Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year, New Books, New Project

New Year, New Books

My new DIL commented before Christmas, that" this year must be the year for Books". 
 Seems like the whole family had books on their wish list.

It may seem funny, but back in the day of little kids. My DH and I would love to have a date night and go to the books store. I've never been a big reader, but I love, I absolutely love decorating books and magazinesAnd we would linger there, no kids tugging at our legs, and just browse the books. He in the technical section and me in the decorating section.

DIL was right, and as you can see from the photo above. 
I was not the only one to receive books for Christmas.

Here are a couple that I received, that I think you would enjoy as well. Lots of great pictures and re-purposes between these pages.

I've already been inspired by these books to make this...

The Base is 2 old faucet handles, and the photo holder is an old music marching band clip.  I used my favorite, " Goop Glue" to hold it all together.

Happy New Year!!!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

More Spring/Fall Flea Market Style Magazines Found

Found a stack of Spring/Fall 2012 Flea Market Style issues in my office. 
I thought I was more organized than that
So if you are still missing this issue now is the time to get one.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to all my Readers and Friends.

We've counted down the days and it's finally here. Our last tag is simply
"The Gift of God"

May your family take the time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, as you exchange gifts, and spend time together. Remember why we celebrate... and focus on the 
"Gift from God" that is His
Son, Jesus Christ.

Get pre-printed Jesus tree or advent tags here
Find a larger list of the "names of God" here
See examples of advent calendars and each day's tag on my pinterest here

More ideas for this type of tag would be the Gifts of the Spirit, The Commandments, The story of Easter and/or the Birth of Christ, Passover (the plagues etc), Creation (what was created on which day), Genesis (creation, fall, flood...). Go with it and enjoy.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

We are almost there, Are you following along with my Advent Calendar, Are you doing something similar in your home.

I got behind this week, so here is the last 3 days to catch up. 
Check my side bar each day for the rest of the calendar

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Margo's Annual Favorite Things Blog Post

In true Oprah fashion, I've compiled a small "Margo's Favorite" list.
There are a few things I've received or purchased or done that have enhanced my life or just plain bring me joy and I want to share them with you.  So here goes.
Favorite Cleaning Tool
Bona Hardwood Floor mop and sweeper.
Bona Hardwood Floor Mop

Suggested to me by an acquaintance, I bit the bullet and got this handy item. It has changed my floor cleaning life.  A little expensive for a mop but well worth it in the time it will save you. I got the mop with the cleaner attached as it was the same price as buying the mop and cleaner in a spray bottle.  Advise, get extra pads, and see if you can get the wool dust sweeper pad as well. I was lucky enough to find some extra pads at a garage sale.  Use a coupon and purchase at Bed Bath & Beyond for savings.  If you have lots of floors like me, this is a fabulous item to have.
Favorite Home Improvement Project
Wood Floors throughout our upstairs

A lot of work but
it made such a difference. And see those green pillows and comforter?
Those are my current favorite, room enhancing decoration. Available from Kohls, Part of this collection. I love the Orla Kiely ish quilting on the green coverlette and shams.

Apt. 9 Thyme Bedding Coordinates

Chocolate Snack

Enough Said

Favorite Candle

My favorite brand of candle is Circle E and my favorite fragrance is Bird of Paradise.
The best price I've seen for these candles locally is at Our Little Corner, I need to get another BOP as this one is about gone. The first time I discovered Circle E candles was at an estate sale. Sometimes estate homes can smell unpleasant. The candle they had burning in one room, could be smelled throughout the whole house and was such a pleasant smell, I was hooked.
Favorite Home Decor Book

Orla Kiely Pattern. I love the fact that there are so many full pages of her graphics. I have actually framed some of them and used them in my home.
Favorite Fiction Books
Book Cover Image. Title: The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set, Author: Suzanne Collins

Favorite Junking Moment
Paris of Course
Trip of a lifetime and I highly recommend it. 
 Favorite Junk Purchase
Some of the items I purchased in Paris, including the rack, hangers and porcelain number
 this fabulous red lotus leaf Catherinholm bowl found at the Junk Bonanaza 
(see the orla kiely prints behind it?)

Favorite Magazine,
 Flea Market Style of course.
Order Today

Now available. Select, Back issues and the New Weddings Issue. Click here for ordering information.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Weddings...Flea Market Style Cover Revealed

Introducing...Flea Market Style's version of wedded bliss!
We're excited and pleased to share the cover for the inaugural issue of
 Flea Market Style Weddings

Thursday, December 13, 2012

FleaQuest is on the Hunt! Contest Alert!

Calling all fans of flea market style!
Submit a free listing to FleaQuest, Ki's new, nationwide online guide (making its debut in early 2013!) for the best flea markets, antiques and vintages shows and sales and architectural salvage centers.
We want your input for the shopping spots you can't live without!
Whether you're a shop owner or a loyal fan, by suggesting a listing, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a free, $100 gift certificate to shop at!
We're giving away two certificates, and we'll enter your name to win each time you submit a listing, so don't hold back!
Enter with a listing (or several!) here!
The contest ends at 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time, on Friday, Dec. 28!
We will contact the winners and announce them on FleaQuest's Facebook page Monday, Dec. 31st!
(While you're there, don't forget to add a "like"!)
FleaQuest and a shopping trip! What a great way to start 2013!
Note do not comment to this post, click links and put your entry in over there.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Advent Calendar, Are you following along?

We are 11 days into the advent. Every day I post the tag and symbol of the day, all pointing us back to the reason for the season.
Are you following along?

  If you want to see the complete calendar project you can view it on my  pinterest page.

Have your little ones follow along as well.

 You can order Jodi's pre-printed tags here .
  And they are much better than the ones I made.
Here are the tags we've done so far.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Saturday Dec 8 Glass of Christmas Cheer Trunk Show & Luncheon Dec 8

I'll be bringing about 80 new jewelry pieces so come out and see me from 10:30-2:00. All my items are 20% off.

The Sweet Pea Collection & Winnie ‘n Tulula’s
Glass of Christmas Cheer (Bistro Mimosas!)
Saturday Dec 8 10 til 5
* Style Show & Luncheon 11 til 12:30 $16.

Complimentary Mimosas!
Reservation Only for Style Show 
Please call to reserve your tickets
903.677.6868 (limited seating) 
I'm bringing over 80 new pieces of Jewelry and will be doing some demonstrations between 10:30-2:00
  Using found objects from the Paris Flea Market to East Texas & Blends the items to make a one of a kind piece. 
Also there will be ...
* Cooking Demonstrations
* Painting Demonstration by Local Artist
Margaret Tarrance
Margaret’s art is an abstracted form of expression which delights & inspires all who view it..From note cards to large canvas
* R T H Design Trunk Show
Designer Judy Bird presents Artisan Hand Beaded Blouses by Central American Village Women..Fair trade clothing
Much ..Much …More Tru Out the Shoppe!!!
10 til 5
119 E Tyler * Athens, TX *903.677.6868 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Follow along Advent Calendar

I did this last year and it was great fun. I was
Inspired by  Jodi's Jesus Tree project.
 I'm going to do a "follow along Advent Calendar" with all of you. I don't have any grandchildren yet, and there are no little ones in my life, so You'll have to do.

Each Day, I'll draw an ornament from the basket. 
Each ornament will have a special meaning that relates back to the Reason for the Season.

I'll start on December 1 and go through Christmas Eve.
I'll post the Ornament of the day on my side bar daily.  If you want to see the complete calendar project you can view it on my  pinterest page.

Have your little ones follow along as well.

 You can order Jodi's pre-printed tags here .
  And they are much better than the ones I made.

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