Sunday, August 26, 2012

Flea Market Finds

The flea market is not only a great place to find unique pieces, it is also a good place to seek out inspiration.

Whether it is through the layers of colors you see, or the items for sale themselves, there are a lot of things to see and do and more ways to be inspired!

I love the layers here and the color scheme that could come from this.

Whether you find something to take home with you, or you just end up with a few good pictures and ideas, you can make a day of it.

Here are some of the things we saw while at a flea market...

I just love these old seats from a theater/opera house. 

These old carts are being sanded down and brought back to life to make great coffee tables.

This chair has great lines and details. If refinished it could make a splash in any space.

Here's what we bought...

This yellow bar cart will serve as a side-cart for our grill, but it won't be yellow... more on that in a later post.

We also found an old barn ladder that we are putting in our living room. The ladder leans high up on the wall. It serves as a point of focus that draws your eye up to the great height in the space, while the rungs offer a place to hang blankets. (Apparently I didn't take a picture though...sorry!)

Do you enjoy the flea market scene? Hunting out a unique piece, and bartering the price down. I think it is fun, and you never know what you can find! For the $2 entry fee at the Elephant's Trunk, I think it is worth it!

Happy hunting and designing!


  1. I've never been to a flea market, but I hear they're fun! I have, however, reupholstered dinning room chairs... Its a lot of work! =)

  2. I admire what others thrift, but I lack the vision. I do love the colors in the first photo though.