I’ve been naughty and have not blogged the last couple of flea markets – all the photos I had taken ended up on Instagram and it just seemed repetitive, but I will post photos of this month’s excursion. It was a BIG one, as September always is, and I had a special guest with me – my MOM!!!Â She is in town for the weekend and this was her maiden voyage to the Nashville Flea Market. We flea’d until we dropped. (I’m making up that fake word as of today, someone had to do it – you’re welcome.)
We didn’t actually get much, but we saw all sorts of wonderful things.
I loved these rugs a LOT, but not the size I need, and out of my current budget.
If there’s something you’re looking for, chances are I’ve come across it at one point or another. I’ve been doing some “picker” work for a few people lately, so if you have a request – send it my way and I’ll let you know if I see it.
Have a great weekend!
Just a quick break from our vacation to let you guys know about the vintage shopping you can be doing this Friday! Support my ladies Melissa and Brandy and walk away with some great finds.
I had to do a speed flea this month since the kids were out half day for the end of the school year. I finally got together with the talented Ben Corda, who moved up this way last year, and showed him my favorite vendors at the Nashville Flea Market. Next time we hope he has room in his car!
This lady was hanging out with her live rooster, you know, as you do….
I did get one thing….
The orange pleather is torn in the back, but will be a great project since the chrome was in such nice shape. It’s an All-Steel chair that has a Hannah/Morrison for Knoll vibe I like.
Happy holiday weekend everyone!!
It was a great flea…one of the biggest of the year. Hopefully, it will clear up so I can go back Sunday!
Nice Homecrest collection here…..but….
I did get one thing…well actually 2, you know I have a weakness for pairs.
A pair of vintage butterflies. They crave my love.Â I need to get the ones I already have powder coated, so I’ll throw these into the mix. We have gotten to the point where we almost exclusively sit in the butterflies when hanging out on the deck. I’m starting to consider selling some of my Homecrest since it requires cushions, and with no covered porches, it’s just a hassle.Â Especially given the increasingly rainy Nashville climate.
There has been zero movement in the pantry situation, but I have managed to rearrange half the house again, so I now need to re-shoot pretty much everything.
Have a great weekend!
Yes, I know it’s now WEDNESDAY that I’m finally posting this, but this is the first time I’ve had to sit at the computer since the flea. Good flea..nay, GREAT flea. I would have loved to stay and forage for hours, but as it was..I had a little over one hour to see and split.Â It was very cold, so my frozen fingers snapped as much as I could for you..most of these were posted on Instragram in real time.
What did I bring home? Two things….
I got a deal on the nesting teak bowls since a couple of the “petals” were damaged and another piece of string art.
I have more to share..the pantry is coming along and some recent local travels I’ll try and get posted in the next day.
Thanks to all who commented and made me feel a wee bit less of a loser on the debut of this series! Guilt loves company as much as misery does, in my opinion.
This is the second, and to date, my most “famous” RTH item since the intended recipient was informed of her loss. What I found for her instead was actually a much better fit and has been greatly enjoyed, but when she saw the one that got away, I got the dagger eyes, and luckily, forgiveness. Right, Lauri?!?
For those new to the series, the gist is: I go vintage shopping to find something great and unique for a specific person. I buy said something. I cannot give it away. I have named this seriesÂ Road to Hell
(or RTH for sensitive ears) because, as the saying goes;Â The road to hell is paved with good intentions. My intentions really are quite good…until they aren’t.
This gem is still one of my favorite finds. It was scooped up at Garden Point Antiques in Etowah, Arkansas several years ago…maybe 6 or 7? It is a replica of a vintage Gucci design and marked TAN under each petal and the base. The Gucci pieces sell for hundreds, mine…notsomuch, but I don’t care. I bought it because it was unique and fun, even though I don’t smoke. I doesn’t really scream “ashtray” anyway.
How was I outed? Girlfriend one (shopping companion) to girlfriend 2 (gift recipient) said in a conversation of that day’s treasure hunting and finds, “…..Â and I saw the one you didn’t get!” and we are still laughing about it…BUSTED. I’ll leave it to her in my will, so it will find its way eventually.