I love the blogosphere. It’s one of the first things I do in the morning…catching up on my favorite blogs. But it wasn’t until I started reading and immersing myself into design blogs that I realized how amazing flea market finds can be to a space.
First of all, anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE a good deal. When someone compliments me on a shirt or necklace, I usually follow up with the place I got it and the price. It’s like a knee-jerk reaction. I can’t help but share the deal…and “flea-ing” is about finding a good deal. (check)
Second, I LOVE how flea market finds instantly changes a space and gives it character. I’m an interior designer, right? But even I get in the “I’m-stuck-in-the-big-box-retail-store-rut”. I scored some deals last year at a flea market and it instantly gave my living room some depth. (double check)
Third, I love the history of an object. I love imagining who had it before me, why they bought it, and where it’s been…so clearly, I’m addicted to the hunt. (triple check)
In the past few weeks, I scored some amazing finds that I’m dying to share with you!!
Got all these goodies from this past weekend’s Vintage Bazaar !!
Vintage lunch box…so rusty and perfect!
Vintage scallop edge bowls…stay tuned for where these little guys will end up!
Vintage Bingo cards…this one made me squeal! I instantly knew what I was going to do with them…stay tuned!
Really amazing old movie posters…my hubs is going to take these to work because he fell in love. And we found the vintage old hangers that were perfect for them!
Okay, get this story. My dad got this vintage library card cabinet at a garage sale…he got four shelves it (two are shown) and all the old tools in it for $1!! I could not believe it…I convinced him to give these to me and I super heart it. (I saw similar cabinets at the Vintage Bazaar going for $100!)
This one is my favorite…I got this chair at the Wolff Flea Market for a mere $10! The fabric is harvest gold 1970′s goodness…I got this chair because we desparately need one and I’ve decided to try and re-upholster it. By. Myself. Yup, gulp. We’ll see when I decide to actually attempt this…I’ll keep you updated. Gulp. again.
Do you guys go to Flea Markets? Are you hooked like me? If not, have I convinced to give it a try…? :)