Monday, April 30, 2012


Hello everyone:) 
How was your weekend? Don and I took a little get-a-way to PA for a few days. We went flea marketing and antiquing for four full days!!!!! Don's SUV was so packed, we couldn't fit another thing in it. If we'd had only brought the truck:)

 I wanted to take you on a little tour of the things that we saw at the markets. Depression glass is always present. I don't collect it but know ladies who do. It is very pretty.
 I have shown you this little house in the middle of the flea market before. This lady is one of the most creative woman I have ever met. She re purposes EVERYTHING!  She is amazing! A must stop every trip!
 This market was in a nice area with lots of trees throughout. It is nice in the warm weather but this weekend was soooooo cold. Not to worry. We were prepared with warm clothes and gloves.

      This was such a pretty display. This dealer actually has a little shop too. Lots of great things.
 That 'eggs' sign spoke to me. I wonder why I didn't buy it? Hmmmm
                   And who doesn't love bowls of lace and shells???
             OK, this is why I wanted to bring the truck!!!!! I have been wanting one of these for so long and it was only $30.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!It even has wheels.
 More primitives and look at those awesome gourds.  Cute little cracked shelf made of old lattice.
 This particular flea market has 3 outbuildings and the rest of the dealers are out in the field.
 This sweet woman let me take a couple of pictures of her booth. LOVE that cabinet. She said it was going to use it as an island in her kitchen but plans changed. IF ONLY I HAD THE TRUCK! I had her card but can't find it. She told me she sells online. So if by any chance you are reading this and know who she is please let me know because she has a great eye for treasures and I want to share:)
 Another shot of her booth. Look at that tall cabinet. WHY OH WHY DIDN'T WE BRING THE TRUCK:)
 The woman that sold the next few pictures of things has a great eye too. She will be at Brimfield which is great because I will surely go back to her.
             Lots of crystals. I bought some old bobeches from her.
                                           Great selection of canning jars.
                                                               Boxes and lace.
                                    I bought a great frog from her too.
                                                                Awesome door!!!!!!!!!!!
  These are some of the things I brought home. The white yo yo tablecloth is one of my favorite things.
     Fell in love with this hand tinted photo. Isn't it beautiful?
                                       Picked up some of these too. I hope she brings more to Brimfield. I put them in my old bottles. Love the look.
 Someone had sewn a bunch of feed sacks together to make a giant laundry bag and I bought it! I am using it as a tablecloth on our French farm table. Brought home the large ironstone bowl, the white enamel pail and the beautiful geranium too.
   Love this long white wicker basket. I filled it with different old jars.

                       Aren't these the best drawers evah? Couldn't come home without a couple;) 

Well, I hope you enjoyed my photos of the flea markets in PA. I will share more of that pretty State this week with you so stay tuned.................................................

'Till next time,
~Debra xxx

Monday, April 23, 2012


Hello Everyone:)

I am just getting used to this new blogger. Hope this post comes out better than it looks as I write it. Are you having problems with it? It may just be me;)

For BLOGGERS' BODEGA, MAISONSTGERMAIN.COM will be adding the following paintings to our online boutique. If you are interested in any of them just email us at MAISONSTGERMAIN@GMAIL.COM. Nicole will try to get them us this week.

              'PASSION' 10X20x1/4. $65.00
The color is actually more of a maroon than a grape color. This is how my camara saw it:) The background is a chocolate brown with a vintage pink bottom. I really enjoyed painting this one:)

                             'SUMMER  LOVE' 10 X10 X3/4 $40.00
          Pinks, turquoises and whites add to the cheerfulness of this piece.

                                                 'JUST PICKED' 8 X 8 X 1 3/4  $40.00
                 Vintage white planter holds lovely pinky flowers.

                                               "OH HAPPY DAY" 10 X 20 X 3/4 $65.00
                                      A tall vase of pink happiness.
                                               'FRENCH KISS' 9  12 X 1 1/2  $55.00.
                                                             Lots of colorful details.

Please visit all of the wonderful shops that advertise with us on Tuesdays. For more information on how you can advertise for FREE read our BLOGGERS' BODEGA BUTTON on this blog.

'Till next time................
~Debra xxx

Monday, April 16, 2012



I wanted to show you what I found at the flea market this weekend. One never knows what will speak to them and these were screaming at me!

Two fabulous wooden pillars!
 I knew they would look great in my studio garden. I have wanted a romantic look and these were perfect for my vision. This one is larger so it was best for my birdhouse. I just know we will have lots of guests in it:)
 This one was slimmer and this statue fit it as if it were meant to be. Once the bulbs and plants come up it is going to be so pretty. I'll show you when that happens.
                                                             Isn't she pretty?
 That is my messy studio, which I will probably never show pictures of. lol I have two frog ponds in the garden but I just may add fish this year.
             Oh, this 'house' used to be a bird house but baby mice are living in it. I didn't chase them out because they are outside and not in the barn;)
                        Watering cans help water my plants and look pretty.
                   I've showed this statue before but had to share again because I just love it:)
                If you're in the area, stop by. There's plenty of places to sit and relax:)

'Till next time....................................................................
~Debra XXX

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Hello Everyone:)

How was your Easter? Ours was beautiful. Spending it with could it not be:) I wanted to show you what I have been doing lately instead of cleaning the barn;) If I get company...I'll die. Maybe a bit  dramatic but  I know you understand....; )

                     Painting!!!!! Yes, I have been in lock down in my studio painting!!
                             This is "A Box of Lovelies".
                                                    "Oh Beautiful Day"
                                               "Livies Posies" named for one of my cats that keep me company while I paint. Have you ever tried to paint with a cat on your lap:) lol
                                                   "Bottle of Sunshine"
                                               "Peach Tea at Noon"
I have decided to keep this one:) lol

Hopefully, tomorrow I will be bringing these over to SERENDIPITY in Litchfield,CT where Nicole and I sell some of our handmade treasures:) Liliana is such a doll and her shop is such a fun place to shop. So many artists and gorgeous things are displayed so beautifully.
I'll tell you, if I didn't work, I'd be in my messy studio every day creating. Are you like that too?

Now I will have to get back to cleaning my home again soon..........or maybe I'll paint just one more;)

`Till next time...................
~Debra xxx

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Hello Everyone:)

Today is Blogger's Bodega and is having a 35% off of  EVERYTHING. Architectural pieces, housewares, everything!!!. Check us out and be sure to check out all of the other shops who advertise here for FREE on TUESDAYS!!!!! HAPPY SHOPPING:)
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