Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Let's Talk Vintage #86: Fleamarkets, and Yard Sales, and Finds, Oh My!

Hello my friends!

If you've made it here then you must like vintage in some way!

This is Let's Talk Vintage! and it is the 86th time I've written a post on my blog about things that are vintage, projects that are inspired by vintage, or old things that I sell... and more!

You are also invited to join me by:
* Linking your blog post about vintage
* Linking up something you sell that is vintage.

If not, just enjoy the other posts by some of the most creative bloggers I've ever seen!

(This is just one of two parks that has rows and rows of vendors)

Today I am sharing my exciting adventures of a gigantic sale, held every year, whoops, make that TWICE a year, in a neighboring town. ALL. OVER. TOWN.

It is SO big you can get really overwhelmed by it all. Even veteran pickers like ourselves! (Keep in mind we have a 7 year old in tow!)

There were also many creative ideas to check out
and tuck away in our minds for a future project,
like this double chair bench.
These hat racks look easy to create... they are so
simple, but it is probably the large iron nails
that are hard to come by. (Railroad?)

Industrial still seems to be popular...
we have sold a few license plates in the new shop.
They never seem to go out of style.

We saw soda crates... and more soda crates.
Also still popular!
 But what I really liked was this:
Love the little table they made!
Hard to make it worthwhile though if
you are buying the legs brand new at
stores like Lowes or Home Depot.
Making your own legs or finding old ones
would be the best way to do it.

Now this was taking it another step further.
I like the creativity of the high back.
Here is another shot...
Neat "potting bench" or something cute to
put in a family room, front porch, etc.

 I also found other fun, creative pieces.
This gal started out making signs for her own wedding and then, as she told me, "she couldn't stop making them!"
I think I may ask her if she'd like to rent out
shelf space in my new shop, Vintage & Co.

Here is one of my finds... handmade by a young man
who rented space. He creates all kinds of wonderful
things. As soon as we bought this piece, women were
pointing at it saying "OOOOH Look at that!" as we
were walking out of his tent.

So naturally my the Hubs thought he needed
to make one as well to sell in our shop!
We'll see if he ever does... right now he
is too busy refinishing tables and repairing
furniture to spend time creating.
Well that brings me to the end of
 my exciting Memorial Day...
I'll post pictures of my other finds
later in the week...and tell you 
about "The one that got away!"
Oh Yes!
Now, let's get to today's features!
Anne's Attic shared her tutorial
on how to make crinkly Joey Flowers.
Love how pretty they turn out!
Would love to know how they were
given that name, too!
and Melissa, of Melissa's Antiques,
shared some of her haul in
part 2 of her "the longest
yard sale" trip. Amazing
and Amy of Brocante Treasures
went to Vintage Market Days
in Texas... she brought back
wonderful pictures of beautiful
vintage things she saw there!
Feel free to grab this button if you were featured!
I'll be back with my other finds
of the day!


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a wonderful post!! So many great things to feast one's eyes upon!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
Thanks for hosting each week!!


My thrift store addiction said...

Lots of vintage eye candy, Jillian! Thanks for hosting!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Jillian, thank you so much for featuring my Joey Flowers! Such a surprise. As I'm sure you can guess I named them after me. Jo as in Joanne. At home I am known as Grandma Jo so I thought it was fitting to give these fabric, ribbon flowers the name after the one who makes them. So remember if you create some you can call them Jilly Flowers! lol Thank you for hosting. xx Jo

Melissa said...

Thanks for the feature!! PS - I pinned all of the vintage repurposed ideas you had here. They all looked fairly easy to recreate! :)

Rita C at Panoply said...

What an awesome post today, Jill! Thank you for this and for hosting. Now, I'm off to see Amy's treasure hunt that she went on.....

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

What a fun sale Jillian! I sold at a similar type sale here a few weeks ago. Fun for venders and buyers! I don't have a vintage post to share this week, but will be back when I do.

Deanies Stash said...

I love that Seven-Up crate table. I am going to make one of my own! Thank you for all the great photos. I wish I could have shopped there. Thank you for hosting and have a super week.

xo Dianne

Sandi Magle said...

I love the piece you bought Jillian, how much fun that will be to fill with treasures for display---or in your yard. Sometimes there is so much creativity out there at shows and fairs. Thanks for sharing, Sandi

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

That sale may be worth a trip down from New York! Love all the rustic and industrial pieces. Love the one you bought. You will have to show us how you filled it!

Lauren at Wonderfully Made said...

Man I wish there was something like that by ME! Wow I bet it WAS overwhelming in an awesome sort of way haha!