Showing posts with label FLEA MARKET STYLE MAGAZINE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FLEA MARKET STYLE MAGAZINE. Show all posts

Friday, March 4, 2011


I have been anxiously awaiting the appearance of the new Flea Market Style magazine, because it is one of my favorite things. I was so excited to see it in my local drugstore recently. Do you have a copy yet?
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It is filled with fun ideas!
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(Photo from Flea Market Style magazine)
I’ve already told you that, this month at my house, if it’s green, it’s Irish. So, with the addition of green buttons, a wine glass has become an Irish vase. (My daisies, left over from Valentine’s Day, have already bitten the dust, but they were all I had for my “new” Irish vase.)
The magazine contains several great projects using old yard sticks and rulers.
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(Photo from Flea Market Style magazine)
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I’m not nearly THAT crafty, but this did inspire me to run get my vintage ruler and adhere it to the drop-down door on my old spice cabinet. The back of this ruler has measurements for depths to plant different kinds of seeds.
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(Photo from Flea Market Style magazine)
There are several fun projects using men’s clothing in this issue. The men’s ties on this chair reminded me of my “Tie One On For Father’s Day” tablescape that I did a couple of years ago.
But just wait until you see the great ideas in this magazine for tablescaping with men’s clothing!
I have devoured every page of the magazine, and I’m sure I’ll be re-devouring it for a long time. I hope you find a copy of the magazine soon. You are going to love it!
I want to share two more favorites today, which were not in the magazine (but both of them could have been!). I Red heart my “new-to-me” pull-toy rooster that I ordered from the Richard’s Great Stuff Etsy.
Wouldn’t he look great in Flea Market Style magazine?
I also Red heart my new demijohn that ordered from Vanna’s Delusions of Grander Enabler Boutique. I’ve been demijohn-less for-evah, so when Vanna posted this one, I jumped on it.
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Isn’t it a beauty? It would have been great for the Flea Market Style magazine too! While I was waiting to receive this from Vanna, I found another demijohn at an estate sale. It’s not as nice as the one I ordered from Vanna, but it was a bargain, so I grabbed it (I know, a bargain’s not a bargain if it’s something you don’t need, but I NEEDED this! That’s my story, and…)
So, I went from demijohn-less to two demijohns!! I couldn’t get a photo of these without a shadow, so the bottoms of both of them look darker, but it’s really just a shadow.
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It was so nice of you to stop by to see some of my favorites. Please go see favorites of other bloggers who have linked to this post. laurie

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Like so many others in Blogville, I have been anxiously awaiting the first edition of “Flea Market Style”. I was so excited to find it for sale in my little town! You will want to be sure to go get a copy before they sell out. It is a beautiful magazine filled to the brim with incredible photos and fabulous ideas!


Photo credit: Cover of Summer 2010 edition of “Flea Market Style”

Recently, on the Flea Market Style blog, I was one of the very lucky winners of a signed and numbered print of a Matthew Mead photograph from this first edition!


Isn’t that gorgeous?

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Photo credit: Summer 2010 edition of “Flea Market Style”

(Photographer: Matthew Mead)

And here is THE photograph in THE magazine! Isn’t it gorgeous?


My tablescape today is my attempt to set a table similar to the one Matthew Mead styled for the photo shoot for the magazine. (He makes it look so easy!I'm pretty good at doing shabby. It's the chic part that alludes me! As it turns out, the only similarity is the color scheme.) My sincere apologizes to Mr. Mead.

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For the magazine tablescape, Matthew Mead used platters as chargers! Isn’t that a clever idea? I used two of my grandmother’s “once white” platters and two of my platters that have blue borders.


I usually display grandmother’s ironstone platters upside down, because I love the marks on the bottoms of them.



Glasses: My mother’s; Napkin rings: a gift from my friend, Paula; Forks: My grandmother’s (Rogers 12)


Photo credit: Summer, 2010, “Flea Market Style”

(Stylist/Photographer: Matthew Mead)

If you haven’t bought a copy of this magazine yet, do yourself a favor, and start looking for it. You don’t want to miss this! (No, they are not paying me to post this.  If they see my tablescape, they may pay me to delete this post!)

Don’t forget to go to Between Naps On The Porch for links to wonderful tablescapes.  It is so kind of you to visit my blog. laurie