Sunday, February 6, 2011

Thieves Market... Part I ... Vintage Bliss
























This weekend was Thieves Market in Cave Creek, the 1st Saturday of every month this Flea Market attracts a wide range of Artists and Vendors of fab Treasures for you to find and drag Home to your lairs!  I love Cave Creek because it is nestled in the foothills of a beautiful scenic Desert Mountain Range and is a quaint Artsy town with lots of delightful Shops, Galleries, Restaurants and Weekend Biker Clubs... as well as Thieves Market.  It was a glorious day, our weather is back to Arizonafabulous and the BFF woke me early so that we could make the long drive out to the other side of the Valley... yep, she says, THIS is what seven A.M. looks like! *winks... me, the Vampire... after too many years of pulling 2nd Shifts... is NOT a Morning Person... so it took gallons of Starbucks and loud Gypsy Music blaring to shock me into consciousness! LOL*  But, this scenic destination and Flea Market is definitely worth it and didn't disappoint.  Our first stop of coarse was my Friend Tricia Samsal's Booth VINTAGE BLISS before it got bum rushed by Shoppers and picked clean.  That's adorable Tricia with yours truly, she is one of the few peeps I know that always seems to have a good hair day, rain, wind or shine!  Today I was feeling very 'Saks 5th Avenue Cowgirl Couture' *smiles* and that's one of Tricia's beautiful Necklace creations I'm wearing and scored during a previous Crawl.  Dear Tricia was recently featured in a Stampington Publication APRONOLOGY... and she has her own Publication BLISSFULLY TRAVELED of which I have every issue and will take you along to all the greatest Shops and Shows that Tricia visits and participates in, get your copies too, you'll be glad you did, chocked full of fabulousness and great pixs of it all from across the Country.  Today's VINTAGE BLISS haul was this fab Vintage Pearl and Rhondelle Necklace and Bohemian Bling Findings... all of which I will be creating Bohemian Treasure Jewelry with... and a couple of Tricia's lovely Gift Tags, which always come in handy for displays or gifting wrap accessories.  As always Tricia's creations are to die for... and the Doll Head Bottles are really growing on me as they have that Addams Family Charm that I'm strangely drawn to and have been since childhood *winks*, yep, I was a strange child. *LOL*  My BFF previously scored her own Doll Head Bottle creation by Tricia, which I photographed for you today before we left her house... and now she's hooked too! *smiles*  Once you get some VINTAGE BLISS, one of any of it would NEVER be enough... and to know Tricia is a pure delight... she is such a sweetie and one of the hardest working Artists I know, she was making fab Jewelry creations well into the Night prior to the early wake-up call to be at the Flea Market bright and cheerful, wide-eyed and bushy tailed this next Morning.. really convicts Lazy, Slug Slow... um, I mean Laid Back Artist Me!!!  *winks*  Her lovely Sis was joining her this day at their Booth and she too had some amazing pieces and was kind enough to take our photo together.   Alas, the BFF had to leave early to go to work... darn Big Grrrl Jobs *winks and le sigh*... so The Man faithfully drove all the way across Town to join me for Lunch and to finish out my Cave Creek adventure!  A young couple apparently thought we looked charming together and unexpectedly asked if they could take our picture!!! Now how sweet was that... awwwwwwwwww... we so seldom remember to take photos together so I was actually pleasantly surprised that these sweet total strangers asked if they could... we thank you!!!  More tomorrow as we take you to Part II of our Shopping extravaganza, which was mostly window shopping and lusting over lovelies, but with a few more scores in store...  Dawn... The Bohemian 

AND THE REALLY SPECIAL PART OF TODAY... FEBRUARY 6TH, 2011 IS THAT IT IS MY 'LIL BRO'S 51st BIRTHDAY!!!  SO... HAPPY BIRTHDAY SYD...  LOVE YOU AND SO VERY GLAD YOU WERE ABLE TO MAKE IT OUT TO AZ FROM CALI TO SPEND SOME TIME TOGETHER FOR YOUR SPECIAL COMING OF AGE... TEE HEE.

Me and 'Baby'  Brother


My Son and Brother

4 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! Those necklaces are killer!!! The crosses with rhinestones=LOVE EM!! I'm drooling just a little bit on my puter girlfriend *winks* I even like the creepy head dolls lol! Especially the one with the tiara. Pretty much put a tiara on anything and I'll love it! Haha!
    Girl you seriously DO look like you could be my sister! I can see why someone wanted to take a pic of you and your man. You two look great together! And girlfriend you're rockin' the cowgirl bohemian look! Might add that's a look I highly favor too *winks*
    Happy Birthday to your baby bro! Vanna

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  2. I have had a few terrible, bad, awful days. The picture of you and your brother made me cry in what Gracie calls a "happy-sad" way.
    The battered jewels and dolls remind me of Elvis Costello's song "Veronica".

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  3. wow! so many gorgeous things!
    happy birthday to your brother!
    Rosa

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  4. Hey girlfriend!
    LOVIN' that necklace you are wearing!!!! Looks like you had a great time and found LOTS of treasures...xo..deb

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