Well I did it. I went to my very first flea market! And let me tell you, it wasn’t as cute as all you fabulous vendors I follow in blogland make your booths look. It was a parade of junk … but of course I didn’t mind. That’s the fun of it! The hunt. The search for treasure … and a bargain. It’s just too much fun! And treasure I found. Not so much bargains, but treasure none the less!
I have to say I was pretty proud of myself knowing what things were and what the hot collections were right now (many thanks to everyone in blogland for teaching me : ). There were lots of vintage flower frogs … I don’t collect them but fun to look at! There was also a collection of vintage shaving brushes like in Flea Market Style mag. I fell HARD for a vintage clock face, all white with black roman numerals. Only problem was, the guy wanted $35 for it. Sorry buddy, I could buy a new clock and take out the face for that!
The window I hung behind my TV display. Sorry for the ugly black TV … but I had to spruce up that space somehow! I’ve had this display for a while and I won’t even tell you what was behind there before. (Think half-finished vinyl wall phrases … yikes.) I think this completes the look nicely. The shelf you’ve seen before and is a $3 Goodwill find, the apothecary jar is from Home Goods (oh, to have one in Wichita!), the little pot is from TJ Maxx, the tall metal holder is from some fun shop in Mississippi and I bought it when I was probably about 13 (I’ve always had good taste I guess : ). The dried roses are from my parents the day I was initiated into Delta Gamma. They’re looking a little sad now, and I’ve wanted to replace them with gorgeous lavender stems from Hobby Lobby, but I guess the money tree I planted out back isn’t growing too well. The warmer is Scentsy from my BFF. Nest is from Hobby Lobby and eggs are from my fave boutique here in town, Lucinda’s. Whew! Was that way too much detail? I always love knowing where everyone got their vignette pieces from, so I thought I’d share!
The wire tray went into my little potting shelf in the kitchen and holds tea towels and two of my cake stands. I also tied some of the numbers on with raffia. I think it looks pretty cute! It may eventually migrate to my office, but we’ll see.