Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Flea Find





Last weekend I went 
to the flea market, I know.....
big surprise, right?





One of the things I found was
this sweet little wooden and paper mache'
egg vase or container
 --- at least that is what I think it is?

(Any ideas?)






I bought it from my friends
Sandy and Joe at Rhubarb Reign.
They are very popular antique
and vintage treasure dealers from Indiana.
(Let me tell you they have AWESOME
things on a regular basis - they never ever disappoint!)




"She" had the greatest patina.
Chippy paint with a little green and buttery yellow
attitude so sassy yet whimsical
that I couldn't pass her up.
She's about 6" tall, so not too small.

She's cute, isn't she?




Here comes some math....


one small inserted glass of water
+
a couple posies from along the fence line
=

little bit of summer sunshine for your table.

:) 







 Happy Summer Sunday!
















20 comments:

Miss Kitty said...

She has so much personality! I love her chippiness and layers of color. Your photographs of her holding pink cone flowers and lilies are just beautiful...thanks for sharing them!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love it!

Judy said...

you have a great eye for rare and beautiful treasures....those flowers look fabulous in that chippy "vase"!

Judy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It is a wonderful piece. I love it filled with the flowers. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Hi Alison! Oh, you found a pretty little thing. Looks kinda like a gourd, doesn't it? Your flowers are so beautiful and do look just like summer sunshine!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Janette@the2seasons said...

It is always so much fun to find a special something when antiquing.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I have no idea what it was, but I like what you are doing with it! Cute, cute vase.

Designs By Pinky said...

I would have passed that right by and look at how wonderful it is for flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have a great eye! XO, Pinky

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

What a fun and unique find. I'm loving what you did with it!

Sarah said...

I love using unusual containers to hold flowers. Very clever, Alison. ~ Sarah

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So cute! What a little charmer and perfect as a little vase for your pretty blooms! :)

Connie the crafterbug said...

Allison,
I love your flowers and you have such an eye for decorating. Thank you for your nice comment on my window. I think I will repaint the frame and the whole thing actually :)
Have a wonderful day!
Connie

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

such a natural, she is! great find, alison.

michele

Upscale Downhome said...

She's cute; she's unique, and I've never seen one! I love the flowers--what a bright spot in your home!

Olive Cooper said...

Splendid treasure Alison♥

Andrea said...

It looks like it was made for those flowers. Just perfect!

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Alison,Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I am looking forward to reading yours, which by the way is georgous. I love your new piece.
Tammy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

You find the most wonderful things Alison!

countrycharisma said...

I don't know what it is either, but it makes a beautiful vase for your gorgeous blooms. What else does it need to be? Thanks for the comment on Country Living Fair. I have never done this show, so I will report back in October! Some of the other bloggers have done it, and they loved it. So here we go....!

mary anne said...

I really love my new find!! That would be you!!!!! Great post on cloches and your chippy vase filled, is beautiful and your photographs of it all are wonderful. So happy your posts have become a habit with me.