Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Long Beach Flea Market

 This last weekend my sweet man and I made the 6 hour drive from Phoenix to Long Beach for their monthly flea market.  We drove in on Saturday, stayed the night and then got up bright and early in the morning to shop till we dropped!  This was how my day started... with a lovely sunrise and lots of vintage treats!

 There are lots of vendors at this market, so there really is something for everyone!


 I  really want to find an unfinished dresser like this one so I can paint it myself!!! (although the finish that was done on this one was gorgeous)


 There were lots of things I wanted there, but most things were reasonably priced at retail and I needed to find inexpensive things that I could put in my shop!

 Around 11 we both needed a little pick me up so we indulged in a soft pretzel. (There are no carbohydrate restrictions when on a road trip!!)

 Got crates???
 Here are some of my purchases ready to load up in the car and on the flatbed trailer we brought.

 Most things will be repaired, painted or made into something else.

 She will go to the shop just as she is, the sewing cabinet will get a new paint job. I think it's height will make it a great entry table.

Got some great iron bases for tables, some cool baskets and these fun chalk board slates!

It was a wonderful weekend and I would definitely go back and do it again.  We did the Rose Bowl flea market several years ago. That was fun too, but the prices at Long Beach were much better.

 I could not have done it without my hubby. He made several trips to the car with my treasures whenever they wouldn't fit in my cart or if the cart got too full. He worked his but off for me. I am truly grateful to be married to such  wonderful and supportive husband!!!

(If you are in the Phoenix area and would like to follow along as I bring new stuff into my space at Rusty Saturday, you can follow me on Instagram (@mydesertcottage)! Everytime I redo the space or bring new things in, I post them there!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Sweet Salvage and the new building!

 There was a lot excitement around here as Sweet Salvage announced the opening of the new Warehouse building to their event.

 This month was the grand opening and it did not disappoint. I mean,  extra square footage of great junk is always a good thing!!!

 The area between the two building was full of  wonderful salvage finds and fabulous junky goodness.

 The inside of the warehouse was just as awesome!

It definitely had an even more rustic appeal than inside the doors of Sweet...






In the main building there were some wonderful things. I thought these mixed media paintings were stunning!

 Some of the vendors were able to expand their area and it definitely paid off.

 I always find things I want in Lisa's space.
 There seemed to be a "great minds think alike" thing going on because I saw a lot of yellow and gray!!




 This old horse is fabulous don't you think?

 Julie's space was by far my favorite this month.

Especially this area here. She made those art clocks herself and are truly the best ones I have ever seen! In person, they are spectacular!
 These nesting tables came sooo close to coming home with me! It is so frustrating when you just don't have any more room left to put things!!!

 Loved these pillows too!

I will leave you with a little weird and wonderful whimsy. Cause that's how we do it out West!!! LOL!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Hubby and I are taking a road trip to the Long Beach flea market in California this weekend!

WooHoo!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

What I did with all that Lace!

I have been collecting lace runners, place mats and squares for about a year now with a particular project in mind. This weekend I finally took some time for myself and decided to dig in and see if I had enough to complete it. Turns out... I did!

 I layed the pieces out on my bed in an arrangement that pleased me.

Then I took them section by section to my sewing machine and with a zigzag stitch I joined them all together.

This is the finished result!! Once again, Pinterest has offered some wonderful inspiration!
I am so pleased with the way it turned out.

I still have quite a few pieces left and will continue collecting until I have enough to do the window on the office side of the bedroom. :)

I hope you find something fun and creative to start out your New Year!!
We are supposed to have a Winter storm come through tomorrow so we will be staying in!!!

Happy New Year to everyone... 2015 is going to be a great year!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sweet Flea at Sweet Salvage

 This month's Sweet Salvage event was the Sweet Flea. Every December they have some amazing deals on many of their goodies as well as freebies and giveaways!
As usual I found many things that I wanted to take home. I did find some more wonderful white ironstone!

 I am a sucker for empty frames!!! LOL!

 As I looked through my photos I found a definite consistency in what I was attracted to this month.

 I just adore whites and browns and green. If it looks garden-ee then I am a fan!!!

Love this...

 Seriously...who doesn't need a lime green feather boa!!!!


  




 Check out the cool birdcage!

 Got Bling???


 I adore these windows.. alas, no place for them in my home.


As always it was a feast for the eyes! It's still going on through Sunday, so dont miss it if you can!


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