Thursday, October 29, 2009

When Did This Happen?

Found Dough Bowls

Found Wine Bottles

Vintage Soda Bottles

Vintage Soda Pop Crates

Very Cool!

Pottery Barn Chandelier

Pottery Barn is carrying old flea market stuff ?!? How can I apply to be their flea market buyer? I have loads of buying experience.
This very cool chandelier is new, but I love the idea of adding bits of ephemera and changing the look whenever the mood strikes.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Flea Market Style

This Lifesaver's candy display from an old candy shop was the perfect flea market find for all of my cupcake decorations. I snazzied up the beige sides with bottle caps.

The green mantle was once a crate used to store props for the
Lyric Opera of Chicago.
This is also looks wonderful lined with little white votive candles during dinner parties.

This long birdhouse was the perfect find for a little nook in our foyer. The kids hang their wet coats and scarves from the perches.

I love this tramp art mirror.

Deke's desk and chalkboard map make his room the perfect homework spot.

Flea Market Style is asking their pals to show off their best flea market finds! I can't possibly show my green church bulletin board one more time, but I do consider this to be the holy grail of flea market finds.
Here are a few of my favorite flea market finds for your perusal.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Let The Wild Rumpus Begin!

Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are

I can't wait to see the film "Where The Wild Thing Are" this weekend. In 1988, when I was working for The Chicago Opera Theater they produced a spectacular opera based of Sendak's book. The costumes and scenery were extraordinary.
I treasure the tiny book "Pierre" which I was lucky enough to have Maurice Sendak sign for me!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Big Plans

This is one of my junk pumpkins from last year. I have been busy gathering supplies and planning my Halloween decorations for this year. I hope to unveil them very soon!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Caruso Caper

I was junk store shopping this morning and I came across an extensive collection of 78 records for $1.50 each. I had to pass them up because I don't believe I have any way of listening to these wonderful old recordings.
In the mid 1980s my Grandmother and Grandfather Ungaro were the victims of a terrible crime. My Grandfather was tending to his vegetable garden when my Grandmother brought him his lunch to enjoy in the garden. During their al fresco luncheon a hooligan entered their home and stole all of my Grandfather's Enrico Caruso records dating from 1902-1920. My Grandfather kept these records neatly stacked in a record cabinet and apparently this caught the eye of the looter. Do you suppose this ne'er-do-well was a fan of the Italian tenor? I can only imagine that my Grandparent's treasured Caruso records are sitting in a junk store selling for $1.50 a piece.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cold Picnics

This is my favorite time to dine outside, the weather is cool and there are barely any bugs to contend with. I'm not sure I would pop plastic spiders in my soup as a garnish again, but those were the only bugs at this dinner! My family loves butternut squash soup and it is the perfect Fall food.