Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Flea Market Fun....

Good afternoon.
I trust your weekend was good.
I spent Sunday with my sweet sis from Heaven's Walk, Laurie...and also with Michelle from Emerald Cove.
We went to the antique/flea market in Allegan.
We had never met Michelle in person, so this was a real treat. She's such a fun person, with a great personality. Kind of felt like the three muskateers(stooges).
 While shopping the flea market, we saw this awesome sign! hmmmm. what a great name for a blog....

 Not saying all bloggers are obsessed, but some of us cannot even eat fried pickles without first making a tabletop vignette.

I snapped this picture for Rebecca over at Ella Mae's Barn Gatherings, because she LOVES pink!
 This cute little urn got scooped up to put on my wicker desk...next to some previous finds at the market.

I seem to have this obsession for vintage bird cages. Last year I bought two at the market. This year I found this totally awesome rusted green one!!!!

The wicker table was a fantastic buy! Laurie surprised me with the framed picture from our trip to Sanibel, and a few other sweet treasures. My little "wicker corner" is coming along quite nicely.
 I didn't buy this chair at the market, but did find it recently at a vintage shop for just $12.00. I like how it fits in with the other pieces. Seems like I'm kind of crazy for flower frogs too, because I bought a couple more at the market. You can see one on the table with a little pic in it.

 Then there was this NOT quite equally spaced hook rack. But, I don't care.Now that I'm adding sea greens and blues here at the lakehouse, the color of the rack is perfect!!!!! I'm lovin' it with all the other vintage things (stuff) in the corner of the dining room.

Once I have the large urn filled and in place, I'll post that too.
I had such a good time with Laurie and Michelle. What a blessing to be able to shop with kindred spirits.
We plan to go back to the market next month.
Until then, I'll be playing with all of my new things...placing them here and there in this old lakehouse.
Enjoy your day!



  1. Sounds like you had a great day Debbie-enjoy:@)

  2. I am soo jealous that I can hardly read your blog today!;>) Just kidding- You know I love that you girls have so much fun together and I may have to shove that Michelle chick outta the way when I finally get to "the other side"...sounds dramatic, doesn't it? Like I am going over to the DARK side...when we all know that Laurie is BLOND! Truly blond....did I say that?;>)

    Okay...back to work for me. I have such a long couple of weeks ahead of me. Not much time to play and even less to sleep. Love to you my Lake House friend. Tell me...did you buy that sign? Surely you did!!! xo Diana

  3. I love what you did with your treasures! That little urn looks so cute there and the bird cage (so glad Laurie didn't confiscate it from you! :) ) it looks so pretty on the stand with your frames. Love your wicker corner and that table! Oh! What a great find! :)
    Looks like I will have to watch out for Diana when she crosses over here! LOL!!
    Thank you again my friend, I road all the way home with a smile on my face and can't wait to see you soon! This time I am coming with more moola!! :)

  4. Michelles great isn't she?! I'm too tickled that you guys made a vignette typical blogger lol lol.

  5. Love all of your finds, Debbie! Sounds like you all had a great time! Love how you put things together, gal! You're so talented!

    Hope the rest of your week is wonderful!
    Hugs, sweetie,

  6. Oh, Debbie, how I wish I could go shopping with you and Laurie! What fun that would be!
    Or maybe we would have to wrestle over bird cages! LOL
    If you ever get tired of that green rusty treasure- it's got a good home here.
    Love all your finds and I loved the room that Laurie had ready for you! Wasn't that just the best bed to dream in?
    Love the photo of you guys...at the beach...in the sun...oh...just being you.
    I hope you are having a great day at the lakehouse and that you bought that sign- made just for you.
    Hugs- Tete

  7. Oh What fun! What fun!!!
    Looks like some great finds with some great friends... I always mean to go.. ( I probably live closer to Allegan than all of you) I have never been there...We go north almost every weekend & you come south... : )
    someday, someday...
    You did get the sign???

  8. Hi Debbie,
    Your home looks so sweet!!! So inviting and lovely!! What great things you found.
    I hope you are doing well!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  9. Great finds and so happy for you that you got to enjoy yourself at the market! Would love to find one around here someday!


  10. What a fun outing! I am glad that you got to meet a fellow blogger/kindred spirit! Looks like a great market! So funny, as anything called a "flea market" back in my corner of Michigan always meant "junk market"! You found some great treasures, love the coat rack, it is perfectly imperfect:)

  11. I love the birdcage and urn! Great finds! Looks like all of you had a fantastic time! It is such fun meeting other bloggers!

    ~ Tracy

  12. What a Fabulous Post ~ So Happy you 3 gals had a wonderful time.... Now, I mapquested Allegan, it is far from where You live, so were you at Laurie's house? Your in Houghton Lake, Aren't You? Where is Michelle from? One day when I have a working vehicle, I need to meet up too, Only 2.5 to Allegan & 3 to your place. I went all the way to Georgia last year & met Dawn from The Feathered Nest... (OK, truth be told, I was visiting Family in Georgia & it was the Cherry on top to meet up with Dawn) but One Day, We Have To!
    So Glad you had fun....

  13. Such a fun day to be out with two other wonderful women like Michelle and Laurie! I love all of your great finds!

    Kat :)

  14. Loved your post and of course, the pink camper. How cool about the LakeHouse sign!

  15. I haven't been to a flea market in so long! I would have loved to join you ladies. What fun that would be. I love the bird cage you picked up. What a great color. Did you get the sign?

  16. I see that MY birdcage and MY little urn are quite happily living in their sweet new vignettes......for now, that is. Bwahahaha! Love what you did with all of your treasures, sis! Just perfect! I'm working on cleaning up mine and doing some more floofing over here. Sounds like we're going to have to juice Diana up a little with some FatCat*HappyDog wine before we take her to the flea market when she visits - so that she won't be bullying poor little Michelle! lolol! MISS YOU!!!!! ♥

    xoxo laurie

  17. Sounds like you all had a great time and found some wonderful goodies. I have a thing about birds and birdhouses...and I love that vintage birdcage that you got!!

  18. Hi Debbie,
    Thanks for stopping back! Count me in as your newest follower :)...love your decorating style that holds so many vignettes (small pictures). I'll be back for more inspiration.

  19. Love all of your finds! Isn't it fun to go junkin with kindred spirits? Some folks just don't know how to have fun.

  20. Hi Debbie, I've been viewing Laurie and Michelle's photos and feel like I know you. Just started following your blog although I've visited before, looks like you all had such a wonderful time, and came back with some awesome stuff!

  21. I'm jealous! So glad you stoo...I mean ladies had fun!...Hee Hee!!