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Sunday, February 27, 2011


GOOD GRIEF was that a mistake!!!
I got all fired up about all of the great ideas , the next thing you know I am out in the garage rooting around for an old mail bag (11:30pm) and an old wire shopping cart that I know I've got! I found the bag no problem but around 12:30 I realized I was using the cart at the shop. Trust me.....I gave serious thought about hopping in the car to go get it! If you haven't seen the adorable idea on page 8 yet.....welllllll trust me , once you do you'll see why I was all excited to get one done ASAP!Soooooo, since I was still all geared up and not a bit sleepy, I got on the ole computer and visited all the blogs they mentioned and took a cruise around Etsy. I finally looked at the clock and it said 2:41! Geez Louise! I could have kept going a bit longer but my bum was gettin numb on my old office chair so I finally decided to call it a night.
So PLEASE take my advice....Read this bad boy when you are alert, fully dressed and can make a little noise because you can't help but get inspired and will want to get creating right then and there! Don't say I didn't warn ya!!! :0)
Off to the shop to pick up that cart!!


The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Hi Beth! I just bought it yesterday to read in bed while recovering from the flu. I know what you mean! I was just dying to get up and start new projects!

Tammy said...

Hey Beth- You make me laugh girl! I saw that totally cool cart too & it sent me over the edge! I want to make one too! I gotta find a mail bag...don'thave an extra one to sell do ya?
That team really did a knock out job with that issue!
See ya soon girlie!
Tammy :-)

Victoria said...

That was funny and you've definitely piqued my curiosity about the magazine! I made a topiary last year and I didn't come til almost 2a.m., I couldn't rest til it was done:)

Sue said...

I know that I really enjoyed this issue of Flea Market Finds. Actually I loaned it to my son and need to get back! Chance are I will just have to buy another one!

Take care, Sue

time worn interiors said...

You are so funny! I to loved that old mail bag and shopping cart thingy! Got the bad but not the cart! I'll find one some where though! The magazine is great, wish they had more publications. Have a great day!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

enjoyed your post! so me.

Rhonda Jones said...

Hi Beth!
I cannot wait to buy this magazine! I live about an hour from Olde Tyme MarketPlace...I am hoping to come visit today! LOVE your blog!
rhonda :-)

liz said...

sooooo funny :) . . . and I agree with you - the magazine Rocks!!! So glad you stopped by to say hello!! :) liz

Debra@Common Ground said...

This happens to me all the time. Rooting in the garage in my pj's and slippers, trying to be stealthy. Great mag! Have a great Sunday!

trash talk said...

They really outdid themselves with this issue. I read it yesterday when we were out and about. I kept forgetting to look for estate sale signs until Cat Daddy threatened to roll up my mag and spank me with it!

Sandi said...

AMEN on that one. I love it and read it from cover to cover every so often!

The Cinnamon Stick said...

I sell this magazine so I have been studying it since before Valentine's Day...what a great issue!! So many good ideas -trying to remember how many times I was "mentally" kicking myself while reading as I saw great ideas that I overlooked at the flea markets!! Pitter-patter be still my heart!!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Gosh!! Beth,
I felt the same way about the caddy with wheels and the mail bag, I have none of them always wanted an old one but never got around to finding one! Of course I was reading it about 12:00 AM and could not sleep after seeing the dream cart on wheel raring to go on a great flea market trip, or just sitting in the corner in my kitchen inspiring me! :)

I am with you girl! If I had these items tucked away in my garage or storage I'd of been up all night finishing it.

I really cannot wait to see yours.
Thank you, and no thanks for putting this back on my mind...LOL!!! (Smiling)


www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

You are too funny. I know exactly what you are talking about. I make my own inserts but that one is really great! A cart just has to be 'dressed' with something fabulous. Have fun with the rest of the magazine:) Only read it during the day;)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

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Miss Gracie's House said...

I consider myself warned:)...isn't it fun, though, when the inspiration comes?
Have fun!

Jean said...

Love it! I got the magazine - I have two carts (one has large pieces of wool in it in my studio and one has old linen tablecloths and chennile bedspreads in it in my bedroom) - no idea where to get the mail bags but next day I found very large canvas bags at Salvation Army from an old manufacturing plant and i think they will work. Now to decide which cart to unload!! Love that magazine.

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Well I will have to pick up me a copy today on my way to The Depot for the 5th day in a row!!!! Due to no laughing or having a good time situation!!!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for the info...I have done the same thing before...our minds just can't stop turning:)


michelle said...

That is too funny! I have to pick that one up yet but I will take your advice! Time does fly when you are the computer though! :)

Margo said...

How true it is. I used to look through magazines to get wound down to go to bed, not any more. It just gets the creative juices flowing and no sleep will come.

Very good advise, Daylight and clothing are really good to have when creating.

So glad you are enjoying the projects and the magazine.

Margo aka Robolady


Ki said...

I got a good chuckle out of this post! Glad you like our mag! Sorry to keep you awake. Thanks for the shout-out!