Monday, February 1, 2010

~flea market finds~

Yesterday was my "day off"
I call it that because I got to go to the flea market in the early morn, come home and take a nap, and then wake up and arrange all my goodies into their new homes!
My favorite purchase I think is this old wood tote with chippy paint! I added some little pots that I already
had and filled them with vintage silverware.
I love the chippy cream paint!

I think I will add some fresh flower clippings to the empty pots,

or just leave them as is.
It sits right in the middle of our dining room table.


Then because of this post I rearranged my dining room shelving.
I pretty much tried to copy what she did because

her kitchen shelving looks so good!
I also had the guidance of my new best friend!
Thank you Maria!


It's far from being done, but adding to the collection is half the fun!

Another find I found at the flea market is this old alarm clock.
Love it, and hope to add more to make a little collection.


After the flea market my friend Michelle and I hit a nearby Goodwill where I snagged this frame for $1.99!

I added the red apples for a little bit of color amongst all the white.

All the vintage silver I displayed is still tarnished and I love that!
Perfectly imperfect!

I displayed all my vintage ironstone plates and platters and am now on the lookout for pitchers.

My good friend
Donna sent me this amazing vintage scale for no reason, just because she's sweet like that, and it fits in perfectly!

Finally I ended up hauling home this old laundry cart.
I couldn't resist it's colors and textures and the $5 price tag!

I don't know what I will do with her yet, but I am thinking it will make a good display for my pillows when I do shows....

It may end up on the deck this summer filled with the kids' outdoor toys, who knows.

So that's it folks!
My trip to the flea market was a success!
xoxo

34 comments:

julie said...

beautiful! everything is beautiful! and what a great idea for the old laundry bag! i am loving your home! thanks for sharing! i am hosting my very first giveaway! come by for a visit!

Between You & Me said...

love everything...you always do such a wonderful job with your home! It looks beautiful!!

Dreamy Whites said...

Melaine,
I have been waiting to see if you were going to post about your flea market yesterday. I love all of it. I really love that laundry cart. Pillows would look great in that. I love that idea. You are so creative! I love your ironstone collection on your shelf, it looks really nice.
Take Care,
Maria

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

i would say it was a success! the chippy wood is awesome! i cannot wait to see all the wonderful displays you come up with!

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Amanda said...

Love love love that little wooden tote-and I love how you're using it :)
And the vintage scale-I've always wanted one of those...I can totally picture the cart as a pillow display too! Perfect!
We have no flea markets around here...wah!

Tina said...

Hi Melaine - what gorgeous finds, the tray, the laundry trolley and the frame! I found a frame like that last week at a thrift store and turned it into a noticeboard inspired by yours:) Love the way you have styled your shelves. What a sweet friend to send you a vintage set of scales, they look just lovely. Have a lovely day - Tina.

KarenSue said...

Great stuff. You have such a way with decorating. I find the good stuff I just have trouble displaying them. Please come over and help me.

Annesphamily said...

You got some great stuff! I love the look of it all. Thanks for sharing.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Fantastic cart!

Low Tide High Style said...

So many great finds and so beautifully arranged. I love the alarm clock, tarnished silver tray, and that darling laundry cart!

Kat :)

Sylvia said...

Fabulous blog and pictures to die for. You are so talented.

Hop over to my blog I have a Valentine GIVEAWAY.
Sylvia

Sandy said...

Great finds, love the old laundry cart. You have a wonderful home. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

bcp.....My Life said...

Melanie,
I just finished posting and looked at your blog. I am a follower.
Something must have been in the air, stars,??? or great minds think alike! Funny!
bcp

Debbie said...

Think I am hitting the flea market tomorrow! Hope I can get some great finds like this!!

Shannon said...

I love that wood tote, so cute!

Kristen said...

It all looks great. I love every bit of it.

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Melaine, it was lovely to see you at Sand Point yesterday! {There was quite a gathering of junk girls in our booth when you came by, wasn't there?!} Such fun.... and you found some delightful treasures at the show, you lucky girl!

Deb @ Retreat

Come Junk With Us said...

Fun stuff! I need you to stop by one day and redecorate my shelves. They look great.
What a great day off. I love days like that.
Have a great week!

Kacey said...

Awesome finds! Love the wooden tote - and what a fabulous scale! Great job putting everything together.

Mahek said...

Great!!!
I loved your great finds....
I have added you in my links...

Basil Becky said...

I love all your treasures!! The hunt is great fun, especially with good friends!

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Great stuff you found. I bought a laundry cart that was somewhat similar to yours, but mine actually had a handle to push it. I found yours on ebay for $24.95, plus $28 shipping...so what a bargain you got!

Tammy said...

Lucky Girl! I love it all!

Katy said...

So pretty so pretty, and I really love that old tray!

Coco said...

That laundry hamper is awesome!!! I have a great idea! Sell it in your etsy shop, I really need it for the 1 million toys that are hanging around the house!!!!

I DO DECLARE said...

I have a shelf in my dining nook where I display milk glass, but I love the look of the silver tray mixed in with all the white pieces. I may steal that idea!

The Chic Housewife said...

Oh, I love the laundry cart! Everything looks perfect.
Much luv!
Dixie

thedomesticfringe said...

You found some great items! I wish there was a flea market like that near me.

-FringeGirl

Valerie Jean said...

Love the goodies you found! I am local...in Bellevue, what flea market do you go to? I've been hoping to find one close by!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Melaine, it looks wonderful!

Robin said...

Love the wood tote, like what you did with it even more!

I also like your kitchen shelves rearragment and am drooling over the tray and the scale! Stunning!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Well, it's a good thing that I wasn't with you when that tote was spotted...we'd a been a fightin'!!
Love what you've done with it...
Always enjoy your posts!
Susie

Jeanneoli said...

Your shelf looks gorgeous. I love all the white mixed in with the silver etc. Tarnished silver is so much more beautiful than perfectly polished!

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