Since yesterday was the first Sunday of the month, it meant I could only be at one place - selling at the Irvine Valley College Flea Market. Weather plays such a factor in the Flea Market shows. The morning started out a little cool, but by 10 am the sun was shining and everyone was out looking for their next treasure.
This was not the case a few weeks ago when the Tustin show was rained out.
I love the rain! Just not on Sundays since that's the day most of the flea markets are scheduled. My version on "Rain, Rain, Go Away" is "Rain, Rain, Come Any Day - Except Sundays". I welcome the rain and know I will reap the benefits when my hydrangea's are in full bloom in a few months. Yes, I know they don't look like much now...but just wait. Fresh cut flowers are absolutely one of my favorite things. When my hydrangea's bloom, I love filling my house with fresh cuts. I give credit to my very own "Mr. Greenthumb". My husband seems to be able to make anything grow. Two years ago when he planted these roses, I admit was not happy. I had asked for all white cottage roses. Now, I have to fess up that I love it when I walk out to my car and see another beautiful rose that is just about to go full bloom. Yes, I recently made a point of telling "Mr. Greenthumb" that he was right and I love the roses. (He did eventually plant my white cottage roses last year in a different area of our front yard!) Flowers are one of the simple things that make me stop, smell the roses and just give thanks for all good things I have in my life. So today I encourage you to cut some fresh cut flowers from your yard or pick up a bundle from Trader Joe's and take a moment to stop, smell the roses and be thankful for all the wonderful things in your life.
Now back to where I started....Sunday's Irvine Valley Flea Market....thanks to all of you who stopped in! I appreciate all your kind words of how much you enjoy my booth. I'm so proud of the way my burlap crown chair came out. It was purchased by a store sight unseen! Definitely will be making more as everyone at the show loved it. I'm leaving a photo on the blog of Chelsea in the vintage dress since so many of you commented on it. I've decided for now not to sell it and just use it for a few more show displays. No doubt, it'll be for sell eventually, like so many of the other things I love and think I have to hold on to.
Still to come...