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February 17, 2013

flea market finds

It feels a little anti climatic after showing you all that flea market loveliness to make a "ta...dah" moment of my flea market finds but I went knowing what I was looking for and gorgeous painted furniture and pretty Pyrex was not part of the plan or budget.



What I was looking for where a few old worn chippy storage pieces preferably in blue.  



These pieces couldn't be more perfect for what I had in mind.  They have all been given their new home and purpose around the cottage, marrying function with the style I was after.


I find going to thrift stores and flea markets with an idea of what function, color or style you want helps to avoid most impulse buys when you're presented with sensory overload and that feeling of I want it all.

 
You notice I said most impulse buys...not all.



After all, not knowing what treasure is just around the corner is part of the thrill, isn't it?



I'll be back tomorrow to begin showing you just how I used this chippy goodness.  Have a wonderful Sunday (the sun is shining brightly here)!


xo, Patty

10 comments:

  1. Hello, Patty

    It's bright and sunny here too, just a few dozen degrees colder! A beautiful day, though, just the same.

    You've reminded me a second hand shop in town; I've always meant to visit it one day,just for fun, and still haven't. That will have to change.

    -Karen

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  2. What fun finds, Patty. Can't wait to see how you are using them. It is bright and sunny here today, too...but is MINUS 2º. UGH- xo Diana

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  3. After looking at different blog posts about great days at the flea market, I googled Ventura Flea Market and discovered there is one the end of March. It will be the beginning of spring vacation so a perfect time to find treasures and then play with them for the week of break. Thanks for inspiring me to hunt for a local flea market.

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  4. I like your chippy blue pieces. Great finds!

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  5. Looks like some great finds!! Can't wait to see how you use them!!
    xo Kris

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  6. Your finds look great, l am really looking forward to see how you have used them. I go thrifting looking only for one thing these days: a bread cutter from the 1950's. Can't find that...but of couse l find all kinds of other stuff l would like ;-). Hope you have a good week Patty, Pam in Norway x

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  7. Pretty! I love the aged patina of the pieces.

    I like upper cabinets with the red below is going to be lovely. I don't know if you saw it, but I did a post where I had lots of red and white kitchen inspiration because I was thinking of painting my kitchen that way. I don't remember what I named it but you can search for it on my blog if you didn't see it and want some inspiration.

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  8. I have been waiting for these. Nothing like chippy wire pieces. I have recently turned to blue in my living room.

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  9. Patty,
    A perfect blue hue for the onset of Spring!!!
    Your blue metal box looks similar to one I have here...
    ours is a cash box which has been greatly used during
    Garage $ale$ & Tag $ale$!!!
    I'll be back soon to see where these newest GREAT finds
    have been placed!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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