Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Flea market

The origin of this term, which first appeared in English in the 1920's, most probably lies in Paris, where Le Marche aux Puces (literally, 'market of the fleas') was a popular shopping venue. Le Marche aux Puces took its name from the semi-humorous (and probably at least partly accurate) popular perception that the market's ragtag goods were more than likely to be infested with fleas.

No fleas here.......and for those of you that have been here's not from Target!!!! I was in Paris three weeks ago.

The piece at the top of this post is my favorite. I believe it was a belt buckle of some sort. Maybe.

This lady is the top of an old lamp that had a fire of some sort, in it's electrics. I fell in love with the details on the top of her dress. Do you know what she is thinking? I can tell you. "What in the world is this blogger going to do, with all of these wonderful things?"

Sunday, May 3, 2009


"Time is a dressmaker that specializes in alterations."
-Faith Baldwin

Thank you Seth, for a jewel( better than Target) of a project.


*Ribbon stretched out, barely holding it up. The tree is helping.
*mold and dirt on the the lawn is being mowed add grass clippings
*rusted metal wire
*extreme paper warping paper was heavy grade water color paper
*enhanced patina on metals, copper and brass
*Target brooches............sigh, still intact.