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Just wanted to share with you a photo of my car. It is the second time in two days it has been loaded to the brim with wonderful and unique finds for both my clients and my online shoppe. I will be updating you with some more photos of what was purchased along with what happened to the pieces as they start their new lives in a client’s home or how they might be transformed a bit to find their way into my upcoming new online shoppe.
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It’s all about “flea market style” today. Are you fond of things from the past being re-used or re-purposed for today? Some people love everything in their home to be vintage or re-purposed, others just like a touch here and there to add personality and history to their everyday routines. I am in the middle. I enjoy many vintage pieces, but mostly as accents or accessories, not used as my primary furniture. Some of my favorite things in my home have been found at flea markets, vintage shops, or pieces that came from my grandmother.
For those of us who enjoy the hunt, there are those stories of favorite finds, and purchases that we didn’t make, but still haunt us. One of my favorite finds is my large vintage wood framed Coffee Sign in my kitchen. One of the pieces that I didn’t get and regret was a large cupboard that wouldn’t fit in my house at the time I found it. Today’s comment question: What is your favorite find or the story about the one piece that you didn’t get and regret? So, with the question set… what’s the fun part… the giveaway?
Today’s giveaway is the premiere issue of Flea Market Style !! (Which hit news stands mid-February.) After much searching, I have located a few issues, so I have one to giveaway to today’s lucky winner! Flea Market Style is loaded with practical and fun ideas and tips on creating a vintage or re-purposed look for your own home. From inspiring projects and entertaining ideas, to decorating and how-to tips, you will find endless inspiration from the pages of this premiere issue.
As Star Tribune reporter Kim Yeager writes, “Readers still bereaved over the loss of Domino, Country Home, Cottage Living and other home publications don’t have much longer to wait for the new mag in town. Flea Market Style, edited by Long Lake junking maven Ki Nassauer and New Hampshire-based lifestyle expert Matthew Mead, is trickling on to newsstands now.” Others on the editorial team include: graphic designer Stacey Willey, writers Linda MacDonald and Sarah Egge, photographer Jenny Mead, stylist/photographer Heather Bullard and antiques expert Tim Luke. Yes, an all star team from the flea market, vintage, and country decor scene assembled this new magazine.
Oh, another teaser for you… one of those wonderfully creative team members will be interviewed by me in my upcoming Interview Series…. keep reading in the weeks ahead for that post!
So, start commenting and the winner for the magazine will be chosen from those entries posted before 11:59 pm CST today, March 30th. The winner will have just enough time to read the magazine and prepare for the spring flea markets just around the corner….
Minneapolis themed art and vintage collectables
What a day… I was thrilled to attend this year’s Junk Bonanza in it’s new location at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN. This annual antique, vintage wares, art sale, and junk market combined was fantastic, one of Ki Nassauer’s biggest and best yet! Among the highlights were book signings (by Ki Nassauer, Matthew Mead, and The Farm Chicks’ Serna Thompson) and a blog party. Matthew Mead and Ki Nassauer are style experts who are in the process of creating a new magazine, Flea Market Style, that will be loved by those who love the thrill of a good flea market, great vintage finds, or the discovery of good old junk that can be repurposed into wonderful new decor and collectables. The new magazine is slated for an early spring debut, so I urge you to keep up with it’s progress at fleamarketstylemag.blogspot.com
Here are a few more photos of the day…
A few shots from the stylish booth from Mustard Moon… vintage tin, metal and some white all mixed in for a delightfully neutral palette.
Now come back tomorrow and I’ll share some details from the blog party!