|Does this paper look familiar? See one of Bri's recent posts.|
Even her wrapping paper and ribbon has great style. Like a kid I ripped it open to reveal this . . .
Yes, I got a Bri original. Can you believe it? It's so pretty! I might have hinted once or twice (or 25 times) that I love her art and would love to have a piece of my own. She picked up on my subtlety. I can't wait to find a frame and the perfect spot for it! Thanks so much, Bri!
We had been at the Flea Market for maybe fifteen minutes when we ran into Eddie Ross. I was a little starstruck.
|This is a photo of Eddie at the Charlotte Flea, not Nashville. We were too starstruck to ask for a photo.|
If you've been living under a rock, Eddie is famous for many things - being the 1st runner-up on Bravo's Top Design (which is sadly no longer with us), being an editor for Martha Stewart Living and now he has a column running in Southern Living where he visits flea markets across the South looking for furniture and accessories to make over. So, this past weekend it was Nashville. And I spotted him while wading through some mud. He was very sweet and chatted with us for a minute about Bri's recent $2 rattan side table purchase. Very nice guy. Now on to the finds.
I only came home with one thing, but there were lots of goodies to be had . . .
|I actually saw this chair at an estate sale and passed on it because of the price. It's in great shape, just wasn't for me.|
|This vintage sofa was a wonderful chartreuse green/yellow and in great condition. Alas, no room even in the booth.|
|Cool lidded pottery dish marked McCoy. I've never seen one quite like this. Maybe should have gotten this one.|
|This great spun fiberglass set. Pretty good price. Once again, wouldn't go with my house. Reminded me of this:|
|from House Beautiful.|
|And this was a great, little delicate wingback chair for just $10. Alas, it was not be. I don't have the time or budget to re-do one more thing!|
So, what did I make it home with? I know you'll be shocked, but it was another piece of Chinoiserie/Asian furniture. . .
I can't help myself. I think I might require a 12-step program. It's a vintage Lane cabinet with brass hardware. The only glitch? It reeks of smoke. Here it is sitting on my screened-in porch, airing out. I followed some tips online about how to get rid of the smell. Not sure it helped 100%, but maybe a little. It's currently sitting in my living/family room. Not sure if it will remain there or move to my bedroom, but I really like it, and for $30 I think it was a great day at the Flea!
Happy Memorial Day!