hello all! We went to the flea last weekend before the germies set in and I left pretty empty handed. When I go to the flea, I always have these grand notions of all the treasures I will find. What I bought, I really like (and it is all for me... bonus!) It got me thinking about all the things that I have sold and now I am sort of kicking myself about the ones I let get away. Here are a few off the top of my head that I remembered and actually took photos of.
This piece I named Carol after the sweet friend that turned it over to me to transform. I loved the curves and angles of this piece and its stylish simplicity. And those little drawers! I love little drawers!
This one had little drawers too! Harriet was sweet and simple too. I think I am drawn to clean lines with just a bit of embellishment for my personal home. I love the French-y details to paint and pieces with gorgeous hardware, but for my personal space this one is one that I think about often. And, it is even white and my go to is definitely in the grey family. This piece had a taller chest that matched it that I painted aqua and I adored it as well. I really wish this one was in my bedroom though.
I remember rounding the corner and seeing this beauty at the flea one day. I fell in love immediately! There is something about old paint and it was so close to my own yellow that I created for my line. Anyhow, I don't know that I ever planned on selling it, but I had a busy weekend that really emptied out the shoppe and I needed something. It sold almost immediately. I have since been on the search for a piece, any piece with old yellow paint.
These dark slides. I started out with about 50 of them. Maybe I am exaggerating. All I remember is that I wanted to do a little wall of these at home in a grid like fashion and one day I realized I had 3 left.
I always try to have a place for something and when I bought this, I didn't have the perfect place for it. But, I knew that it needed to come home with me. I listed this awesome bowler hat form and the sweetest lady that is now a friend bought it. I still love it and I am so happy it went to a good home!
This piece was the second piece I painted for my first booth. But, it didn't go right to the booth until I didn't have another piece ready to go one after a busy week. So, I had to fill it up with something and totally planned on switching it out once I had another piece ready, but it didn't work out that way. Those pulls haunt me sometimes.
This birdcage was one of those things that I just adored and I even remember the gentleman that I bought it from. This one also went to a dear, sweet, lovely friend! I have a new birdcage though that may soothe the pain though once I get it finished.
I am sure there are many other pieces and small treasures that I have let go and I know there are things the Mr. questions why I I let go. I mean, I can't keep it all and I do love to share the vintage goodness!
Okay, back to trying to remove 2 layers of paint from a bird cage, but leaving one layer....
ps. I posted a fun little project I am working on in May over at Thimbled