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More antique Flea Market finds!

Just can't stay away from that Montsweag Flea Market!  I do have some willpower though, I only go once a week (Wednesdays is furniture day) when I COULD go Saturdays and Sundays, too! 

Well, there I was vacillating over a $10 purchase when a lady comes over and plunks down $120 cash for a tiny sewing kit.  It was cute, I'll admit, with a little sterling thimble and scissors.  The vendor had just  bought 5 gold thimbles from another vendor but wasn't ready to part with them yet.   Glad I'm not into thimbles, I'm into enough stuff as it is. 

Chest Anyhow, here is my BIG find, a lovely old oak hutch that now graces my studio in Maine.  More space to hide my supplies and show my "stuff". 

Hat Right now sitting on the shelf are 5 fab filagree hat "decorations" that used to grace those big 1920's picture hats with feathers and ribbons and bows.  One is even a Deco Egyptian design.  Thought they'd look great as focal beads marvelous assorted chains I bought at Beadin Path in Freeport.  They're copper or brass, just like the hat fobs.

I have been productive in and around the kayaking, hiking and eating lobsters.  Froth_and_glitz_3 Just completed another "Froth and Glitz" fiber necklace in soft greens and aquamarine.  I'll be teaching the class at Star's Beads in Vienna, Va. on Columbus Day, October 8 if anyone would like to try one themselves.  This one contains lots and lots of vintage beads, hand dyed ribbon yarns, a beautiful sterling and aquamarine pearl clasp with large Bali silver cones.

Fringed_fantasy Another piece I just finished yesterday and am tickled with is my "Fringed Fantasy" bracelet in luscious colors of grape, sage and Delft blue.  The primary beads are ceramic from Jangles ... there are 5 striped and polka dotted beads and a ceramic button closure, too.  The color inspiration came straight from these beads. I've added lots of grape-colored flowers and peridot drops and other vintage goodies.

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Donnakayak Here's proof that I do more than make jewelry while here in Maine! 

The Pemaquid Paddlers explore different waterways on Maine's midcoast. (Can you find  me?  I have a baseball cap on and my kayak is red.  Frank is off to the left and waving).

Last week Frank and I paddled up our own Sheepscot River in front of the house (You can rent it!) and the big excitement was sighting a harbor seal.  Sorry, he/she submerged too fast to photograph!