Sunday, February 3, 2013

I Found the Mother Lode (and Mother Can She Carry a Load)!

Do you have fun coming up with your titles for your blog posts?

I just love playing with words and sometimes you have to grin and bear it with me.

So what mother lode did I find?

Well Fabulous Phyllis (my friend that had a charming shop in our town, but was forced to close due to the economy) and I went out to an estate sale this weekend (more on that later) and we buzzed into the consignment shop where she is currently selling her upcycled furniture and other delightful creations.

And there.......there in HER booth.....was something I have desired for a long, long, long, time but never thought I would find.  And it is so cute!!!  I have to confess, I was giggling with delight.  Really.  Giggling a lot.  You might have even called me giddy.  I would certainly have called me giddy.  (For heaven's sake, I'm still giggling about it as I write this post.)

Well, my dears, just FEAST your eyes on this!

Vintage inspired fabric!

Crocheted trim!

Red and white gingham!

Red and white polka dots!

Aqua wheels!

Can't you just picture me wheeling that about at a flea market? Or how about at a farmer's market?
Did I mention that someone just gave her the cart and then she sewed the liner?  
I am SOOOOO glad no one spotted it before me!

And there just might be a field trip planned to go to the Rose Bowl Flea Market this spring!  Bessie will be sure to come along.  Yes, I think her name is Bessie.

Well Bessie and I hope you have a fabulous week.  I know I will because every time I see her, I'm going to have that same cat-who-swallowed-the-canary grin on my face.  And.....
I might even giggle.

Thanks for buzzing in!


  1. It is too cute! I too can get giddy about little things. That is what makes live fun!

  2. I say it has your name written all over it :-) Congratulation!!


  3. No wonder you're giddy, fantastic find. Too cute for words. :)

  4. This cheerful! You are going to get a lot of compliments ion this!


  5. Oh my goodness. so stinkin adorable. I bought cute red one at a flea market in October and I took it to the Rose Bowl in January. Makes shopping so much easier. I call my dolly trolly, yes I named her. I am going back to the Rose Bowl in March and you can bet dolly is coming with me.
    blessings to you.

  6. mother load? Now your talkin girl.oh my goodness gracious..I've been on the hunt for one myself for quite some time, but dont' want to buy new..and you get one that is covered..oh my gooooooooooodness and aqua wheels to boot (one of my new favorite colours after red, and red and white checkered, and

  7. I am so jealous! I would have been doing the happy dance. My cart is so dull and I have been looking for a cover for a long time. They are great to carry all those great finds. Now I am really on the hunt for a cover and think a new paint job is in the near future.
    You did find the Mother Lode!

    Have fun with Bessie!

    Cathy <;)

  8. Miss Bessie is so darn cute!!! Let me know whenever you come to the Rose Bowl! ;) xo Heather

  9. Oh - so cute - love, love the aqua wheels! I have a cart, too - and love pulling it around my school. It has become my trademark, I guess - so funny. Here in blogland we all love them!

  10. You are killing me with those aqua wheels!!!!
    Really that's about the cutest cart I've seen.
    You'll be stopped all the time and asked about it I'll bet!
    Happy For You!
    Erica :)

  11. So cute!!! You gotta love those aqua wheels!!!


  12. I am always so happy when one of my creations goes to a good home. Hope we have many greats shopping trips with Bessie.
    Fabulous Phyllis

  13. I saved the cart my son used to use when delivering newspapers... It would look pretty neat all gussied up like Bessie! Enjoy:@)

  14. GAAAH! Bessie is perfection! I can totally see her being wheeled about at the flea market, or just parked somewhere inside your home. Looove her!

  15. Love everything about your little card, right down to those cute aqua wheels! My mom has a similar one... since I already own a piece of that fabulous retro fabric, perhaps I can finagle it over to my house... it doesn't have those cute aqua wheels but that could be changed with a bit of paint... and I'd name her Lucy :)

    You're one lucky shopper!

  16. The aqua wheels put that little cart right over the top, not to mention the sweet liner. I hope the you and Bessie make it to the Rose Bowl -- I've never been and will have to live vicariously through you!

  17. o Lordy B...that is so cute...I have one that surely needs to be cutened up like this one!

  18. I love this liner... great job! I'm your newest follower and rss subscriber...

  19. Oh, how darling! Your were in the right place at the right time. I love the cheery bright red liner and those aqua wheels.
    Now...I'd call that a perfect set of wheels!
    Blessings and Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!
    Carolynn xoxo
    Gotta love the name "Bessie"!


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