Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Flea Market - have no regrets!

I wrote this post prior to the Wildhare Fleamarket last spring, but it all still rings true.  Most noteably the part about my blog taking a back seat while I prep for the current Wildhare FleaMarket - this FRIDAY and SATURDAY!   Now, back to cleaning, waxing, pricing, loading .....


     If you follow me on  facebook, you hopefully are aware of the upcoming Wildhare Flea Market.
If you don't follow me there, you should, 'cause you've missed out on my 'sneaks' of what is in the garage, quotes that catch my attention, and my 'stylish' attire at times : ).  And of course many 'heads up' reminders about the Flea Market, because the blog takes a little back seat as I focus on many goodies.

And I don't want you to have any regrets.

Because I understand regrets.  Not about my participation in the Wildhare Flea Market- I LOVE THAT!  But about what I passed up at a Flea Market I shopped in Boise in the spring.

Here is it.  
In all it's glory on the concrete floor of a flea market in Boise, Idaho.  
The OLD PAL Minnow Bucket.
My regret.

I was in a hurry... we were headed out of town and I had a time limit at the Flea Market.  That in and of itself is a tough one.  I made a fast loop thru, looking for what grabbed me first.  If I am pressed for time, I frequently will take a pic because with all the goodness and eye candy my brain becomes saturated and I am afraid I may forget a precious item that I meant to circle back to.  So pic I did.  My plan was to then return for the most awesome items, snag & hit the road.  But I was distracted by the vintage glasses booth.  (Oh, another facebook follower opportunity- see the photos of my vintage glasses there).  I spent too much time oogling over which glasses.  And when I returned for the minnow bucket ... yep, it was a gonner.  Picked by another.  I thought it would be a great piece of storage or typography in my kiddo's room.  It made me think of our yearly camping trip to a lake .... where I grew up trying to catch those minnows with my brother and friends, and now my kiddo enjoys the hunt.  Those minnows are still as fast as ever.

So, heed the quote I have placed on a chalkboard more than once;  

"You will only regret what you don't buy"

I'm not encouraging crazy overspending here.  I don't live by this quote.  I don't buy expensive handbags and I enjoy a good find from the thrift shops.  But when you come across something that speaks to you, encourages you to smile, be creative, or break out of the usual, I say go for it. 

It also says the good stuff goes quick!

I do hope to see you at the Flea Market, I'm afraid you'll regret it if you miss it!

Friday, March 22, 10-7  (later hours- woohoo!)
Saturday, March 23, 9-5

Bannock County Fairgrounds in Pocatello


Monday, September 3, 2012

Flea Market Style Magazine

Over 6 months ago, I was pouring over the summer issue of Flea Market style magazine.  Or maybe I was on their blog.  Either way, I was soaking in all the great ideas when I came across an invite for readers to contact the magazine about a favorite city for shopping, of course, in flea market flair.  I was busy prepping for the March Wildhare Flea Market, but couldn't ignore the thought of how exciting it would be to have the flea market, where I'm a vendor, listed in Flea Market style magazine, so write I did!

Flash forward to this past week.  School started for my kiddo, which is always bittersweet;  the end of summer, a little more painting time (aka; earlier bedtime), a little less hang-out time in the evenings, and yet another reminder of how fast he is growing!  Kiddo soccer practice and out of town game, DIY at our home in demo stages,  a garage full of projects awaiting re-gracing, a Lively Grace associated project on the horizon, and my fulfilling full time job.

So, as I loaded the car for an out of town, Tuesday pm soccer game, I double checked that I had my new issue of Flea Market Style, forcasting a few moments of junk bliss, sitting in the sun, sipping a coke zero.

If you follow me on facebook, you saw a picture of just that.  I made it thru the first 6 or 7 pages as the soccer team warmed up, such a little treat!

Wednesday afternoon, I received a text from Linda, owner of Wildhare Flea Market "reading Flea Market-wow-you go girl!" and a thanks about mentioning her flea market.  The encouragement was great, but I wasn't sure what had spurred it, even though Linda is just fun like that.   On the way home, I was trying to clarify while stopping for a quick errand, but pictures were not loading very quickly on my phone, so I couldn't see what Linda said she was posting about.  I made a beeline for the magazine the minute I crashed thru the door (just me, not the car).

And there it was!  My name, blog, and a few lines quoted in Flea Market Style magazine!

"I'm in a magazine"  I hollered to my boys (kiddo and husband) who were still wondering if it was me that had just entered the house, or a flash of lightning!  Safe to say, I was thrilled!  Facebook-updated, family-called, neighbors-flashed (whoa- just the magazine!). 

A big thank you to my friends and followers for joining me in my giddiness!  Some may think I was a little over the top in my response, but I think if it makes you happy- ENJOY!  And truly, if you have not been to the events or businesses I listed, you are missing out on some great shopping and people in Pocatello!  Did you spy the vintage ring in the photo?  That was a Christmas gift from my sweet parents, purchased at Vain & Vintage!  Her Alibi helped me secure a set of lockers, check the whole story and photos here .   Pick up a copy of Flea Market Style Magazine, as always, it is full of fantastic ideas, photos, and creative people.Support a local business, pay them a visit, and don't forget to mark your calendar now for the Wildhare Flea Market, September 28, 29, and 30th! 

Now, just like 6 months ago... I better get back to painting, cleaning, pricing, and picking for the upcoming Flea Market-Wildhare style, in Pocatello!  I look forward to seeing you there!