Sunday, March 4, 2012

Happy Spring! (almost)

We took our annual spring break vacation at the Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA this year. If you need a great place to go before it gets too hot in the desert, February is the perfect time to go. We rested, played, shopped, and gambled. You would not beLIEVE the good junk people in the Palm Springs area donate to Goodwill! Consignment stores are on almost every corner. Exotic finds from across the world, name brand labels, and good junk abound. Thank goodness for luggage limits or my house would be full(er) right now.Our baby boy met us there. He moved to San Diego last summer. What do you think he said when we asked him if he missed winter in Chicago?

One of my latest obsessions is vintage alarm clocks; working ones, broken ones, small ones, large ones, crazy ones. Etsy has lots but it's way more fun to bid on ebay. I found 2 more at the Kane County Flea market yesterday for $5 each! It was only 29 degrees out there but we bundled up and made the trip. (well, some trip, it's 5 minutes from our house!)
I found a great skirt and tshirt in Cali, cut them up, and covered this tiny footstool last nite. It's for sale, need it?
This vintage lampshade has a huge vintage flower taken from a ladies hat. The base is metal and chippy.
This metal trunk was screaming my name at an estate sale lately. A few scrapbook paper labels and distress ink, and voila!
It's getting very difficult to find globes these days under $25. The Flea Market magazines are making my fav little things prices rise, darnit! I painted this one with chalkboard paint. It's currently for sale in Urban Chic Home in Glen Ellyn, IL.
I found this small metal lampshade and could not WAIT to steampunk it up. I love how it turned out, don't you? I think I'll save this one for 3 French Hens market. I've signed up for 4 dates this year. The first one is May 12th. Come on out! Morris IL is just south of I-80 on Route 47, about an hour from Chicago. Ok, maybe an hour and a half but it's well worth the trip.
Thanks for visiting. Happy Spring!


  1. scored some major great things!

    Happy Spring Indeed!


  2. I would love to have seen what the tshirt and skirt looked like that you made that awesome footstool out of! Classy Ü

  3. Looks like you've been busy!!! Love the steampunk lampshade :)
    Any plans to go to Spellbound in CA in November?

  4. Hey! Not familiar with spellbound, I'll check it out!