Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Flea Market Finds, A Graduation and a Sneak Peek At My Jewelry Affaire Feature........

Hello Mes Amies...
I have been away for a bit for a very good reason....our son graduated from college this past Saturday! It was a proud and special moment seeing him walk across that stage. There were many tears  to be sure. 
Here are a few pictures from the day.... 

Tim ~ Assumption College

Mark, Tim and "Moi"

A proud Maman!


A beautiful day enjoyed by all. Now comes the party planning....

Sharing some flea market finds from my Sunday jaunt several week-ends ago....

It was a glorious "Opening Day" and I ran walked away with quite a stash of tresors. STILL doing the happy dance!


~Jewelry Affaire~

The Editor In Chief of Jewelry Affaire magazine sent me the draft of my upcoming feature. I've never seen any of my past features until I receive my "artist copy" of the magazine so I was thrilled to get a peek at it. Here's a glimpse of the July Issue that will hit the newsstands July 1st!

Oh Happy Day!
Now I have loads of catching up to do with all of you so I appreciate your patience as I make my way around to your beautiful and inspiring blogs and shops!


  1. Oh dear Michelle, I have tears in my eyes as I look at these beautiful photos of you and your family. What a happy day to celebrate Tim's big achievement - and such big smiles! I'm beaming for you all.

    And GIRL - you really scored at the flea market! What an opening day indeed. I can't get over all that loot, and I am chuckling at the May Breath purifying thing. You know I'm drooling over that French lace...sigh. And all those religious pieces and jewelry pieces!
    Fantastic finds my dear.
    The JA article is going to be a huge hit I know. Sigh and more sigh...

  2. Congrats on your son's graduation! I know what it takes to get a child through school and this is a proud moment for both of you! You really did come away with some great flea market finds, I always like the old buttons and costume jewelry to be found at flea markets.

    Michelle thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

  3. What a special time - graduations are the best! I enjoyed seeing your finds! You know how to pick beautiful things!

  4. Congratulations!!! Exciting! Looks like a fun day.

  5. wow.... you hit the jackpot!! i know what youre going to be doing. some wonderful little treasures you have. enjoy and have fun with it. know you will be making some sweet things... s.

  6. What a beautiful family you have! Those smiles are simply heartwarming. Congrats to the grad and to you and your husband. I cannot wait to chat with you later.

    Now, your recent flea finds, oh my, be still my heart. A little bird told me to check your blog just now and am I glad that little bird did. Such beauty and all I can think is "COME ON BRIMFIELD" xoxoxoxoxo R

  7. Congratulations on your sons graduation! How exciting!!! And congratulations on your beautiful feature! What lovely treasures!

  8. Congrats to your son! Beautiful family photos! Your finds from your Sunday treasure hunt are beautiful. LOVE the ironstone :)

  9. Congratulations to your son on his wonderful accomplishment!! You have every reason to be a proud mama!! I love all of your treasures....great stuff!!!

  10. Congratulations Michelle!! Tim has your smile (he is so handsome)!!

    You sure do know how to kick of flea market season...your finds are gorgeous!

    AND another feature...I am so happy for you!!

  11. Congratulations with your son dear Michelle, you all looks so happy- and a beautiful family.
    Your findings are all wonderful, and unbelivable you got them all in one day!! MY GOODNESS !! you are a lucky lady, dear friend!
    Also congratulations on the feature .
    Hugs and love,Dorthe

  12. What a Haul you made. Good for you. You will sure have fun turning these into treasures.


  13. Congratulations to your handsome son, Michelle! He looks so much like you, but I definitely see a wee bit of Dad in him, too. And you look radiant, you deservedly proud mom! (By coincidence, in my sophomore year, I wanted to transfer from an all-girl Catholic college in Western Mass to Assumption because I wanted to major in French--and Assumption was well-known for its foreign language programs... but it wasn't meant to be. However, two of my sisters had Worcester covered, because they both went to Holy Cross, and the two daughters of one of them also graduated from there!)

    I am drooling uncontrollably over your flea market finds!! I won't even try to list my favorites among them, because I'd end up including just about (literally) everything! I can't wait to see some of your new treasures show up in future projects.♥


  14. Congratulations on your feature in Jewelry Affaire Michelle! You deserve it...Your creations are gorgeous! And your son is quite a handsome fellow too! Congrats to him on his accomplishments. Have a great weekend my friend!

  15. Oh my sweet friend-- I hardly know where to start! Congrats on your sons graduation-- what a wonderful occasion- and your photos are beautiful--YOU look so pretty and so proud. Your son is quite handsome :)

    Your treasures---- that was an absolute treasure hunt for sure!! You made a haul!! I love the porcelain dish and the vintage jewelry-- the photos are as pretty as the treasures!

    I'm so proud of you-- really really proud! Congrats on your upcoming feature- it's going to be beautiful.

    Sending love-

  16. Double Congrats! I don't know this magazine but will be on the look out for it to see your feature. You do such a fabulous job. Also another fabulous job raising such a fine and handsome son. May his success continue.
    Loved all your vintage treasures, you really scored!


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