“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I'm Surrounded

I'm surrounded by cute things and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Who doesn't love looking at these sweet items I picked up a few weeks ago at the local flea market?
Just look what I found! 

Two wood items, the darling Kitty match holder and the Rooster decorated Woodpecker wooden ware knife holder. A sweet little pig pitcher, an adorable green squirrel planter, a gorgeous pink fan McCoy planter and some darling vintage birthday cards.

All these things bring a smile to my face and my heart. Many things in our lives are beyond our control.  Since I can control my immediate environment, I have decided that surrounding myself with cute things and making them available to others is what I will do with the second part of my life.   This way I get to enjoy these darling treasures for awhile and then share them all with you the reader or collector.

I also found the pixie planter, a yellow cat cactus planter, a Scotty dog cookie cutter 
and a bunch of vintage Valentines.

After watching a couple of episodes of hoarders, I want to make sure I keep on track with moving these items from my home to yours!! It's a winning formula, I get the enjoyment of searching and finding these little treasures and sharing with other people who will also appreciate their fun, cute or quirky appearance.  Maybe you can't or don't want to get up at 5am to go to the flea market or estate sale, but I really don't mind it. In fact my husband and I both love going and we have a great time together! So on Saturday and Sunday mornings, you sleep in and I will get up early and go out and find more of these lovely little gems just for you.

Right now I am enjoying their sweet little smiling faces and pretty long lashes and bright little eyes.

 Yes I am surrounded.... 

surrounded by some of the things I love!

If you crave cute things as much as I do, then check out my shop CraveCute on Etsy. Maybe you will find something there that you will love too!


  1. They're all wonderful, and so adorable! I do the same with many of the books i buy and read. I keep some if i really love them, but many i donate to our library or get credit for them at Powell's books. :)

  2. The vintage birthday card with the kitten on it and all those vintage valentines look just like ones I got when I was a kid. I guess that makes me "vintage" too -- a much better term than "old," LOL!

  3. That's actually very Eastern philosophy, in a way. Surround yourself with a calming, nice environment. So important!

  4. You found some great stuff.. I love to be surrounded by cute!

  5. That is a perfect plan. I am smitten with that pixie planter!

  6. Diane these are the best finds. The pixie planter is so cute and don't you just love the vintage cards. Seemed like your early trips to the flea market pay off.

  7. I love that green squirrel! His face is too cute!!! I will have to keep on eye out in your shop! If I lived closer, I would be up early, shopping with you! I think it would be so much fun! Take Care ;o)

  8. oh oh oh you are surround by cuteness!

  9. Oh Diane, that's exactly how I feel. I'm often asked how I find so many lovely books and post cards - well it's easy, visit flea markets, auctions, estate sales, books sales - you name it I'm there. It's sometimes very tempting to stay in bed or sit in the garden but when there are lovely things to be found - I'm off! I love this post; there are so many cute things I don't know what to admire first!

  10. I love that birthday card. I love all of these! Wow yuo really are surrounded by some serious cuteness :)


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