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Flea Market Finds
March 11, 2008

I am so excited to share my flea market finds! I was on a mission for hobnail milk glass and was determined that I could do better than some of the crazy ebay prices I see..
I picked up a few sweet (cheap!) pieces and filled with flowers and herbs from around my yard (and the help of Trader Joes..) As much as I may like to be, a green thumb I am not.
Spring is one of my most favorite times of the year. Growing up in Portland, where the skies are almost year round a dreary shade of grey, spring was a time when the sun came out, the skies became blue(er) and my mom's incredible garden would begin to wake up and come bursting into rich color. We would begin wearing shorts (despite the still, very chilly temperature) and run barefoot on the wet grass. How I have been spoiled by my adult life in sunny California..
These little arrangements represent that spring feeling I had as a child and put a smile on my face.

{I filled a milk glass cup with Tulips, Ranunculus and herbs and made a quick centerpiece with grapefruits (from our tree!) and plums (from the grocery store..) Some leftover fabric I had lying around made a runner and my grandmother's old tablecloth gave our patio table a cute vintage look.}

{Various sizes and shapes filled with vibrant spring time blooms. Freesia, Tulips, Ranunculus, Larkspur, and Daffodils create such a cheery look. A little Martha tip- be sure not to mix Daffodils with other blooms. Their stems contain a poisonous sap which causes other flowers to wilt quickly. Miki gets all the credit for arranging the gorgeous footed vase flowers..}

{I think the dining room table is smiling too..}



Ack! So cute! That milk glass is gorgeous!

By Anonymous Sarah Finley, at March 20, 2008 at 5:50 PM  

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