Monday, March 26, 2012

Flea Finds

I'm a little late on my flea market recap, but better late than never, right? On Friday, Bri and I hit the flea, and it's always fun to catch up with her and see what she's up to . . . never boring! First of all, it wasn't a stellar flea market - there just wasn't a ton of great stuff. But, of course, a few things caught my eye and one thing even made it home with me. First, my favorite - chairs, duh. I thought this set had a great shape . . .
Then, I ran across these . . .
Now, I've seen plenty of caned-back chairs, but none with such a modern profile. I loved their mid-century vibe. Did I mention that I love Mad Men (did anyone watch the premiere last night? So glad it's back!)?

A pretty little pitcher . . .
A federal style resin eagle mirror. Only $7! Just needs a coat of gold paint . . .
And this is the piece that made it home with me . . . 
I'm not sure of its provenance, but it's a hand-carved drum table. Well, it's a drum, and I'm going to use it as a table. I found some online that were Asian, but the meander (like how I slipped in my newly acquired word?) at the top and the horse-drawn chariots makes this one look kind of Greek. Hmm. Who knows. But, it has a hidden door/compartment so I can stash my crap valuables.
It's pretty big and I wasn't sure where I would put it, but I couldn't leave it behind. For now, it's in the tornado room serving as a side table. 
Excuse the granny shade on my lamp. It's a place-holder.
I'll probably need to have a piece of glass cut for the top because it's rather unstable seeing as how it's actually a drum. I'm pretty sure the top is old worn leather . . . 
I put the lamp on top to see if it would sit flat. Not so much. Oh well, something to add to the list. 

All in all, not a bad day at the flea!

16 comments:

Raina Cox said...

For a lackluster flea market, you HAULED.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Crazy cool table! I think its pretty cool and with a glass top will be fun to style. How tall is it?

ps- Love Mad Men! Only where was Betty?

birdsofafeatherdesign.com said...

Love the table! And everything you found... how did you leave the mirror behind? Or do u have a mirror fetish? I'm a lamp girl...Left one behind the other day- Jeff will leave me if I put anymore lamps in our closet waiting for the perfect spot!

Melissa Crochet said...

I didn't see that but I would have snatched that up in a heatbeat! Love it.

A Perfect Gray said...

huge score on that drum/table. kinda jealous here.

Ashley said...

Not a lot of stuff at the flea? Looks like you scored. And listen to you, using your fancy drum words.

Emily | Recently said...

One of these days I'm taking a road trip and going to the flea with you! I love your drum table, and of course all the things you showed as well. I have a chair problem myself, so I would have had to stop myself from buying those caned beauties.

mb said...

Love the drum table. I want to go to a flea market too. Miss that.
mb

Casey said...

GREAT finds!! Rarely get those in NYC!!

casey
http://blondraven.blogspot.com/

Ann said...

Those are pretty finds...
time well spent.

Oh and Mad Men rocks!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

We'll have to go again next month Kathy, hopefully we can get Modfrugal and the rest of the ladies and possibly do lunch or something. That table was meant for you!

xo Jamie and Vashti said...

The table rocks! We want to shop where you you go:)

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Incredibly late to your party! I love all of the chairs and don't think I could have left the $7 mirror behind. You'll have to school me on the art of restraint! Your drum/table is ultra cool so unique!

My Life My Design said...

what great finds! love the drum table.

belfour01 said...

I found the exact drum table today at a antique shop. It has a door that opens as well.

Cealybabe said...

I have this same table mine is an exact match. I also have the federal convext mirror with the eagle. I have both in the same room. I'm a new fan. I found your site when I googled mt drum table.