15 March, 2010

Flea Market Treasures

Well, my youngest daughter is in town this week on spring break. She's a junior in college and will be staying at school most of the summer interning. Environmental Research. So, that means her first apartment! Enter a visit to our local flea market. She picked each of these items out herself.






I think they're pieces that will be with her for awhile. We painted the tables. The white one was given to her by her sister. It originally had a dropleaf on each side, but they were so warped the table was unusable. So off they came. The mirror is faux wood-in other words, plastic. Looks pretty good though. The chair is very sturdy. I think she's decided to keep it as is. We'll replace the dryrotted gimp around the needlepoint seat, which is in wonderful condition. I don't think that's original to the chair, but it's rather old. Here's what we ended up with after a Sunday afternoon in the backyard enjoying the 80 degree temps and sunshine.










The crystal lamp is one of 4 that I got awhile back at the same flea market. All 4 for $20.00. I love when that happens. They're so heavy.  So now I just have to find spots in the house to keep her treasures until I pack up the truck and drive this all to school. My guess is that her apartment will not be generic.
ann marie

60 comments:

  1. I WANT THAT LITTLE GREEN TABLE FOR MY BACK PORCH!

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  2. Wow you scored some really nice finds! I love the frame leaning against the tree!

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  3. omgoodness! Her apartment will be so darling. Post pics, please! I'm having a give away on my blog. Lezlee

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  4. Isn't it amazing what a little paint and love can accomplish? Setting up one's own place is a big step and very exciting - glad it's something you can both share!

    Amanda

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  5. Amazing finds, lovely makeovers. And I cannot believe that lamp find!

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  6. That looks great! I want to go to a flea market now :)

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  7. What a score!! Looks like you had a fun time!

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  8. Lucky girl, those are great finds. So what if the mirror is plastic? It looks terrific and it's bound to be moved around so less chance of getting damaged by being plastic. Good luck to your daughter.

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  9. Darling! She has great taste, she will have a fun and different dorm room!

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  10. She really does not fall from the tree! You taught her well.
    smiles, alice

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  11. Hi,
    I just found you at BNOTP and I really like your blog. I am your newest follower.
    Bonnie
    http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com

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  12. What a great way to furnish your first place! They all turned out great.

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  13. She sure does have good taste...luv that mirror! I have a daughter in college too and she and her friends are shopping at antigue shops...I find this so funny...the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. A few years ago she would not have caught dead in a antique shop! Hope you have a FUN day:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. Love the pieces! It is amazing what a little paint can do to bring it all together. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

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  15. What fun pieces to use in her apartment! Love that mirror!

    Jody

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  16. What a perfect way to furnish a first apartment. It'll have character in a way that places with futons and knock-down furniture spectacularly lack. And great way to show her how fun it can be to decorate without breaking the budget.

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  17. Wonderful treasures!! My daughter is a junior in college too and has already started thrifty shopping for her first apartment "some day"!

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  18. I love hearing that a young gal is enjoying thrifting! She certainly has a great eye and picked up some great treasures ~ Judi

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  19. the painted tables are really cute!!

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  20. what a treasure trove of nice pieces- I bet she has the nicest 'college' apartment there!

    great post- love the handed down tradition of re-using the old things. My daughters are the same way!
    I love it.

    I'll be back to check out your blog!

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  21. I love it all...you all did a great job restoring.

    Sylvia

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  22. Both of those tables ROCK! ACTUALLY, everything is awesome...she has a great eye! I bet she got that from you! ;-0 I came here from Reinvented and I'm so glad I did!

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  23. I love it all. I really LOVE the frame! Looks a lot like mine. Check it out at http://creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com/2010/03/woo-hoo-great-thrifty-finds.html
    Be blessed. Cindy

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  24. Love all the makeovers. The frame is gorgeous!

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  25. I absolutely love the chair! Your daughter has great taste!

    Feel free to stop by my blog and enter my necklace giveaway!

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  26. Thanks for taking part it in my first party and a giveaway! Lezlee

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  27. It's amazing what a little white paint can do...isn't it?

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  28. Oh, what awesome finds! I love how you painted them they look great. I especially love the little drop leaf table.

    Come by my blog to win Rachael Ray bake ware.
    Thanks!
    Sherry
    www.thecharmofhome.blogspot.com

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  29. Your daughter is going to have the coolest apt. in town! I've been able to do the same thing with my older two children when they moved out and it is so rewarding to pass on the treasure hunting gene! Theresa

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  30. Bee-You-tee-Full finds! My daughter and I are enjoying this very same task together as well! I have become a follower and I invite you to drop in over at my place one day this week. until later...

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  31. She has great taste! How fun to set up her first apt.
    Rene'

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  32. Oh what great finds! Nice that your daughter is thrifty. It's exciting to set up your first place. :)

    Debbie

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  33. What fantastic finds. Your daughters apartment will be really cute when she finishes with it.
    Hay VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

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  34. Your daughter will enjoy those things in her apartment. You both did a great job on shopping and the refinishing work.

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  35. She got some great things! The chair is fabulous and the mirror looks great! I like it all!

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  36. First of all--so jealous of that GREEN grass! What great finds--the apple doesn't fall far and she has a great eye! Thanks for linking up.

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  37. Gorgeous finds for your daughter! I covet that mirror, it is beautiful, how fun to help her furnish her apartment!

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  38. Oh, that green table is saaweeet!!!!Love all the redo's....that mirror is pretty too!! Have a great VTT!

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  39. Those look REALLY good! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

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  40. Great finds! She has a good eye for a bargain.

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  41. My goodness, it all turned out so well! I love the green table.

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  42. Oooh! Delicious finds! I love them all!

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  43. You hit the jackpot on the finds. Terrific stuff and I know everyone has remarked on how great the mirror looks but when the lines are good all the work's worthwhile. Hope you will have time to come take our tour of the Architectural Digest Home Design show. -- Jane F

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  44. Such great pieces, all of them. I really really love that mirror! Great job refinishing them!

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  45. Great finds and incredible transformations!
    Rhonda

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  46. WOW! You all scored! I love the white frame! Great finds! :)

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  47. What great treasures you found! Thanks for sharing them at the POPP.

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  48. Super great finds, I love the old chair... I bought wone sorta like that not to long ago and was told it was victorian.,

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  49. Your daughter's apartment is going to be so cute, what great things you found at the flea market.

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  50. isnt it great how a little paint can make something so much prettier!

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  51. You found some great pieces for your daughter! I love how the green table turned out and those crystal lamps are a find!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

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  52. Oh what an adorable start she has to her apartment- and how lucky to have such a clever mom to help her see the beauty in all things old and wonderful! Happy VTT!

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  53. great stuff...visit my blog when you have some time

    http://www.paperflora2.blogspot.com/

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  54. They look amazing!!! I love flee market finds. I'll try not to be too jealous!!

    XOXO,
    Andy

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  55. i'm not sure I can add anything to the other comments. Your daughter is one smart cookie and is going to have the most wonderful apartment. I loved each piece.

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  56. really, REALLY cute stuff! I love how she nested the two tables. Her apartment will be precious! Kelly

    p.s. GREAT lamps and great price on them!

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  57. Very nice! I really like the crystal lamp!

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  58. Those are some wonderful find! I really like the lamps and the frame is to die for! .

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  59. First apartment means independence and excitement. In my case, I had my first options at a short term furnished apartments (NYC) and ended up at a serene two-story one. Though I had occupied only the second floor, it seemed I owned the house because I befriended the one occupying the lower level and eventually, we became close. We had to redesign the house and treated it as vacation apartment rentals. New York City was everywhere! We painted the walls with yellow cabs, tall buildings and burger kiosks. We were so lucky for having the landlord’s approval! One day I’ll show you the pictures.

    I like your vintage car posts. Wish I have those Mercedes!

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