Need some inspiration for Spring? It’s time for the open house at my favorite flea/antique market…the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, Georgia! My thrifting buddy Linda at Nina’s Nest and I are headed that way today. Want to come along? You’ll be greeted by this lovely garden room as you come in the door! Gotta love that fountain!
And look at this display composed of old architectural pieces! Do you see the lamps…made out of corbels! And I want that wonderful old rusty urn!
Of course, there will be bunnies…like this one made of faux hydrangeas…isn’t he cute?…
…and this pretty bunny pillow! Love the brown and green together!
And we can’t forget bird’s nests filled with eggs…like these wonderful salt and pepper shakers…
…or starring in this oh-so-springy wreath! Hmmm..my wheels are turning on a way to copy this one!
And here are some more eggs! Isn’t this black and white display so simple and yet so pretty? The ribbon and the little pops of greenery really add interest, don’t they?
And there are lots of springy colors…as in these wonderful rag balls! I may need to copy these, too!
I love this very frenchy garden chair with its springy yellow toile fabric!
But it’s not just springiness that inspires me! Let me show you around a little. For the demijohn addicts, here’s a display of several of them centered around a great old basket!
For the cherub lovers, here’s an unusual cherub hook and a sweet cherub face!
Now if you know me, you know I love mice wearing clothes..weird, but true! lol So I was tempted by this little book…until I realized they were squirrels! Sooo…I left it for someone who loves squirrels wearing clothes! Is that you?
I have a few favorites I visit each time I come here…like this lug bowl from Ronce les Bains, France… but it is never on sale…sigh!
I also peek in on this bouillotte lamp…the twin to mine…only it’s $70 and mine was $18! Woo hoo!
And I also always pay this a visit…but what is it? A candle holder? An ink well? What do you think?
I have to run by this display of transferware…visual overload! Too much input! Too much temptation! lol
But I think this is my favorite display in the whole store…do you see why? It has all of the elements needed for ultimate frenchiness...lavender in a rusty old zinc bucket, mercury glass lamps, piles of old monogrammed linens and a plate of grapes and cheese. Add a pastoral scene complete with a flock of sheep and I feel like I am in Provence…ahhh!
And then finally I saw this…for only $9.99! Are you thinking what I am thinking? It would look great in…
…my frenchy pink and green toile bedroom! Sooo...before I knew it, it hopped in my cart!
And followed me home and...voilà…here it is! It looks like it was just made for me, doesn’t it?
In fact, our co-hostess, the lovely Miss Isabella, thinks it is just purrfect!
To see the open house through my friend Linda’s eyes, just visit her blog Nina’s Nest to see what she has posted!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Spring inspiration! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Kara at Elements Interiors for Whassup Wednesday
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday
Jill at French Cupboard for Voilà! French Inspiration on Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Linda at A la Carte for Junkin' Finds on Fridays
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Fridays
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!