21 February 2011

~A New Friend~

Happy Monday all. 
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I went to the Antique Affair in Old Towne Orange as well as the Long Beach flea this weekend.
Can I just say that the prices at the flea market have gotten absolutely ridiculous!!  I was going to purchase some things for my vintage shop, but I would have had to triple the prices just to make a little money. I asked one of  the dealers if they could do a little better on this one item, and they said "Sure, I'll mark $2.00 off the item". $2.00? Is that really a deal? Anyway, I only ended up purchasing 2 things and then I got the heck out of there. It was packed and I had the kiddos with me. I couldn't even get a good look at most of the booths because no one wanted to let me in with the stroller.
Oh well, I think I'll stick with with the Irvine flea from now on. Better stuff and better prices!!
On a happier note, I met a new friend the other day at Country Roads, she's really sweet and has great form!
I invited her over, but I'm afraid my other 2 friends are going to be jealous! As it is, the other 2 barely speak to each other, so I have to keep them separated. 
The more the merrier, I say! I asked if she wouldn't mind being photographed for the blog and being the sweet gal that she is she said, "absolutely"!
So here she is:

She's cute right?

Anyway, I'll be back later to show you more photos of her, she really is quite a ham! :)

Lady #3 insisted I post more photos of her, BIG ham, remember? So here they are.

She thought she'd look great on a postage stamp! A little conceited if you ask me! She does look pretty with my necklace on though!
Don't tell her I told ya!

Up close and personal. 
I'm beginning to think she may run out the other 2 girls.

Okay enough of her, here's some photos of my new vintage bucket. Yes , I said bucket! :)

I loved this bucket. Not too bad for the price, although if my mother knew what I paid for an old bucket with creamy white paint dripping down the side of it she'd say I was ridiculous! She just doesn't get my style!

Interested in lady #3's necklace. It's my new design, L'Amore 'E puro.
Love is Pure in Italian. 

Okay, I'm sure you've all had enough of the photo hog, so I'll talk to you all later.
Have a great week everyone.


  1. Hi Melinda Sweetie...
    Oh my gosh, I absolutely adore your new friend. I can't wait to see what you name her. I have wanted one for a long time, and my search continues as well. What an addition to the family. She looks so HAPPY.

    Yes I too, have noticed that some of the antique sales have gotten a little ridiculous. The prices with our economy as it stands right now. I agree, they are going to have to come down a little before we can shop with them again. No sales will help them get the idea I think. We will be patient.

    Hope you have a beautiful Monday. Again, so happy to meet your new friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  2. Melinda, your new friend is wonderful!! I hope you have a great Monday!

  3. awwww i love your new friend and i love the way you have done your photo and the things you have included with her its really beautiful, Flea markets are very expensive good places to look but i find thats about it. Have a lovely week, dee x

  4. I have to keep my two girls separated! She's a real cutie, love your photo, really wonderful!

  5. Your new friend is adorable. Maybe your other two friends will come around. I mean she looks very friendly:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  6. I can understand the others may get jealous :) She is so cute. Wish I could find a reasonable one. I know what you mean about pricing these days... sometimes it does not seem like a flea market!
    I wanted to tell you I think your bedroom is just gorgeous! It is heavenly and I really love everything about it! You did an awesome job in there
    Talk to you soon
    Becky C

  7. I love both your new friend and your new ice bucket. Both are absolutely Gorgeous Melinda. xx

  8. Well, Miss Melinda, I just want you to know that "I DO" get your style and that whatever you paid for that bucket~ I see it was well worth it!
    Your new lady is divine! I keep my DIVA sitting high on a stack of vintage luggage, adorned with lace and pearls and rhinestones. I don't know how she'd feel about sharing the attention so I'd rather not take that chance. I don't need any bickering or cat-fights in my bedroom, it would kill the restful vibe. lol

    Take care,

  9. Love the flowers in the bucket! Beautiful necklace!!!
    Gorgeous photos Melinda!!
    Pamela xo

  10. Melinda, you and your new friend are so funny! I chuckled at her immodesty. Your necklace does indeed look fab on the lovely lady!
    Gorgeous bucket and flowers - we 'get' your style!
    - Susan

  11. oh no worries mon amie...we ALL "get your style" and love it! love your new friend too. she's tres jolie! oh and...will get some pix to you soon...i promise!! :)

  12. how much is miss conceited?
    or is she even for sale?

    her is a cutie

  13. oh melinda she is simply gorgeous!!!
    I love your styling with her.
    I agree with ya on the fleamarkets. That is why I fly home to shop.
    Well, I think a lot of people don't understand how tattered and chippy things make our hearts smile.

  14. So happy I had a moment to blog hop tonight. I loved this post, Melinda. She really IS quite a ham. Beautiful. Our fleas, yard sales, and auctions are pretty much like shopping retail anymore. :( Every once in a while, I'll score but it's rather discouraging. I'm forced to bid the "projects" at auction now. Your new design is gorgeous. I love what you've name her.


  15. Oh she is fabulous!! Hope you have a great week, T

  16. The flowers are so beautiful, along with your new 'make' your home must be so lovely to live in.
    x Sandi

  17. What a great necklace...and the dress form really calls my name!

  18. Melinda she is just stunning!!! I've been catching up with you and your bedroom is over the moon fantastic!!! I love every sweet detail!

    Hope your day is going well!

  19. Hi Melinda,

    I came across this earlier post via your "Linked Within" and I cracked up because my mom is the same way!!! If she only knew how much I paid for some of the vintage things that I own, she'd be apalled! lol And I agree that many items at various flea markets can be hiked up way too much. Anyway, have a great night!


    P.S. As I go through your earlier posts, I just ADORE your style that much MORE!!! ;)


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