Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Flea Market Finds

Living Room 2

If not for the flea market and other houses of treasure, life would feel just a little dim.

I know some of you agree.

There’s just nothing like it.


When Hauler 2 pulls into the parking lot of one of my favorite flea markets,

at around 7:30 am,

with my cup of Chick Fil A coffee and my cart,

I feel like Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart all rolled into one.

And then I start to smile and relax.


It is the hunt.

It is the possibility in it all.

It is the unknown.

It is the greetings of the vendors as I walk by ( “Buenas dias, senora”).

It is the fun.

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Sources for the photo above:  L-R

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purple flower in white ceramic vase- flea market

pair of blue and white ginger jar vases- Ross

brass conch shell- flea market

David bust, spray painted white-  Basket Alley, Laredo, Texas

brass lamp- flea market

black lampshade- Lowe’s

Carolyne Roehm’s A Passion for Blue and White- a gift from my daughter Katherine

House and Garden Best in Decoration- Half Price Books, Dallas, Texas

small buffet- flea market

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Linking to:

Inspire Me Tuesday

You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia - Tuesdays Treasures

WOW Us Wednesday

 

10 comments:

Tricia said...

Oh, that is a stunning vignette! I had to scroll down to see if it was from a magazine! Sounds like at least half the fun is in the hunt!

Melanie said...

Oh yes, it is a thrill for me too. Will I find that special something today? Will I find something that I have been looking for? What inspiration will I find today?

Love the vignette, and you offered inspiration with that lovely display.

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Rain or shine, there's nothing like the hunt.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I have not been to a good flea in some time - need to change that in the near future.
Hope you are having a great week.

Deb said...

love the hunt....love your display...

Marigene said...

What a cheery vignette, Laura. The fun is in the hunt!

Nancy's Notes said...

It's the excitement of looking for that find that makes it feel like you've won the biggest prize ever! Right? Your vignette is just lovely, each treasure, a unique find!

Donnamae said...

It's definitely in the hunt...oh the possibilities! ;)

At The Picket Fence said...

I totally agree with you that it's all in the hunt (which also happens to be my last name! lol) and finding that perfect treasure. You have some wonderful finds there!
Vanessa

Sarah said...

Laura, happy I've found you again. I lost my blogroll and have slowly been rebuilding it. I've missed your sense of humor and your great style.
Yes, it's the joy of the hunt for me as well. A couple of friends and I jumped into our car Friday morning and drove to Round Top for the winter show at Big Red Barn. Weather was icy so very few shoppers to compete with. We had a terrific time and all came home with treasures.

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