest is wonderful....with a marble top.
There is a huge basket under that quilt....and it's filled with small paintings and such.
The bed sold right away. I knew it would. It's lovely.
There were also two sets of twin beds...both sold.
And, here is the cabinet that I've shown you before. It hasn't sold yet. Which surprises me. Probably because I just love the old thing. It haunts me.....since I would buy it myself, but there is absolutely NO room for it at Bird Nest Cottage.
Well, there IS, but I'd have to give up something already in place...so hard for me to do.
Wonderful old wooden boxes on top....
And, thus endeth the tour for tonight.
It's 1:40 a.m.
I'm going off to dreamland...probably to think of all the fun at the Junk House today!!