Thursday, May 10, 2012

Oh, How Time Flies

My gosh, time has really flown by.  I have been so busy lately.  Sis and I just got back from a trip to Kansas City and before that I was frantically trying to get things done for the antique booth and a birthday present for Sis and Michael and I stained our upper deck.  Today I am going to try to get most of my pots planted for the deck.

We had a great time in Kansas City.  While we were at one of the shops in St. Joe we found out about a huge flea market in Sparks KS.  So off we went to find it.  An adventure in it's self.  The GPS  said there was no such place.  Finally stopped in a tiny town and I mean really tiny, wide spot in the road, at a little place called Ed's Station.  Not a gas station, just a little garage that reminded me of our Dad's old garage.  Inside 2 old gentlemen sitting in chairs visiting, that also made me think of how Dad and his brother used to sit and talk.  Really took me back in time and I loved it.  I asked where Sparks KS was and one of them said well you are headed in the right direction, just go 2 miles on down the road and when you see all the traffic you are there.   Finally we arrived and oh what fun we had.  Over 400  vendors and so many bargains.

The next day we went to the West Bottoms in Kansas City and more fun was had.  So many shops here, we spent the whole day.

This is what I made my sister for her birthday.  I call it the Family Tree.

The pictures are of our Great Aunt Belle and our Grandma Porter.    I want to share a piece that my Sis made for the booth.

Here a a few pieces I got finished.  I love using old book covers, as you know, so I really enjoyed creating this.

The last piece I want to share today is called Family Circle.  Something a little different for me.  Found this great piece of wood, just had to do something with it.

Enough for today, time to get started planting flowers.  Hope you all have a great day.

Hugs, Jackie


Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie
The Flea Markets look amazing fun!
The gift to your sister is definitely a gift from the heart, what a special piece of heritage art to treasure for a lifetime and to pass onto the next generation.
Your sister's art has a wonderful vintage appearance and then if that were not enough your other creations you shared with us today.... so much beauty in one post.

Dorthe said...

Jackie, such a beautiful post with your sisters and yours beautiful creations, I pinned your CORBIN piece-hope it is ok?
And I can`t imagine how it must be being on a market with 400 vendors....must be GRAND--

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Dear Jackie wonderful creations you are showing and the flea market pictures are fantastic what a wonderful place to walk around and look at all these treasures, have a lovely weekend dear frind.
Hugs Anni

She Uses Her Words said...

It looks like you had fun shopping! I love the piece you made for your sister. I'm sure she'll cherish it always. Thanks for sharing!

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

I enjoyed your blog so much.. your family tree for your sister... Loved the frame book idea... what an awesome blog.. New follower... Hugs, Cindy

Dortesjs said...

aww gorgeous love especially the one art with the birds.
The Flea Markets look amazing fun i love flea markets. I have decided to be a follower of your blog. have a wonderful sunday