Sunday, March 3, 2013

Good Sunday Morning.  I went to the Kane County Flea Market yesterday.  It was the first of the season.  They are held the first Saturday and Sunday of each month starting in March and going through November.

There were not a lot of vendors with this first show of the season with it still being cold and snowy here in Chicago.  The vendors were inside the barns and buildings and only one brave vendor outside.

I did not score a lot of treasures but I did get a couple of things to share.  I did see a few of my fave vendors there.  It was just nice to get out and go to a flea market.  The sun was out and it was pretty mild to walk from the barns to the buildings.

I scored this vintage cast iron lamb mold. I loved that it was really heavy and old and chippy. I will find a cute display for this with my Easter decor.

I love that many lamb cakes were baked for many years in this old cast iron baking mold.  Lot's of history. Love that in these chippy pieces.

Then I got this cute ruffled runner for my table from Traci that has a shop called Whimsy in Morris Illinois and also sells at this flea market and on Etsy.  I love her vintage and pretty things.

I had this old vintage basket and added some flowers to go with my fresh flowers picket painted sign above my french door leading out to the deck. Now that I finished my mantel and a few more decor additions,  I feel like Spring is blooming a little bit around my house. I just need to work on my dining room table and buffet. I just hope the weather here will break in the next few weeks and we will have a milder Spring beginning soon.  I am so over winter!!!! Hope you are having a fantastic week end.
Kris
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  1. Love your pretty "new" things, Kris. That lamb mold is absolutely adorable!

    Jeanette

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    1. Thanks so much Jeanette. I do love this little guy.
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  2. That lamb is amazing Kris. I haven't seen anything like it before. What a great purchase! Love the runner too! x Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie,
      I love the lamb and the runner is really great. She actually lined the runner on the back with the ruffle material. It is so nice and Traci always has great prices.
      Kris

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  3. the little lamb and runner are such great finds, kris! love the little nest on the basket:)

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    1. Hi Lynn,
      Hope you are having a great week end. These were great finds and I love that little lamb. I love bird nests and have them all over my house. Bird nests are so cute and I think are great to decorate with. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  4. I hear so much about the Kane County flea. Sure wish I lived close enough to go. We used to live in Wheaton many years ago, but don't think it existed then. If it did I was too busy raising the kids I guess. Your little lamb is so sweet!
    Mary Alice

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    1. I use to live in Wheaton too many years ago. I loved that cute little town. Lots of good memories there. Kane County is a great flea market. I love it in the summer months when the weather is nicer and there are a lot more vendors. Lot's of good treasures always to be found. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  5. Kris, it is all so pretty. I would have never known what the lamb was for. I have never heard of baking dishes like that. Thanks for the history:) I so wish we had a good flea market here, but nothing:( Sounds like you had a wonderful day, and brought home so great items!

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    1. This little guy was chippy and so cute and very vintage so had to get him. I will do something cute with him for Easter. Hope you have a great start to the week Dawn. Take care.
      Kris

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  6. Hi Kris,

    Lovely purchases, especially love the lamb mold, perfect for Easter and spring. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks for coming by. My week end is going great. They go too fast don't they. I do love my few purchases. I can't wait for better weather and more vendors with treasures!!! Have a great week.
      Kris

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  7. You got some lovely things, Kris! Love the lamb mold. Your new runner is very pretty, too. Love the burlap with the white ruffles.

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    1. Hi Kathy,
      Thanks I do love this new runner. It looks pretty on my farmhouse table. The lamb mold will get incorporated into my Easter decor. I loved that he was vintage and white and chippy.
      Kris

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  8. Kris, I'm so jealous you got to go out to a flea market! :) I love your little lamb-so cute and unique, and fits in perfectly with your decor!!
    Susan

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    1. Hi Susan,
      I do love this little guy. He is so chippy and cute. I did love getting to the flea market it felt good and was fun. I can't wait for nicer weather and more vendors.
      Kris

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  9. What fun... loving your lamb mold it's perfect! Stay warm!

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    1. Hi Tracy,
      I am trying to stay warm. We are suppose to maybe get some more snow tomorrow but then the weather guy is promising a warm up mid week. I hope he is right. I am so over winter. Have a great week.
      Kris

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    1. Good Morning Stephanie. Thanks for coming by. It was fun to go today. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  11. How did I miss seeing that Fresh Flowers sign????
    It is delightful!
    Did you make it???

    blessings
    barb

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    1. Thanks Barb,
      I got this fresh flowers sign a few years ago from a dear friend. I love that it hangs over my French doors going out to our deck and garden area. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  12. What an adorable lamb. I did not know that you could get such a thing in a cake mold. I used to collect sheep. Decor, clothing, jewelry, anything with a sheep or lamb on it except the real thing. I was once known as the "Sheep Lady". Even now when my friends see one they think of me. When my collection got to be in the hundreds, I decided that was enough! Now I limit my collections to just a few select things, and no more sheep!
    *Smiles*

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  13. The lamb is something else. I've never had a cake mold. It sure makes a nice addition to your table, especially with that cute new runner you picked up. I'm sorry Winter is droning on and on for you. We just finally got some Winter and I'm loving it. It was cold for us the past two days but it won't last. For now, we're enjoying every minute of it before we start sweating again.
    Liz

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  14. Isn't that lamb mold fabulous? That was a good find for the first flea market of the year.
    Have a good week.

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    1. You have a great week too. This little lamb mold was chippy, vintage, white and so so cute. Had to get it.
      Kris

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  15. Hopefully winter will go "out like a lamb" - if it means what I think it means. We are already sunny and springy here.

    I discovered that there will be a flea market on March 31 at our fairgrounds. I scored some great things last year so I am anxiously awaiting it.

    I still don't have my Easter decorations out - still in the attic. I must get going.

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    1. I am so jealous I want Spring so much. I am hoping in the next few weeks things will start to warm up around here. I think though they are predicting some more snow tomorrow and then maybe up in the 40's by the middle of the week. I hope so. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  16. Hi Kris, it is so nice to meet you. I found your blog through the Art and Sand blog. I couldn't believe it when I saw from your profile that you're in Lake Zurich. I'm only 15-20 min. from you in the little town of Lakemoor! Are you going to the Midwest blogger get-together than Jen Rizzo is hosting, by chance? It's on March 16th. I still don't know if I'm going yet or not.

    You were very brave for going to the Kane Co. flea mkt. when it's so cold. I think I'll wait until May. :-)

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    1. Hi Melanie,
      I cannot make the Midwest blogger's get together. I hope they will have another one. I have a family obligation that day. I hope you will go I bet it will be nice to put faces with bloggers.
      Kris

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  17. Kris, Thanks sooooo much for your kind words! You are too sweet:) I am jealous - I haven't even thought about decorating my own house for spring:( Yours is looking SUPER cute!!! Have a great week:) Tarci

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    1. Traci,
      I host Easter so snow or not I had to start to think about Spring and Easter decor. My runner looks super cute on the table. Thanks so very much.
      Kris

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  18. That sounds like a fun way to spend the day. I like the items you found. It was very cold and windy here today, but I was just thankful for the abundant sunshine. My husband and I worked out in the woods behind our house burning sticks in our burn barrel. The sun was therapy for me. It has been so gloomy outside lately and is due to rain again next week. Yuck! Spring can't get here fast enough for me!

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    1. Kelly,
      It was a fun day. I am with you on Spring cannot come fast enough. I am so over winter and need some spring temps. Hopefully soon. Have a great week.
      Kris

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