Saturday, February 12, 2011

Off to the Flea Market I did Go!!!

So here is where it began: Moraga, California...what a darling little town.  We were invited to spend the night at our friend Juls, moms house near the Flea Market, that way we did not have to get up so darn early to hit the road.

 Don't you feel sorry for me, after an amazing dinner (thank you to Julie's mom )and glass of wine.....ok 2, I dove into that cozy little bed.
 We still had to get up quite early, the alarm did not fail us.  We were all so excited, the early morning nor the puffy eyes/too much wine head ache, was no way going to delay our mission.

We have arrived and Juls is making a B line for the start gate.  Check her out! Double fisted with flea market baskets.. You can't see me, I was running in to find an old fruit picking ladder for a display to be used in my booth.  Only part of that is the truth, I was taking the picture...but really my mission was to find a ladder.  I looked the day before at 2 salvaged yards and no such doing! Off to find my ladder...

 Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn...not to be missed.  Always a great booth with awesome finds.
 Another wonderful booth with a creative twist on french style pillows.
This booth also took it to the next level with old grain sacks  purses and touch of vintage lace, so darling.
 great signs, the blue Bar sign would be fab in my dining room! Can't you see it now??

 Look what I found!!! PERFECTION!!!!! This is the ladder I have been searching for...and that is the good news. The really bad news and something that I did not think I could bring up for a very long time....I sold it before I left the market.  I more than doubled what I spent on it BUT it wasn't worth it, Im still dreaming of my perfect ladder.  Now Im obsessed with finding a new one!
 More great signs..don't  cha looove um??
 Some sellers sure got creative with their booths, how do they get the energy at 3 in the morning? Geeesh
 Love this baby..too bad it was already sold.  Fabulous colors...just so darn FAB
 Well now.....ADORABLE! I want all of it right now :)
 I have this on order, do not tell EJ or I will be sleeping in it for the rest of my marriage.  Truthfully, can't you see pink fabric all around it and a sweet tea table, chandi and chairs for my 3 littles to play.  Ok, if all else fails I will stick a chicken or two in it.  Please pray as my EJ is not going to take this one well...eeeks! Im trying to figure out how to sneak it in the backyard...any ideas?
 Some vedors did not want pics  taken...too bad for them because I snuck them and they could have had free advertising.  This gal had darling goodies.
 And we had German Glass Glitter Galore.....

 Love the chip and rust....
 How to re create that flower for my was huge and perfect!!!!
 Some more creativity...
 Mission accomplished! no more room in the car.

 We always stop for a Margarita on the way home to celebrate our finds...Did someone drink the guac? I just noticed there is a straw in it.  Hmmmmm, Super Bowl Sunday can do wild things to ya!

My Finds!!!! MINUS the perfect ladder!!!!!!!!!

Here we have a weighs in at 2 billion pounds.  I bought two and ended up buying a cart to get it to the car.

 An old wooden box, so many fun ways to use it!
 That is actually last Flea Markets find but it snuck in.
 Old ceiling tin, becoming trendy but not with chalkboard paint or a mirror....
 The extra cart I bought, actually cute in a kitchen with veggies stored in it or lavender?? hmmmm
 The crown for my angel with no nose.  Poor girl, maybe that is why she was so inexpensive(never say cheap)
 Look at that basket, I want to turn it upside down and throw a light in it..cute chandi huh?
 This would be a .....a.....I dont know but it looks cute and it may just be my new kitchen roman shade :)
Until next time....hope you like my finds.  Have a fabulous weekend!
~ Molly


  1. Happy Valentines day Love! We need to discuss the metal bird cage you have on order.....;) You are out of control. Still love ya!

  2. Oh i'm so jealous. You found so many great things...i'm drooling over the egg basket


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