First of course because of the many many pretty things you can find, second because of the people you meet. It's interesting how different people are: Some time ago, I was at a fleamarket, looking at a pile of beautiful old fabrics and table cloths. While I was having a closer look at everything, the woman yelled at me: "Don't unfold!! I can tell you anything you want to know!". Now - what's the sense of selling stuff if you're not even allowed to touch it and have a close look at it? I didn't say anything and just moved on to the next table.
The purchase of the little etagère above was a much nicer experience though: Me: What do you want for this? Her: Uhm, I don't know... (feeling a little uncomfortable) Maybe three euros? Me (feeling lucky): Alright, I'll take it. Her (a bit disbelieving): Really?
In the past couple of weeks I've been buying stuff like a crazy person on etsy. The wonderful thing about that is: At the moment, I am so forgetful due to the pregnancy that I forget what I ordered within the next minute. This means lots of lovely surprises in the mail!
The one above came from zoepatra - super pretty hand printed paper goods:
I love the little hare with glasses :)
Another sweet surprise, hand printed paper tags, came from Sweet Tidings:
I've already used the for a handmade project, details will follow!
It seems I go through different phases with regards to esty purchases - at the moment, I'm absolutely in love with paper goods of all kind. It could be earrings, fabric or anything tomorrow.