Wednesday, September 07, 2011

woyww...the French edition

For those of you who read my blog, you will know that on Sunday I went to the biggest flea market in the world in Lille , France, and wow! what a wonderful time was had! Now I had planned to tidy my desk, and arrange all my goodies on it in an arty arrangement, so you could ooh and aaah over them! But in time honoured fashion, not much hope of that!! Too busy resting my poor overworked feet, and now it gets dark so early, and the light is awful for photos, so even if I had tidied my desk, you wouldn't have been able to see it! So I plonked probably my best buy ( for altering that is) on the desk, took an angled photo, and hoped for the best. Actually there were 2 of these, and I bought them with a friend, so she had one, and I the other. DH has cleaned it up for me ( a little rusty it was) so I can alter it... I feel an alcohol ink moment coming on.I did buy lots more " stuff" and am saving that for another day!

Now if you think that this very strange picture of my very untidy desk with a vintage stamp holder on it is peculiar, then step into the world of Mrs Dunnit and her wonderful world of Desks at What's On Your Work desk Wednesday!
Have a very creative Wednesday :))

29 comments:

Sarah said...

I've been to Lille to - definitely an experience...never seen so many folk trying to sell so much stuff form the sublime to total tat. Half of France turns up with their wares. Fab find - looking great already!
Thanks for sharing your space today!
Sarah (at 7)

Hels Sheridan said...

Your poor feet... sounds like it was worth it though :O))

jude said...

Sounds like you had busy day but well worth it .Can't wait to see it all distressed up!
Happy woyww
hugs judex6

Helen said...

Looks a great find, have fun altering it.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh what fun, I love Flea Markets and resale shops.a great find you have there. Rest those twinkle toes and enjoy WOYWW.

Sid said...

Loving the stamp stand and Lille is lovely !!

Twiglet said...

I think we should have WOYWW trip to Lille - what fun that would be!! x Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I always admire folk who can spot the little jewel in amongst the detritus - it's not a skill I have!! That metal stand is very interesting, you're gonna have fun altering that :D xx

NatashaMay said...

This looks nice. I'm interested to see how you alter it.:)

Annie said...

Sounds like you had a fab time.
A x

famfa said...

Sunds good. Look forward to seeing the finished product.

jill said...

Can't wait to see your holder with it's make over when you distress it

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow....that's an awesome find, I love it. Was it hard letting your friend have the other one? LOL I would have wanted both but sharing is the best! Can't wait to see what else you've found. Thanks for the visit, have a great day and rest those feet :D

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh have fun cant wait to see it finished. Hope your feet have recovered.

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh WoW!!! How steampunk is that!!! :)

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Looking forward to seeing the inked finished transformation. Did you Eurostar? I've never been to Lille, collect enough stuff here as it is!

Netty said...

Looking forward to seeing how you alter this fab piece. x

Spyder said...

What a fab find, you must have had a great time. Happy WOYWW
((Lyn))

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I love flea markets...I would really LOVE a flea market in France. I'd love to have an old stamp holder, can't wait to see what you do with it. Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is wonderful.

Elizabeth said...

The flea market sound terrific and your find is great - I look forward to seeing what you do to it and photos of your other goodies - once your feet have recovered, of course :) Elizabeth x #50

Sam said...

Lucky you to go to Lille. Can I come with you next time?
Love that stamp holder you got you lucky thing!!

Angie said...

Glad you had such a great time ...and amazing purchases ...hope the feet have recovered.

Neil said...

Glad you enjoyed it. I am jealous already of your stand so I guess i'll be even more green when you share the rest! Hope you have a fab day.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

mm Jennie can so understand why you are having an inky moment coming on over there on your table - to me it looks lovely not messy at all tis all in the eye of the beholder. Happy WOYWW, Shaz in oz.x

Julia Dunnit said...

How wonderful Jennie, would love to have been with you - you see things that I don't for sure!!

Dragon said...

Woo it's beautiful.. looks like giant TH flowery thingies!!?? Great rest-of-desk as always. Have a great week
Frankie
xx

Tertia said...

Looks like you had great fun. Love the stand.
Happy WOYWW

Neet said...

Mmm. Now how does one get to Lille? What a super find that was and cannot wait to see what else you got - biggest flea market - wowee!
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #4

Shoshi said...

Sounds as if you had great fun! I love the vintage stamp holder, and I'm sure it will be beautiful all alcohol-inked-up. It's such fun wandering around flea markets isn't it - you never know what you'll find!