Friday, August 22, 2008

First Friday's

Started my Christmas shopping a bit late this year, but I should get it all done. :) ( I hope !! :) Here are some goodies for mom, who is a Cherry Lover. :) I bought the little box a few months back from another blogger, but Gosh, I already forgot who !!! So, If you are the one who sold this to me, I LOVE it and My Mom will too and Thank You !!! :) Isn't it sweet ?
I made this pretty frame for one of our wedding pictures. Love the sweet pinkness and bling. I thought of my Sweet Friend Steph, the Queen of Bling while making it. :)

I also made this Hat rack for Flea Market Friday. I am running late getting these posted onto my selling blog. The day just got ahead of me. I wish i had a pretty hat to display on this pretty stand, but vintage hats are IMPOSSIBLE to find in Las Vegas.
I used an old paper towel stand and embellished it with a vintage white rose and soft pink and beige millinery. A pink and cream bow complete it.
Isn't it pretty ?? the rose looks yellow on my monitor, but it is a creamy white. Yum !!

I also found a great pink old hanging basket. This is perfect for a studio catch all. It has nice chippy paint too. :)
A sweet little Pink Paisley chandelier shade. It has ittty bitty roses on it. Couldn't pass that up. These are for sale on my Flea Market Blog.

Speaking of Flea Market Blogs. I am hosting a Once monthly Selling Event.

This is open to anyone that has stuff to sell, be it on your website or Blog. I cant keep up with a weekly Flea Market Blog, so I thought this would be fun for us to get together once a month and go shopping on each others blogs.

It will be held the First Friday of every month, with the exception of October and November. In October I would like to include the First and Third Fridays and All of the Fridays in November for Holiday Shopping. Then it will go back to only the First Fridays of every month.

If you would like to participate, then you will have to sign up each month ( or week ) each time. There is nothing worse than a shopper going to your blog and finding nothing there to look at, so EACH Friday that we sell, will require a new email to me if you want your site on the list. I am making a group email that I will send out each time as a reminder to sign up before each event. Please send me only ONE link. If you sell on etsy, a website and off your blog, I cant list all three. I will list to one link of your choosing.

Sound Fun ??

This doesn't have to be vintage items. You can sell your artwork, flea market finds or whatever. With so much wonderful talent out there I think it would be fun to have it all accessible for us to shop and meet new people.

Also, for those of you who are more organized than me, lol !! And have stuff to sell EVERY week, then Counting your Blessings hosts a weekly Flea Market Friday. There is no reason you cant do both. Be on both lists. That will give you double the exposure. I personally have tried and just cant do every week.

Finally, please copy the First Friday's Picture and put a link back to here on your Blog, so that everyone can find the master list. If you need help to do that, just email and I will tell you how.

So, if you are interested, please email me with your email, and your selling blog or website . The First Flea Market Friday will be Sept. 5th. Thank You !!!!

I also wanted to say Thank you to Blanca ( I am going to try that, Thank You !! ) and all of you that have written me such kind letters recently, It means so much and it Blesses me to no end. :)




Connie said...

Ya got me, my sweet vegas chick!!! I think it's a great idea. Oooops, I think I emailed you the wrong site......... SORRRRRYYY!!!!! Love ya,

Bertie said...

I'm in. Great post, honey! Love your stuff.

Aunt May's Cottage

Sharon said...

I love the hat stand what a creative idea and so very pretty. I just might have to join the once a month sale, sound like fun.

Shirl said...

Hello Rhea, thank you so much for your sweet comment and prayers, it meant so much to me! Oh I just love that hat stand what a cute idea. I would love to be a part of your First Friday, I will miss the first one since I will be on vacation but will post on your Oct. one.
Love you! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

vintagebella ~ andrea said...

could you please add me to the list!

vintagebella ~ andrea said...

also come by and enter my sweet vintage giveaway! What all do you need for the first friday?

Mary said...

Hello Rhea, Thanks for the visit.
I love the cherry plate and box. (Born in Michigan near all the cherries)I have a few cherry things. Your hat stand and the picture frame with you and Hubby turned out so cute! Hope you have a pink weekend. Hugs Mary:)

Lori said...

hi Rhea:) i love all the goodies that you found...your hat rack is so pretty...i can't find good hats in ohio either...they are always waaaaaaay too pricey and they have only one or two flowers on and i need to move to PA or Kansas...Heather and Karla have all the hat finding luck:) your first friday flea market sounds like fun, i hope you get lots of girls to sign up:)


Hi Rhea. You have posted pics of such beautiful things. I really like that hat rack. Everything is precious of course!
Thanks for your visit. I have marked your site.


LW said...

Wonderful cherry items...

I use to start my Christmas shopping at the end of the summer as well but for the past few years it has been getting done later and later...


Dolly said...

My heart just skipped a beat when I saw that cherry plate and candy box!
I thought I was going to pass out!

I am so jealous!
Your mum is one lucky duck!

Hugz, Dolly

Katie said...

Rhea I have emailed you my link - good idea! Lovely pinkness today too. My fav: the wire hanging basket!

rosechicfriends said...

Rhea..your wonderful creativity abounds! Your mom is gonna love her goodies too...I will get an email off to I can be a part of the Fridays know the first one is on a special day for me! lol

Hugs..Love ya..Lorena

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I'm in! Great hat stand. You have such a sweet way, Rhea!

Charmingdesigns said...

I would love to take part in this. I gave you an award over on my blog Laurie

vickie said...

Rhea, I love the frame and your picture, also the hat stand! Yep, I want to join in!

Pearl Maple said...

Sweet cherry finds, you do manage to find the sweetest things to share with us all. Good luck with your new venture, sounds exciting.

Lisa said...

Great projects. I love the pretty frame too. What a great idea and you embellished it beautifully.

Judy said...

Good Morning Rhea,
I would love to join your sale. please add me to your list.

rachel whetzel said...

ooooh!! My mother sent me here, and I'm SO very interested!! Nothing to sell this month, but I AM putting your button on my blog, and linking back to you here!! I'll be participating soon!! Adding you to my Bloglines! So nice to "meet" you!! I knew as soon as I read your comment about your pink chippy paint, that we will be good friends. ;)

Miss Sandy said...

Please tell me you are kidding about being late on your Christmas shopping. I can't even begin to think that far ahead, SIGH!

The flea market Friday sounds like a great idea. I'll have to make myself a note to show up for shopping!

I do hope you are feeling better!

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Rhea! I have been busy Christmas shopping already too and making gifts! All of a sudden it's the end of summer already! I love my little ornament houses and church that I got from your site and I just cannot put them away until Christmas! I think I am going to leave them out this year! Great idea for your First Friday's, wish I had things to sell!
Have a great week!

Sandy Michelle said...

Thanks for your sweet congrats on my blog! You'll notice one of your dollies in my latest post (I decorated my daughter's room). I really LOVE your hat stand and gorgeous wedding frame!!!

Sandy xox

Margie said...

I would love to start my Christmas shopping already, but I have no ideas yet this year! All your things are so lovely, but I simply adore the 2 pillows that are in the background in your one photo.

Thank you for solving the mystery of my little "perfume poodle"! I really wasn't sure what the indent was for, and to have it confirmed that there was a light that went inside makes me happy. Now I can look for a small clip light to fit inside there, and maybe I'll dab a little perfume in the top of the hat and see what happens ... !!!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Your finds are great. Love the basket catch all for your studio. That should work great! The Flea Market is a great idea, but, sadly, I can't do it at this time. HOping to catch up with that, though. Have a wonderful day,


Scrappy Jessi said...

hey there cutie.
so many treasures.
all lovely!!
love the pink fruit hanging basket.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Wonderfully creative, great projects! And it's never to soon to start your Christmas shopping : )


donnaj said...

i'll have to email my link too~sounds like a fun idea.
love perusing your blog

The Rose Room said...

Can't believe you said you are late with the Christmas shopping . . . love the hat stand!!! Rachaelxo

Anonymous said...

Your blog is one of the prettiest I've seen - the pictures you take are SUCH eye candy! And then I found your "Everything's Coming up Violets" post... purple's my favorite color, so I loved it. :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Rhea! What a fun idea for first Fridays! Please count me in on my selling blog

I always do Polly's & would love more exposure & will be happy to advertise for you, too!

BTW, when you get tired of that bling pink frame, I have dibs on it!!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

The ShabbyVilla said...

Love your blog and all the wonderful treasures. I would love to join your First Friday sale. Please let me know what I have to do...Thanks, Kerry

jen said...

I would love to participate. My blog address is and you can click on my shop button in the upper left corner! This is a great idea!

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

I would love to participate. Now, I'll go back and read the directions on how to do so more carefully! How exciting, and thank you.