Thursday, October 16, 2008

A few weeks ago I did a little flea market searching and found these lovely postcards. There are a lot of floral cards, which I couldn't resist. Included in this lot are two old black and white photos. I guess I should have printed a closer picture of the postcards so you could see them better. I hope to use copies of them in future projects - I refuse to use the originals - that is why my wonderful husband Bill bought me a wonderful new printer, scanner so I can print from the originals. The oval one on the left side is an old card of a Geisha riding on a rickshaw. It is called "A Pleasant Ride" and is a copyright of an 1905 print. This one should make lovely art.
The two black and white photos are my beginning of unknown relatives like my friend Pat at www.Birdnestontheground.blogspot.com/
The boys look like brothers and one appears to be afraid of the camera or he is an extremely serious young man. The one sitting has a grin on his face. The other photo is a family - their names are on the back. Reva, Enirich and Earl Nicholson - if they belong to you, please let me know.


There was an estate that was at the flea market in North Little Rock. This is a few of the buttons and belt buckles that I came away with, aren't they nice?
Next time I will try to take better and more detailed pictures, but I wanted to share my finds with you. Flea marketing is a great way to have fun, don't you think. It is a wonderful way to relieve stress.
Today I had more fun by being with my friends - the Knot Krazy group that I have written about before. We met in Morrilton at Jim's house. He has a new sunroom/den and it has completely opened up and changed his whole house. He has moved some of his pieces around and it has lightened up the whole house. It is still a work in progress. We had show and tell from each member and went to lunch. There is a local diner called The Blue Diamond and if you want the BEST fried dill pickles in the world -that is the place to go.
Driving back to Little Rock several of us stopped at a Hobby Lobby in Conway and shopped together - another great way to have fun.

4 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

Hi Brenda, You got some great things at the flea market. I wish I could do more of that - I did go to Goodwill today and found a small wood box I will paint but it was so crowded today! I could hardly move in there - not sure why. Hope to see you next week. blessings, marlene

Carol said...

Don't you love finding treasures and the creative juices flow. I love old post cards. I have two shoeboxes full of flea market finds and some that have been sent to me. I have friends that ask their friends to send me cards. Someday long from now they will be at a flea market for someone like me to find!

sparkle jars said...

I'm so glad you introduced yourself. I enjoyed reading your blog and will continue to check in.
:)

Pat said...

Brenda, We did have fun at Jim's, didn't we. And, those cards you found...too cool!!! pat