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Friday, July 7, 2017

Lazy Days of Summer

Summer Days are made for Flea Markets and Tag Sales! Early summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the warm weather and pick up a few treasures whilst getting a bit of exercise too! Here are a few gems I've picked up over the last month.

Wouldn't you feel like a Queen sipping out of this gorgeous Yellow Tea Cup and Saucer? It's a 1950's set by Royal Sealy China. Japanese tea cup set in iridescent luster-ware finish. The tea cup is footed with a yellow and white iridescent finish trimmed in gold. Both the tea cup and the saucer are faceted. The tea cup has 3 geometric gold feet. Wonderful Art Deco style!

Are you old enough to remember these? Found this lovely vintage Set of 4 Metal Snack/Lap Trays. They are Green & Yellow with lithographed roses and leaves. Beautiful bright colors with red and cream colored roses. They're chippy and shabby and perfect for your French cottage, farmhouse, or cabin decor.

They remind me of those days long ago when we kids could grab a sandwich and chips and park ourselves on the floor in front of the TV on Sunday night and watch Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.

I just found this vintage 1962 park map of Disneyland in a box of books that I picked up at an estate sale last year.  Someone from California snapped it up from my shop within a week!

Of course when I think about my time as a kid, I always think of my Mom.  I found this black and white photo of her taken when she was about 6 years old. I played around with the Pixlr photo editor to get the results below. She had the most beautiful captivating eyes.

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July and you're ready
 to take on those Lazy Days of Summer!

See you soon!



  1. Have fun hunting for treasures this summer!

  2. I love that photo! And I enjoyed this post and music very much. Thank you so much for sharing, and enjoy your summer!

  3. Hello Diane, you are quite right about summer days, and it looks as if you are finding some lovely things.

    I love what you did with the photograph of your mum; she does have the most beautiful eyes.

    Happy summer :)

  4. Oh wow I just love your Mom's sweet photo and your versions. The teacup is amazing, all cool finds. Hot lazy July for sure. Stay cool Diane! :)

  5. Hey Diane! Good to see you! Hope the fur babies are doing well! I am looking for Autumn already! LOL! Love your new finds! Your mom is beautiful!! Love her eyes! Big Hugs!

  6. That is an adorable pic of your mom! She has the same haircut as Ramona from the Ramona books ;)

    Love the cup and saucer. I haven't seen a geometric one before.

  7. Thanks everyone, I've finally visited all your blogs to say Hi! RK I think it was a home haircut, they were poor farmers. It does look very 1930's though!

  8. Hey Diane,

    Whoa, hang on a moment, please! :) At just gone two on a Saturday morning, I've finally arrived at your magical blog.

    You have indeed found some wonderful gems. I've never been able to purchase a flea at a flea market, or, for that matter, a farmer at a farmer's market.

    You are so right about your beloved mother's eyes.

    Thank you, Diane and enjoy the rest of your summer.

    Gary :)

  9. This is the prettiest tea cup, Diane. And those trays are lovely. Your mom's picture is a treasure at six years old. I think I like the last one best. It looks like she has blue eyes.

    Happy August!


  10. You are a great shopper to find these beautiful treasures! I'm in love with that teacup! Hugs...RO


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