Thursday, August 22, 2013

Back to School

Wow, it seems impossible to me that the summer has flown by so fast. In just a couple of weeks the boy will be back to school, the hubby will be back teaching and we'll be resuming our old routines again. I always find it rather bitter sweet, nice to have my working world back to normal but sad not to have their company and our less hectic schedule. 

Good thing I have some cool time pieces to keep me on time. And here are a few ideas that  I hope will help you make a smooth transition also.

Ultra hip polka dots and fashionable large dial will make this retro 80's pop swatch a hit with teens.

And for the mature student a fabulous Geneva swiss timepiece from the turn of the 20th century. 
This one needs some work but would look fab just as a bracelet.

Math teachers might appreciate this British made Boxwood Folding Yard Stick for teaching imperial to metric conversion. 

 What will be the talk of the school yard though is this near mint awesome Snoopy Wallet made in 1965!

So, here's wishing you all a safe and successful beginning to the next school year, Good Luck.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Parrots, Chijuajuas and Storks

A peek into my booth at the Flea Market.

 One thing I love about the flea market is the continuous parade of interesting characters.
Last weekend seemed to be bring your pet week, which I must 
say I do love. Say hello to an Indian Ring Necked Parrot

              and an adorable little chi hua hua I just had to snap.  
But seriously,
here are this weeks new finds in my stall

in my online store

Friday, August 2, 2013

From Paris with Love

New in my kiosk at the Flea Market this week. We are travelling Europe and Asia.

Ah, 1930, summer in Paris, romantic couples strolling along the Champs Elysees...
That's what these postcards say to me, their backs filled with love and longing and adventure. 

These beautiful set of 4 demi-tasse cups and saucers are from post war Japan.
Noritake Porcelain, Nippon Toki Kaisha. The mark dates them to 
between 1947 and 1949

I found this lovely piece on a fellow vendors table. It's a dress applique from the twenties,
the rhinestones are perfect, not even a hint of darkening.

and finally we land in Jolly old England with this precious teacup and saucer from Paragon.
I for one would love to sip tea from this lovely cup.

The Post cards you'll find at the Vancouver FleaMarket Stall 69 the rest can be found on my ebay site, just follow the AuntBetty's link in the sidebar.