We had full intentions of riding our bikes to the Flea Market this morning.
When we looked at the end of the lane we saw crowds of people and remembered there was a marathon running through our little beach community.
Obviously the operators of Seaside Park and the city don't communicate because marathoners mixed with Flea Market bound shoppers equates to traffic jams.
Just like in my blog browsing, I was looking for items I might buy, but mainly getting inspiration.
It sits in my garden and I am thinking I might paint it yellow.
I also have a tin hanging basket sitting in the attic.
I just might paint it like the red, white and blue tins in the photo.
Or, I might paint my watering can red and fill it with flowers.
I think there are several crates in my parents' garage left over from the 'orange grove' days.
I will have to check into them when I visit my sister in a few weeks.
The old rusted chair caught my eye, but I really don't have any space for more chairs in my garden.
I love the old crib filled with pillows.
I need to make new pillows for my garden chairs and I am thinking of simple white because my colored pillows fade so fast.
I guess if I remembered to take them in at night it would help!
I like the basket filled with plants.
I have so many baskets filled with books, maybe I should try plants in one of them.
The yellow wheels are great.
I have no idea what I would do with them, but if I look at this photo now and again, maybe some idea will come to me.
Then I will have to go out and find wheels to paint yellow.
I have always had a fascination with letters and spell out words in little vignettes all over the house.
Just lately I have added numbers to that and have numbers on my mantle.
I love this pile of linen and would have spent much more time combing through it if Steve was not showing signs of fatigue - shopping isn't his thing - ever!
So what did I buy?
I spent a total of $17.
Had I seen the letters and numbers at the beginning of our shopping, I could have spent more time and bought lots more letters, but I saw the letter bins right near the exit.
I found this little table runner in the pile of linens.
I am always changing the linen on the table so after it has a bath, this lacy runner will have a stint on the dining room table.
We eat outdoors a lot during the summer so this tablecloth will get a lot of use.
I have to launder it and hem the edges before it can grace our table.
I love the pattern and that it is my primary color palette.
I did not find a vintage clock face.
That just means I have to continue the hunt.
Two months of summer vacation to scour antique shops -