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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The weekend went too fast.......................

.................................but it was nice. Went to Amish country just east of Cincinnati in Adams County. It's only  40 minute drive, but not a lot veggie stands yet. Sunday was the Lawrenceburg Antique Flea Market at the fairgrounds. They have this the first weekend of each month.

It was sweltering by 10A, but some vendors got spots under roofed areas...others were out in the open and a few were in a grove of trees. I found a lot of great vintage things, but had to look hard, things were a bit pricey for a Flea. Here are some things I thought were special, but had to pass on..................................

Loved this 4-pc Luncheon Place Setting. Those place mats are the coolest red plastic

We went on out into the sunshine and we passed by this  shabby chicaliscious space......

Really excellent condition things. Click pic to make larger.
As we walked on we soon saw this breath of cool air..this beautiful gown

And these two little cuties on down

Now yesterday, while I was off, I decided to finish a couple things. The one isn't quite finished and it's a little different idea so Ill show that in aother post. This little number began life in the 40's...............

It is a waitress apron. When I saw it I immediately thought of Flo in Mel's Diner and the the Diner in Mayberry. I love the little bit of cutwork at the hem of the apron to make it a bit more fancy, but I couldn't just keep it plain.  The embellishments on the pockets are a vintage hankie with a hand-crocheted flower bouquet. I hand-embroidered flowers on the skirt of the apron to match the flowers on the pocket. I call this the, 'Diner's Special' It'll be up on my Etsy Site, Apronation, later today.
Well, I have some other things to get done, so I'd better be off. I should have pics of my other finds later and that idea of mine..if it works.
                              ....we're friends stitched together
                                                    across the miles by embroidery threads.
P.S. I'm joining Susan over at It's A Very Cherry World with those pretty rose dishes for Wednesday is Rednesday Let's see what else everyone has to express themselves in red.


Tea said...

Oh, I love aprons! Looks like you had a great weekend browsing the market. :) I've never been to Amish country, but I would love to go there and to the market, too.

Melanie said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. I love the apron.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Melody!

You lucky! I would so love to visit where the Amish live and pick up a quilt or basket or something!

Looks like you had a wonderful time at the Flea Market. I love luncheon plate/cup combo's, yours are charming.

Happy Rednesday,

craftyles said...

Looks fun-love those rose plates. I saw some like it not too long ago and had to pass on them-too pricey for me. Maybe next time!

Melissa said...

Like the apron! Sounds like a good weekend. Don't they all go too fast? :)

AshTreeCottage said...

What a fun weekend you had!!

Susan and Bentley

Tea said...

The market in Sevierville was called Dumplin Valley Flea Market, but it has a new name now, that escapes my memory at the moment. It's still the best one around these parts though.

Can't wait to see your full apron designs. :)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Looks like a great weekend! Love the sweet hardworkin' little apron.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Loved the luncheon plates, all I seem to find are the glass ones.

Thanks for visiting.


Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Melody!
I posted a reply to your comment on my blog - sorry I misunderstood! As I said - I wanted you to have those plates, so I imagined you did teehee! Sorry, must be that old middle aged brain speed reading again.
Happy week to you!

Cinderella Moments said...

Wow! That looked like fun! I want to go to one of those!

Ann said...

I would have had a very hard time passing on that luncheon set. Your right, the placemats are cool!
Thanks for sharing.
The Tattered Tassel

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Yes, I agree...Lawrenceburg does tend to be more expensive than Burlington. I can't believe you guys went midday. I was there before 9:00am and it was already hot!
Love your aprons. :-)


Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Melody,
Looks like you enjoyed a wonderful weekend. I miss the Amish Country when we lived in Cincy. So many wonderful art shows to visit.
Love your pics of the market.
Your apron is lovely. The luncheon plates on the red plastic lace matts are darling.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Hope you have a great weekend.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Susan said...

I enjoy looking at all your vintage treasure!