Monday, May 2, 2011

SHOPPIN' THE FLEAS...

So recently I hit the fleas in search of fresh goods for the Fall show at MARBURGER FARMS in Texas.

First up was RENNINGER'S ANTIQUE FAIR in Mt. Dora FL, which takes place every third weekend of the month. I was pleasantly surprised at the dealer population and what they had to sell.

I snagged a pair of these wooden awnings. Love awnings!


I also found a fab old factory cart that would make a great coffee table, a killer lampshade destined to be wired as a chandy, an old frame in original white crackly paint, an iron crate with old blue paint and a cute little metal table. Atop the table is an iron piece that was the base to something, maybe a serving dish? Very frenchy.... I also found this great framed photo of an old hotel complete with guests on the porch in their Victorian attire. Love it!





This past Saturday I traveled to Lakeland FL for THE FANCY FLEA, a twice yearly show held on Kentucky Avenue in the cute downtown area. I was really blown away by all the great vendors many of whom I know personally.

My friend Deb's booth was so pretty. She owns a shop in St. Cloud FL called VINTAGE SOUL that is a must see...





Next to Deb was Lisa who also has a shop in St. Cloud called HOUSE OF ENVY. Among other things she sells these gorgeous blingy flip flops that would kill in Texas!


Here are some random shots taken at THE FANCY FLEA...







And what went home with moi, you ask? A fabulous chippy painted drawer with a great old bin pull, a funky little pink foot stool, a mirror and my fav fav fav.... a blue glass jar with a crown motif that says CROWN. And just as luck would have it, they had PEONIES at Whole Foods!!!! The jar stays at the house of SWEET PEA, it's just too darn perfect!




28 comments:

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

What a fun weekend!
Love the awning and the cart, great finds!

XO,
Anne

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Beautiful Shelley, you did GOOD!! Love the jar too.

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

OMG!*!*! FaVoRiTe Pics ~ 1st & last photos...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

d. reyné said...

Wow Shelley!
What wonderful goodies you have gathered!
I see several things I would have nabbed up as well!
I think the awnings are totally fab too...
wonder if tinker could use such delights?
hmmnnn...
hugs,
Donna

Glenda said...

I would love the awnings for myself. Sometimes it is hard for me let go of certain vintage items, awnings one of them. Looks like you found the loot!
~G~

Debra@Common Ground said...

yummy goodies all around!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Makes me wish I was still there and able to flea with you! You found some pretty cool things! :)

Jennifer@Woodley Cottage said...

WOW! Love it all! What super finds!
Jennifer

Yonks said...

Hi
Glad to have found your lovely blog. I have included your blog in my inspiration list. Come and visit me sometime for a blog giving a UK vintage perspective at yonksnews.blogspot.com
Nice to meet an fellow etsyan also!
Dianne
YONKS

Anonymous said...

Hey Shelly it was so nice seeing you I am so glad you came !!! I can't wait to see your booth in Nov I know it will be amazing ...Thanks for the shout -out Big Hugs Deb xo from www.vintagesoul1020.typepad.com

Jackie said...

Wow! What treasures! Looks like the Flea is really expanding! Hope to make it in Nov!

time worn interiors said...

Wow! You got some great stuff there! I thought about you all day Saturday hoping you were finding some fun stuff!
Tot

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have not been up to a Renningers fair in a long time, the last time I went it had dwindled down to just a few vendors, sounds like it has picked up! Great finds!

Carol

A Cottage Muse said...

Great finds Shelley!
Thanks for taking us along!

One Shabby Old House said...

So good to see you at the Flea. Wow I love the things you have collected so far. Your space will be fabulous. The awning is wonderful! I would have a hard time parting with that! Does that happen to you too?
Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Becky

Sylvia said...

I'm planning a trip to Mt. Dora soon, I hope I am as lucky as you are. Great finds!!!

Sylvia

KarenSue said...

Peonies at Whole Foods?!!! I'm on my way. Great stuff you have found. I need to go to Renningers more often.
Wasn't that Fancy Flea fun?!!! I loved how small it was..

Passionate for White said...

That awning is the bomb!

Petit Coterie said...

Looks like the trip was a fantastic success! Wonderful photos and incredible finds!

xx,
Michelle

BECKY said...

I probably walked right past you at the flea!! It sure was a fun day!
Sounds like you went home with some wonderful pieces! Peonies at Whole Foods? My daughter lives right by it! I may have to ask her to bring me some!

I'm hoping to come to your show and lunch, but our oldest is due to give birth in the next week or so! If she hasn't yet, I will be there! Looking forward to meeting you!!

Have a joyful week!
Becky

Tynk said...

Thanks for sharing your finds at the flea markets! I wish I would've gone to the Fancy Flea one... I need to get my notes/calender more organized!!

By the way: You've been awarded withthe Versatile Blogger Award!! http://rufflesnraspberries.blogspot.com/2011/05/versatile-blogger-award.html

eddieross said...

It looks like you got your hands on some great finds! I love the first wooden awning! Would love to see where you put it!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Xo,
E + J

blossoms vintage chic said...

So happy to have found your beautiful blog! I'm a new follower
and I love this wonderful post on the fleas...you found some great treasures! Thanks for sharing!
xo
Debbie

fialka012 said...

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Fairfield House said...

Stopped by after reading a post at
http://confessionsofanewoldhomeowner.blogspot.com/
She owns Used to Bees where you purchased that sweet CROWN jar! I am glad I stopped by, I love finding new blogs to read and yours is packed full of goodness! I love the awning, cart, crown jar and the white bench.
Wish I were closer to attend these events.

Deborah

PS I invite you to stop by and enter my give-away. Lots of vintage goodies!

Victoria said...

So glad we 'Found' each other! I will certainly keep an eye out for you in November. You have a wonderful way about displaying your things.

That blue cabinet haunted me too! When it hadn't sold after the show I finally gave in and took it home and put it in my new living room! Hopefully it will live another happy long life there. I recently re-decorated my living room (mainly bc of that piece!) you can see pictures here... http://confessionsofanewoldhomeowner.blogspot.com/2011/05/livingroom-redo.html

You have a new follower in me- what a fabulous blog you have here.

I too am doing a give away for my Etsy store so be sure to enter for a free gift card!
http://confessionsofanewoldhomeowner.blogspot.com/2011/05/cottage-charm-give-away.html

Stephanie said...

Wow - great finds! LOVE the awnings!!

Lisa Russell said...

I am on the Space Coast and will have to venture over to Lakeland when they have the next Flea Sale!!

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