October 2015

Flea Market Style:  World Globes

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  journal entry: Who would have thought? While I have enjoyed embellishing world globes with encouraging words and phrases, I have collected some that are beautiful as they are. Now and then I have come across an unusual globe but most are inexpensive globes which have been used by children. I haven’t minded if the […]

Flea Market Style: Lamps and Light

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  journal entry: Lamps. Nothing creates coziness and warmth quite like the right lamp and the right degree of light. Floor lamps provide flexibility because they can go anywhere . . . next to anything, just as long as you can find a plug. I have found several wonderful lamps during the past year. The floor lamp above […]

Flea Market Style: Chalkboards

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  journal entry: Ahhhh. Chalkboards.  All of the chalkboard frames were thrifted. Grandpa is the hero. He put them together. He said that he imagines that most Grandmas ask for “one of something” but I think in multiples. He is right. I am thinking ahead. These and other frames were all sizes and prices. No frame […]

Flea Market Style: Small Art

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journal entry: I keep my eyes open for “small art”. Generally, I am looking for old-fashioned subjects smaller than 8×10. Leaning against each other and overlapping, I find them to be all the more interesting to browse. This type of accessible display makes it easy for me to pick up individual pieces for a closer look and to […]

Flea Market Style:  The Playroom

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  journal entry: This just might be my favorite room. It is full of magical things. Everything is designed to delight children . . . their eyes, imaginations and fingers. Almost everything has come from “somewhere else“. That statement always makes me laugh and think about the scene in the movie Robots ( which I have seen […]

Globes With Messages

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  journal entry: Wonderful globes are often in the collectibles case at thrift stores. I missed this one. I was looking over the case as I walked by and was expecting to see a traditional globe with a blue ocean. The sweet clerk, who knows I am always looking for globes, motioned to me. “I have one today. […]

Flea Market Style : Kitchen

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Lamps and Flower Pots I have always liked the “nesting” style of things grouped together. Thus, on one corner of my kitchen counter I put these two ceramic pots with the most beautiful little lamp I have ever seen. The pots were easy to find. They can be any place in the house because they are so neutral. (both […]

Globe Art: Don't Grow Up

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  This was a very fun globe to decorate and an unexpected thrift-store find. I bought the globe for $1.99 and the flexible clown with magnetic feet for a dime.  The theme is “Don’t Grow Up:  It’s a TRAP“. Anyone who has grown up . . . knows that it is true !   I used craft […]