Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another Day in Paradise


Two color quilts are so graphic! I forget sometimes how much I really like these. Doesn't this one look just right for a summer bed? Simple, yet very lovely. This quilt is available from Silver Creek Acres. Faith's number is listed in yesterday's post.

At the end of the day ...this cute guy was loading up these vintage linens trying to protect them from the rain that was on its way. Even after a long day, he graciously agreed to let me photograph him.


Wicker and baskets...don't you love both? I thought the chair color was great.

The next pictures are from Peacock Collection Antiques. Claudia Bibber can be reached at peacockcollection@juno.com

I made several visits to her booth. I love the way she packages her old lace and patterns. I will photograph several I purchased from her and show tomorrow. She let me photograph her booth...but was really sad that I was there at the end of the day and not the beginning....because everyone had torn through her displays. My pictures certainly don't do this place justice....and I apologize Claudia....but my...my...my there was great stuff here. Lace, old patterns and fabric, buttons, sewing boxes and tins....you name it, Claudia had it!



Now she's really going to hate me, but I have to include this picture too. She's a beautiful woman with great talent...and I'm a sucker for the method she uses to package her items. I asked her if she will be here next year...and she said yes ....but only if they give her an inside booth. She drove from California and set up everything by herself. With the rain problems she was exhausted from moving everything back and forth. Thank you Claudia! Your booth was worth the effort.




These sweet chairs and benches were in Susan Miller's booth. She says she is really a farmer. She's from Wellsburg, IA and works with her dad. You can reach her at 641-869-3383. She purchased these chairs and benches from a estate of a music teacher. These were for the 2 -3 year old children. You can almost hear their singing voices as you stand in front of the display. Susan said one woman told her she would like to hang all of the chairs on a wall and place the benches below them. The blue and green colors, repetition of object and arrangement of the display made it a winner.

Until later!

Alma

14 comments:

  1. Great pics Alma!! Love the chairs and benches!! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh Man! I so want to go there! Love all the pics!

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  3. I would love to go there but too far from PA - I love the blue and white quilt. thanks for the pics!

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  4. This definitely is someplace I want to go.

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  5. I wish I would have been there! Everything is so pretty and just amazing! Love all those chairs, and I'm a vintage linens addict.

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  6. More great pictures! Looks like so much fun. I love those little chairs and benches!

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  7. Was this in Walnut, IA? I have wanted to go myself. The Wellsburg comment made me think of it. I would love to go myself. Claudia's both looks just up my alley.

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  8. Wonderful pictures. Love the orange chair and basket.

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  9. Alma,
    Why did you go to Paris (Puces), your antiques' fair looks so fabulous ?
    I am sure you'll be back with thousands nice ideas for us !!! I have been so happy to meet you and your treasures in Nantes !
    Thanks a lot

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  10. Great photos! They make it worth the long roadtrip....

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  11. Alma - just love the pictures and info you deliver us - it like getting a call from an old friend. Love all your blogs keep them coming. Cathie

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  12. Alma, these are lovely pictures...is your van full yet ;)

    xx sharon crescent

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  13. I am going to have to mark my calendar for next year. Looks like such a great flea market.

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  14. Wow! Thanks for the pictures!

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