Saturday, 17 January 2009

Picking Up The Pace: Super Pretty


I've decided to pick up the pace - I'm celebrating one year of PottyMouthMama tomorrow, and I am starting daily blogging again, I've been a little lax.

This morning I met my sister at the markets. We were prepared for all sorts of beauties. I'm not sure what she thought she'd snaffle, and really, I'm not sure what I thought I'd snaffle (a few lucite necklaces, some gorgeous ceramics, a new vintage skirt), but it was a little disappointing. More stolen goods than vintage beauties if you get my drift.

Reminds me of the time (the one and only time before you start thinking I am some jet-setting goddess) Matt and I were in Paris. It was cold. It was grey. We caught the metro to the flea market - I had ideas in mind of generations of forgotten furniture, discarded Dior, boxes of Balenciaga, lost Louboutins a jewellery box full to over-flowing of costume jewellery. Boy oh boy, I was excited.

My excitement lasted all of about 30 seconds when we arrived at the marche aux puces. Nothing like what I had imagined. It was a market like one of those set up at the show - cheap socks, cheap and mass-produced clothes. Sadly I left empty handed. We quickly stepped back onto the Metro 'cause things felt a little shifty. The train got stopped and checked over by the police. Nobody allowed off. Nobody allowed on. I remember my heart - Boom! Boom! Boom! What a dud!

Back to local markets - we found a lady selling the most delicious selection of mismatched crockery. Here are my buys for the day.

12 comments:

Sherrin said...

I love the little yellow one at the top left.

CurlyPops said...

They're all so pretty but I agree with Sherrin... the yellow one is the winner.

meet me at mikes - crafty! said...

Gorgeous! Would you PLEASE join Brown Owls so you can contribute to the Brown Owl memberzine this year, you very excellent writer you! I love mismatched plates. If you come for dinner, that is what you will get. Would you like to come for dinner? Any time this year would be great. I'm totes up for it. You can all bunk here for the night and drive home in the morning. I'm serious. Please email me your address, Miss. For my package sending, you know?!

Word Verification : Neetem
So neaten up, apparently

Kirsty said...

Gorgeous BUT I thought you were downsizing like me...I'm still allowing myself the stackers though.

three buttons said...

They are beautiful!! What a find!

Amber said...

They are so gorgeous. xx

Landlocked Shores said...

I'm a blog stalker and oh how I miss the days of the bin.... but this comes mighty close! Makes me smile. I might start a new collection myself.

The Lil Bee said...

Wow, you did VERY well. This would be a perfect day for me. I adore mismatched plates and teacups and saucers and glasses... I could go on. These plates are perfect. We would have fun flea market shopping together!

Bek said...

I love a happy ending.

These are really lovely!

(And I agree with Pip, you are an excellent writer)

REread said...

Oh pretty ... I love mismatched old plates, cups, etc. I told my mother that if i ever am the type of person who has matching linen and a matching dinner set from Myer to shoot me ... a little drastic, maybe.

cindy said...

Oh hooray - Daily mama. I am too boring, um I mean too busy to blog everyday. I love the plates too - great collection!

Tinniegirl said...

Those are gorgeous. What a great collection. Love your chest of drawers in the other post too.