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Flea Market Finds – Shabby Storage for the Art Studio * Winner Chosen

Gail Hutchinson . . . you’re our random winner.  I’ll be sending an email to let you know.  Wishing all an amazing day!

As many of you know, I love old things and flea marketing. It was fun that my daughter and her friend wanted to join me. I had the lovely privilege of seeing a sweet friend as well.  A sweet friend and her sister run Whimsy (where I’ve taught before) and put on two amazing flea markets each month.  Find out more here and here.

So I found some goodies on our trip; a caddy I’ll use for tools, a semi rusty basket and an awesome jumbo mason jar with a cute blank chalkboard label that I titled bottoms and al,out filled it to the top.  I love it!  And so inexpensive.

How about you?  What’s a fun or great find you’ve acquired recently? I’d love to know.

Just for fun, I’d like to send a little package of vintage style buttons as well as some fun vintage stickers and some other surprises. Just make a comment here and I’ll pick a winner next Monday.

Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide


  • Lisa Simpson

    I love all things old and vintage. My last flea market find was some buttons, also, I believe a girl can never have too many buttons.

  • Maureen Hayes

    I haven’t been to a flea market or junking this year, but I love it! I think it is the thrill of the unknown, “what will I discover this trip?!” Sometimes it is something big, like a piece of furniture, but many times it is something small, like antique buttons (a favorite) or something lovely and chippy and shabby that I can repurpose for my bedroom or craft room. My last find was an antique comb, brush and mirror set that I display on my dresser. It isn’t really functional, but it is so pretty and makes me smile every time I see it, which I think is the whole point, I also love to get the story behind the item, when possible, and if it isn’t possible, then I find it fun to make up my own “backstory” -which is what I did with my comb/brush/mirror set. It is fun imagining who the owner was and what she went through and felt while using them.

    Hope you are well and happy these days, I miss hearing from you,

    • artsychick

      Sweet Maureen, I loved your comment and I’m right there with you. I love what you love. It’s a treasure hunt isn’t it? I miss you too! Are you doing well? Sending you warmest regards and wishes dear one!