Posts Tagged ‘Traveling’

In late March I went on a buying trip to the South of France without my sister Amy. We ALWAYS go TOGETHER twice a year and always find such fabulous treasures. This year, Amy couldn’t go. She was sick or something!! Anyway, our kids babysitter Janet, from ages ago,  joined me in Paris, then headed South with me on my treasure hunting. Another story there!

And last week I went to Brimfield, MA for the week of antique flea markets. I usually go by myself but this trip my friend Diana went with me. She couldn’t believe how much there was to see and buy!!!

On both trips we found so many beautiful kick ass treasures. French antique books, apothecary jars, monogrammed linens, silver knives, many pictures, Old Paris Porcelain, enamelware, and much more. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Here are a few pictures of our treasures from both France and Brimfield. I’ll be listing all these items in my Etsy shop in the days to come.

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This past August, Amala and I went on a buying trip to Paris and the South of France. Well, we don’t buy much in Paris…it’s too expensive, but we do in the south.

Anyway, I was looking at my photos and forgot about these pictures, some really touristy stuff near Notre Dame…these flat plastic maleforms were all from different stores…mmm

They could be male AND female forms….mmm

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I LOVE cowboy boots and always take them along on my buying trips to France. And since I’m heading back in August, I’m on the look-out for another pair to take with me.

Since I’m not in Texas, I have been looking online for days and days for the perfect boot, while on an antiquer budget. And unless I want to spend gobs of money, there are slim pickin’s. I can’t believe how many ugly cowboy boots are out there. I think there’s definitely a HUGE HOLE in the boot market.

I found this pair in the new Flea Market Style magazine. Are they not the most fab boots ever??? The owner’s house was featured in the magazine. They’re Lucchese…so I track them down and find out they are discontinued. MERDE! I had my heart set on these. So, I searched online hoping someone had an extra size 9 in the back of the back of the back!

Well, by some fluke, I FOUND them…ordered them, the site took my credit card, thanked me for my order…we’re all happy. Then they call to tell me they are discontinued. DOUBLE MERDE!

Well, I had posted a few on facebook BEFORE I found the most perfect pair ever, and now the pair that is my second choice…is NO LONGER showing up on the website. TRIPLE MERDE!

So, I’ve been on the hunt again, through hundreds of ugly boots…

But now my focus has changed a bit, I’m looking at boots that are a bit more … well more. I found these, waaaay different from anything I’ve been looking at, except the brown, they’re quite safe. 


The blue…wow! Do I have the guts? And in a size 9?  mmmh I LOVE the color….so…I ordered all three, and we’ll see if ANY work.


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So, this past week we’ve been on a family vacation at the Jersey Shore…I find it odd calling it the shore. I grew up in Texas and we call it the ‘beach’. Kinda like when I call ‘sneakers’ tennis shoes…I just can’t say sneakers. When I told a friend of my son’s to go get his tennis shoes, he said to me, I don’t play tennis…well anyway.

A facebook friend asked me if I was going to post pictures of my cowboy boots at the beach? …A little history for those of you who don’t know…for the past two years, when on my buying trips to France, I’ve been taking pictures of my cowboy boots as we travel through France. It started out just for fun. I think the first picture was in the Paris flea markets, when we found a pair of fabulous blue iron urns. I was wearing my black and tan boots from South Texas. Well, everyone loves the pictures and they’ve taken on a life of their own.    

At the end of the day, the life guards are gone, everyone has left to go home or to the boardwalk. I love it at the beach at this time of day. Very serene.

Hanging in the life guard station, watching the tide go out, and listening to the waves crash.

Tomorrow we go home. I can’t believe the time has gone by so fast. Back to our everyday routine…but we’re only an hour away, so…can’t wait to come back.

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