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!



  1. Great blog Jen.....thanks for all of the wonderful things that you always say about every glad that you are part of the WildHare FleaMarket and a big part of my boatload of fellow inventors! (Referencing the quote about inventors....needing a great imagination and a pile of junk!!!)

  2. It's nice to know I'm in good company! And to have found your wonderful blog. Kevin