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Friday, February 1, 2013

'OUR WORLD OUR ART' POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING...SALAD FOR BREAKFAST?...AND FLEA MARKET FINDS...AND A LOVELY FEBRUARY 1ST TO EVERYONE!

SPINACH, BROCCOLI, SLICE BEETS, AND HONEY ROASTED SUNFLOWER SEEDS.


THE 'OUR WORLD OUR ART' EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED BY LISA SWIFTKA OF 'A WHIMSICAL BOHEMIAN' UNTIL THE SPRING.   PLEASE CLICK ON THE BLUE HAND ICON ON MY RIGHT SIDE BAR >>>>>>>RIGHT LOWER SIDE BAR..... THANK YOU.
LAST YEAR I wanted to start eating more healthy...well...it took until THIS YEAR for it to happen.  2012 went by in the blink of an eye.  So, this morning I had my favorite salad for breakfast!  Baby spinach, cut up raw broccoli, tiny canned sliced beets, and honey roasted sunflower seeds with a tad bit of ranch dressing.  Plus...a lovely cup of Lady Grey tea from World Market/Cost Plus.  They have such a wonderful variety of teas and coffees, and chocolates!!!

A PHOTO OF ONE OF THE FOUR ADORABLE CAT PLACE MATS FROM ENGLAND MY HUSBAND FOUND AT A STORE IN TOWN CALLED 'THE PARIS FLEA MARKET'
A SPOT OF LADY GREY TEA WITH MY BREAKFAST.  SOMETIMES I ADD A SPOONFUL OF HONEY...VERY DELECTABLE!!!  OH, AND MY MIDDLE SON, USED TO  WORK AS A  BARISTA FOR STARBUCKS, HENCE THE CALIFORNIA STARBUCKS COFFEE MUG.


We went to the city of Turlock, California this past Sunday for a car swap meet and flea market.  There are always goodies, collectibles, to hunt for...treasures among the thousands of vintage auto parts and vintage cars for sale. People come from all over the world for this event, even New Zealand and Australia.  We must have walked for five hours slowly looking for treasures. It is a huge yearly event. We also went shopping in the town to a few antique stores where I found some lovely treasures.

I FOUND THIS SWEET WIRE BIRDCAGE IN ONE OF THE ANTIQUE STORES.  THE ENTIRE TOP PART OF THE ROOF HINGES TO OPEN.
THERE ARE ALWAYS A COUPLE OF GALS WHO HAVE VINTAGE LACES IN THEIR BOOTHS IN ONE ANTIQUE MALL.  SO I HAD FUN GATHERING GROUPINGS OF LACES.    I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE PINK LACE AS COLORED LACES ARE NOT ALWAYS EASY TO FIND.
MORE SWEET FINDS...SOME ROUND WOODEN BEADS IN LOVELY SIZES TO BE USED AS ARM AND LEG JOININGS FOR HANDMADE PAPER CLAY DOLLS.  ALSO SOME TINY WOODEN ALPHABET GOODIES FOR MIXED MEDIA COLLAGES.

Ta! Ta! For now!
Please keep watching my blog for my participation in the 'OUR WORLD OUR ART' event coming IN THE SPRING.  Lisa has postponed the 'Our World Our Art' event until the spring.  It is a huge undertaking for her to put this event together. Please go to her blog for more updated information. Just click the blue hand on my right side bar announcing the event.  It will take you straight to Lisa Swifka's 'A Whimsical Bohemian' blog.

Posted by Teresa
February 1st, 2013

12 comments:

Cathy said...

I love salad for breakfast and LOVE beets in my salad! I had two oranges for breakfast, and made a green juice for lunch. I try to eat raw as much as possible. Love tea!~ also love your laces! ♥

Janice Moore-Petty said...

So now I'll be able to participate in OWOA! As soon as I shake this bug I'll start packing for our move. I intend to get myself in better shape this year also Teresa. Love your menu!Hugs, Jan

Rhissanna said...

Oh, you found some lovely things! Pink lace, how nice!

We have caramelised bananas on toast for breakfast. Does that count as salad? With coffee, but I have to have tea to wake me up enough to make the coffee.

Thank you for the update on OWOA.

Gaby Bee Germany said...

You did really great shopping! I wish I could be with you to hunt the treasures:) LOVE the birdcage!!!

Wishing you a very happy and healthy
2013...

Gaby xo

Jennifer said...

Oh you have the best taste! That birdcage is absolutely amazing! I wish we could find things like that around here. Our flea markets are generally used dvds and knockoff handbags and perfumes!

vicki said...

Oh my- that's one of my favorite salads!!
I'm loving your flea market finds- especially the lace!
Thank you so much for your willingness to contribute to my Pink Scarf Project- that you would do so means the world to me. I will be so very excited to share your gifts with everyone in blog land!!

You are a dear to want to do this!!

Xoxo
Vicki

Marilou Bain said...

Wow great treasures you found and I will say I'm still in love with your doll you created in Joanna's class. I took one of her classes on a altered wall hanging and it was so much fun")
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!
Hugs Marilou

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

LOOOOVE the birdcage, and the lace, and lady grey, and and, and the felines! Oh and I especially love salad for breakfast too! How funny is that??

I can only imagine the treasures you spied on your trip out in flea market antique land. Oh dreams!!

Love, Vanessa

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

What a lovely Blog Teresa!
Some fantastic finds. I just love the bird cage. Its awesome.
And thank for reminding me...I need to start eating better this week.Spring is about apon us.And I'm way down in Southern Miss.Where its warm any day.Freeze today...thaw tomorrow.
Hugs , Marie Antionette

Palomasea said...

I love your salad for breakfast idea...looks so yummy.
I'm not big on breakfast foods, so this is a great alternative, I think!
How fun to find these goodies...
I will pop over to Lisa's for the info...thank you, dear Teresa...
Love and blessings,
- Irina

romance-of-roses said...

Have not visited you in awhile, but stopped by today to say hi. Love your treasures, especially the bird cage. What a wonderful finding. That place sounds so interesting. Hope you are well. Hugs...Lu

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Lady Gray is my favorite tea; love it!