Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Flea Market Addict

Saturday, Erin of My Painted Garden and I went to "Behind the Picket Fence" vintage marketplace.  I discovered flea markets are one of her passions, and I believe they will become one of mine.  I was looking for props for still life photography, and I found so many neat things.
Erin found the cutest vintage metal rolling cart shown below in the upper left corner,
 She also purchased a round metal tray with some little tea lights.  I found a  vintage box/crate that I can use to put items on or that I can shoot a display inside like the one in the upper right corner of the image above.  I almost bought the chippy painted chair in the first image and I know I could use a stepladder for display but I remained calm and not too free with my allowance.  We found a most fun booth called "Far Away Hood" where a mother and daughter team make custom signs to order.  They made mine while I waited.
The one above that says "Jardin" is like mine.  I think it will look cute on my fence in the yard.  Ooops….forgot I was looking for props.  Oh well, a gal's got to have a little fun.  These ladies will be at The "Vintage Marketplace" at the Oaks in Fallbrook scheduled March 13th - 15th this year.  I also purchased a really cute metal etagere for my garden….I know, I know…. I veered away again from my original intent to purchase props.   But…it was such a good price! 
Anyway, a fun day it was.  I met Sunday Hendrickson who is a stylist for some major magazines like Romantic Homes and Sharon Hughes of Launch Your Creativity organization….also Lidy of French Garden House She buys and sells beautiful vintage items and antiques. 
Yes, I think I will be a Flea Market addict. 
~ Give ~


Jacki Long said...

Cool way to spend part of your birthday, right?
Glad you and Erin had fin, it look like a great day!
Happy Birthday, again! ;o)

My Painted Garden said...

Yes Marilyn you are now a Flea Market addict - it gets under your skin and can become real addictive - now you understand why I drive a truck!
Had so much fun with you.

Happy birthday, Erin

cathy @ma vie trouvee said...

Oh what a fun day! flea markets can be very addictive! Looks like you found some treasures!

The Artful Diva said...

oh gosh, I haven't been to a flea market in forever- always so much fun!

Nina said...

It is lovely to find something unique to use as props in photos - your images makes me want to go and try finding something as well!
Flea markets rock, don't they :)

Barb said...

Oh, my ... how I would have loved to accompany you to that flea market - it looks like a real winner.