Sunday, April 29, 2007

Paris Flea Market~the cottage~Leesburg, VA

These are the girls who are responsible for all the fun and frivolity over the weekend. They are Linda and Ann, owners of the cottage, the shop where The Paris Flea Market is held. They are as beautiful inside and out as their wonderful shop is. It's hard to work up a lot of sympathy for all of our hard work doing shows when you catch us on film having the time of our lives! Well it IS a lot of work but this is what really makes it all worthwhile...I can never (and hopefully never will) get over how blessed I am by all the friends I've made through this crazy biz. Talented?~oh yeah, fun?~you bet, carney-like?, uhu, great friends?~the best! It's away camp for little girls who accidentally grew up. Hope Wallace/Paper Relics, Amy Powers/Inspire Company, Stephanie (me with the pigtail coming from my buzz cut~I have no idea what that is)/Doojies. Check out both Hope and Amy's blogs for more pics. Also Hope has some of her own beautiful pro photogs on http://flickr.com/photos/thesoulofhope/tags/parisfleamarket .
Above is my spot o' fun.
Below is part of Karen's area minus a lot of cute and pretty items she had already sold. I didn't take this 'til Saturday afternoon~I forgot to whip out my camera until then~and missed her previously-packed space. I think I hear her crying on the way to the bank, oops I mean Georgia Tech, to pay next year's tuition. Amy's little still~life with her little ballerinas and Eiffel Towers~sooooooooo Amy!
Amy in her cutey apron acting as sales girl helping a customer. There's no need to "sell" when it comes to Amy's sweeties, everyone wants them all. A view from the back of the yard to the back of the cottage. The tents were a great idea, we had rain off and on Friday (did NOT dampen any one's spirits especially the customers!) but, thankfully, not 'til the end of the day on Saturday.
Fab fabric laundry bags, sachets, and all manner of cuteness abounds...
This gal had lots o' wonderful nature items and her 12 year old daughter's fashion designs!, plus some of the cutest, unusual toy items I've ever seen. I made what I called perhaps my most frivolous purchase ever with her~band aids that look like a STRIP OF BACON. The really frivolous part was that I bought THREE BOXES and I feel it to be one of the best investments of my life!

7 comments:

Amy said...

Look at us! Love the pigtail. I think you should consider a clip-on one that they sell at the mall. I had a blast this weekend. You're more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Sniff sniff--seeing this picture makes me even more sad about this weekend! How fabulous are the three of you??? Love the pigtail! The teaser pics are amazing--I want to buy one of everything (maybe that's why Sam-bola got sick?!)!!! Give me a ring to talk about the Queen's Ink!! xo-Mellie

Hope said...

haha! That pig tail is silly!

See you next weekend at QI!

Doojie said...

Well heck, Mellie, learn your lesson. Ditch your family, job, and life and join us on Saturday!

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

All responsibilities ditched--call me though--I need a little of your Doojie-rific help! xo-Mellie

Hope said...

sounds like I will be seeing you girls Saturday??? I can't wait!!!!

Wai Sze said...

I only found your blog after I visited the Paris Flea Market. I found it through Amy's blog. Your booth was lovely!