Monday, September 14, 2009

A la French Flea Market

The day began when the alarm clock blared at 4:30am. Way too early - but I was up and at em! Today was the French Flea Market in Mill Creek. This sweet little event was hosted by Cindy at Haley's Cottage. What a fun show she put on. The weather was absolutely gorgeous - I feel guilty saying this, but it was a little too warm. I know, in a few short weeks, I will be longing for a day like this. The Show brought out a lot of familiar faces - vendors and friends as well!!! My good friend, Colleen was kind enough to let me borrow some of her painted furniture for my booth. It certainly turned things Frenchy!!! I tried to inspire my customers with a few fall things - grapevine pumpkins with a little fall fluff, candles in the shape of pears, and fall wreaths were evidence that the season is about to turn.

A Vintage birdcage was the perfect setting to show off a glittering Eiffel Tower and some lovely Robin eggs.

I had lots of help from these little cuties - Jazzie and Grace bounced in and out all day serving up yummy cupcakes from Jazzies' Mom. Her business is called Pinkalicious Cupcakes - they are delish!!!

I made up some of my wonderful little French apothecary bottle vases. They were sure a hit. And of course, I had a great collection of my new Fall Jewels.

My partner in craft and crime was such a huge help. He had his radio so he didn't miss any of the college games, and he even escaped for a cold one late in the afternoon. He is the master tent builder - thank God. I wasn't sure what end was up when we started with a box full of metal.

It was a great show indeed. I was able to chat and visit a little bit with Deb and Bob Kennedy from Retreat, Tiffany from Shabby Scraps (and yes I definitely want that laundry cart Miss Tiffany), Linda from Lulu's, and Mary Beth and Julie from Poppy Seeds. Thanks for a great show girls. See you in Puyallup next month for the Funky Junk Antique Show and Flea Market. Au revoir, Mon ami!


  1. I am so looks so fun! I wish I lived closer! I bought a new pumpkin colored shirt to wear with my new halloween jewels! I may break them out soon....I can hardly wait! (Even though it was 80 here yesterday!!)

  2. Such a cute post! I am bringing some friends to the Funky Junk sisters. Loved seeing you on Sat!

  3. Patricia,
    Love the pics of your booth! We will be blogging about you tomorrow and we borrowed some pics of your stuff. Hope that is ok with you. Keep up the good work, it is always so wonderful!

    Linda & Dixie
    The Funky Junk Sisters

  4. Hey Miss Jill! Send me a picture for my customer portfolio. I'm sure you will be as cute as a bugs ear!!!

  5. Hi Nora - was great to see you and your sweet hubby! I love a guy who will follow his beloved to shows like this. He's a keeper in my book! See you in Puyallup if not before!

  6. Okay you two Funky Junk Sisters. You are both so sweet. I can't wait to read your blog. I've been rethinking my space for your show - heading to Sumner tomorrow to see the girls at TCS. Hoping they can give me some great ideas. See you both very soon!

  7. I wish we had had the patience and the stamina to wait until after the show to have burgers n' brews with you guys.... sorry! Maybe in Puyallup?!!! It was so nice to see you!