Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Musings on Summers End...

"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face."
~John Donne

With summers end a mere ten days away, I thought this rainy afternoon would be the perfect time to catch you up on my end of summer activities.
We made our last trip of the season to my favorite summer flea market in Detroit Lakes, MN and it was a great last visit.

Lot's of vendors, cool stuff and treasures galore!
Here's some eye candy from the market:

I met Bill from Red River Antiques and had a great chat about the antique business and selling on Etsy. Bill does very well and is able to make Red River Antiques his full time business. I thought Bill's displays were fantastic! 
Here's some pics from his booth:

 Love the juxtaposition of the lizard and bust!

My favorite piece was this 1940's Elmer the Doughboy Head Vase!
Check him out at Bill's Etsy shop here

And who doesn't need a spare gravestone?

This is Roxie, Bill's sweet Russel Terrier.  Audrey and Lily loved Roxie!

I have also been checking out EVERY garage sale I can find...need to stock up before the snow flies! 

Here are a few of my treasures:

 New baubles
Some display pieces.


Happy last days of summer everyone!


  1. Renee, I thought you would like to hear that I find your blog fascinating. Love the images coupled with fun comments. It works.

  2. Thank you Nadia! You are so kind, and I'm glad you enjoy reading the blog....I love to write it. :-)