Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers Day At The Flea Market

I hope you're enjoying Mothers Day (whether you're a mom or not) as much as I am. I got some wonderful gifts from the kids. My daughter made me some gifts at school, which are precious. My son and Purple Hoodie Chick got me a digital photo key chain, and put some great pictures on it.

We also went to the flea market. There were some great things there today. Wanna see what we found this week?

This opens up and holds a tea light candle. I'm planning to hang it out of the big maple tree in the back yard. This is a vintage cocktail shaker for the bar. The white spot is just the flash from my camera, the shaker is in perfect condition. I've seen these going for $20 and up, but we got it for $5. It's so retro, I love it! Do you know what this is? It's a straw dispenser like they used to have in diners and ice cream shops. When you pull up on the handle, the straws will fan out so you can choose one. As soon as it's washed, it will be filled with colorful straws.

And these are my Mothers Day gifts from Mr. Willoughby. A gorgeous honeysuckle, a clematis, and a hydrangea (my favorite!) to plant in the yard. We're expecting frost tonight, so they won't be planted for another day or two.

Last but not least is the hanging basket we got for my Mom.

It looks so nice hanging in one of my gardens that I'd like to keep it for myself. I won't do that, but I might have to go back and get a few for our house.

After the flea market, Mr. Willoughby and the kids made brunch. They made biscuits and gravy, which is a favorite that we rarely have at home, but enjoy on vacation in North Carolina. Best of all, I didn't have to do any of the clean up!

Happy Mothers Day!


Purple Flowers said...

Happy Mom's Day! It looks and sounds like you had a great day w/your family.

Nan and =^..^= said...

Sounds like a very enjoyable Mother's Day! You sure do find great things at the flea market! Our town has a little reuse room at the town dump and you never know what might turn up there. It's difficult to leave without something!
best wishes,

Raoulysgirl said...

Sounds (and looks!) like you had a great Mother's Day! Glad to hear that it was a good one for you!!!!!

PurpleHoodieChick said...

You didn't have to clean up but you wouldn't stop trying to help cook everything! Happy Mothers Day tho!!!

thamesarino said...

ooh flowers to put in the ground are my favorite present!
Happy Mothers Day! I'm glad that it was a nice day for you all! : )

Lissaloo said...

What wonderful finds, & beautiful gifts!! I love the hanging star :)

5thsister said...

what a great way to spend the day! glad it was a good one for you!