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Monday, November 19, 2012

I was in flea market and garage sale heaven this weekend!!

 What an awesome weekend I had!!! It feels like I didn't stop! I truly  was in vintage market heaven. First, on Thursday was my monthly pilgrimage to Sweet Salvage for the "Comfort and Joy" Christmas show.
 I'm always searching for fun things to add to my already over full holiday decor.

 In addition to the traditional red and green goodies, the store was a white, winter wonderland.
The displays were so pretty!!

 Ice skates are hot right now and they had several pairs. I got my child size pair from there last year.

 There is always so much to see.


 Okay, I have a story for you about this rocking horse. I loved it when I saw it. I've been slowly collecting vintage toys to put under the tree in the family room and I thought it would be a great addition. I thought about it, and trying to be frugal, I passed on it. Later that day I was getting all the pics ready to do this post, when I came upon this photo. I starting kicking myself for passing it up.  I decided to drive all the way back down to Sweet Salvage, to see if it was still there. This was 4 hours later mind you, but I decided to cross my fingers and hope for the best.  Can you believe it was still there???
It must have been meant to be!!!

 They had lots of fun industrial letters there this time, 

and some sweet little ones too. :)

It was a super fun day!

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 Then on Friday my friend Sandie and went to The Big Heap in Cave Creek.

It was also a lot of fun! There were lots of great vendors there...



including Tricia from Vintage Bliss, as well as Paris Montana  and  Jack and Cat Curio  just to name a few.
Unfortunately, most of my pics came out TERRIBLE from this show, so I can't really show you much more.
Sandie and I did  buy the most awesome up cycled skirts made from sweaters from Kenzie Mac.
I also learned that there will be a market called "Made Market" on December 8th at Chaparral High School. They focus on Hand made, Home Grown, and Home Made. I will be there for sure! I love supporting  local crafters and artisans!

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Then as if, I hadn't already had my fill... after The Big Heap on Friday, and then again on Saturday morning, I went Garage Sale-ing!!! I picked several awesome vintage bottles to make more angels for Christmas. (Speaking of which... I'll post pics of the class I had a week ago, very soon!! I promise!)
I also found a silver ice bucket and some vintage jewelry, a great wrought iron sign holder, and an old lamp. This is PRIME garage sale season here in Phoenix, so I'll probably go out as often as I can. :)

All in all, it was a very fun weekend!!!!

31 comments:

Cindy Jenkins said...

I seriously SERIOUSLY love your photos!

ImagiMeri said...

Hey pretty lady,

I hear I just missed you at Sweet Salvage on Thursday. Sandy and I went and it was so packed, it was hard to shop. I got a few ornaments and ephemera, but couldn't really see everything due to the crowds. My sister and I went to the big Heap yesterday and I got quite a bit as they had everything marked down...whoot, whoot! I'm seriously thinking of attending as a vendor next year. By the way, could you please change out my blog to the Christmas theme and send me an invoice?

Can't wait to see how your class turned out.

Hugs,
Meri

morkaren said...

Sikke skønne billeder af JULEPYNT dejligt, mine brødre og jeg havde sådan en gyngehest da vi var børn, jeg elskede den, i min barnlige fantasi var den levende. knus morkaren.

Karen B. said...

Hi sweet Karen,
I am so happy for you that the rocking horse was still there waiting for you to take it home.
hugs
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Charlene said...

So glad you found your rocking horse still there. I always hate when that being frugal gene kicks in...
Love the photos from Sweet Salvage. I have to go there sometime. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. HUGS!

Lisa said...

Karen,
You always go to the best places and are sweet enough to take us along for the ride. Thanks.;)

Linda K. said...

Can't believe I haven't been to Sweet Salvage yet. And this is a perfect time to go. Enjoyed all your photos. Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda

cindy craine said...

I'm dying here looking at all these photos! How didi you not buy everything! It all would all look perfect in your house! I can't wait to see what you do this year! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family. xoxoxo-cindy

Rhonda said...

These are great finds and photos, as I stayed home all weekend cleaning our home and getting ready for out of town family...ugh to the cleaning part. Yeah to the family part.

Lucky you, you had the best weekend indeed. That rocking horse had your name on it.

slowlaneblog.com said...

The photos are awesome. We don't have anything like that here in the UK, well not that I know of anyway.

Missy George said...

Sweet Salvage...WOW..wish I had access to something like that..What fun..Glad that you got your rocking horse...Happy Thanksgiving..

Shannon Chastaine said...

Love! The horse was meant to be and I'm glad you got it. It probably looks magical under a Christmas tree. I saw a blue suitcase in one of those photos that I would've taken home and I love industrial letters. Ah, so much fun--thanks for sharing. It's 'almost' as good as getting to go myself. :)

Valery said...

You always find the best stuff, I love your photos. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Sea Witch said...

NICE. What great photos, so would love to visit these shops.

Stephanie said...

Okay - I'm super jealous! What a great weekend! I love the rocking horse that you got!

Bohemian said...

Your Weekend mirrored mine... Sweet Salvage and the Big Heap... what an awesome time! So glad the Rocking Horse waited for you to go back and adopt him! I hate when I pass on an item and then have 2nd thoughts and regrets. It will look Beautiful in your Holiday Vignette.

Happy Thanksgiving... Dawn... The Bohemian

Katherine Wolak said...

I am loving the beautiful decorations!!! The fabulous silvers and whites are to die for! :D

Hugs,

Vintage Remix said...

Yours is one of my favorite blogs... you have great sales out there... and you have great style and taste...

I'm so jealous that you are in prime garage sale season... ours is all but done, with the exception of a few indoor ones that usually disappoint... even our estate sales have been lackluster as of late...

Thanks for all the inspiration! I love it that there is little "sparseness" (is that a word?) because I am one to get as much in a space as I can without making it look trashy or tacky...

Michele Pierce
Vintage Remix

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Heaven indeed beautiful girl!
XO

Helena White said...

I always look forward to your latest posts! The Rocking Horse stirred a sweet memory of my childhood. My grandfather was a carpenter and he made a HUGE Rocking horse, which we got to ride when visiting.Now of course I'm on the hunt for one lol! It was meant to be Karen...Enjoy!

Tracie Dean said...

Looks and sounds like you had an amazing time!! I am so happy you were able to get the rocking horse! (Don't you just love it when things work out)....

Look forward to seeing your beautiful Christmas.....you need lots and lots and lots of photos :-)

Blessed Serendipity said...

I have to get to that sweet salvage one of these days. Your photos made the shop look amazing! I am sure there was plenty of Christmas things there. I love your rocking horse that you got. Hope you have a happy thanksgiving.

Danielle

Heidi said...

Love the industrial art: specially the Christmas in the heart sign. I need to find some of these places locally.

Romeo said...

Happy Thanksgiving Karen! What an incredible weekend! With that much excitement I'd have probably had heart palpatations. Heck, I really had them when I read that you decided you really must have that horse. Couldn't read fast enough to see if you did indeed get the guy. So glad to read it was a happy ending!!

Hugs and Purrs,

"Her" and Romeo

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

Can I just say that I have the flea market/junking bug BAD right now???!!! Seeing what a fabulous weekend you had made it seem like I was there right with you! And interesting that fall/winter is your garage sale season... makes sense if you think about it! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Karen!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I have been having some good luck g sailing too! I love this time of year. Speaking of -- sure hope you post some more gorgeous photos of your home all pretty for Christmas... :) with the fun items you have added.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Well, reading this just put me in an even greater holiday spirit. What lovely, lovely pictures of what sounds like a fun, fun time. Happy new week!

Lili said...

Gorgeous! Wishing you and those you love a happy and healthy holiday season.

Connie said...

Oh, I wish that I had been with you . . . what marvelous fun!!!
Your blogging sister, Connie

vicki said...

Karen-- I'm just blown away by how beautiful these photos are!! That shop must have been so gorgeous. All that wonderful shopping--- I totally live the horse!! Great purchase!
Vicki

Karen said...

Hi Karen, it's Karen from my new Cape Cod nest. I love your photos as well. I am so happy you were able to get the antique horse. It was ment to be. Blessings.

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