A good friend of mine just reminded me of one of my favorite episodes of Friends, “The One with the Apothecary Table.” I was telling her about how all the wood I collect for my wood signs has a story. I recently got a piece from an old cabin built in the 1800s, and our dining room farmhouse table is from 700-yr old wood from a tobacco barn in Louisville.
The story on Friends was that Rachel bought the table from a mass-produced store, Pottery Barn. Phoebe dislikes the store and favors one-of-a-kind pieces, so Rachel pretended she got it at a flea market. Watch a clip here.
Something to think about when you purchase mass-produced goods! Keep those flea markets a top contender. Plus, you may not realize what a great story a repurposed piece can tell. And, you will save a ton of money!!! Pottery Barn is still in my heart, but nothing beats a great deal for a unique item at the flea market!
Find some flea markets in your area: http://fleamarketfinder.org/
See these tips if you are heading to the flea market. And, as always, check out Little Yellow Typewriter, who thrives in the flea market scene!
Lexington, Kentucky, Ahhhh…. If you are anything like me, I love my hometown. There is something about coming home; the familiar faces of friends and family, comfort after a long day and building lifelong memories. I make an effort to explore the city when I can and love the abundance of small mom and pop shops! I have compiled a list of a few of my favorite shops and tourist attractions in Lexington. Enjoy, oh and come visit anytime!
Coffee Times Coffee House
Doodles Breakfast- Kentucky Proud
Keeneland Horse Racing
Scout Antiques and Modern
Black Market Boutique
Saved the best for last: Spalding Bakery!
My dream house is not filled with Pottery Barn stuff (ok, maybe one or two), but I can’t afford that nor feel comfortable spending that much! But, it does inspire me to be creative looking for beauty amongst used, worn out, flea market finds. The best part about these finds is they tell a story. They have a history and are not mass produced. Somehow, even though my house is filled with so-called junk, it all goes together! Here are some of my favorite finds:
via Southshore Decorating Blog
Via Little Yellow Typewriter
Little Yellow Typewriter is one of my favorite blogs! They are doing it right with the amazing finds they score and creative spin on common flea market finds! They even have creative ways to get your kids involved. Check out their site!
Let me know what flea market finds you have and what you’ve done with them!
Thanks for reading!