Sunday, July 18, 2010

Get excited-thank you, Sunday flea market and some African bead love

Do you remember the Get Excited wave that went through the blogosphere a while ago?
I want to thank Debbie of Prairie Emporium for making this wonderful tote for me. I love it, Debbie - thank you so very much. Your writing is fabulous!





I was at a smaller flea market today - more of an antique market. A lot of higher priced articles. But I did manage to spy something, as usual.



A lonely cuff link, of Austrian origin - possibly Wiener Werkst├Ątten. Art Deco era. Gorgeous!


Some lovely (knitted?) rayon ribbon, a spool of silky looking thread (unfortunately, the seller couldn't say which material the thread is) and some vintage lace. Aren't the colours of these ribbons wonderful?



As most of you know, my husband was in South Africa during the Soccer World Cup. He finally came home this week - hurray!!! And brought me some lovelies to play with.








Glass beads and recycled glass beads from Ghana and Nigeria, bone beads, seed pod beads, ostrich egg shell heishi, glass trade beads, sea shells and sea glass.
Can't you tell he knows how to thrill me?

Thank you, Max!!!!

Thank you to Hannia also - the owner of the Ilali Guest House - for taking my husband to those places he would never have found on his own!

20 comments:

Mary Newton Designs said...

Wow,what a great husband. I love all those African beads!

Barbara Lewis said...

Your husband has good taste! How thoughtful ... the perfect gifts. Those rayon ribbons are going to look great in your jewelry. I have some that is variegated in color and if I use four strands they are perfect for larger holed beads ... like the ones I sent you! I knot the fiber between each bead. I can't wait to see what creative fun you have.

Debbie is so talented and very sweet. Incredibly thoughtful. Her talents are so far-reaching. The design, lettering and color choices in your pieces are amazing!

romantic decay said...

Your treasures are wonderful!

Rebecca said...

Hi Renate
Oh, you are one lucky girl! Love all your goodies, those strings of brass beads with the patina have my attention! Can't wait to see what your talented hands do with all this loveliness!
Many Blessings
Rebecca

lunedreams said...

ooh, that silky thread looks so luxurious! I can almost feel it! The greens are so rich. Can't wait to see what you do with it! hubs made a haul--he's got a great eye! those trade beads are awesome, and I love those brass ones. south africa has fabulous shopping, they do indeed have stuff from all over the continent, and there are street markets everywhere. I always came home with a suitcase full of awesome stuff.

Judy said...

What a love he is...he knows exactly what you would like. I am so glad he is finally home.

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Renate, love all your African surprises!! He did a great job looking for beads.
Glad you like your bag and the practice fabric with your name, sorry it took me so long to get it sent. Have a great week!!!

Diane said...

Hi Renate! You always find the best stuff! I want to go flea market hopping with you! What a great hubby too! Hugs, Diane

Beverly Herman said...

Renate the love the colors of the ribbons. What a great husband who goes on a quest to find you beads! That is really special.

Hopemore Studio said...

Renate, how lovely all your new goodies! The thoughtfulness of your husband to come back with those treasures is really sweet. I would say he really gets you!

Fantastic art deco cuff link too, curious to see what you do with it.

Angie

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Lucky you...what a thoughtful hubby and he picked some great beads! Glad he's home safe & sound.

Cindy said...

Hello dear Renate! What a great post today...full of goodies. Your tote from Debbie is a treasure....just look at her script and doodles..she has true talent for lettering, just love it! And happy to hear Max has returned, and bearing so many gifts! I agree with everyone...the beads he brought home are fabulous!

Rustique Gal said...

What a dear Max is! Lovely treasures from his trip and I'm sure from his heart. Enjoy!
Sherry

mermaiden said...

oh BABY!

sharon said...

Your post of all those beautiful beads is a delight for the eyes! So glad Max is home safe and sound!

steufel said...

Just: WOW!

cat said...

What an awesome husband you have!!
My hubby is always looking for discards to bring home to me. I think it's cool when they sort of get you!

Esther said...

wowwwwww love this rubon!! and all those treasures from africa!!! what a chance!!
debbie's work is beautiful!!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh My Hermanita!!! You are a very lucky girl!!!!! The couple of strings of African glass beads I have I confess I have a hard time not hoarding!!!! They are just so amazing, raw,earthy all those wonderful colors!! Wow Max does know how to wooooo a woman's heart!! ;)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

fanciful devices said...

IM SO JEALOUS OF THOSE BEADS!
that alone would've been worth putting up with those vuvuzelas!