Friday, January 21, 2011

Pretty in Pink

My laptop and camera decided this week they no longer wanted to talk to each other, so my apologies for the delay in getting this post up. Did you all enjoy Laura’s post this morning about the creme puffs and such last weekend?  Here she was early in the day, smiling prettily despite having basically no sleep the night before~

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Arriving at 5:30am, we spent several hours assembling the booth, and setting out all the lovelies; here Laura’s pretty balloon chair~

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Vintage French eyelash trim on vintage grain sacks~

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The finished booth was stuffed with merch~

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Oh yes, did we have antique French linens….

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Dyed, ombres, neutrals….Stacks and stacks….

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And pink….the Pantone Egg, vintage French medals hung on silk ribbons….

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The little scooter…

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Pink was splashed all over around the booth, including in the Evian bottles left from Christmas, filled with colored water, with Cupid’s Arrow~

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Pink lemonade for our shoppers….

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For our Valentine theme we had bottles of “Elixir d’Amour” (those Champagne bottles!)~

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Grain sack pillows made with new old stock 1920’s puffy monograms set off the white linen stacks; other letters are available; pillows to order~

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And about the most adorable vintage French footstool you can imagine, covered in the same vintage grain sack~

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Laura had little gifts ready for our blogger-visiteurs~

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And we fluffed and tied and sold a lot and fluffed some more~  

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Until after noon, when Laura started to worry, “Will Eddie Ross ever come by?”  Chin propped on her hand, she looked something like cute little Opie in this pic~

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Until….ta dum…. a chance encounter with the lovely Amy Meier~

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Lucky Amy, she found a fine French linen sheet, with her initials!!

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And happened to share with us “I know Eddie Ross, and Jaithan is still here!”

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Left to right, Laura, Jaithan Kochar, Amy Meier and Jaithan’s lovely Mother, with a sweet little French Basketeer basket full of Metis gifts and Point a la Ligne candles for Eddie and Jaithan~

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Suddenly, Laura’s expression was sort of like this~ 

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Thrilled, I believe, yes, is the word, both of us!  Our neighbors wondered “are those girls drinking?”  No we said, it’s just the pink lemonade, with a dose of meeting a few Blogger Idols. 

We are in the middle of revamping our online store.  Please email us regarding specific items, and look for more spotlights on merch soon!

Linking to:

Beverly's Pink Saturday

44 comments:

Auntie Em said...

Mmmm...pink is so wonderful to see this time of year. Everything around is so dreary and grey!
Thanks for sharing the pics of your gorgeous booth! :o)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Opie? Really? Well shucks. You're probably right. :)

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Enjoyed your post so much...would have loved to have come shopping!
Jil

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, I love everything here--what a gorgeous blog and fabulous linens...amazing!!!!
XO
P.S. I'm your newest follower!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I was in heaven looking at this post! And that pink egg in the nest....amazing! HPS

Angie said...

Laura, I think I died and went to linen heaven. I mean, there is a reason my blog's name is Linen + Verbena. :) I love everything I saw, and that Amy is so lucky! Had I been there I would have snatch that set. My nickname is Angie but my actual name is Maria, so I could have used that Frenc linen. Everything is so beautiful. And you are cute as button, as my mamma would say :)

Tete said...

Sweet, with an Opie grin.
Happy PS!
Hugs-Tete

Mari said...

HELLO~WOW WHAT BEAUTIFUL ITEMS I LOVE EVERYTHING :) THE BALLOON CHAIR IS JUST GORGEOUS :)
THANK SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY MY BLOG AND LEAVING SUCH A SWEET COMMENT :)

HAVE A HAPPY PINK SATURDAY :)

XO~MARI

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Love the simple photo of the stacked colored linens sitting in sunshine!

What a charming and lovely booth!

Loretta

A Garden of Threads said...

Love the linen fabric, wonderful colors. Take care and have a great weekend.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

OMG, I want to be there in your shop, "SHOPPING"!!! I am a true lover of antique linens and a true believer than "We can NEVER have too many"!!! I would LOVE to have you FOLLOW ME!!! And I am your newest Follower...
Happy Pink Saturday to you and yours,
Donna

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a fun post and I'm so glad it was a successful day in so many ways!

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

Hi Laura, Thankyou so much for commenting on my post ,I have really enjoyed your post ,wish we had feal markets like these in Australia!
I am your newest follower:)
~Sharon~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Looks like you girls had a wonderful time, and I'm in love with that monagrammed sheet. Oh, it was divine! So glad that someone you knew got it. And I can't get over how tall Jaithan is. I could tell from his pictures he was tall, but seeing him next to Laura, I can really tell. So glad you all got to meet!
Your booth looked great...

xo,

Sheila :-)

classic • casual • home said...

What a fun post! Read it twice.
Mary Ann

classic • casual • home said...

Following you now... a little too late as I live near Long Beach and wish I had been there. It is a great flea market.
Mary Ann

Dru said...

What a unique and beautiful pink post - thanks for sharing all this lovliness with us and thank you also for stopping by and visiting. Happy Pink Saturday to you, Dru

Tammy@beatrice banks said...

Fabulous pinks! Love everything in your booth. Heavenly. Wish I could have shopped there.
Happy Saturday!

cityfarmer said...

some girls have all the fun!

can't stand it .... now I've really got the flea fever bad.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Well, I had to go back and scroll around to see where I could have gone to this wonderful flea market, but I see that it was in Florida--too far away! But you had such amazing linens! Gorgeous! And I am so happy that Pantone picked that pink for the color this year. Lots of good things will be appearing everywhere in my favorite color. Off now to visit your personal blogs! Linda
p.s. I'm following now so don't miss more of your goodies!

Karena said...

Amdrea every time I see your booth at market it looks better and better.

I cannot believe that Amy found a sheet with both of her initials!!

Wonderul images and another special event by Andrea and Laura!

PS so glad that Jaithan & his Mother were there!

to brighten your day....

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Cathy said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning!

What a lovely Pink Saturday post. Hope you live in a warm part of the world 'cause it's cold here in MA.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Cathy

FrenchBlue said...

How much fun and so pretty you are in pink! LOVE the dyed linen~~
xxx's

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

What a charming blog and great post. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us.

I'm a new follower of your beautiful blog (visiting from Pink Saturday)

Please come visit & say hi!
http://NauticalCottageBlog.com
http://mgphotoart.blogspot.com

Rachel Noelle said...

wonderful photos! I wish I could have been there!;)Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

The sheet with the monogram is gorgeous, very lucky lady! Your colorful booth is beautiful too.
Sounds like such a fun day!!

Londen

Simply Debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY AND A DAY OF HARD WORK
I JUST BECAME YOUR NEWEST FOLLOWER AS I WANT TO KEEP UP WITH YOU AND YOUR AWESOME LINENS...PLUS I AM A LOVER OF PARIS BUT HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE.
SUCH YUMMY LINENS.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FUN VISITORS THAT CAME BY.
STOP BY AND SEE ME. I AM FEATURING A NEW ARTIST WHO IS GIVING A STUNNING GIVE AWAY AND MY POST IS VINTAGE PINK PARTY DRESSES.
SO NICE TO MEET YOU
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Victoria said...

Everything looks so beautiful, it gets my mind thinking of Easter (my 2nd favorite holiday!). I love the pink lemonade!

Donnie said...

I'm still going through the Pink list. Oh my, it is large this week. Everything looks so lovely and I love the Opie references. So cute. Have a great Sunday.

Ann said...

nothing better than french linens, would love to have that H burlap pillow!

Amisha said...

Oh this is all gorgeous, gorgeous fabric. Which part of the world is this flea market in?

Tami said...

This is really lovely!!! Thank you for the visit too!
Have a fantastic week..xo Tami

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Sure wish I could have come shopping. It looks like so much fun and such lovely items!

Happy PS,
Jacalyn

Mary said...

This was a beautiful post. Every frame of this is lovely. I was thrilled for you when I saw your visitors :-). I'll wager you spent the rest of the day on Cloud Nine. Hugs and Blessings...Mary

Terri Morse said...

Those pastel French linens are scrumptious! I adore French linen and have collected a few pieces myself. They're such a treasure! This is a wonderful post. Have a great day. Terri at www.terrimorse.typepad.com

luluslovlies said...

Hi Laura Thanks for stopping by, I love all the yummy pinks and creams in the booth! I love the bird nest, you will need one of my special eggs to visit that nest one day! lol, Hugs and have a wonderful week, Blessings too, Marilou

Diann said...

Everything is so lovely! What a gorgeous sea of stunning linens!

TRay said...

Looks great!! Strong work, girls!

eddieross said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Have a wonderful week!
Xo,
E&J

e-Mom said...

Oh, I do love all things French. Your pinks are lovely, but I have to say, your use of the black and white stripe background is positively classic Paris!

I'm thinking about adding some Le Creuset cookware to my collection. Et vous?

e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen}

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

looks like a wonderful time! you have the most fantastic linens-

looks like the bloggers elite! fun

Karen

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your French initialed linens are so divine!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I am so glad you joined us, and I hope you will again.

Your booth is gorgeous. What wonders found within.

The Opie reference really made me smile.

cuisle west said...

Laura ... thank you so much for the lovely comment on my photo, and for helping me find my way to your wonderful, and very informative blogs. I spent over an hour just rummage through all your beautiful images, and words. Truly seems those enduring linens are meant to steal the heart back to some long forgotten country refuge.

Hope to have my blog up and running soon!