I realize that shopping at a flea market or antique shop can be overwelming. Yes, items may look cool & interesting on a chippy table with Blue Grass playing in the background, but how do I translate that look to my family room?
I get it. Again, it takes a sense of adventure to try putting something old, worn & with tons of character into your space that may have brand, spanking-new casegoods. But, that is the fun part. Don’t go overboard by buying 10 rusted rakes and try to hang them in your kitchen. Rather, start small – a vintage clock for your mantel, an old chair for your computer desk, planters are always a good idea for your deck or interior, even on your kitchen table. Think about old suitcases stacked in a corner, burlap pillows for your mudroom, old books for your coffee table. These are examples of how you can place accents of interest into you home.
If you want to get the best pickings, you will want to be there Saturday morning EARLY. Last year there was a line a mile long and once they opened the metal gates people literally ran in! haha! The pace stayed rather busy the entire day. If you want a crowd that is a little less intense come Sunday. It’s a bit more of a relaxed experience.
Here’s a few of the items that I bought last year:
Architectural elements always a good idea. These make great bookends for my bedroom. Be aware that they are not cheap even though they look like they may be. These were about $60 each.
Old maps for wall decor. You can always use more wall decor so keep an eye out for anything cool.
Old rocking horse for interest. Look for pieces for your console tables, foyer tables, coffee tables – all the surfaces in your home.
An upholstered computer chair. I sold out of all my chairs last year. Who doesn’t need an extra few? If you find a cool one or several for a kitchen – get them! They will be very inexpensive compared to stores….and much cooler!
And an urn that I share with Ollie. Urns are great for indoors or out. You can change out the filler based on holidays or seasons of the year. Always a good idea.
See you there!