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as most of you know..

i have been making myself crazy
getting ready to head to austin texas

for the 

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well the day has arrived !!


i am all packed and ready to head out

we are expecting a surprise
winter storm overnite..

6" of snow predicted...


and here i am trying to pull
out summer clothes as i hear the weather
is beautiful (and HOT)
in austin this time of year



it's a LONG drive
and i want to see some sights along the way..

my buddy suellyn is coming along..
so i'm heading away from the storm..
to her home in ohio...tonite

and we'll be on the road early in the morning !

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its a perfect
24 hour trip

cant wait,
i have never been to texas.
and havent been anywhere even in the vacinity
except for one trip
about 38 years ago
(of which i remember very little)

so i am greatly looking forward to it..

not to mention
the excitement of the
country living fair
which is always fabulous

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so if any of you are coming to the fair,
please stop in and say hi,
introduce yourself

one of my favorite things about  traveling to shows
is meeting people i 'know' online.

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wish me luck !

flea finds

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a quick post of pics
of my latest finds...

a bunch of misc stuff

awesome pink (my color !) lamp for the studio !
baskets for my booth,
mirror for booth

silver trays...old tool boxes.....always

and starting to collect old toy trucks for a Christmas project
(yes..us fleaers know to buy it while you can...plan ahead !) 

are these boots darling or what !! ?? might have to keep them..
you cant tell but they are child's size..
too freakin' cute !

these are little metal sign thingies..

they are PERFECT for my new 
crib rail display in my booth !!

(way more than i need...will be selling off some of them...

dont know what these are...all the same number..but cool and brass
they will become jewelry

this is a pin back...just loved her face ! 
i will be sporting this at shows...
just cracks me up...so happy to be at work !

more misc

 got about 4 bags full of old lace..

big plans for this coming soon

 bought 4 times what you see here...

this guy was loaded with vintage sewing stuff..

i always buy seam binding when i see it...
makes wonderful ribbon..

also bought about 60 old long long long zippers...
plans for them too...

pearls...always....just cause...

and silverware...always....just cause

loved this...bought it for the parts.
but cant seem to dismantle it...
may have to live with it for a while !!

i have been looking for one of these for a while now...
.they are usually disgusting if you can even find white..

this one was not too bad...and...it works !!!

for bird watching at the farmette

aladdin's lamp...already on my mantle...
a keeper
(at least for a while)

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well...that's just some of it...

too much to photograph...
i forget and put stuff away 

fun fun fun

one week's haul..
not too shabby..

gotta love a flea !

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gettin' my flea on

blue skies

great temps...

free time.

what else to do

but hit the fleas !!

rogers was insane this week !!

they say it's the busiest day of the season..
and i would say that yes...it was !!

but naturally we dont care..
it's the best flea around here...

well...it's a little over an hour away...

but i go every friday that i can

as usual

fabulous finds everywhere !

you see all kinds of things...and people too !!

loved the outfit...and he showed me..they were overalls..

and his wife had on a matching pair !!

i shopped til i dropped....

got so much great stuff..
and the ribs there are the best !!!

the only bad thing was...

it took a half hour just to get out of there !!!

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