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little flea

nesting, thriftingcarissa fox14 Comments

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well… it wasn’t exactly Canton… but it was still fun!

got up on saturday… grabbed a quick joe and headed to the flea.
teeny tiny flea it was.
oh my!
i actually don’t think i’ve ever been to one so small.

i made a quick run through… seeing what i could see…
hoping for some BIG items…
some neat furniture finds…
not this time.

but i did find a few things that i think will be neat!
a sifter for fresh flowers.

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an old bucket… i love how you can still see the old label. 
she’ll be filled with many things i’m sure
from umbrellas to wrapping paper to plants.

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i adore this red metal box… ADORE!
i have a THING for metal boxes… boxes… i love them!
they can hold all kinds of goodies… i think it’s just the IDEA of them though…
you never know what you might find INSIDE a box!

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and then the most fun of all…
an old milking stool!
ha!
anyone have a cow or two i could borrow?

they played school with it this weekend… so funny… why not!
i think it will make a perfect little handy stepping stool for the kitchen!

i might not have found the the perfect furniture pieces…
but i think i found some perfectly FUN pieces!

now…
i better be like a flea and get hopping!
here’s to Monday…
BIG week…
filled with BIG possibilities… BIG hopes… BIG leaps!

my obsession…

creating, nestingcarissa fox27 Comments

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with vintage lamps continues!

and this last weekend i not only found ONE… i found TWO!
one at one shop… one at another shop.

i couldn’t believe my eyes…
could it be…
that this was a match to the other lamp!
SCORE!

vintage lamps
i’ve posted before about finding these happy lamps… see.

there is SOMETHING about them i adore.
it’s like instant character in a room… a pop of fun… a hint of hip.

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anywho…
these are the lamps after i finished them more to my liking.
a fresh blue with a bit of raw umber.

i LOVE them!
can you SEE the smile on my face?

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they are really BIG…
REALLY substantial…
really FUN…
well… okay… i think so!

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and the fact that i found a PAIR!

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lamp… HAPPINESS!

now… if i could just find the right side tables/dressers…
i’ve only been looking for years!

i tell you… it’s the little things that do it… make me do a happy dance!

do tell…
what little thing lately has made you do a happy dance?

be

beingcarissa fox15 Comments

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be HAPPY
be CONTENT
be KIND
be SOMEBODY
be STILL
be YOU


just BE !


no matter “where” you are right now… at this very moment…
grab ahold… dig deep… sink in… and BE !