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Friday, December 21, 2012

Sweet Flea and a thankyou!!

First, I'd like to start out this post by saying thank you so much to all of you who left me a comment regarding the Christmas decor in my home. You all made me feel so great!! My hubby said that if you all weren't careful, I would not be able to squeeze my big head through our front door!! LOL!!  (he likes to tease me )  But I told him nahhhh.... we all like give and receive kind words!!! It's good for the soul!!

I wish I could have replied personally to all of you, but I just couldn't keep up, so thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Now for my latest trip to Sweet Salvage!!!
 This month's event was called the "Sweet Flea" and it certainly was a flea market heaven!!

 They had their usual beautiful furnishings.

 But this time, they have bins, boxes and baskets full of the same or similar items.

 There are lot's of wonderful vintage cameras, and film accesories.

 Glass baubles, apothecary jars and cloches filled with goodies are everywhere...

 And if you are looking for silver trays, tea pots or candlesticks, this is the month to go!!
There are items marked down all over the store, and believe it or not... every day of the sale there are going to be things marked FREE!!!! I came home with a pretty silver tray and a Jeanne D'Arc magazine that the sweet girls at Sweet just marked for free as a thank you to all the wonderful support they have received from everyone!!

Burlap coffee sacks to make a purse or pillow.
 These mannequins were all dressed in vintage furs, ready for the New Year!!

If you want a vintage suitcase, they have them all over the store!!

And of course the pretty vignettes never disappoint!

 I saw several pairs of sweet baby shoes.  They are just too cute!!

 I love this china cabinet!! The inside color is divine and I love how the all white dishes look inside it!

 I love this cute little grey side table.  Seriously. I need a second home, so I can decorate some more!!!

 I know most of the pics I share with you are close ups, so I thought I would leave you with just a couple of long shots this time, so that if you haven't been there, you can get a better feel for the whole store. I hope you find some time to visit them this weekend. I am never disappointed!!


Charlene said...

I sooooooooo want to go to this! We have to plan my trip out or back from California so we can hit this treasure trove! I am so looking for silver trays! I bought one in San Diego & have been looking since. Hope you have a Merry Christmas sweetie! Let's talk after the holidays. I have some ideas. HUGS!

Queenie Believe said...

Wow, what a bevy of beautiful treasure! I especially like the glass cloche with the baby shoes.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

This N That said...

I would love to be able to spend several days there..What fun to snoop through all that stuff!!

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Oh, my, looking at all that stuff makes my head spin. :o) I'm not sure I could browse through there, just so much stuff and one must have an eye for the right finds. And, you definitely do! Always enjoy stopping by! Christmas blessings!

Patrice said...

Oh, how I wish I lived near you! I wish we had any type of thrift store, anything at all! But if I lived there, I would be so thrilled even just to go & see everything! Of course, I'm sure my hubby is happy we don't live there, otherwise I'm sure I'd come home with a ton of stuff! Dreaming & drooling! Thanks for sharing! Patrice

Bohemian said...

Loving your Coverage... the Panoramic Shots really give a sense of the grandeur of the Event and the impeccible Styling before the eager shoppers descend upon it all! I 'Scored' one of the FREE Gifts as well, what Fun it was and seeing so many Fab Items marked down for the Holidays was a Special Treat... so many Bargains I had to make a return visit when things calmed down a bit later in the day! Merry Christmas... Dawn... The Bohemian

Lily's Lace said...

Hey girly, it's 2am and I'm just now sending this to you! Busy week,yikes. Hey you talked about candlesticks, what would one of your bottle angels look like on a silver candlestick? I just love that place! I want to crawl into my computer every time you post about them!!! Great post!xoxoxoxoxo-cin

DeAdesign said...

sooo interesting :)

Maureen said...

Wow, drool-worthy images indeed... I so wished I lived nearby! I would be in there for hours blissfully shopping away... *sigh*

I guess I have to settle for just window-shopping... ;)

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas Karen!

pipigirl said...

i would sooooooo be in trouble in here!!!!!!

Dortesjs said...

aww thank for all lllll this gorgeous eye candy look
I wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.thanks for your kind friend ship and creative blog

Unknown said...

Ohhh so much fabulous stuff! :D Have a Merry Christmas dear friend!


Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Merry Christmas, Karen ~ xox

Vicki Boster said...

Karen-- this is the most magical place and your pictures are always so gorgeous--- they should pay you for the fabulous advertising support you give to them!!! Such a fun place to visit and shop-- I'd never want to leave--- how can you possibly see it all!!!

Merry Christmas--

Vintage Street Designs said...

Thanks for sharing all the fun pics Karen. I was soooo sick and couldn't make it to this one! Thankful to be feeling better for Christmas!!! Have a Merry Christmas ~ Judy :)

Marlynne said...

So what did you buy this time? did I miss that pic.? Just Yummy Stuff!

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Christiane Fortin said...

Good morning. I'm writing for the first time on you blog directly from Quebec Canada. I totally enjoy looking at your fabulous pictures and finds. We have a hard time finding beautiful old memories around here. I so wish I could spend a day searching through those beauties.

Bravo for your blog.

The Porcelain Rose said...

I am in heaven at the flea market! I hate to retail shop but I LOVE to hit the flea markets and thrift stores. I love those dress forms! I have several and love to dress them up.
Thanks for sharing!
Your newest follower.
Hope you will pop over and visit me also.
Happy New Year!
The Porcelain Rose

Unknown said...

You can really find a lot of good treasures in thrift and vintage stores, most of them a rare find. I especially love that China! Reminds me of the one my grandmother owned. I remember when we were a kid, we're not allowed to touch or go near the cabinet. Now I understand how delicate and fragile it is. -Cadence

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