Posted: April 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Shoppin' and Junkin' | Tags: nashville flea market | 3 Comments »
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. 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. 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!
Posted: March 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Shoppin' and Junkin' | Tags: nashville flea market | 4 Comments »
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. 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.
Posted: February 22nd, 2013 | Filed under: Shoppin' and Junkin' | Tags: nashville flea market, string art | 8 Comments »
Happy Weekend! Here’s a quick round up of things we saw today at the Flea Market.
This was a small, child sized Barcelona chair made of plaster. If it were concrete, it might be great for a garden/patio, but I think it would disintegrate…it was already chipping away, but quite a fun find.
Kathy ended up taking this little chrome and faux burl formica gateleg table set for her kids to use for creating and crafting without guilt.
There’s always one…..
You know you’re getting old when the Zima sign is “vintage”.
Did I find anything? Well, yes I did…..
One eyed baby owl and mama and a likely knockoff Bertoia. Not a bad day.
For a round up of all Nashville Flea Market trips, go here.
Posted: September 23rd, 2012 | Filed under: Shoppin' and Junkin' | Tags: nashville flea market | 11 Comments »
I couldn’t get this posted on Friday again…sorry! If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen many of these in real time.
I hit the flea on a gorgeous, not too hot day with Kathy and Melissa, and here’s what we saw!
Big wheel keeps on turnin’………….
Melissa snagged that cute little bar cart.
My coffee table, with a matching side table!
I did find one thing.
Imagine the flame bulbs replaced with opaque round bulbs and a little cleaning and we’re going for a mini version of this look….
Image from Jonathan Adler
My plan is for it to hang over the sink in the new bathroom. BTW, it’s time to grout the tile so I gotta run. Happy Sunday!
For previous flea market posts, click here.
Posted: August 29th, 2012 | Filed under: Shoppin' and Junkin' | Tags: nashville flea market | 6 Comments »
If you keep up with my friends at My Interior Life, Chateau À Gogo and The Insane Domain, then you already know we had fun day at the flea. Sorry I couldn’t get this up for you on Friday as a preview, unless you were following on Instagram in real time.
Here’s what caught my eye.
This velvet sofa was the big regret of the day. One of us should have gotten it, though none of us needed it, it could be a great rehab project. I was too hot to think straight.
This is the piece I almost brought home. So much storage, solid wood, a little dinged, but good lines and fab pulls. Oh well. I went home empty handed this month.
This kinda sums up the South in a very sterotypical way….spicy food, sweet tea and a whole lot of Jesus.
Posted: April 28th, 2012 | Filed under: Art, Shoppin' and Junkin' | Tags: green lady, nashville flea market, The Chinese Girl, vladimir tretchikoff | 8 Comments »
I know, I’m posting it on a Saturday, but I have my reasons. I’ve been running a bit behind schedule ever since my car started giving me attitude. Right as I hop in the car to go hook up with Kathy and Bri at the Flea, I discover that the battery is dead, so no flea for me! Luckily, After failed jumpings, towings and battery replacing, I was back in business by early afternoon so I made it in the end. You’re welcome.
I saw Rae there and introduced myself, which is always weird because you feel like a stalker when you meet someone whose blog you read, but there it is!
OK, I’ll shut up now and let you preview the flea. It’s April, which is one of the biggest markets all year…both the Swine Barn and the Mule Shed were packed with vendors.
OK, we might have to discuss this one. It was rubbery and bizarre. It was in the same booth as this guy, so…. ’nuff said.
Kathy, I’m sure you saw these…but in case you didn’t…
I loved that dress. I tried it on over my clothes and it was hard to tell if it would work or not without a mirror or anything. Kinda wishing I had gotten it anyway.
There was a vendor there who only comes once a year, and she had some of the most beautiful textiles. Turkish woven rugs and suzanis….I wish she would come more often.
There was also a Japanese Maple vendor I hadn’t seen before…beautiful selection.
There were 11 of those chairs earlier in the day.
Did I get anything? Well, I did some shopping for others, which was my main goal, so I can’t reveal those yet just in case the recipients are reading.
However, I did decide I would join the millions who have owned and admired the most famous Chinese lady in the world. I KNOW, but I’ve always loved her, always wanted an old one…. and yesterday was my chance. This Vladimir Tretchikoff is The Chinese Girl aka The Green Lady. I loved reading about how the model and VT met up again 40 years later.
Her frame needs cleaning up, but I’ll get her back in shape and placed somewhere soon. Have a great weekend!