Wednesday, July 11, 2012


"How could I consider taking Monday off?  Monday is the diving board poised over the rest of the week.  You walk out on the board, review the situation, plan your strategy, bounce a few times to get the feel of things, and then make a clean dive.  Without Monday, one simply bombs into the water, belly first, and hopes for the best."  from "At Home In Mitford" by Jan Karon

  I used this quote on my blog in Jan., 2010, but I just kept thinking about it Monday morning,

Flea.o.logy is this Saturday.  Flea.o.logy is a large, and getting larger, vintage/antique/craft outdoor sale in Payson, UT.  It is held 3 times during the summer, with 1 indoor winter sale.  I have a week of picking and pricing and packing planned.  I have been working to have over 100 items priced at less than $5.00 (all different items) but lost count.  I have a few things that I am excited to show.
  I am prepared for the weather with a canopy for sun or rain, and fans for the heat.  My assistant is scheduled (Thank you, Leslie).  I will have a borrowed phone that takes charge cards (Thanks, Lindsay).  And the van is starting to get packed.
  We leave my house by 5:30 a.m. for the drive, and hope to be set up quick enough for just a quick look at what the other sellers have brought to sell.  There are over 30 sellers.  (And parking for buyers at the bank right across the street from our sale at a 100 + year old home.

Do you relish rummaging around in rusty stuff? Is shabby your idea of chic? Got kitsch in your kitchen? Go ga-ga over “junk” jewelry AND gems? Need a table for Mabel to put her elbows on? Do you subscribe to the motto, “Live Well, Laugh Often, Junk Much?”
Wanna come play at the flea on Saturday?
Then be there this Saturday for our first flea market of the season. Flea.o.logy is the new name for the 8-years-running flea market at the historic Red Sandstone Victorian house on the corner.
Over 30 sellers will be there to greet you with primitives to pottery, Victorian to vintage, garden art to glassware, and furniture to just plain funky. There’ll be junk jewelry, vintage jewelry, artist jewelry, and re purposed jewelry. Vintage dresses, heirloom dresses, a wedding dress, and a dresser or two. Tablecloths, aprons, hankies and blankies. License plates, dinner plates, wood crates and silver plate. Gas cans, frying pans, a few things that were made in Japan. Buttons, books, gobbledygook. AND. . . artist-created chocolates, crafts and a charity baked goods sale. Etc., etc.

Sound fun? You’re SO right! . . . .

Flea.o.logy Antiques & Crafts Flea Market
218 N. Main, Payson (just 40 minutes south of Sandy)
Saturday July 14
8:00 a.m. sharp
No early birds. . .
Go to to find out about the history of our flea market and to learn about our vendors.
(A few things that I priced today.)
3 Swedish Modern Fire King Jadeite
Mid Century nesting mixing bowls
teardrop w/ pour spout

Red Polka Dot Rain Boots

Monday, July 2, 2012


"Happiness is how you respond to Plan B."  Tillotson Family

  2 July, 2012

  I love holiday serving pieces and this basket is a fun one.

  In Better Homes and Gardens (July 2003) there was a flag painted wicker picnic basket (It was a For Sale item.) that I HAD to make.  The picture went into my Patriotic file (no Pinterest in those days ;).  I made it within the next few years (Should have dated it.  Atleast I still have the picture.)

  I had a vintage Red-Man Basket that was perfect.

  I started by by taping off the stripes and star background.  I used star stickers as reverse stencils and spray painted my blue background.  I used tape and plastic and spray paint to paint my red and white stripes.  I used a light coat of spray paint to let the original dimpled pattern remain defined, and very lightly stained it.
   I painted one handle blue (left one) and the other one red.  I finished it with a clear spray to protect it.  I re-spray it every spring.
  I keep it filled with paper/plastic plates, cups, silverware and napkins.  (I store the extras in the basket when I put things away in August.)

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