4.06.2009

from flea to me.....

On Saturday, I met a my good friend Jen at the Flea market for an afternoon of perusing. Do you see the bench above? She is completely hidden under boxes.....but i saw her from across the way and ran over as quick as i could so save her. Not only did i save her, but i saved her twin sister as well. This lovely "Swedish" inspired bench is made from old doors.

Come on......let's peruse....







I have a medley of photo's grouped together above to show you the vast amount of fabulous finds......my favorite were the vintage doll arms all grouped together in a box.....just waiting to crawl out!! And that red bike, you would die....it was only $50.
And hundreds and hundreds of old letter press stamps....................




I brought the benches home, and immediately put one in Lola's room, since i am in the middle of re-styling it.
















I can't wait to show you what i'm doing with the other bench..............

that's going to be a whole other post.

xo





64 comments:

paige said...

i love it kasey & it looks perfectly charming in her room
:)

Brandie said...

I absolutely love it! What a great flea you have to go to. I am still on a search for a good one around here. I think I may try out one in Ann Arbor this spring. I love everything in that collage.

C Maisy said...

i love the flea market.
the bench looks like it was made for that spot.
Can't wait to see what you do with the other one :)

Ps. I guess you are having a garden party in the snow. :)

Susan said...

I loooooooooooooooooooove it!!!
what fabulous finds!!

apriliniowa said...

You know what, I can't ever seem to find flea markets near our home! Great bench. I have a vintage bicycle with a basket just like your red one pictured and I love it to pieces. And the doll arms: great photo opp. Now, what is this garden party below all about, I wonder? :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh that bench! Oh that bike! Oh I love em"

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

wow, that looks like a perfect fit in there! her room is so sweet! my daughter would have that BEAUTIFUL bench covered in princesses, barbies, and my little ponies in about ten seconds!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

It's just perfect in her room.
~Michelle

the wild raspberry said...

it is the perfect fit there....it was fate!!
chasity

traci said...

that is perfect for lola's room. can't wait to see what you do with the other one. i know it will be amazing. i wanted to head to that saturday afternoon, but couldn't get away. next month.

Backyard Candle Co. said...

You are a lucky, lucky girl! Very cute! Cant wait to see what youre gonna do with the other one!!!!!
Have a great day.

Susan said...

Love it. She is so lucky to have that at the end of her bed.

Kris said...

The bench looks wonderful at the end of the bed. Perfect color perfectly distressed. What a fun day for You and Jen.

Have a happy day

Kris

Rue said...

Good morning Kasey :)

I love those benches! It's perfect in Lola's room and I can't wait to see what you did with the other one.

Love the new kitchen paint color too!

xo,
rue

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It looks perfect. I cannot wait to see the other bench! yeah for inspiration.

littlebyrd said...

My eyes went directly to that bench in the first photo! It looks GREAT in Lola's room. I can't wait to see what else you are doing. Sad I couldn't shop along - it looks fab there.

Vana said...

look perfect by Lola's bed:)

mimi charmante said...

Divine, truly divine~
Glad to hear you had such a great time as well!
Have a lovely week~
xo

Jackie said...

It's perfect! She has such a sweet room! What a find those were!

Tara said...

Gorgeous! perfect for Lola's room and for you, just your style! I would have devoured that flea market like a hungry lion! yummy!! can I come along next time, please??

lauren said...

Can I come over and take a nap in there?

Kimm at Reinvented said...

The bench is beautiful, you've got some great taste! That flea market would be like a candy shoppe for me, irresistable!

Glitter and Bliss said...

Good morning!!! I love you blog. I can't wait for your posts... Anyhoo.. That bench for Lola's room is amazing!!! I absolutely love it!! I love a good flea find.

Reese & Marie said...

Great find - love it! What did you do with her little bistro set at the foot of her bed? Is she getting too old for it now? Can't wait to see what you do with the other bench.

LuLu & Co. said...

fantastic find!! I would have ran to it too! I love benches!!! Can't wait to see where you place the other one!
Looks like a wonderful day!
LuLu

Laura said...

you better be mailing ME that other bench, because I have ben looking for JUST THAT BENCH forever!!!!!!!

I dream of a day to stroll through a flea market....anyone want to babysit while I shop????

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a lovely and perfect rescue.

Emily said...

Love the bench, it is fabulous!

Kacey said...

What great finds! The bench looks great in Lola's room. Perfect!

Tammy said...

What a great find. And I love where you put the bench in Lola's room. Looks awesome. The flea market looks like it had a lot of great items.

Jeanneoli said...

I love the bench. Can't wait to see what you do with the other one.

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I love great finds as I have just posted on my blog! I love these!!! I can't wait to see what your doing with the other one. I love flea markets, garage sales...I just love a great find! Glad you had such a good time!

Hugs to you,
~Victoria~

mrs boo radley said...

Delightful.

Funny that you mention plastic arms, because I just mentioned plastic legs.

Anonymous said...

Kasey, I honestly think Lola's room is the cutest little girls room ever and by adding this bench it takes it to the next level~if there even is one! You are so talented! Love, love, love the bench and I can't wait to see what you do with this room and with the other bench! Melaine at mysweetsavannah!

Leah C said...

What a lovely bench...a fantastic find!

nameisgrace said...

Love it!!! If you need any accessories for her room head on over to my etsy shop...http://www.coastline.etsy.com and take advantage of my easter sale! I've got adorable little chalkboard tags that I use in my sons room:)

Chablis said...

The benches are so beautiful. What I want to know is what would to do with all those doll arms! I'm loving the bike, I saw a pink one at the local thrift store and I might need to go back for it.

Jen r. said...

You didn't tell me you got 2 ;) ! It was a fun day and I had a great time with you! Jen

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

What a great find!!! I love it at the foot of Lola's bed!!! Can't wait to see the other one.

Honey Bend Vintage said...

Love the bench, it looks great in your daughter's room~
Bristol

It' an Evolution said...

Darn..I couldn't make it to Kane Co..how was the selection???
The bench is absolutely perfect..great catch. I think you need to sell the other one :)wink wink!

Preppy Mama said...

So jealous of that bench!! Its perfect!

Kasey said...

LOVE the bench!!!

Allegra said...

So I am a wee bit jealous.
I was looking for a bench all day sunday and found none that worked for me.
Lola's room...hm...can I have it? :)

DolceBaci said...

I love it! Can't wait to see what you do with the other bench.

goddessof4 said...

Love the bench!!! Lola is a lucky girl!!!!!

Karen said...

Those benches are dreamy!

Leigh said...

Now that the weather is warming up, I've been really wanting to go to a flea. Will have to live vicariously through you until I make it! Great finds.

Jill said...

Oh, bench-lust! Love it, it is perfect for the end of the bed. Lovely.

sweetly, lovely said...

Beautiful! It fits the room perfectly. So charming with the pretty hat boxes.

PamperingBeki said...

Kasey, it's so beautiful!

KayEllen said...

Beautiful!!!
Love the softness of the room... Your bench and wood floors are fab too!!!
:)
Hope it has warmed up at home?

Lots of sunshine in southern Cali..but maybe some showers tomorrow. Spring Break for us this week.

Have a wonderful week.

Smiles,
kayellen

Jessica said...

Kasey...My favorite color scheme...whites,cremes all soft and dreamy...love it. Love your taste..Lola is a very lucky little girl to have a mommy like you!
P.S. I have a special little girl named Lola, too. She truly thinks she is my daughter, probably because I treat her that way. She's my little Havanese puppy.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

That bench is gorgeous! It looks just perfect where you put it at home!

Andrea Villarreal said...

That bench looks so cute in her room!! What a great buy:)

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

your benches? UN.BELIEVE.ABLE. WHat treasures, the perfect size at the end of the bed, too! so dreamy - and what an amazing find!

Anita said...

Those benches were a real find...that's the hard part about selling, hard to shop at the same time. Thanks for featuring a couple of our displays in your picture...so honored...and hope to see you again soon!

Sadie Olive said...

Super cute finds! You have a good flea market!

jen from wr said...

You need to keep it at the end of Lola's bed, looks gorgeous. Or you could ship it right over to PO box 429.

JB Knacker said...

Love Lola's room ~ beautiful & serene. I do believe those doll arms may have come from my little shop in the middle of Iowa. A wonderful gal from the Iowa Junk Gypsies that sells at Kane perused my shop last month and purchased all of my vintage doll arms. Could it be? Thanks for your lovely blog! Brenda

maryboys said...

*eek!* that is simply too gorgeous! okay. just hand over the bench and nobody will get hurt:)

La Table De Nana said...

The bench looks absolutely fantastic!

Michelle Bebe said...

wow that bench is GORG! how much did you pay? I have never been to a flea market...I didn't think they had stuff like that there. I thought it was all stuff like fake coach bags and sunglasses?

J.J. said...

Ok...that bench is so perfect. It is great the you didn;t have to do anything with it for it to look like it belongs.

Those doll arms are creepy and crawly. They did make me laugh though. :) Have a nice Day

J.J.