Thursday, September 9, 2010

~what I've been up to~

I have been busy, busier than ever.
I am getting ready for the French flea market on Saturday, super excited!
I hope you can make it!
It's sure to be a good time rain or shine.
There are lots of fabulous vendors and we all have tents in case of rain.
Remember, there is a Starbucks right on the corner if you need to warm up!
I'm also bringing fresh baked cookies!
Sound good?
I knew I could tempt you with goodies! I've spent the day loading up one of the cars,
{yes, I have 2 car fulls}
crafting, sewing, and baking.
One thing I did was rip a bunch of covers off vintage books
I know, but don't they look so pretty?

I tied them together with paper ribbon and added tissue paper flowers to the tops.
I love this combination!

I hope you all are having a great day!


Julie said...

I discovered your blog a few weeks ago & have been enjoying reading your posts. But this one really makes me jealous! I'd love to be able to go!

Amy R. said...

Good luck! Wish I could come!

cityfarmer said...

looks like a day fir for a queen!!!

most of my old books are minus their covers...wink wink

cityfarmer said...

p.s I really do know how to spell for ...ooops
get so excited

Leslie said...

So beautiful, wish I lived close!!! Love the books, I have done my fair share of tearing covers off lately, love yours with the flowers on top! Good luck!

[email protected] said...

those look SOOO pretty! Do you have a tutorial for the flowers? They are so cute, I would love to try to make some!

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Love your flowers on top of the books! Don't ya just love old books? :)


Erin*Sparkle&Hay said...

these are amazing! i wish i could be there!!!

Allison said...

The French flea market sounds fun! I wish I lived closer. Your flowers are so pretty on top of your vintage books. Very sweet and romantic. Have fun at the flea market! I am sure your crafts and baked goods will be a hit.

Tammy said...

That show sounds like alot of fun...wish I could go...:-(
and I love your paper flowers on the books. I did a bunch of old paperback books this way but minus the that touch!
Have a great sale- will be looking for pics !!

Dreamy Whites said...

Hello Melaine,
I LOVE this.... Such a great idea.
You are the most creative girl I know....
I wish I lived closer, I would for sure come see you at the flea market.... I hope you have a great weekend!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*Just beautiful are so creative!Hope your sale is alot of fun~*~*Blessings,Rachel~*~*

Henrietta said...

Bummer I live other side of the world otherwise I would come to fleamarket.Bookpackets look so pretty.Good luck for selling.

All That Jazz said...

Those look divine! Would be a fun way to wrap a gift, too! I hope the market is a success and I am surely going to try to head down there!! I hope I make it in time for the treats! :-)

Daydream Living said...

Goodmorning Melaine!
It's a shame I live too far away but you have fun Saturday and I like the idea of the flower on the books. Bye now!

sharon said...

Hi Melanie

I really admire the way you put so much energy, good taste and enthusiasm into all your projects. I would love to see your stand at the fair, please take loads of pictures.
Hope it's a huge success!
My French Country Home

Yelena said...

Dear Melanie
I'm from Israel , I have been raeding your blog for more then two months now. Your post are very inspiring and your crafts are amazing!!!! I would like to know if it's possible to buy your pillows for the Esty shop and have them ship to Israel? Thank you for being such an inspirition.

TamStyles said...

totally pretty..great blog. glad i ran across it.

paige said...

first of relation to your previous post
i told you that you were looking mighty fine! (in a completely non-weirdo heterosexual way of course)
seriously, how awesome!
love the old books look too

have a super weekend xo

Mrs. Sutton said...

Gosh - if i could hire a private plane from England to get there I would! Have a great day - please take lots of pictures - LOVE your blog! x

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Your books with the tissue flowers are AMAZING!!! You have inspired me to head to goodwill today! Have a great weekend! So wish I lived close!

Rosanne said...

Were you there last year around this time? I think I may have been there! We were visiting friends in Seattle and went to the cutest little outdoor shopping mall and stumbled upon a little french market in the parking lot. I bought a few things too! Sadly I live in Phoenix, so I won't be coming this year.

Lateda said...

I will see you there Chickie! :)

stefanie said...

swooning!!! they are gorgeous, oh I wish I lived closer!!!

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Melaine....Ive seen this and think it looks really nice! I like your flower much better thank what I saw. Good luck.

Jacqui said...

So very pretty! Enjoy your day!

Sweet as June said...

pretty books... love that idea!

Dawn said...

Looks like a great day I wish I lived closer. Let us know how it went.


Sommers Breeze Antiques said...

Ohhh My!!
I love that! A perfect blend on French Shabby and soft elegant!fantamau

Lynne said...

Love your blog...went to the flea market was a wonderful time! Your booth was darling. perfect location!

Cassie said...

Wish i could come! Love that paper flower and book combo! SO cute! tutorial.....?

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Hi Melaine:

I chatted with you briefly today. I did find something to come home with me from the flea market today. A cute shabby pink bookcase. Now I just need some time to reorganize my books!

Slim Paley said...


Best Wishes,
Slim Paley :)

Reinspire said...

These are so dreamy! I have stripped a few vintage books myself lately! Beautiful!!

Kristen White said...

Those beautiful flowers are the crowning touch for the books....gorgeous!

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