Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My Camera, A Bird Nest Story, Flea Market Finds

On my last post, I left you with a mystery....where was my lost camera? On this post, and with these photos, you can tell the camera is found! So, your question will be "in what silly place did I find it?"

Actually, I KNEW where it was when I last posted but I looked everywhere else 'just in case.' I just didn't want to say anything until I had it back in my own two hands. Now that I do....and as briefly as possible, (you know with me that's not easy!), here's the story. That old navy man, my father-in-law, my sister-in-law, my brother-in-law and I went to a local restaurant for dinner that Monday night. THAT is where I left my camera. Not to mention names, but it's a franchise where you can have pancakes. The very next day, I had figured out that is where I left the camera, so I called. They told me it was not there. I KNEW it was. I'm leaving out some things for brevity, so let me just say that it took until Thursday and threatening to call the headquarters of this chain and filing a police report to get my camera back. Actually, it wasn't a threat, I fully intended to do it and twenty minutes after that phone call....I was told it had been 'found' and I could come pick it up anytime. Ten minutes later, I was there. Needless to say, my blood pressure has been up.

Anyway, NOW, I can take my little pictures and have my little fun. I've not accomplished much around here for the last couple of weeks, so thought I'd tell you a little bird story and show you the latest things I have found at the flea markets. You remember, that old navy man always says - "What are you dragging in now?" when I visit the fleas.

Let's begin with the bird story.....the other day, my next door neighbor and I had a visit out in the yard...she mentioned that a bird nest had fallen out of a tree right next to the bench her husband sits on when he watches the blue bird building a nest in his little church bird house on a post in their back yard. The nest had been laying in the yard for a few days...did I want it? Well, of course, I did! So, here you see that nest. So pretty. I placed the nest in a glass compote (another flea market find) and on the edge of the nest I placed a ceramic bird....so cute. It needs eggs though. Will look for those next time I go to Hobby Lobby or Michael's...in Little Rock.

My flea market finds vary (click on the photos to enlarge)...there are some doilies...one knitted, two crocheted. Very pretty. There is a really nice frame....I've got a collection of those going, so need to be making things to put in them! There are two fabric covered boxes. I can't resist those when I see them and these are in the colors I just love. What about the vintage picture of paper dolls? And, in a green frame...my favorite color...just had to have that. And, they are 'wedding' paper dolls. I should have shown those later when I show a couple of vintage wedding photos...I'll do that soon...as my own anniversary is this month!

Notice that large roll of vintage wallpaper....another "FIND." No telling how many yards are on that roll. I've already shared quite a bit of it with friends......it's just gorgeous! I hope to use it to line some boxes, amongst other things. There is a partial bolt of antique gold colored gimp trim....several yards, another irresistible thing!

And, lastly, look at this beautiful glass flower vase...to hang on the wall! I'd never seen one and couldn't resist buying it. It's about six inches tall, five and a half inches wide at the top and has a hole at the upper back for hanging. It's really pretty. It will go somewhere in my house very soon.

As you can see, there really is no telling what I will 'drag home' from my next trip to the flea market. I have promised myself to curtail my visits to once a month......that's going to be hard to do....well, there's four of them I frequent......perhaps I can visit one each week?

Hope you are well out there....thanks always for your comments...I look forward to the visits with my blogging friends! Stay cool. pat


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I love what you drug in!!

Glad you found your camera. So sorry that you had to go to those lengths to get it back.

Your birds nest rocks!

Sherry said...

Everything is beautiful but I LOVE the paperdolls! So glad you got your camera back.

Sherry in Little Rock

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

What a relief. and good for you for standing up for yourself!
Great finds, I can imagine the beautiful boquets over the summer in your wall vase....

vicki said...

Pat - I love your vintage flea market finds! Love those paper dolls! If I was that close to flea markets - I would stay broke! Great story about the camera!

Robin said...

I can't decide which I like best, the paper dolls or the wallpaper. You are quite the bird's nest whisperer! Score! Sooo glad you found your camera. What an ordeal! Happy hunting! ~Robin~

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

oh lovely birds nest, I am always searching for one, lucky you. So glad you got your camera back.

Cathy K said...

Wow, you got some GREAT things from the flea market (LOVE those paper dolls and the wallpaper), to say nothing of the birds' nest.... And, from your previous post, you really scored with that tablecloth. I have such a hard time finding NICE ones here at a semi-reasonable price. Must try those lemon cakes - YUM. Congrats on getting your camera back. A friend of mine is going through the same thing trying to get her daughter's purse back from daughter's friend, whose car was towed. They know where it is, too. Hopefully the police will scare the thief into action! Hugs, Cathy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

So nice to meet another bird loving Arkansan! I'm in NE Ark. You found some treasures. Love, love the "going to a wedding" paper doll sheet. That is a great wall pocket vase, and how wonderful the bird nest looks with the pretty bird sitting on the side.

Oh My Gosh! That is horrible about your camera! I hope someone lost their job over that. I am glad you were stuck with it and got the camera back. laurie

Francien said...

Glad you have your camera back Pat!!don`t think about it anymore if you can..there are not only honest poeple in the world..i wish... and some wonderful treasures again...that vase is absolutly great...love the form...cant wait to see your weddingpictures..our anniversary is next month...40 years...pfft...
greetings Francien.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Pat! I love that you got your camera back AND that you took care of it yourself! You go girl!

Melissa said...

You found some absolutely lovely bits!! Good for you!!

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