Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday once Again...

GR&DF thank you again for stopping by for a few moments. This weekend was a sort of Fall Clean up - at Casa Who Hound -

Rico and I ran around to a few Estate Sales on Saturday morning.
Here is a snap of the few bits I picked up...

I got a lovely - and large - faux bois frame, which will look really great with a sampler put in it - I also picked up a couple of Christmas books and armchair tidy from Past Times. I really like this bag as it reminds my of the Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries in Paris - and can hold all the clickers we have in one place. The tapestries are at the Musee du Moyen Age - a great Museum and worth a visit!!

After our morning of running around we got home and got busy with some house work - so now the carpets are clean, there is a lot less dust, the laundry is done and there are some Fall Decorations scattered about.

On Sunday we went for breakfast over to Eddies and stopped by the Farmers Market - I got a couple of snaps -

This is a great snap of artichokes - I loved how they had some that went to flower, showing that this lovely thistle can be a gorgeous purple. On the corner was the flower tent -

...with loads of sunflowers and marigolds - some really great Fall flowers. I parked up by Alamo Square and took this snap of one of the lovely old painted ladies...

I am pretty sure this is a B&B now.

I stitched on an exchange and a present this weekend so no stitching snaps.

There you go sports fans. Do stop by again.

Take care,


Margaret said...

Sounds like you did some of what I need to do -- a good house cleaning. lol! Love all the pics. The one of the artichokes is especially pleasing to me. Have a great week!

Sharlotte said...

LOVE that frame! Aww... and you got another Christmas Carol book for your collection! Would like to see that Fall decorating.

DonnaTN said...

Wow, I never even imagined that an artichoke even had a flower. Thistles blooms are great and those would be huge. Thanks for an educational offering today!

Maggie O said... the 'thistle" really captured the colour. Another little trip...thank you mucho ( must be the Oktoberfest parade on telli that is making me add "O's" tothe words.

Denise said...

This is one of those 'just curious'
questions: do you have any idea of how many 'Christmas Carol' books you have? You must have quite a collection by now. Do you have any 2 exactly alike?
I also loved the frame.
Enjoy the fall!

Jennifer said...

So many interesting posts and gorgeous snaps, and me such a slacker with the comments! Don't know where to begin. Just drooling over all the finished and near-finished pieces. I am a real slacker in that department too. Now I've seen actual purple artichokes, but never one in flower. That's so beautiful. Really need to stop by here more often.

Peggy Lee said...

Denise poses a good question!
You always find the neatest things at those sales.

I don't eat artichokes but my they are beautiful in your pictures!
I always look forward to your market pics.

Roberta said...

Wow, I have never seen an artichoke in flower!! it is beautiful. Always love your finds at yard/garage/estate sales, you are amazing.

Have a great week.

Sherry :o) said...

I don't believe I have seen an artichoke that's flowered - pretty neato!! I did the dreaded house cleaning this weekend too - needed to make sure to get the dust up since I disturbed it moving things around with a bit of fall accessorizing...sounds like you had a lovely weekend!!

Diane said...

Love the artichoke flowers! So pretty! When my daughter was born I received an arrangement with one in it, and when I remarked about it her dad insisted that that it was NOT an artichoke. It wasn't worth an argument so I let the subject drop. I don't think he ever did believe that it was a veg gone to flower.