Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Florida Flea Market



Computer accessibility and posting from Florida has not been as easy as I thought it would...
...but here are a few images for you...
Did a Southern belle once wear this pretty vintage dress?



...We saw lots of planters, urns and garden items....



...reamers....for all that delicious Florida citrus...



...pretty hat pins and porcelain holders...



...ice cream scoops



...vintage bottles



...lots of beautiful silver



..look at the size of those onions!
...and look at the oxalis planted in....a funnel!!
...yummy tomatoes and strawberries and beautiful orchids!
...click to enlarge collage for a closer look...



...just a few of the little things I stuffed in my suitcases...
...it was a bit frustrating to only be able to purchase what I could pack!



This collage is for my mixed media artist friends....
...Cheryl
, that means you!...



...and my last day here in Florida was spent touring the little town of Dunedin....
we had lunch by the water at Bon Apetite and toured the little antique shops and boutiques lining the streets...

I have loved my week here in Florida...visiting with my sister, parents and in-laws...
... but will be leaving first thing in the morning to fly back to Starla and Mr. Flea who have missed me terribly... :)

What's next you ask?

Surprisingly, I will be heading north.....very north to Montreal, Canada to visit McGill University with my nephew Joe and sister, MaryBeth. We leave on Thursday morning and will be there for the weekend...

...and guess who I will be meeting?

Yes! On Friday morning, I will be meeting our very own Zita of Mlle Magpie!
We plan to share a cup of coffee and perhaps even a bit of antiquing!

How lucky am I?
:)

47 comments:

Lena Celine said...

I just love the beautiful things you have been shopping. Envious:)
Hugs from Lena

north pal said...

oh the stash of mixed media that you found. how wonderful. someone will get a pleasure going thru that with great creating ideas in their heads. be inspired! Bestest,Denise

Linda said...

Sounds like you had a lovely trip. Montreal is beautiful! I am envious of you. I am still in Texas and won't leave for home (Georgia) until April 5th

House and Garden Boutique said...

Sounds like a ton of fun.......really liked the hat pins and holders! Bring some warm weather this way please.....

Lisa said...

Oh i am so glad you are having a good time! And that you are filling your time! ENJOY!! The pictures are lovely! That dress is amazing!
Hugs, Lisa

Linda said...

What a fun flea market- and such great purchases you made! I just loved the photo of the ice cream scoops- fun!

Beatnheart said...

What Fun!! enjoy and be safe..Cynthia

Tami said...

Ooo to be at that flea market, how wonderful!

Sylvia said...

Ohhhh I am for sure going to Websters now that I have seen your pictures. I NEED vintage garden stuff...hahaha. Glad you enjoyed FL..

Sylvia

Jane said...

The flea market looked fabulous. It is frustrating when you know you can only take home what fits in a suitcase. It still looks like you are taking home some fun finds.
Jane

Diane said...

Wow that was some flea market. Sounds like you have had fun.
I am having a Easter Candy Cup Giveaway.
Stop on by for a chance to win!
Join the Fun
www.saturdayfinds.blogspot.com

Hugs, Diane

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Laura, I'm glad you had a great time at the flea market. SO looking forward to meeting you up here in Montreal - I'm hoping this won't be the last time you come up for a visit (especially since our lovely city is not exactly at its best at this time of year :)

ruthanne said...

Oh heavens, I was at Webster Flea Market on Monday. I wonder if our paths crossed? I am cooking vegetables from the market for dinner.
I live east on the coast and only go over with a group, a few times a year.

Jackie said...

Lovely photos!!! I'm in tampa and it has been quite chilly!

Grannys Attic said...

Looks like you are having to much FUN! Love the photos! Be safe and have a wonderful time! Blessings, Vicky

Debby said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time. So many beautiful goodies, the dress is fab, all the mixed media beauties and then off to Montreal, does it get any better than this?
Safe travels.
Debby

maryann said...

Oh, man, I am envious, too! I love all of the beautiful stuff you have been seeing/doing/collecting, and now you get to do it in Canada as well!! Just wish I could go with you!!! :) Thanks for sharing your BEAUTIFUL photos!!!!!!!!!!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Laura!

Great! How's come I never find flea markets and YOU come here and look at this post you filled with great pics! :)

So glad you've enjoyed your stay here -- I've thought of you so often as we've had this incredible weather (at least I think it's been great). :)

Montreal, huh??? I am SOOOO jealous!!!!

Take me along in your suitcase??

Safe travels!!

Ruth

Betsy said...

I like the oxalis in the funnel. Such neat things. Great pictures and now I am gonna look around your blog some more.
Betsy

Dar said...

What charming treasures. I particularly love the keys and the silver., and also the hat pins and lace that easily could have donned the lovely vintage dress.
Wonderful trip you had
blessya

Chatelaine said...

What a fun flea market. Glad you enjoyed your time in Florida. I am envious you are going to Montreal. I loved it when I visited the city.

Herself said...

Fun Laura! Lots of goodies to find in Montreal too!

Sherry said...

Webster Flea Market has been around forever! I used to visit as a child with my parents. It's nice to see it is still going strong!

Rustique Gal said...

What a fun place to visit. I'd hate to leave it all behind too. You did get some great treasures though. Enjoy your trip and visit North!
Sherry

Theresa said...

You ARE lucky, Laura! Sounds like a great week and more fun to come in your next trip:) Love your purchases. Perhaps we should all pretend we have to pack what we buy, it might help keep the cost down, hehe. Have a safe journey home! Hugs from Georgia!

DustyLu said...

I love the vintage bottles myself! Gorgeous! How do you make that collage! I want to learn..lol..sounds like you are having a great time! Enjoy! ~lulu

Bleudelavande said...

Woowww my friend what lovely finds!!! I love those bottles!!!!
Have a great time, big hugs

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh Laura
You sound like you are having the time of your life.. a woman of freedom!! yes I can hear that accent in your words... very lucky but well deserved.. and I'm sure you will have fun meeting another blogger...

I just LOVE the antique bottles, and the silver and the buttons... oooh... wish I was there xxx Julie

It's me said...

I wish i was there with you................have a good time !!!

Hugs from me.....................by !

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
Well, now you know what to do with your funnel !! Looks as if the Floridian flea markets are pretty good. I love the manatee in the bird bath !
So, you will be back with your family soon. I bet they have missed you but..... you are off again, and to Canada. You certainly get around Laura... and why not. XXXX

A Cottage Muse said...

I can't wait for the flea markets to start up in my neck of the woods! Fabulous photos of wonderful treasures. Thank you for sharing!!

Floss said...

What a lovely glimpse into a different set of flea markets, and the beautiful things you bought! I have a few hatpins, and my mother has a large collection, some inherited from her mother, but they are all stuck into fancy pin cushions - I have never seen those hatpin holders before! A very good idea...

Jennifer said...

To dream - to shop - to buy - to treasure! You lucky, lucky girl! Jennifer

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Oh, what fun pictures!!! I am glad you are having fun. It must be so great to have relatives that live near great markets:)
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

cheryl kuhn said...

Laura..I am drooling over that collage of all those rusty and old pieces of 'junk'! I think I might have to hop on a plane to FL...lol....I am glad you found some goodies for yourself, LOVE the lace and everything else. It must have been very frustrating to have to limit yourself to small things. We will have to rent a u-haul and make a road trip one day!!

Beach House Living said...

Devine! The dress, silver, and the treasures you packed...

GardenofDaisies said...

OH what a fantastic fleamarket!! I love the reamers! And the buttons!

Rosemary said...

It looks and sounds as though you had an awesome trip!!
So glad for you!
Rosemary
PS, that flea market looks heavenly!

La Maison en Wonderboom said...

Hey lucky girl, you bought nice things.
I love the hat pins holders and I wish I was there.
Have a nice time in Canada,

Hermine

The French Bear said...

Looks like you are having a great time. That is so nice, love your sweet finds. I wish I could have snapped a few of those lovely goodies, look at the silver, wow!!! Have a good time in Montreal, it is so beautiful there!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Bonjade said...

Oh I see so many lovely lovely things.....
I want to buy, buy, buy.....
Nice evening

carpe diem said...

ooohhhh! todo precioso, que envidia!!! jejeje
Un abrazo, Olga

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Even without a big enough suitcase you still did well. I clicked on for a closer look and even the paper you set everything on was gorgeous. See I don't miss a thing!

xxx
Have fun in Montreal. I hear it's beautiful

Les Cotrions said...

Waw lucky Laura! What exciting life you have! Fantastic photos from Florida and faboulous treasures you found!! Poor Rob...he missed you!!! He'll be much sweeter when you'll come back home!!!I'm looking forward you post from Canada! Enjoy!
Hugs
Vale

Donna said...

I love flea markets. This one looks fabulous. Happy travels!

Donna

sweetjeanette said...

Ahhh.. Webster! I love that jaunt! Living in Tampa Bay, I should be ashamed I don't visit there more often. I keep telling hubby to take a Monday off and take me! LOL Those were some wonderful finds you pictured!!!

jeanette from www.sweetjeanette.com

Jenn said...

That photo of the old bottles is gorgeous.