(I apologize for the photos: I took them from my phone camera, and between that, the fact that there were crowds of people, and that I'm kind of short and tend to get jostled a lot, some of the shots of my favorite furniture pieces didn't come out at all, and some photos didn't come out as well as I would have liked ... and then to top it off, the battery died!)
I didn't go to the Flea Market looking for anything in particular. I was mainly looking for inspiration. I love looking at all things vintage. Here are some of the things that caught my eye:
I'm a sucker for vintage clothing. I used to wear more of it when I was younger, and while I would never wear this hat, I love the soft colors, the velvet ribbon and flowers and the feather -- the art of it.
In the same booth was this stack of draperies. I love the faded pastel colors.
I love, love this pig! But I didn't love, love the price -- around $1,300 if I remember correctly.
This phone was pretty cute too.
Actually, there weren't a lot of bargains at this flea market. But It's always fun to see something that I've bought at a thrift store marked at a much, much, much higher price at shows like this. And there was a lot of cool stuff. Like this display mannequin from the '30s:
These chairs were fairly reasonably priced:
And these Hollywood Regency lamps, while not cheap, and not the style I have in my house -- were pretty darn fabulous!!!
There was some painted furniture, but unfortunately my battery ran out before I saw most of it. Here's some black and white that caught my eye. (And the bunny peeking out is pretty cute too!)
And I loved the detail on this piece, but it doesn't show well in the photo:
I took this shot to capture the paint finish on the mirror and the tin.
Like I need another dog lying around ... but this guy is pretty special.
Ever wonder what to do with all your old suit jackets? How about a tote bag? The woman who had this booth also made some great coats out of them.
As far as purchases, Connie bought a stool and some other items, Janet bought a dresser she's going to paint, and I just bought a couple of small items: a flour sack that I'll be turning into a pillow, a couple of vintage magazines that will eventually be used in some craft project (including a French one with a cover story about the "chic" French housewife), and some old silverware. Oh, and a necklace that isn't vintage or worth anything, but a girl's gotta have some bling!
After the Big Flea we went next store for a delicious lunch and more gabbing. All in all it was a great way to spend the day, and even if no bargains were to be found, I can't wait to do it again!